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, 21 Decembris, 1648.
Serjeant at Arms.
An Ordinance for Discharge of Alderman Isaac Pennyngton from the Debt due by a Recognizance, dated Sixand-twentieth of April 1643, whereby he stands bound unto Sir John Pennyngton Knight, deceased, a Delinquent, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sale of Guns.
Whereas the Sum of Twenty-eight thousand Pounds was borrowed of the Treasurers of Weavers Hall; which Money was intended for the Use of the Navy; but hath been since paid to the Use of the Army, and is to be repaid out of the Arrears due by the City to the Army: It is Ordered, That some of the Committee of the Navy do repair to the General; and desire him to send to the City, that the said Money be forthwith collected, and paid over unto the Treasurers of Weavers Hall, for the present Use of the Navy.
Derby House Committee.
Ordered, That a Committee be nominated, to view the several Treasuries; and see how their Books stand; and what Monies stand charged thereupon; and what Arrears are due to them; and what Anticipations have been made; and Monies given out, and to whom; and give an Account thereof to this House.
Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Hum. Edwards, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Scott, Colonel Walton, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Dove, Mr. Clement, Mr. Oldesworth, Colonel Boswell, Colonel Venne, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Richard Oldesworth, Mr. Fr. Allen, Captain Skynner, Mr. Leman, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Cowley, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Boone, or any Three of them, are to meet this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And have further Power to send for Persons, Witnesses, Papers, Records: Colonel Walton and Mr. Scott are to take care of it.
Gentlemen, The House has read your Petition; which consists of three Points: Which sheweth your great Care of Justice, Safety, and Religion: Wherein you deserve extraordinary Thanks: And the House has commanded me to give you Thanks; and I do give you Thanks accordingly.
And the House has commanded me to tell you, That it is their Resolution, with all Speed, to take into their serious Consideration the Three Points of your Petition, consisting of Justice, Safety, and Religion.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Gentlemen of Hampshire, to examine and consider of the Matter of Fact: With Power to send for Persons and Witnesses: And they are to report the same to the House, on Saturday next.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to examine the State of the Business concerning Mr. Pecke, in obtaining the Order made in or about October last; and to report the same to the House: And the Execution of the said Order to be stayed in the mean time: With Power to the said Committee to send down Order for Stay to be made of Payment of the Money: The said Committee are to meet this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court.
Ordered, That the former Order touching the last Six Months Assessments for the Army, be renewed: And that the Committee of the Army do forthwith prepare and bring in an Ordinance, impowering them, and the Treasurers at Wars, for the speedy Bringing in and Issuing forth of the last Six Months Assessments for the Army, so as may be most for the Safety of the Kingdom, and further Satisfaction of the Army.
Sheriff of Rutland.
Sheriff of Surry.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That, instead of Mr. Bond, they have nominated Mr. Rawlinson to preach To-morrow, at Margaret's, Westminster: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. The Lords have returned Lieutenant Colonel Lilbourne's Ordinance, with some Addition: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Whereas Major Oliver Cromwell hath been long employed by the Parliament, both in Attendance on the Person of the King, and in several other Services to his great Charge and Expence; for which he hath not received, as yet, any thing: The Lords do therefore recommend the Consideration thereof to this House.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That, as to the Amendments in the Ordinance touching Lieutenant Colonel John Lilborne, and to the Conference on Saturday at Eleven a Clock, this House doth agree: To the rest of the Particulars of the Message, this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Major Cromwell, &c.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider of Major Oliver Cromwell, and the rest of the Gentlemen that are commanded to attend the King; and to take Order for their Satisfaction, according to the Establishment.