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, 9 Novembris, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Henry Cholmley, a Member of this House, shall have Liberty to go into the Country; and stay for a Month.
Ordered, That Mr. Snow, a Member of this House, shall have Liberty to go into the County; and to stay for a Month.
Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant Colonel Lilburne, a Prisoner in the Tower, who has a Business depending before a Committee of this House, shall have Liberty, de die in diem, to come abroad, to attend the said Committee, and instruct his Council, without a Keeper; and return at Night to the Tower.
Coriton's Delinquency, &c.
William Coriton, of Newton in the County of Cornwall, Esquire, his Delinquency: That he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He petitioned in March 1646; and, by an Order of the House of Commons, of the Fifteenth of February 1646, he is admitted to compound at Two full Years Value, and to be freed from his Fifth, and Twentieth Part: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, Two hundred Ninety-two Pounds One Shilling; in old Rents, per Annum, One hundred Twentyeight Pounds Nine Shillings; One Peny; for One Life, per Annum, One hundred Seventy-eight Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence; in Debts, Five hundred Pounds: Out of which issues per Annum, for ever, Six Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds: And he owes to several Men Two thousand Seven hundred Pounds: There likewise issues Two hundred Pounds per Annum: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, is Eight hundred Twenty-eight Pounds.
The Chairman is likewise desired to report Mr. Peters Certificate.
A Petition of Mrs. Philippa Coryton was read.
A Letter from the General from Putney, of 18 Septembris 1647, recommending the Petition and Desire of the said Mrs. Philippa Coryton, in regard of her extraordinary good Affections and Service to the Parliament, was likewise read.
Resolved, &c. That Mrs. Philippa Coryton shall have Allowance and Restitution of the Sum of One thousand Four hundred and Sixty Pounds, seized from her by the Committee of the West.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Eight hundred and Twenty-eight Pounds, set and accepted as a Fine upon Mr. Wm. Coryton, the Father of Mrs. Philippa Coryton, be paid unto the said Mrs. Philippa Coryton, in Part of Satisfaction of the said One thousand Four hundred and Sixty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Remainder of the One thousand Four hundred and Sixty Pounds, due as aforesaid, to the said Mrs. Philippa Coryton, be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum.
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in upon these Votes: And that, Mr. Prideaux do prepare and bring in this Ordinance: And that, at the same time, the Ordinance for Discharge, and taking off the Delinquency and Sequestration of Mr. Wm. Coryton, be read, and reported.
Ld. Pawlet, &c.
Resolved, &c. That, on this Day Month, the Reports concerning the Lord Pawlett and Sir John Pawlett be made: And that, in the mean time, the said Lord Pawlett and Sir John Pawlett do, according to the Agreement at Goldsmiths Hall, settle Two hundred Pounds per Annum for ever upon the Town of Lyme.
Order. ., That the Business concerning Ireland, be considered To-morrow the first Business, peremptorily; and nothing to intervene.
Army Pay, &c.
A Letter from the General, from Putney, of Novembris, 1647, with a Paper inclosed, containing the Desires of the General Council of the Army, in relation to their Pay, and Security of their Arrears, were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Army do treat with the Commissioners of Excise for the present Advance and Loan of Twenty thousand Pounds, to be secured and allowed as Part of the Hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, formerly charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Army.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of this Agreement following, between the Committee of the Eastern Association, and the Committee of the Army; viz. That whereas there is charged upon the Excise, in Course, the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds, with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. payable to Mr. Toll, for the Use of the Eastern Association, for the present Supply of the Army; the Committee of the Eastern Association is contented, and do agree, that the said Twenty thousand Pounds, with the Interest, be paid by the Commissioners of Excise, to the Treasurers at War, or their Assignees, for the Use of the Army.
And it is further agreed, That in Satisfaction thereof, the said Twenty thousand Pounds, with Interest due on the First of March next, shall be repaid by the said Treasurers at War, out of the Receipts and Assessments for the Army upon the First of March next, to Mr. Toll, or such Treasurer as the said Committee of the Eastern Association shall appoint; and to such Uses as in the said Ordinance are appointed and declared. And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Miles Corbett do prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose accordingly.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Miles Corbett carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage: Order concerning the Auditors for Officers and Soldiers: Order for Approbation of the Articles . . Truro: Order for the Payment of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, and other Monies, to the Lord Ormond: Order for Nine hundred Pounds to Officers: Order for Mr. Strickland and Mr. John Ash to be added to the Committee of Foreign Affairs: Order for taking off the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Culpepper: Order for taking off the Delinquency of Sir Henry Knollis: Order for taking off the Delinquency of Wm. Burgesse, Thomas Pigott, James Renshaw, and John Walker: Order for referring to the Committee of Foreign Affairs the Matter of Trade.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Myles Corbett reports, That the Lords will send Answer, by Messengers of their own, to all the Particulars of the Message delivered by him.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr. Hakewill;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you the Preamble of the Propositions: To which they agree, with one Amendment; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
They desire Three Propositions to be added, to be now sent to the King; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Lords desire, for the speedy sending the Propositions to the King's Majesty, That the Committee of both Houses, at Derby House, may communicate them to the Scotts Commissioners:- A Letter from the Lord Inchiquin, and the Lords Order thereupon; in which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Amendments to the Preface of the Proposition was, That, in the Eighth Line, after the Word "Propositions," these Words be added, "offered to his Majesty." The which was read: And
Propositions to the King.
It is Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Lords in this Amendment, leaving out the Word "offered."
The Three additional Propositions were these; viz.
1. And to the Bill for the Suppression of Innovations in Churches and Chapels in and about the Worship of God.
2. And for the better Advancement of the Preaching of God's Holy Word, in all Parts of this Kingdom.
3. And to the Bill against Enjoying of Pluralities of Benefices by Spiritual Persons and Non Residents. And
It is Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Lords, That these Propositions be added to the rest, to be now sent to the King.
The Lord Inchiquin's Letter from Cork, of 26 Octobris 1647; and the Lords Order thereupon; were read.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and to the Three additional Propositions they do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds do, To-morrow Morning, carry to the Lords the Concurrence of this House to the Amendments and additional Propositions: And that he do likewise acquaint them with what this House has done concerning Major General Sterling, and Lieutenant Colonel Marshall, in order to have them in Security, to be disposed, as the Parliament shall think fit.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, after the Business of Ireland, the Petition from the Town of Plymouth be read.
Petition of the People.
A Paper directed to the Supreme Authority of the Nation, the Commons in Parliament assembled, and stiled, "The just and earnest Petition of those whose Names are subscribed, in behalf of themselves. and all the free-born People of England;" together with a printed Paper annexed, intituled, "An Agreement of the People for a firm and present Peace upon Grounds of common Right;" were read.
Resolved, &c. That the Matters contained in these Papers are destructive to the Being of Parliaments, and to the fundamental Government of the Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be sent to the General, and these Papers inclosed; together with the Vote of this House upon them: And that he be desired to examine the Proceedings of this Business in the Army, and to return an Account hereof to this House.
Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Prideaux are appointed to prepare and bring in a Letter to this Purpose.
Army Pay, &c.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the House do proceed in the Consideration of the Paper sent inclosed in a Letter this Day from the General.