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, 10 Decembris, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
An Ordinance for securing and advancing unto the Garison of Plymouth, upon the Credit of the Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, laid upon the County of Devon, the respective Sums of Eight thousand Pounds and Ten thousand Pounds, for paying the Arrears, and disbanding the said Garison, was this Day read; and upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sale of Woods.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed for the Sale of Woods, do forthwith pay unto the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers the Sum of Four hundred and Forty Pounds, remaining in Arrear, under their Power, to be issued for the Relief of the said sick and maimed Soldiers; and for Providing and Payments of Medicaments for their Cure.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto the Treasurers for sick and wounded Soldiers the Sum of Threescore Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Ten-pence, owing for Wood employed for the Use and Service of the King's Children.
|Sir Samuell Luke,||Tellers for the Noe:||61.|
|Mr. Waddon,||With the Noe,|
|Mr. Lisle,||Tellers for the Yea:||58.|
|Mr.Rose,||With the Yea,|
Message to Lords.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for Relief of the sick and poor wounded Soldiers: As for further Time to bring up the Impeachments against the Lords accused; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letter to be read.
Lords to sit.
Tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the raising, settling, and maintaining, Forces by Sea and by Land, within the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and Dominion of Wales, the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweede; and, upon the Question, passed.
Justifying Parl. Proceedings.
Tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for justifying the Proceedings of Parliament in the late War; and for declaring all Oaths, Declarations, Proclamations, and other Proceedings against it, to be void; and, upon the Question, passed.
Adjournment of Parliament.
Way of giving Royal Assent.
The Instructions reported from the Committee, expressing the Way, How the King shall be desired to give his Assent to the Four Bills aforesaid, were read; and, Clause by Clause, voted: and, upon the Question, assented unto; viz.
An Act concerning the raising, settling and maintaining, Forces by Sea and by Land, within the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and Dominion of Wales, the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and the Town of Barwick upon Tweede.
They have also commanded us to desire, That your Majesty give your Royal Assent to these Bills, by your Letters Patents, under the Great Seal of England, and signed by your Hand, and declared and notified to the Lords and Commons, assembled together in the House of Peers, according to the Law declared in that Behalf; it appearing to them, upon mature Deliberation, that it stands not with the Safety and Security of the Kingdom and Parliament to have your Majesty's Assent, at this Time, given otherwise.
They desire therefore, That your Majesty be pleased to grant your Warrant for the Draught of a Bill, for such your Letters Patents to be presented to your Majesty; and then a Warrant to Edward Earl of Manchester, and William Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the House of Commons, who have now the Custody of the Great Seal of England, to put the same to such your Majesty's Letters Patents, signed as aforesaid. And, for the other Particulars contained in the aforementioned Propositions, the Two Houses of Parliament will, after such your Majesty's Assent given to the said Bills, send a Committee of both Houses to treat with your Majesty in the Isle of Wight thereupon.