House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 9 May 1648

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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 Maii, 1648.


Duke of York.

ORDERED, That the Report touching the Duke of York be made on Thursday Morning next.

Letters read.

A Letter from the General, of the Seventh of May 1648, touching the Removal of the Two Regiments at Whitehall and the Mewse, was this Day read.

A Letter from the Commissioners of Scotland, dated 3 Maii 1648, touching their Demands of Captain Wogan, and others.

A Letter from Newcastle, from Sir Arthur Hesilrige, of 4 Maii 1648, was this Day read.

A Letter, of 2 Maii 1648, from Robert Batten, Governor of Holy Isle; with a Copy of a Letter, sent to him from Sir Marmaduke Langdale; was this Day read.

A Letter from Sir Arthur Hesilrige, 6 Maii 1648; with a Letter inclosed, from Captain Ball, of 2 Maii; was this Day read.

Disturbances in Northorn Parts.

Ordered, That the General be desired forthwith to go down into the North, with such Force as he shall think fit, to reduce the Places in those Parts seized on and possessed by Delinquents, and Enemies to the Kingdom; and to prevent any Danger that may arrive to those Parts, or to the Disturbance or Danger of the Peace of the Kingdom.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That some Gentlemen, Members of this House, that are of the Northern Parts, be appointed to go down into the North with the General, to assist and countenance the Service of the Parliament, in the Reducing of the Places seized in the North, and Preservation of those Parts, and the publick Peace of the Kingdom.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports do give Order for the furnishing and fitting a Packet Boat, to carry Dispatches, for the Service of the Parliament, into Scotland, and the Northern Parts.

Berwick Town, &c.

An Instruction for Charles Earl of Nottingham, Henry Earl of Stamford, Bryan Stapilton, Robert Goodwyn, Wm. Ashhurst, and John Birch Esquires, Commissioners from the Parliament of England to the Parliament of Scotland.

YOU, or any Two of you, are to signify to the Parliament of Scotland, or, they not sitting, to the Committee of Estates of that Kingdom, That the Town of Berwick, and City of Carlisle, are surprised by some Delinquents, Enemies to both Kingdoms; who were lately in that Kingdom: And, as we are informed, it is by some of those that were demanded from the Parliament of Scotland.

Holy Island.

Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the General; expressing unto him the Order of this House, That Captain Batten, the Governor of Holy Island, be continued in his Charge.

Ordered, That a Letter be sent to Sir Arthur Hesilrige, the Governor of Newcastle, to take Order to pay unto the Governor of Holy Island the Monies he has disbursed out of his own Purse, mentioned in his Letter: And that he do reimburse him such other Monies as he shall expend for the necessary Reparations, and accommodating that Place fit for the Safety thereof, and Reception of the Soldiers of that Garison, out of the Monies he hath or shall receive there, for the Publick.

Mr. Blakiston is appointed to prepare these Letters, to be signed by Mr. Speaker.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Dr. Palmer have Leave to go into the Country.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Knightley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Instructions to the Commissioners in Scotland: An Order, That Thomas Marsh be High Sheriff of the Counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon: Order, That the General be desired to go down into the North.

Leave of Absence.

The Question being put, For Sir Henry Worsley to have Leave to go into the Country;

It passed with the Negative.

Desire to Lord General.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to acquaint the Lord General with the Desire of the Houses, expressed in the late Order for his March down into the North.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Knightley brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Particulars carried by him.

London Militia, &c.

The House being informed, that the Sheriffs, Common Council, and other Citizens and Freemen of the City of London, were at the Door;

They were called in: And Mr. Sheriff Bide, after some short Preamble, did present an humble Petition from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, the Representative Body of the City of London, in all Humility, to this House.

The Petition was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled."

The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in Common Council assembled, of the City of London, be, by Ordinance of Parliament, authorized to nominate and present, to both Houses of Parliament, a Committee for the Militia of London, and the Liberties thereof.

Resolved, &c. That the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in Common Council assembled, be authorized to nominate and present to both Houses, for their Approbation, an able and sufficient Person for the Command of the Tower of London.

Resolved, &c. That the Soldiers, now remaining in the Tower of London shall be removed.

Ordered, That the Citizens, that serve for the City of London, do prepare and bring in an Ordinance, according to these Votes.

The Sheriffs and Citizens were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had read their Petition; and taken it into serious Consideration: And that, by the Votes passed, the Affection of this House to the City, and the Trust they reposed in them, will appear: And they doubt not, but are confident, that it will be answered with Love, Trust, and Obedience: And then acquainted them with the Substance of the Votes passed.

Ordered, That Sir John Potts and Mr. Crew be desired to go to the General; and acquaint him with the Grounds and Reasons of the Resolution of the House, upon the Petition of the City of London.

Ordered, That Sir Harbottle Grimston, Mr. Tate, and Mr. Doddridge, to draw up, in Writing, the Reasons and Grounds of the Resolutions of the House, to be presented to the General by Sir John Potts and Mr. Crew.

Transactions with Scotland.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the House do proceed upon the Desires of the Parliament of Scotland.

Lord Inchequin's Officers.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, next after the Scotts Desires, the House do proceed upon the Business concerning the Officers late under Lord Inchequin.