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 Sabbatii, 15 Julii, 1648.
AN Ordinance for laying an Assessment upon the Inhabitants of the County of Huntington, to the Rate of Eighty Pounds per Week, for Six Months, for the Pay of a Troop of Horse, to be raised and maintained for the Service of that County, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Isle of Ely.
Resolved, &c. That Seventy Pounds per Week be paid, for the Pay of a Troop of Horse, for the Defence of the Isle of Ely, out of the Excise of the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge, for the Space of Three Months, by way of Loan; to be accounted from the First of July 1648: And that Mr. Miles Corbett do bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose: And that the Committee formerly appointed, do confer with the Commissioners of Excise hereupon: And that Mr. Greene and Mr. John Ashe, be added to that Committee.
Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare Letters, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to be sent to the Committee of Hants, and the Committee of the Isle of Wight, to quicken them in the Levying and Assessing of the Taxes and Assessments of the General's Army: And that they do take care to pay the Monies assigned to the Governor of the Isle of Wight, in the first place.
Sheriff of Warwicke.
Ordered, That Grevile Verney Esquire, the Sheriff of the County of Warwicke, be and is hereby, enjoined within Fifteen Days next coming, to execute the Judgment upon the Eight Prisoners, condemned at the last Assizes for the County of Warwicke, according to Law; or in Default thereof, that a Fine of Two thousand Pounds be set upon his Head; and levied according to usual Course in the like Cases.
Proceedings against Rolse.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Samuel Browne, and Sir Peter Wentworth, or any Two of them, do inquire after the State of the Matter, How it stands, in reference to the Proceedings against Major Rolfe, for the bringing him to a Tryal.
It is Resolved, &c. upon the Question, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be forthwith provided, for victualling some Garrisons that are of special Consequence: And that this Sum of Five hundred Pounds be charged upon the Monies brought in by the Committee usually sitting at Haberdashers Hall, out of the first Monies that shall arise upon the Payment of the Fifth, and Twentieth Parts.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth Declare, That by the Order, formerly passed both Houses, "That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall should raise the Fifth, and Twentieth Parts upon none out Delinquents," that they did intend, that the said Order should look only forward; and that, notwithstanding the said Order, those Persons that had contracted and agreed with the Committee for their Fifth, and Twentieth Parts, should pay in the same, according to such Sums and Times of Payment as they have contracted for, and agreed upon.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Horse, and an Hundred Firelocks be provided, to be a Guard for the Houses; And that these Horse and Firelocks be maintained out of the Sequestrations of the Duke of Bucks, Earl of Holland, or any other Sequestration, not engaged, of any other Persons that engaged in the late Insurrections: And that it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to take Course, that the same may be put in Execution accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House that are of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to examine the whole State of the Business touching Mr. John Coventry: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon; and to report it to the House, with all convenient Speed.
Tumults in Convent Garden.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler be desired to go and take Course, that the Peace may be kept, where the House is informed that there be some Tumults in the Convent Garden: And that the Person there, of whom the Multitude does complain, be taken into Custody; and examined and proceeded with according to the Course of Law.
Propositions to the King.
This Committee, or any Three of them, is appointed to meet this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court, to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Lords at a free Conference, for the insisting upon the former Vote: And are to report on Monday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That this House is resolved, That, the Three Propositions being granted, in manner as is proposed, then both Houses of Parliament will treat with his Majesty in Person, by a Committee appointed by both Houses, for the future Settlement of the Government of the Church, the Settlement of the Militia, and the rest of the Propositions tendered to his Majesty at Hampton Court; and such other Propositions, as shall be propounded, either by his Majesty, or the Houses, for the Settling of a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning, the first Business, notwithstanding the former Order of the House to sit in a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for settling Church Government: And that the Grand Committee of the House do meet upon the Ordinance for Church Government, on Tuesday next: And that then Mr. Speaker do not come to the Chair.