Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 11 Maii, 1647.
Grants to Selden, &c.
THE humble Petition of John Selden Esquire, a Member of this House, was this Day read.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Sum of Fiveand-twenty hundred Pounds be paid unto John Selden Esquire, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, out of that Moiety of the Compositions with Delinquents, which is not granted to the City of London, for their Security; and out of the rest of the said Compositions, which shall remain after the said Security perfected and ended, without Prejudice to the said Security; towards Satisfaction and Reparation to be made unto him, for his great Damages and long Imprisonment suffered, for and by reason of his Service done to the Commonwealth, in the Parliament of tertio Caroli, whereof he was a Member: And that the Acquittance of the said John Selden, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, for Payment of the said Sum of Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds, accordingly.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Sum of Five-andtwenty hundred Pounds be paid unto Benjamin Valentine Esquire, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, out of that Moiety of the Compositions with Delinquents, which is not granted to the City of London, for their Security; and out of the rest of the said Compositions, which shall remain after the said Security perfected and ended, without Prejudice to the said Security; towards Satisfaction and Reparation to be made unto him, for his great Damages and long Imprisonment suffered, for and by reason of his Service done to the Commonwealth, in the Parliament of tertio Caroli, whereof he was a Member: And that the Acquittance of the said Benjamine Valentyne, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, for Payment of the said Sum of Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in these Orders.
Mr. Whitlock is appointed to carry them to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy, or some of them, do forthwith repair unto the Contractors for Sale of Bishops Lands; and bid, and contract for, and make Purchase of Langley Woods, late belonging to the late Bishoprick of Salisbury, for the Advantage and Service of the Commonwealth.
Grant to Gen. Fairfax.
An Ordinance for settling Lands of Inheritance, to the clear yearly Value of Five thousand Pounds per Ann. upon Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, General of the Parliament's Forces, and his Heirs, for ever, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Jennour, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Christofer Yelverton, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Tate, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Nathan. Stephens, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Nelthorpe, Sir John Evelyn, Sir John Danvers, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Blakiston, Sir Henry Vane, junior, Mr. Bossevile, Mr. Myles Corbett, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. John Corbett, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Fell, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Oldsworth, Mr. Selden, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Nicoll, Mr. Baker, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. * Fenwick, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Francis Pierepoint, Major Harison, Mr. Holles, Colonel Harley, Mr. Kirle, Mr. Vachell, Colonel Ludlow, Sir Thomas Middleton, Colonel Morley, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Thynne, Mr. Carye, Mr. Lassells, Colonel White, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Challenor, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Weaver: And are to meet To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem, as they shall see Occasion: And all Persons concerned may be heard at this Committee: And the Commissioners of the Great Seal are required to pass a Commission of Survey, under the said Great Seal, to Persons of Integrity in the several Counties where any Lands are, that are to be settled, by this Ordinance, upon Sir Thomas Fairfax, and his Heirs, to inquire upon Oath, and to return to the Committee, the true Values of the Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Woods, mentioned to be granted by the said Ordinance: And the Committee, in case the Lands mentioned in the said Ordinance shall be deficient, or so incumbered, that they cannot be settled, that they shall receive Particulars of other Papists Lands and Estates, or other Delinquents excepted from Pardon, to complete the said yearly Sum of Five thousand Pounds per Annum, to be settled upon Sir Thomas Fairfax, and his Heirs.
Grant to General Fairfaxe.
Ordered, That, at the next Message, the Lords be put in mind of an Ordinance, formerly sent unto their Lordships, for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's receiving the Rents of certain Delinquents Lands, to the Value of Five thousand Pounds per Annum, till an Ordinance pass for settling Lands to the same Value, upon him, and his Heirs for ever.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Squire Bence, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Colonel White do make Report of the State of the Garison of Hull, on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Instructions for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom be read on Friday Morning next.
Sir J. Holland.
Ordered, That Sir John Holland Baronet, one of the Commissioners from Parliament, at Holdenby, shall have the Leave of both Houses to return to London; and to go into Hants, upon his own pressing and private Occasions.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
A Letter from the General Officers of the Army (employed to the Army upon Directions of this House,) from Walden, of 8 Maii 1647, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Major Humfrey Bossevile, desiring to be either speedily enlarged, or to be tried, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Humfrey Bossevile, now in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Prison of Newgate: And the Keeper of the said Prison is enjoined to have a great Care of him; and that none speak with him, but in the Presence and Hearing of his Keeper.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Randall Manwaring do, from this Day forward, grant no Passes to any Person, upon any Occasion or Pretence of Authority whatsoever: And the said Colonel Randall Manwaring is hereby required to take Notice hereof; and to yield Obedience hereunto accordingly.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Bois, Mr. Rigby;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are immediately to withdraw, upon the Paper concerning the Propositions, &c. according to the Debate thereupon had in the House; and to report the same.
Scotts Army in Ireland.
Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir Wm. Armyn;
This Committee, or any Two of them, are appointed to withdraw; and to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Lords at a Conference, concerning the Dismission of the Scotts Army and Forces out of the Kingdom of Ireland; and to present the same to the House.
Resolved, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Penryn in the County of Cornwall, in the place of Sir Nicholas Slayning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Houghton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Impeachment of Jenkins.
A Pamphlet, intituled, "The Vindication of Judge Jenkins, Prisoner in the Tower," was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Miles Corbett hath the Chair, do make Report of the Matter of Fact, concerning Mr. David Jenkins, on Friday Morning next, the first Business: And that nothing else do then intervene: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir John Francklyn, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Alderman Atkins, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Mr. Lawrence Whittacre, Mr. Ball, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Barners, Mr. Keeble, Mr. Hooker, Mr. Newdigate, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Hobart, Mr. Alderman Pennyngton, Sir John Woollaston, Mr. Robert Packer, and Mr. Manly, or any Three of them, Justices of the Peace for the City of London, or County of Middlesex, to send for the Company of Stationers, London, or any other Persons; and to examine and find out the Printers, Sellers, and Publishers, of a Scandalous Pamphlet, intituled, "The Vindication of Judge Jenkins, Prisoner in the Tower;" and also of another scandalous Book or Pamphlet, intituled, "The Unlawfulness of Subjects taking up Arms, against their Sovereign, in what Case soever;" Written by Dudley Diggs Gentleman, late Fellow of All Soules College, in Oxford: And the Gentlemen unto whose Care this is referred, are likewise to direct a legal Proceeding to be bad in the King's Bench, against the Printers, Sellers, and Publishers thereof: And have Power to commit them to Prison, if they shall see Cause.
Ordered, That the Case of Captain Grundy, now Prisoner in the Gatehouse, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee where Colonel Harvey hath the Chair; to call the Parties before them; and to examine and state the Case.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Propositions, be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.