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 Jovis, 27 Julii, 1648.
Letter from Yarmouth.
Grant to Browne.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have sent unto you an Order, upon a Report from the Committee of the Revenue, concerning the Earl of Pembroke, and others: An Order, upon a Report from the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, concerning Captain Hawkeridge: An Order, upon a Report from the Committee at Derby House, for putting off the Fair at St. James's: And an Order concerning Mr. Osborne, Mr. Dowsett, and Mr. Worsley, to have free Liberty to go to the next Assizes at Southampton: Three Votes concerning Major General Skippon: In all which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House. They have likewise sent you a Petition concerning the Lady Elizabeth Rowe: Which they do especially recommend to this House.
Constable of Windsore.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Earl of Pembroke have the Constableship of the Honour of Windsore, together with the Keepership of the great Park of Windsor: And that an Ordinance be brought in to that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to examine the Right of the Lord Admiral, and the Lord Howard of Escrigg, touching the Keepership of Hide Park, now in Sequestration by the Delinquency of the Earl of Holland.
Message to Lords.
Sir Peter Wentworth carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Instructions for Mr. Strickland and Mr. Bence: Ordinance for Twenty Days Indemnity to the Mariners: Mr. Browne's Ordinance, Clerk of the Lords House: An Order . . . the Lord Admiral to fight with the revolted Ships: An Ordinance for Augmentation to Mr. Ellys, Minister at St. Alban's.
Answer to Lords.
The House has considered of their Lordships Message: And, as to the first Part of the Message concerning the Earl of Pembroke, the House doth agree with the Lords: As to the rest of the Particulars of the Message, the House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to sit this Afternoon, to consider, How the said Four thousand Pounds may be raised, to supply the Stores; and report the same To-morrow Morning.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Crew reports the last free Conference with the Lords, touching the Treaty for Peace: That the Lords do, notwithstanding the Reasons given in at the free Conference, insist to have a personal Treaty with his Majesty, without his Majesty's first granting the Three previous Propositions.
Ordered, That, at Ten a Clock To-morrow Morning, Mr. Speaker do take the Chair: And that the Business, touching Settlement of Peace, be then taken into Consideration: And that, in the mean space, the Committee, touching Church Government, do sit as formerly.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Orders touching the revolted Ships; and the Ordinance for settling Maintenance on a Minister in the Parish Church of St. Alban's in the County of Hertford; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: To the rest of the Particulars of the Message, by him carried, the Lords do agree.
Willoughby's Accompts, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Auditor of the City, to audite and state the Accounts of Colonel William Willoughby: And that he have the Publick Faith of the Kingdom for what shall appear to be due and owing unto him.
Ordered, That the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds, due, upon Account, to the Garison of Tilbury, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, be charged upon the Excise, in Course, and paid to the said Colonel William Willoughby, or his Assigns.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to consider, What Money Colonel William Willoughby hath disbursed by their Appointment: And that what shall appear to be due to the said Colonel Willoughby, be charged upon the Excise, in Course, with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for every Six Months, for the Forbearance thereof.
Members to appear to Actions.
Ordered, That Sir David Watkins do proceed, according to Law against Sir Benjamine Rudyard, Mr. Alexander Popham, and Mr. Edward Popham: And that the said Sir Benjamine Rudyard, Mr. Alexander Popham, and Mr. Edw. Popham, do forthwith appear to his said Actions.
Ordered, That, this Day Fortnight, the House do receive Petitions against Members of this House, that will not pay their Debts, nor appear to the Actions of the Creditors: And that this Order be printed and published.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to sell Lands for the Payment of Mr. Pym's Debts, be enjoined to sell the said Lands forthwith, for Payment of the said Debts, according to the Ordinances of Parliament, and the Trust in them reposed.
Isle of Sylley.
Sir John Danvers reports a Letter from the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House, concerning the Governor and Garison in the Isle of Sylley, and from the Lord Admiral, of the Twentieth of July instant.
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be charged at the Committee of the Revenue, and be paid forthwith to Colonel Buller, Governor of Sylley, towards Satisfaction of the said Governor and Garison.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to consider of the Condition of the Governor, Officers, and Soldiers of the Isle of Sylley, and of a Course speedily to supply and relieve them; and to report to the House, How a constant Pay may be settled for them: And that Mr. Povey take special Care of that Business at the said Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Povey do prepare and bring in a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Governor of the Isle of Sylley, and Officers and Soldiers of the Garison there; to signify to them, that their Condition is under Consideration of a Committee; and that, in convenient Time, they shall receive Supplies.