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 Jovis, 21 Octobris, 1647.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Lord Fairefax be excused for his Absence at the last Call of the House And that his Attendance be dispensed with, notwithstanding the Order formerly made, requiring all the Members to attend on the Third of November next.
Earl of Mulgrave.
Sir F. Willoughby.
They were called in: And Sir William Roberts, in the Name of the rest, did prefer a Petition to the House, together with a Schedule of Obstructions, which they have met withal in the Sale of Bishops Lands,
An Ordinance for expediting the Sale of Bishops Lands, and for Removal of the Obstructions that the Contractors meet with in the Sale of the said Lands, was this Day read the First time; and appointed to be read the Second time on Thursday Morning next.
An Ordinance for expediting the Sale of Bishops Lands, and dispatching the Conveyances to be made on the Sale thereof, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday Morning next.
Relief of Tenants.
It is Ordered, That the Earl of Northumberland shall have Liberty, and it is referred unto him, at his Discretion, at such Time, and in such Manner, as he shall think fit, to send the King's Children to visit the King.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Peck, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to be absent for a Month; notwithstanding the former Order, requiring the Attendance of the Members on the Third of November next.
Propositions to the King.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "so as the said Preaching or Expounding be not by any Minister sequestered, and not restored" be added to the end of the last Vote but one formerly passed this House, upon Colonel Birge's Report, concerning Religion.
Resolved, &c. That the Votes formerly passed this House, upon Colonel Birche's Report, concerning Religion, be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence; to be sent with the rest of the Matters to be sent to the King for his Consent.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Paper, sent from the Lords, concerning Officers, do meet this Afternoon, they, or any Two of them; and consider which of those Officers shall continue during Pleasure; and which quam diu se bene gesserint; and to express the same in the said Paper; and to Report To-morrow Morning.
Court of Wards.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Ordinance for taking away the Court of Wards, be prepared to be now sent to the King: And that it be referred to Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Nicholas to prepare this; and bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Propositions to the King.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of a Proposition to be now sent to the King, to be a Security for the satisfying the Arrears of the Soldiery; viz. Unto Colonel White, Mr. Miles Corbett, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Wrothe, Colonel Harvey, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Allen, Mr. Boys, Mr. Bulkely, Mr. * Bacon, Major Sallwey, Mr. Millington, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Leman, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Solicitor; or any Five of them: Who are to meet upon it this Afternoon, at such Place as they shall think fit: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning.