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, 19 Octobris 1648.
THE humble Petition of the Trustees of those reduced Officers and Soldiers, that petitioned your Honours on the Two-and-twentieth of August last, not only in behalf of themselves, and them, but of all such as have always served the Parliament faithfully, and neither have or shall recede from their first Principles and Engagements.
Ordered, That the House be turned into a Grand Committee for an Hour: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair in the mean time.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Grand Committee upon the Ordinance for the Reformado Officers, That the said Committee have adjourned themselves until Thisday-sevennight: And that the said Committee desire the same might be confirmed by Order of this House.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the whole House, upon the Ordinance for the Reformado Officers, be adjourned until This-day-sevennight: And that the House be then resolved into a Grand Committee: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, from Newport, of 17 Octobris 1648, was this Day read, together with Six Papers inclosed; wherein they give an Account of their Proceedings in the Treaty upon the Proposition concerning Delinquents, and upon the Votes they received from the Houses, for pressing the King to a full Answer to the Proposition presented to him concerning the Church: The which were all read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That neither the Lord's Days, nor the publick monthly Fast Days, that shall happen within the Forty Days appointed for the Time of the Treaty, shall be accounted any of the Forty Days limited for the Treaty.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock, peremptorily, the House do take into Consideration the Letter and Papers now sent from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Reports in Mr. Swynfen's Hands, touching the Supernumeraries in the several Counties, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business, at Mr. Speaker's taking the Chair.
Deans and Chapters.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters, appointed to be ingrossed, be read the Third time on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Order passed upon Mr. Swynfen's Report on Monday last, 16 Octobris 1648, for the Payment of Four thousand Two hundred Eighty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Fourpence Halfpeny to Mr. Peck, out of the Two-thirds of Recusants Estates, mentioned in the said Order, sequestered for their Recusancy, be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in the Vote formerly passed this House, touching the giving Liberty to the Contractors, to sell any of the Lands or Possessions of Archbishops or Bishops, as they shall judge best for the Commonwealth; so as they sell them not under the Rates limited by the Ordinance of 17 Martii 1648.
Earl of Nottingham.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr. Hakewill;
The Lords command us to put you in mind of a Message formerly sent by the Lords concerning a Noble Peer of this Realm, the Earl of Nottingham: Which they desire you to take into speedy Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Nottingham's Petition be now read.
The Petition was accordingly read.
And the Question being put for Committing of it;
It passed with the Negative.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.