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.
RESOLVED, &c. That Sir Henry Vane junior, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Six Weeks.
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.
Sir John Bampfield is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Sale of Woods.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Account of Monies raised upon 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 Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
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.
The Question being put, That Colonel Thomas Rainborough, appointed Vice Admiral, by Ordinance of Parliament, be ordered forthwith to go to Sea;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|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,|
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Message to Lords.
Resolved, &c. That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire a longer Time for this House to bring up their particular Impeachments against the Lords formerly accused by this House of High Treason.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords with this Message.
He likewise carried the Order for Four hundred and Forty Pounds, out of the Wood Monies, for the sick and wounded Soldiers.
Mr. Selden reports the Amendments to the Bill concerning Peers: The which were twice read; and nothing more done upon them.
Prima vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Peers lately made, and hereafter to be made.
Secunda vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Peers lately made, and hereafter to be made.
And the Question of the Commitment being put;
It passed with the Negative.
And the Question being then put, For the Ingrossing;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That it be ingrossed.
Sir John Bampfield brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance concerning the Eighteen thousand Pounds for the Garison of Plymouth.
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.
Resolved, &c. That the Business concerning the Impeachments be proceeded in To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Letter to be read.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Massam, and Sir Gilbert Gerard, do bring to this House, To-morrow Morning, the Letter directed and sent to the Assembly of Divines, from the Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the printing the King's last Letter, be referred to the Committee concerning printed and unlicensed Pamphlets, late appointed, where Mr. Challoner has the Chair.
It is further Ordered, That Colonel Purefoy and Mr. Thorpe be added to the said Committee.
Lords to sit.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to sit awhile.
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.
Tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the Adjournments of both Houses of Parliament; and, upon the Question, passed.
Tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Peers lately made, and hereafter to be made; and, upon the Question, passed.
Mr. Selden is appointed to carry these Bills to the Lords To-morrow Morning.
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.
The Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, have commanded us to present to your Majesty these Four Bills, which have passed the Two Houses of Parliament, thus severally intituled; 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.
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.
An Act concerning Peers lately made, and hereafter to be made.
An Act concerning the Adjournment of both Houses of Parliament.
And they also commanded us to present to your Majesty these ensuing Propositions:
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, &c.-The Propositions, as they were before (excepting the Three now put into Bills) to be here inserted.
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.