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 Lunæ, 26 Junii, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Colonel James Hopton be read, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Sheriffs be read on Thursday Morning next.
Sir Samuell Luke reports from the Committee of Privileges, the Case touching the late Election of the Burgess of Malden in the County of Essex; with the Resolutions of the said Committee therein.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the said Committee, That Mr. Hannaniell Chilborne, High Sheriff for the County of Essex, was dead, before that these Words; viz. "Executio istius, &c.;" was indorsed upon the back Side of the Writ.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That this Return is illegal and void.
Sir J. Clotworthy, &c.
The Question being propounded, That the Order of the Eighth of June 1648, that prohibited Sir John Clotworthy to sit in the House, until the House take further Order, . . . . . .;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Whereas, by Order of the Eighth of June 1648, it was ordered, That Sir John Clotworthy, and Henry Mildmay Esquire, do forbear to sit in the House, until the House take further Order: It is Ordered, That the said Order be, and is hereby, revoked, and made void.
Ordered, That the former Order for apprehending Twenty Persons to be sent into Essex to the General, to be used as Sir Wm. Massam, and the rest of the Gentlemen of the Committee of Essex, are used, be renewed: And that Mr. Speaker have Power to send out Warrants to command all Officers to apprehend young Mr. Capell, Son and Heir-apparent of the Lord Capell, and other Persons, to make up the said Number; and, in case of Opposition, to break open Locks and Doors, to search for the said Mr. Capell, and such Person or Persons so to be apprehended: And that the Committee appointed to apprehend the said Persons do sit this Afternoon; and do take speedy and effectual Course for the apprehending the Persons aforesaid, and sending them with all Expedition, to the General.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Delivery of Three Brass Guns, each of them carrying Twelve Pounds Bullet, out of the publick Stores, by Appointment of the Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, in reference to a former Order of this House, of the Twentieth of this instant June.
Ordered, That Mr. Gurdon do go down into the County of Suffolk, to settle the Militia there.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee: And that the said Committee do presently sit upon the Ordinance for settling the Presbyterial Government: And that Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair.
Mr. Dodderidge was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee of the whole House, and do sit as a Committee, every Friday, upon the Ordinance for settling the Presbyterial Government: And that Mr. Speaker do, every Friday Morning, forbear to take the Chair, until that Business be reported.
Treaty with the King.
Colonel Booth brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords do agree to the Number of Nine to be the Committee for to consider of Particulars for settling a Peace: And that they will meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That Colonel Booth do go to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Order carried by him to them, to appoint a Committee to sit with a Committee of this House, to consider of what the Parliament hath already done towards Settling of a Peace; and what the King hath offered; and what is fit further to be offered to the King, for his Satisfaction; and of the Circumstances of Time, and Place, where to make convenient Addresses to the King; and to desire the Lords to appoint a certain Number, to join with a Committee of this House; and a Place where the said Committee is to meet.
Ordered, That Bishop Wren be sent to the General to be used as Sir Wm. Massam, and the rest of the Committee of Essex, are used.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Note for praying against Parliament.
A Note given to Dr. Burgesse, in his Pulpit, "to give Thanks to God for his Majesty's late Deliverance from the Danger of Poisoning; and to pray for the good Success of the Lord Goring, Sir Charles Lucas, Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and all other the Forces under their Command, or raised in any other Part of this Kingdom, in his Majesty's Behalf;" was this Day read.
Ordered, That Alderman Atkin do carry the Note delivered to Dr. Burgesse, in his Pulpit, in Paul's the Twenty-fifth of this instant June, before his Sermon, subscribed with several Names, commanding him to give solemn Thanks to Almighty God, for his Majesty's late Deliverance from the Danger of Poisoning; and to pray for the good Success of the Lord Goring, Sir Charles Lucas, Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and all the Forces under their Command, or raised in any other Part of the Kingdom, in his Majesty's Behalf; unto the Committee of the Militia for the City of London: And that the said Committee do forthwith inquire into, and find out the several Parties who have subscribed their Names to the said Note.