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 Sabbati, 19 Decembris, 1646.
MR. Erle reports from the Committee of the West, to whom it was referred, the State of Sir Peter Killegrewe's Interest, and Right of Inheritance to the Land whereon Pendennis Castle doth stand, being Fiftysix Cornish Acres.
It is Resolved, &c. That, in Consideration of a Lease, to be made by Sir Peter Killegrew, for the Term of One-and-forty Years, to such Persons as the Committee of Lords and Commons of the Revenue shall think fit, of the Ground whereon the Castle of Pendennis, in the County of Cornewall, now standeth; and of the Lands mentioned in a former Lease made thereof: upon which new Lease the old Rent in the said former Lease is to be reserved; and in Consideration of, and Satisfaction for, the good Service done to the State by the said Sir Peter Killegrew, and of his Losses; that the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be paid to him, or his Assigns, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fine of Sir John Lucas: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir Peter Killegrew, or of his Assigns, shall be a good Discharge to the said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment of the said Two thousand Pounds accordingly. And
Durham, &c. Petitions.
Ordered, That the Petitions from the County of Durham, and from Yorkeshire, be read, and taken into Consideration, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business: And that no other Business do then intervene.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pierrepont carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for Major General Skippon to be Governor of Newcastle, Gateside, and Tynmouth Castle: The Names of Hortages to be given to our Brethren of Scotland: The Vote for Fifty thousand Pounds of the latter Two hundred thousand Pounds assigned to our Brethren of Scotland, to be paid out of Goldsmiths Hall: The First, Thirteenth, and Fifteenth Articles of Agreement, concerning the Payment of the Four hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland, as they are now altered: The Answers to those Clauses of the Scotts Paper reported 12 Decembris, concerning the Assistance desired by our Brethren of Scotland, and concerning their Army's paying for what they have from the Country: The Forms of Three several Acquittances, to be given by the Commissioners and Treasurers at Wars of Scotland, upon the Receipt of the First Two hundred thousand Pounds.
Message from Lords.
They do especially recommend Wm. Brading, that hath done faithful Service as a Messenger to the Committee of both Kingdoms; that you will concur, that he may have bestowed upon him the Place of a Warder in the Tower, in the place of one Whalley, lately dead.
Lord Grey's Claims.
Earl of Worcester.
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||168.|
|Sir Wm. Waller,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Noe:||92.|
|Sir Arth. Haselrigg,||With the Noe,|
Resolved, &c. That the Five hundred Pounds, assigned as aforesaid, be raised out of the Plate and other Goods of the Earl of Worcester, brought up by Mr. Thomas Herbert, one of the Commissioners of the Army, and now in his Custody: And that the Disposing of this Five hundred Pounds be referred to his Care, to the Purposes aforesaid, to be accountable for it to this House: And it is especially referred to the said Mr. Thomas Herbert, to take care that the said Earl of Worcester may be buried according to the Directory, and not otherwise.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Pounds be raised out of the Plate, and other Goods, of the Earl of Worcester's, in the Custody of Mr. Thomas Herbert, one of the Commissioners of the Army; for the Funeral of the Lord Docwra; and for making Provision for some of his Friends, in such manner as the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland shall direct and appoint: And the said Mr. Thomas Herbert is hereby required and appointed to pay the said Five hundred Pounds to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to be bestowed as aforesaid.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pierrepont brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Particulars carried up by him, except the Names of the Hostages, and the Vote for Major General Skippon to be Governor of Newcastle, Gateside, and Tynmouth Castle; to which they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do communicate unto the Commissioners of Scotland the Substance of the Answer of both Houses to their Paper of 12 Decembris 1646: The First, Thirteenth, and Fifteenth Articles of Agreement concerning the Payment of the Four hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland, as they are now altered: And the Forms of Three several Acquittances, concerning the Payment of the First Two hundred thousand Pounds, approved of by both Houses.
Papers taken at Ragland Castle.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Thomas Herbert be enjoined to deliver all the Letters and Papers found at Ragland Castle, and remaining in his Hands, to the Committee of the Army: Who have hereby further Power to send for all such other Letters and Papers found at Ragland Castle, which they shall have Information of to be in the Hands of any other Committee, or Persons: And are to report the Whole to the House.
Answer to Lords.
They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Bunce presented to the House a Petition, intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; together with an humble Representation of the pressing Grievances, and important Desires of the well-affected Freemen, and Covenant-engaged Citizens, of the City of London, thereunto annexed.
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, accordingly, by Command and Order of the House, did give them Thanks for their constant good Affections; and did further acquaint them, That they had read their Petition, and the Representation annexed: And that they have appointed a very short Day to take them into Consideration.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of Mr. Gethins, and others; and the Certificate from the Committee of Accompts, concerning their Accompts; and the Petitions from the County of Durham and Yorkshire; be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, the first Business.