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 Veneris, 1 Decembris, 1648.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Swan discharged.
Trials at Norwich.
Ordered, That Mr. Gerard, the Clerk of the Assizes for the Norfolk Circuit, do deliver unto Alderman Atkin, Burgess for the City of Norwich, all Examinations, Informations, Indictments, and Recognizances, which were delivered in at the last Assizes held for the City and County of the City of Norwich; to be by him sent to the Mayor and Justices of Norwich; to be used there, when the Tryals shall be proceeded on against the Mutineers, and other Offenders, the next Sessions of Oyer and Terminer, to be the Eleventh of December next: And that Mr. Serjeant Keble be desired to go down upon that Service as formerly: And that the Committee of the Revenue do pay unto the said Mr. Keble the Sum of One hundred Pounds, for defraying his Expences in the said Employment.
Thanks to Ld. Wenman, &c.
Mr. Speaker, according to the former Order of the House, the Lord Wenman, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pierpoint, and Mr. Crew, being present in the House, did take notice of the great, good, and very faithful Services performed by them to the Parliament and King in their Employment, as Commissioners upon the Treaty; and do give them the very hearty Thanks of the House for their faithful Performances herein.
Ordered, That it be referred to Colonel Birch, Colonel Thompson, and Mr. Edward Ashe to prepare an Ordinance upon the Debate now had in the House, upon the Report, made by Colonel Birch, from the Committee of the Navy, upon the Petition of divers Merchants of the City of London trading into France.
Ordered, That the French Merchants that have Goods now lying in Port, either imported, or to be exported, or that shall have any such, shall have Liberty to land and ship their Goods, paying all other Duties, and giving Security, in the Name of the Serjeant of this House, to pay such Rates, upon Importation and Exportation, as shall be set by the said Ordinance of Parliament, appointed to be prepared and brought in.
Treaty with the King.
|Mr. John Ashe,||Tellers for the Yea:||102.|
|Mr. Robert Goodwyn,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Samuel Luke,||Tellers for the Noe:||133.|
|Mr. Bulkley,||With the Noe,|
Ordered, That Mr. Scott do give Copies of such Letters and Papers as are in his Hands to the Committees of Sequestration, as they shall desire, and have Occasion to make use of for the Service of the Parliament.
Grant to Scott.
They were called in: And Sheriff * did, from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London, inform, That the last Night, the Lord Mayor going about the City, according to usual Course, to view the Watches, there was a Letter, left by a Trumpeter, from the Lord General, directed "To the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council:" Whereupon a Common Council was called: Which met: And the Letter being read, they thought it their Duty to acquaint this House therewith; and desired the Direction and Resolution of this House therein; and do also desire, That, the Letter being read, if you think fit, the Original may be returned to them again: And did further acquaint the House, That the Common Council did appoint to sit this Afternoon, to wait upon the Commands of this honourable House; and are now sitting.
Resolved, &c. That the House, taking notice of the great Arrears due by the City to the Army, do declare, That it is the Pleasure of the House, that the City do forthwith provide Forty thousand Pounds of the said Arrears, upon Security of the said Arrears.
The House has taken your Business into serious Consideration; and have had long Debate thereupon: And have resolved to send a Letter to the General, from this House: And that you forthwith provide Forty thousand Pounds of the Arrears, due by the City to the Army, upon Security of the said Arrears, and the Residue with all Speed you can: And the House doth give you Leave to address yourselves to the General, by Committee, Letter, or otherwise, as you shall think fit.
|Sir Walter Earle,||Tellers for the Yeas:||33.|
|Colonel Booth,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Reynolds,||Tellers for the Noes:||44.|
|Sir Richard Houghton,||With the Noes,|