House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 12 December 1650

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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 Jovis, 12 Decembris, 1650.


Proceedings on late King's Tryal.

MR. Say reports the Proceedings of the High Court of Justice, contained in a Book, intituled, "A Journal of the Proceedings of the High Court of Justice, erected by Act of the Commons of England, intituled, An Act of the Commons of England, assembled in Parliament, for erecting of a High Court of Justice, for Trying and Judging of Charles Stuart, King of England."

Which Proceedings were read at large, by the Clerk.

He likewise presents, from that High Court, these Records; viz.

The Act for Tryal of the King.

The Precept for the Tryal.

The Charge against the King, exhibited, received, and read 20 Januarii 1648.

The Sentence against the King, 27 Januarii 1648.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That the Persons intrusted in this great Service, of the Tryal of the late King, have discharged their Trust in them reposed with great Courage and Fidelity: And that the Parliament is well satisfied in this Account of the Particulars, and Proceedings thereupon; and do approve thereof: And order, that the same be recorded, to remain among the Records of Parliament, for the Transmitting the Memory thereof to Posterity.

Resolved, That all the said Proceedings be ingrossed in a Roll; and recorded amongst the Parliament Rolls.

Resolved, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue forth a Certiorari to the Clerk of the Parliament, to transmit the said Proceedings into the Chancery, to be there kept of Record; and that the same be transcribed, and sent by Mittimus from thence into the Courts of the Upper Bench, Common Pleas, and publick Exchequer, and also to the Custos Rotulorum in the Respective Counties of this Commonwealth, to be recorded in each of them.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. Browne be required forthwith to deliver, or cause to be delivered up, the Keys of the Tower belonging to the House, now in the Custody of the Clerk of the Parliament: and of the Rooms within the same; and likewise all the Records belonging to the Parliament, by a Schedule; and all Books, Papers, and Writings, concerning the Publick, in his Custody, or in the Custody of any Person under him; to the Hands and Possession of Henry Scobell, Clerk of the Parliament: And that a Committee be appointed to see it done: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do attend that Committee for the Doing thereof.

Resolved, That the Committee formerly appointed, for the Purpose aforesaid, be revived.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to consider of a Recompence of Mr. Browne, late Clerk to the late House of Peers, do meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber; and present their Opinions to the House, as well touching the Sum, as out of what the same may be paid, on Tuesday next.