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 Veneris, 25 Decembris, 1646.
ORDERED, That the Paper in Mr. Crew's Hand from the Scotts Commissioners; and the Ordinance for Fifty thousand Pounds, to be paid to them out of Goldsmiths Hall; be read on Monday Morning next, the first Business.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Harley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Votes for giving Thanks to the Scotts Commissioners for all their Civilities: The Vote for communicating the King's Letter to the Scotts Commissioners: And the Order for Four Pounds per Week to the Lady Denny, out of Haberdashers Hall.
The Question was propounded, Whether this House shall agree to these Words, sent from the Lords, concerning the King's Person; viz. "with Respect had to the Safety and Preservation of his Person, in the Preservation and Defence of the true Religion, and Liberties of the Kingdoms."
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,||Tellers for the Yea:||133.|
|Sir Anthony Irby,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||Tellers for the Noe:||91.|
|Sir Gregory Norton,||With the Noe,|
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords in this Clause of the Vote sent from the Lords, concerning the King's Person; viz. " with Respect had to the Safety and Preservation of his Person, in the Preservation and Defence of the true Religion and Liberties of the Kingdoms," with the Addition of these Words, "according to the Covenant."
Ordered, That the Report of the Election of Henden be made on Monday Morning next, the first Business: And that, after the said Report, the Petition and Representation from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the City of London, be taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee concerning the Pay of Soldiers, where Colonel Birch has the Chair; with the Addition of Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Norton, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Stapley, Mr. Harley, Mr. Venn, Mr. Charles Fleetwood, Mr. Ludlow, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Holles, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Temple, Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Booth, Mr. Blake, Mr. Ceely, Mr. Brooks, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Richard Browne, Mr. Ravenscroft, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Morley, Mr. Harrison, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Scott;
Who are to meet upon it on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and are to consider what hath been paid to them, and what is yet due to them, and what is fit to be done thereupon; and to present their Opinions thereupon to the House.
Grant to Fidoe.
An Ordinance for granting the Interest of Sir Richard Gurnay, in a Messuage, and Three Mills, in the Parishes of Casselton, Beddington, and Wellington, in the County of Surrey, unto Anthony Fidoe, of London, Gentleman, in Consideration of Three hundred Forty-eight Pounds, to be paid by him to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, was this Day read the First time, and ordered to be read the Second time To-morrow Sevennight.
Grant to Dodsworth.
Ordered, That it be especially recommended from this House to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, and the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall respectively, forthwith to pay unto Sir Edward Dodsworth the respective Sums charged and ordered to be paid to him by the said Committees; in regard his Necessities are so extreme and pressing.
Bailing Ayloff, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Wingfield Bodenham, now Prisoner in the Tower, shall have his Liberty, upon Bail: And that Mr. Speaker do take Bail of him accordingly; and likewise Security for the Payment of the Fine imposed upon him.
Grant to Blague.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be paid to Colonel Blague, out of the Monies paid for Sir John Hele's Fine, for his Composition for his Delinquency; and that the Residue of the said Fine be employed for the Disbanding of the Soldiers in the Western Parts: And that it be referred to the Committee of the West, to take care the said Monies be paid and employed accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Prideaux, now Prisoner in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, shall have his Liberty, upon Bail; and to reside in any Place within Twenty Miles of the City of London: And that all his Books and Manuscripts be forthwith delivered unto him. And the Serjeant is hereby authorized to take Bail of the said Dr. Prideaux accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Tower, and of the other Prisons, to consider, What Persons, now in the Prison in the Tower, or in any other Prison, are fit to have their Liberties, upon Bail; and to take Bail of them accordingly.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Vote for communicating the King's Letter, to the Scotts Commissioners; and to the Votes for giving Thanks to the Scotts Commissioners for all their Civilities; and likewise to the Order for Four Pounds per Week to the Lady Denny.
Message from Lords.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do acquaint the Commissioners of Scotland, this Afternoon, with the Apprehensions that the Houses have of the King's going beyond the Seas: And therefore to desire the Commissioners of Scotland to write down to their General, and Committee there, that they would take all possible Care to prevent the same."
Duke of Yorke.
Earl of Cleveland.
Fire at Bemister.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be raised, with all convenient Speed, out of the Rents and Profits of the sequestered Estate of Mr. George Penny, of Tollar in the County of Dorsett; to be employed, from time to time, as it shall arise, for the Repair and new Building of the Houses of the poor Inhabitants of the Town of Bemister, which have been burnt and destroyed by the Enemy; and for Relief of the said poor Inhabitants, in such manner, and to such of the said Persons, as the Committee of the West shall appoint: And that it be referred to the Care of the said Committee, to raise and dispose the said Two thousand Pounds accordingly.
Answer to Lords.
The House hath considered your Message; and doth agree to the Vote concerning the King's Person; and that the Committee concerning the Duke of Yorke, may meet, as is desired: And, as to the Leave to be given to the Earl of Cleveland, to continue at his House in the Country, and the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Bemister, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.