Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 6 Februarii, 1648.
IT is Ordered and Enacted, by the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, That John Bradshaw, Serjeant at Law, one of the Judges of the Sheriffs Courts, London, shall and may have Liberty to constitute, from time to time, some Person, Learned in the Laws, his Deputy, to execute his said Office for him, during the Time of his other Employments and Service for the State; any Law, Usage, or Customs to the contrary notwithstanding.
Trying E. of Cambridge, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay One thousand Pounds unto Captain John Blackwell, to be disposed of by the new Commissioners appionted for Trying and Adjudging of James Earl of Cambridge, &c. as they shall think fit, for the Carrying on of the Service upon the said Tryals.
Settling the Government.
The Question being propounded, That this House shall take the Advice of the House of Lords, in the Exercise of the Legislative Power, in pursuance of the Votes of this House, of the Fourth of January last;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Lords not to be consulted.
And the Question being put, That this House shall take the Advice of the House of Lords, in the Exercise of the Legislative Power, in pursuance of the Votes of this House, the Fourth of January last;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Colonel Purefoy,||Tellers for the Yeas:||29.|
|Colonel Sydenham,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Martyn,||Tellers for the Noes:||44.|
|Lord Grey,||With the Noes,|
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Earl of Holland.
A Letter from the General, of the Sixth of February 1648, touching the Earl of Holland's Sickness; with a Certificate from Dr. George Crudup, of the said Earl's Sickness, of the Fourth of this instant February; and a Letter from Richard Smith, from Warwick Castle, directed to Lieutenant General Cromwell, of the Fourth of this instant February 1648; and a Letter to the Earl of Warwick, from the said Dr. George Crudup, touching the said Earl of Holland's Sickness; were all this Day read.
Ordered, That the former Order for bringing up the Earl of Holland from Warwick Castle to St. James House, be continued.
Abolishing House of Peers.
Resolved, &c. That the House of Peers in Parliament is useless and dangerous, and ought to be abolished: And that an Act be brought in, to that Purpose.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Scott, Colonel Jones, Commissary General Ireton, Lord Grey, Serjeant Nicholas, Colonel Sidney, Mr. Blagrave . . . . . . : And the especial Care hereof is recommended to Mr. Whitlock.
Committals by Peers.
And the same Committee are to consider, How such Persons as have been committed by the House of Peers alone, may be discharged; and report to the House:
And also to consider, How the Subjects may have Liberty to proceed against the Persons or Estates of Peers, and their Servants, for their just Debts; and how far the Peers may be made capable to elect, or be elected, as Knights or Burgesses.
Liability of Members Estates.
Ordered, That this Committee is also to take into Consideration the former Ordinance of this House, for making liable the Estates of Members of this House, for Payment of Debts; and, wherein it is defective, to propound a Remedy to the House, to make it effectual as to the Members of this House, and their Servants.
Ordered, That the same Committee to whom the Care of the Records of this House was committed, do take into Consideration the securing and preserving the Records of the Lords House; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Kingship be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning; and nothing to intervene.