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, 11 Augusti, 1648.
ORDERED, That Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Dove, and Mr. Hoyle, do, from this House, give Thanks to Mr. Marshall, Mr. Green, and Mr. Carrill, for the great Pains they took in their Sermons, preached Yesterday at Margarett's, Westminster, before the House of Commons; it being a Day set apart for a solemn Humiliation to God Almighty, for averting his Judgments by immoderate Rain, &c.: And that they be desired to print their Sermons: Wherein they are to have the like Privilege in Printing of their Sermons, as others in the like kind usually have had.
Forces in Wales.
An Ordinance for raising some Forces for Defence of the Counties of Carnarcon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Mountgomery, and Flint, and that the said Five Counties be associated, and for raising Money to maintain the said Forces; was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Col. Mitton's Order.
Ordered, That these Words be added to Colonel Mitton's Order of 19 Aprilis 1648; viz. "out of the Fines or Estates of such Delinquents not formerly discovered, or compounded with, as he shall discover to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, or to the Committees of Sequestrations in the Country."
Persons sent for.
Ordered, That John De Greate, John James, Leonard Leonard, and P. Pagan, Captain Oliver Vaughan, Edward Bulkley, be sent for in Custody, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms that attends this House.
Ordered, That Robert Wallopp Esquire, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Whitehead, Colonel Norton, John Button, John Bulkley, John Lisle, Robert Reynolds, Esquires, Peter Legay, now Mayor of Southampton, Edward Hoper, George Gollop, Richard St. Barbe, Edward Exton, Peter Murford, Esquires, Richard Mayor, Francis Rivett, Esquires, Daniell Hercent, John Hildesley, Gentlemen, Robert Wroth, Captain George Embry, Captain Joseph Delamott, Mr. Jacob Legay, be a Committee for the Town and County of Southampton, for the Execution of all Ordinances of Parliament in the said Town and County.
|Mr. Ashe,||Tellers for the Yeas:||59.|
|Mr. Gourdon,||With the Yeas:|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Noe:||65.|
|Mr. Harby,||With the Noe:|
Deans and Chapters.
Message from Lords.
That the Lords, at the next Conference, desire to offer something concerning the Obstructions of the Business between both Houses. The Lords have sent you a Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, touching the Weavers. The Lords have appointed Nine Lords; whereof Three to be of the Quorum; and to meet in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, at Three of Clock, on Saturday in the Afternoon; and desire this House to appoint a proportionable Number to meet with them, of the Commons. The Lords recommend unto you the Petition of Wm. Ryley, Clerk of the Records in the Tower: And also the Petition of Anthony Morgan: Which the Lords recommend unto you.
Obstructions of Business between the Houses.
|Mr. Vassell,||Tellers for the Yeas:||34.|
|Mr. Hussey,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Boswell,||Tellers for the Noe:||53.|
|Mr. Nelthorp,||With the Noe,|
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to shew the Lords, That this House doth desire, That a good Correspondence may be kept between the Two Houses; but, without Breach of the Orders of the House, they could not agree to the Message touching offering some Things concerning the Obstructions of the Business between both Houses; the same being in such general Terms.
Ordered, That Mr. Ellis do impart to the Lords, at the Conference, the Reasons why they could not meet at the Time appointed, touching Mr. Halliburton and Major Rolfe; and desire the Lords to appoint another Time for the said Conference; and that this House will be willing at that Conference to hear what shall be proposed by their Lordships.
Clerk of Tower Records.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be advanced for the present Subsistence of Wm. Ryley, Clerk of the Records in the Tower; and be paid to him, or his Assigns, out of such Delinquents Estates as he shall discover to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, that hath not compounded, or not paid in his Fifth and Twentieth Part; for the Service of the said Wm. Ryley to the Parliament, in keeping the Records in the Tower.
Ordered, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds more be advanced upon the Estate of such Delinquent as shall be discovered by Wm. Ryley, Clerk of the Records in the Tower, to the Committee of Haberdashers Hall, for repairing the Books of Records and Reportories, and mending the Windows of the Rooms where the Records lie.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Tower, to consider of the House formerly taken from the Record Office; and to consider of a Way how the same may be restored, and annexed, again to the said Office.
An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for indemnifying Anthony Morgan Esquire, for any thing done by him in relation to these Wars, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, committed to the Members of this House that are at the Committee at Derby House, or any Three of them; with Power to send for Persons, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Answer to Lords.
Payment of Mitton.
BE it Ordered and Ordained, and it is hereby Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced and paid to Colonel Thomas Mitton, upon Account, out of such Delinquents Fines, or Estates, not formerly discovered, or compounded with, as he shall discover to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, or to the Committees of Sequestrations in the Countries where their Estates lie: Out of whose Fines and Estates the said Committees, and every of them respectively, are hereby ordered to pay the said Sum of Five thousand Pounds to the said Colonel Thomas Mitton, or his Assigns, accordingly: Whose Receipt or Receipts for the same shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committees, and every of them, respectively; and to every such Person or Persons as shall pay the same.