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, 29 Decembris, 1646.
UPON Consideration of the whole Matter of the Business concerning George Mynne Esquire, referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to consider of his Delinquency, now stated, and reported from that Committee by Mr. Hodges;
It is Resolved, &c. That George Mynne Esquire is a Delinquent, and sequesterable by the Ordinances of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the Estate of George Mynne Esquire, be forthwith sequestered.
Resolved, &c. That Bulstrode Whitelock Esquire, a Member of this House, shall have the Sum of Two thousand Pounds paid unto him, towards the Satisfaction and Reparation of his Damages and Losses, sustained by reason of the late Troubles, and for his faithful Service in adhering to the Parliament, out of the Four thousand Pounds, or other Sum, payable unto George Mynne Esquire, by Sir Humphrey Foster Knight; and, by former Order of this House, secured, and now remaining in the Hands of the said Sir Humphrey Foster. And Sir Humphrey Foster is hereby enjoined to pay the said Two thousand Pounds to Mr. Whitelock accordingly: For which he shall be saved harmless, and kept indemnified, by Authority of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Merrick Knight, a Member of this House, shall have the Remainder of the Monies or Estate of Mr. George Mynne, a Delinquent, now remaining in Sir Humphry Foster's Hands (over and above the Two thousand Pounds, Part thereof, disposed to Mr. Whitelock), paid unto him, upon Account, in Discharge of Part of his Arrears due unto him, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament. And Sir Humphry Foster is hereby enjoined to pay the same unto the said Sir John Merrick accordingly; and, for so doing, shall be saved harmless, and kept indemnified, by Authority of Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred unto the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to call before them Mr. George Mynne, and to require of him, that he do deliver unto the said Committee all such Papers, Writings, Deeds, Evidences, Bonds, Statutes, Securities, and Incumbrances remaining in his Hands, or in the Hands of any other for his Use, or in Trust for him, which do concern the Lands of Sir Humphry Foster, or whereby the Estate of the said Sir Humphry Foster, or any Part thereof, is charged or chargeable with any Debt or Payment from the said Sir Humphry Foster to the said George Mynne; to the Intent they may be delivered up unto the said Sir Humphry Foster, upon his Payment of the Monies, remaining in his Hands, belonging to Mr. Mynne, unto Mr. Whitelock, and Sir John Merrick, according to the Orders of this House in that Behalf.
And it is further Ordered, That, upon Mr. Mynn's Compliance with this Order, this House will take it into their Consideration, for admitting him unto a Composition for his Delinquency.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor do prepare and bring in an Ordinance to be passed both Houses, for granting the Monies in Sir Humphry Foster's Hands, Part of the Estate of Mr. George Mynne, a Delinquent, unto Mr. Whitelock and Sir John Merrick, according to the Votes aforesaid: and to require and enable Sir Humphry Foster to pay the said Monies unto them accordingly; and to secure Sir Humphry Foster, upon his Payment thereof, from any Engagements passed by him unto Mr. George Mynne, and from all Prejudices and Damages that may arise unto him thereupon.
The humble Petition of Henry Peck Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered upon the Question, That this Petition be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall; to consider and examine the whole Matter of the Petition; and to state the Matter of Fact upon the whole Case; and to report it to the House on this Day Fortnight.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Hippesley be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to examine the State of the Debt owing unto him, for Monies lent by him, for the Service of the Parliament; and to consider of some fit way for his Satisfaction.
Report to be made.
Ordered, That on Thursday next come Sevennight, Mr. Sandys do make Report from the Committee where he hath the Chair.
Message to Lords.
Sir John D'Anvers, according to the Order Yesternight, went to the Lords, to desire a Conference with them, concerning the Vote formerly sent from their Lordships, concerning the Disposal of the Person of the King: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Vote formerly sent to them from this House, for appointing Mr. John Bence to be one of the Commissioners of the Navy; and of the Ordinance for Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
According to former Order, the House took into Consideration the Petition and Representation from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council.
The first Paragraph of the Petition was read.-
Sir John D'Anvers brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to a Conference, as is desired; to be presently in the Painted Chamber.
And the Names of the Managers being read, the Committee of the House went to the Conference accordingly.-
The House, upon the Return of the Committee from the Conference, resumed the Debate concerning the Petition from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London.
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Serjeant Finch and Mr. Dr. Aylett;
The Lords desire that they may have a Conference presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, upon the Matter of the last Conference.
Resolved &c. That this House doth agree to a present Conference, upon the Matter of the last Conference, as is desired.
Ordered, That the House, when the Conference is ended, do proceed in the Consideration of the Petition, and Representation annexed, from the City of London.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
Answer to Lords.
The House hath considered your Message; and doth agree to a present Conference, as is desired.
Ordered, That the Managers of the last Conference be Reporters of this.
Mr. Holles reports from the Conference, That the Lords have made some Alterations in the Vote delivered unto them at the Conference this Morning: And that, with those Alterations, they do agree to it; and therein they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Alterations were first read by the Reporter, and then by the Clerk; and were in hæc verba; viz.
In the Nineteenth Line, after the Word "Five," and before the Word "and," add these Words, "settling unto the Crown of England the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds Sterling per Annum, in Compensation for the same."
In the Two-and-twentieth Line, after the Word "Kingdoms," add these Words, "according to the Treaties and Covenant."
The Question being put, For concurring with the Lords in the First Alteration;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Lords at a Conference, Why the House cannot agree to the Addition this Day made by the Lords to the Vote concerning the King's Person.
Mr. Marten, Mr. Morley, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Bainton, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Lisle, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Pierepoint;
This Committee is appointed to meet this Afternoon at Four of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards, to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Lords, Why this House cannot agree to the Alteration this Day made by the Lords, in the Vote concerning the King's Person; and this Day delivered by the Lords at a Conference.
The Question being put, For adhering to the Clause in the Vote concerning the King's Person, touching the Court of Wards, in these Words: viz. "And also to the taking away of the Court of Wards and Liveries, with the Dependencies thereupon, according to the Order of both Houses, dated 24 Februar' 1645;"
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Henry Heyman,||Tellers for the Yea:||71.|
|Sir Wm. Constable,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Noe:||133.|
|Sir Phil. Stapleton,||With the Noe,|
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords in their last Addition of these Words, to the End of the Vote, concerning the King's Person; viz. "according to the Treaties and Covenant."
Ordered, That these Votes, and Alterations touching the Vote concerning the King's Person, be delivered unto the Lords at a Conference.
Ordered, That the Managers and Reporters of the last Conference be Managers and Reporters of this Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley do go to the Lords, on Thursday Morning, to desire a Conference upon the Matter of the last Conference, touching the Vote concerning the King's Person, so soon as will stand with their Lordships Conveniency.
Ordered, That the Instructions for the Committees or Commissioners, that are to go into the North, in pursuance of the Articles of the late Treaty, be reported on Thursday Morning next, the first Business: And that, next after, the House do proceed in the Consideration of the Petition and Representation presented from the City of London.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Ordinance for continuing the Establishment and Pay of the Garison of Hull be continued for Three Months longer, to commence from the Date of the Expiration of the last Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.