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, 2 Junii, 1648.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
ORDERED, That the Ordinance for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands be read once this Morning, next after the Letter from the Governor of the Isle of Wight is read.
Design for the King's Escape.
A Letter from the Governor of the Isle of Wight, of the Twenty-ninth of May last, concerning the Design for the King's Escape, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue to give Order and Dispatch away Monies to the Servants that attend the King, according to such Proportions as are agreed upon by that Committee: And that they do settle an Establishment for them accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith send the Sum of One hundred Pounds unto the Governor of the Isle of Wight: Who is to dispose of such Part thereof as he shall think fit, to such Persons as made the Discovery of the Design for the King's Escape, for their good Service therein; and the rest to such other Persons as shall hereafter do the like good Service.
Ordered, That the same Order as was made for Restraint of the Concourse of Persons to the King, upon Pretence of being touched for the King's Evil, be continued, and sent to the Governor of the Isle of Wight; with an Injunction to him to put it into due Execution.
Ordered, That the Petition of Letice Shawe, Widow of Patrick Shawe Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Downe in Ireland, be read on Thursday next.
Grant to Hamond.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the Ordinance for settling Five hundred Pounds per Annum, upon Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight be read.
Prisoners to be sent up.
Ordered, That Mr. Dowsett, and the other Two Persons that are under Restraint in the Isle of Wight, for contriving and designing the King's Escape, be, by the Governor's Order, safely sent up Prisoners hither.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
An Ordinance for abolishing all Deans, Deans and Subdeans, Deans and Chapters, &c. and for settling their Lands upon Trustees, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.
Tumult in Kent.
Mr. Browne reports the Answer from the Common Council of the City of London, in these Words following; viz.
"At the Common Council, 1 June 1648, Alderman Gibbes gave Answer,"
"1. THAT the Common Council did acknowledge the great Condescension and Patience of the honourable Houses, in sending their own Members to the City, to acquaint them with their Proceedings in Kent: For which they return humble Thanks."
"2. That what was done, it did appear to all, That, if any Blood was shed in Kent, they were the Causes of it themselves, that refused the Officers that were made to them by the Parliament, and their General."
"3. They desired that the Houses would publish, in Print, their Proceedings; that their Fellow Citizens, and all the World, may receive Satisfaction, as they had received."
"They desire, That the Paper, that they presented, may be also printed."
Ordered, That the Narrative made Yesterday to the Common Council, by the Committee sent thither by Order of this House, be forthwith printed and published: And that it be referred to the said Committee, to take care of the Printing thereof. And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Samuell Brown.
Ordered, That the Answer of the Common Council to the Narrative be printed together with the Narrative.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, for settling and perfecting the Body of Church Government, be read on Tuesday Morning next, peremptorily, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.
Westminster, &c. Militia.
Ordered, That the Ordinance touching the Militia of Westminster be reported To-morrow: And that the Ordinance touching the Militia of Cornwall be read To-morrow Morning.
Isle of Wight.
Upon the Report this Day made by Sir Gilbert Gerard, from the Committee at Derby House, concerning the Isle of Wight;
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds be forthwith furnished and provided, and disposed according as the Committee at Derby House shall appoint.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane junior be desired forthwith to advance, to the Committee of the Revenue, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, to be employed as Part of the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, appointed to be disposed by the Committee at Derby House, for the Safety of the Isle of Wight: And that the said Sir Henry Vane junior do reimburse himself the said Sum of Five hundred Pounds, out of that Moiety of the Profits of the Place of Treasurer of the Navy, which he pays in to the Committee of the Revenue: And that the Committee of the Revenue do give all Order necessary herein to Sir Henry Vane junior accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That, upon Mr. John Bland's Advance of Two thousand Pounds, for the present Service of the Isle of Wight, the Committee of the Revenue do give Order to the said Mr. John Bland to go down to the County of York, as Receiver General of the Revenue there; so to continue till he be evicted by Law: And it is, to that Purpose, referred to a Tryal at Law: And that he do reimburse himself the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds out the Revenues that he shall receive there; and pay the Remainder unto the Committee of the Revenue: And that the Committee of the Revenue do pay this Sum of Two thousand Pounds, and the Sum of Five hundred Pounds advanced voluntarily by Sir Henry Vane junior, to the Committee at Derby House, to be by them disposed for the Safety of the Isle of Wight.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Mr. Eltonhead;
The Lords have returned Propositions touching the Treaty with the King, with some Amendments; and desire, That they may be transmitted to the Commissioners of Parliament in Scotland, to be communicated to the Parliament of Scotland:-A Report of my Lord Admiral's Proceedings, touching the Reducing of those Ships at the Downes, as have revolted from the Parliament's Obedience.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered of their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That the Debate touching the Propositions returned from the Lords, be taken up To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.
Lord Forbus, &c.
Ordered, That * * * *, and the Report touching the Lord Forbus, the Soldiers Business be taken up Tomorrow Morning.