Die Mercurii, 7 Martii, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Quorum of the Committee for
the Clothworkers be reduced to the Number of Five.
Norwich City Officers.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports Amendments to the Act
touching the Election of Officers for the City of Norwich:
Which Amendments were read; and, upon the Question,
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed.
Grant to the Speaker.
An Act for the Settling of the Rectory or Parsonage
House of Burford in the County of Oxford, and some of
the Glebe Land, on William Lenthall Esquire, now
Speaker, and his Heirs, was this Day read the First time;
and ordered to be read on Friday Morning.
Ordered, That Francis Allen Esquire, Francis Tilney
Esquire, William Wither junior, Esquire, and Richard
Cob Esquire, be added to the Committee of Hampsheire.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Walloone Church of
Norwich be read on Friday Morning next.
An Act for taking away Kingship was this Day read
the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed
unto Sir Henry Vane, Sir Arthur Haslerigg, Mr. Martyn,
Mr. Scott, Mr. Garland, Sir Henry Myldmay, Mr. Love,
Mr. Weston, Mr. Say, Mr. Challoner, Major General
Skippon, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Leman, Mr. Lisle,
Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Corbett, Lord Lisle, Colonel Temple, Mr. Peter Temple, Lieutenant General Crumwell,
Commissary General Ireton, Colonel Wawton, Alderman
Penington, Colonel Hutchinson, Colonel Harrison, Sir
Tho. Wroth, Sir John Hippsley, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Gregory
Norton, . . Luke Robinson, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Lister,
Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Prydeaux, Mr. Weaver,
Sir Wm. Masham, Colonel Lassells, Mr. Stephens;
This Committee are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber
at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
Abolishing House of Peers.
An Act for abolishing the House of Peers was this Day
read the Second time, and, upon the Question committed
to the Committee to which the Act for taking away Kingship is committed: And Mr. Weston, Colonel Jones,
and Colonel Ludlow, are added to that Committee: And
all that come to have Voices.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to
bring in an Act for making the Persons of Lords liable
to Payment of Debts, as well as their Estates.
Declaration of Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed for preparing
a Declaration, to satisfy the Kingdom touching the
Grounds of their late Proceedings, be injoined to bring
in the said Declaration on Monday next.
Petitions from condemned Persons.
The House being informed, that there were divers
Petitioners at the Door;
They were ordered to be called in: And the Earl of
Warwick, the Countess of Holland, with divers other
Countesses and Ladies, being come to the Bar; the Earl
of Warwick presented a Petition; and the Countess of
Which being both received in; and the Petitioners
ordered to withdraw;
The Petition presented by the Earl of Warwick, signed
with his Name, was read; and was intituled thus, "The
humble Petition of Robert Earl of Warwick."
The Petition presented by the Countess of Holland,
signed by the Earl of Holland, was intituled, "The
humble Petition of Henry Earl of Holland."
The humble Petition of George Lord Goring was this
The humble Petition of James Duke of Hamilton,
sentenced to die by the High Court, under the Name of
the Earl of Cambridge, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Sir John Owen Knight, was
this Day read.
The House being informed, that the Lady Capell, Wife
of the Lord Capell, was at the Door;
She was ordered to be called in; and, being come to
the Bar, presented a Petition.
Which (after the Petitioner was withdrawn) was read;
and was intituled, "The humble Petition of Arthur Lord
Ordered, That no Member of the House do depart
without Leave of the House.
The Question being propounded, That further Consideration be had of these Petitions;
The Question being put, Whether this Question shall
It passed in the Affirmative.
So the main Question being put, That further Consideration be had of the said Petitions;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Tellers for the Yeas:
Sir Gregory Norton,
With the Yeas,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige,
Tellers for the Noes:
Sir John Danvers,
With the Noes,
So it passed with the Negative.
House to sit.
Ordered, That the House do sit To-morrow at Eight
of the Clock, notwithstanding the Order of the Threeand-twentieth of February last.