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.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Report concerning the Earl of Mulgrace, be made and considered of.
Sir F. Willoughby.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, the Business concerning Sir Francis Willoughby be taken into Consideration.
The House being informed, That the Contractors were at the Door, desiring to prefer a Petition to the House;
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,
The which were read.
Certain Remedies proposed, for removing the Obstructions upon Sale of the Bishops Lands, were likewise read.
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.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Relief of the Tenants of Delinquent Landlords be read To-morrow Morning.
A Letter from Mr. Rushworth, with a Letter inclosed from the King, of the Seventh of October 1647, desiring that his Children might be sent to him sometimes, were this Day read: And
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.
Sir John Hippesley is appointed to carry this Letter from the King to the Lords; and to acquaint them with this Order; and desire the Lords Concurrence in it.
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.
The House proceeded to the Consideration of the Paper sent from the Lords, concerning Propositions to be sent to the King.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, in the Matter contained in their Twelfth Paper, concerning the Treaties.
The Thirteenth Paper, sent from the Lords, concerning the Period of this Parliament, and Sitting of those future, was read; and nothing more done upon it.
The Fourteenth Paper sent from the Lords, concerning the Election of Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, and Grand Jurymen, was read; and nothing more done upon it.
The Fifteenth Paper, sent from the Lords, concerning an Act of Oblivion, was read; and nothing more done upon it.
The Sixteenth Paper, sent from the Lords, concerning the King, was read; and nothing more done upon it at this time.
The Tenth Paper, sent from the Lords, concerning Religion, was read; and nothing more done upon it.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "and Directory, in England and Ireland," shall be added to the First Vote passed both Houses, upon Colonel Birche's Report, concerning Religion.
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.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "The Lord High Admiral, or Commissioners of the Admiralty," be inserted in the Paper, sent from the Lords, concerning Officers.
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall be desired to preach before the Commons the Fifth of November next.
Mr. Whittacre is appointed to acquaint him with this Desire of the House.