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, 1 Februarii, 1648.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Indemnity; to examine the Business, and make Report thereof to the House: And that the Sum of Three hundred Forty-five Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence, for which Thomas Syms, in the Petition named, hath obtained a Judgment at Law against John Gregory, Jacob Bonamy, George Griffith, and George Stanley, which Money is now in the Sheriff of London's Hands, be stayed in the said Sheriff's Hands, until further Order.
An Act for the Election of the Bailiffs, Wardens, Assistants, and other Officers of the Company of Weavers, was this Day read the Second time: and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Anlaby, Lord Grey, Mr. Martyn, Alderman Penington, Mr. Robinson, Lord Mounson, Mr. Garland, Mr. Pury, Colonel Jones, Serjeant Thorpe, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Gregory Norton, Sir Michael Livesey, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Blagrave, Colonel Ludlow, Colonel Wayte, Colonel Lassels, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Pelham, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Say, or any Eight of them: And all that come to have Voices: And are to meet at Two of the Clock this Day in the Afternoon, at the Queen's Court.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to revise the Act, intituled, An Act of the Commons, assembled in Parliament, touching the Regulating of the Officers of the Navy and Customs; and to make Report to the House: Viz. unto Mr. Martyn, Alderman Penington, Mr. Say, Colonel Jones, Mr. Garland, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Dixwell, Sir John Danvers, Sir Michael Livesey, Mr. Love, Mr. Clement, Mr. Humphry Edwards, Lord Munson, Sir John Burchier, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Pelham, Lord Grey; or any Three of them: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Queen's Court.
London Common Council.
Mr. Scott, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Robinson, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Serjeant Thorpe, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Henry Vane junior, Lord Mounson, Lord Grey, Colonel Moore, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Pury, Colonel Bosvile, Mr. Lister, Mr. Say, Mr. Garland, Sir John Bourchier, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Venn, Alderman Penington, Mr. Love, Mr. Martyn, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Wylde, Colonel Stapeley:
Colonel Bosvile reports from the Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents, That many Gentlemen of the Northern Counties do attend about the Town, to make their Compositions; and that Committee desire to know the Pleasure of this House, Whether that Committee shall proceed with any of the Four Northern Counties, for their new Delinquents; and to set Rules (the Committees in the said Counties having no Power to proceed, nor Rule to proceed by, whereby the said Gentlemen are very much endamaged); and how such Compositions as shall be made here, if any such shall be allowed to be made, shall be disposed of, whether to be returned into the respective Counties, or continued in that Treasury:
Ordered, That this be referred to the Committee to which the Act touching Delinquents is committed; to take the same into Consideration. And the Committee are to peruse the former Ordinances, whereby the Delinquents Estates in the North were given to the Northern Counties: And the same Committee are likewise to consider of the Obstructions that hinder the Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall; and the Proceedings upon those Compositions.
Settling the Government.
Sheriff of Norfolk.
Ordered, That Gregory Gawsell Esquire is nominated and approved of to be High Sheriff of the County of Norfolk: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Martyn and Colonel Wawton, to consider of a Way, How the Prisoners taken at Willoughby, and now in the Custody of Colonel Wawton, may be disposed of: And that they be disposed of as they shall think fit.
Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, of 6 Octobris last, the monthly Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, on the several Counties in this Kingdom, and Dominion of Wales, is to be continued for Six Months longer, from 29 Septembris last; and the several Persons named in an Ordinance of 23 Junii 1647, and another Ordinance of 16 Februarii 1647, are appointed Commissioners for Levying and Getting in of the said Assessments in the respective Counties, Cities, and Places of the Kingdom: And whereas several Persons nominated in the said several Ordinances to be Commissioners for the Service aforesaid, in the County of Kent, City and County of Canterbury, were in the late Insurrection in the County of Kent, or Aiders or Abettors thereof; and, by Order of Parliament of 2Augusti last, several Persons therein mentioned are authorized to act in the said County of Kent, upon the Ordinances for Levying of Monies in the said County, and other Ordinances therein named: It is now Ordered, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Persons nominated in the said Order of 2 Augusti last, and every of them, be and are hereby authorized to put in Execution the said Ordinance of the Sixth of October last, in the County of Kent, and City and County of Canterbury, according to the several Powers and Authorities, in any the Ordinances above mentioned, given and appointed: And that all Persons nominated in any the said Ordinances, who were in the last Insurrection, or Abettors thereof, be and are hereby disabled to act upon any the said Ordinances; any Order or Ordinances of Parliament to the contrary notwithstanding.
Tryal of Delinquents.
|Mr. Martyn,||Tellers for the Noes:||10.|
|Colonel Hutchinson,||With the Noes,|
|Comm. Gen. Ireton,||Tellers for the Yeas:||36.|
|Lord Grey,||With the Yeas,|
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, To-morrow Morning, with such a Clause, that all the Judges of the Bench, and Barons of the Exchequer, be required to be present in the several and respective Courts, at the Adjournment: And that Mr. Love do bring in an Act accordingly.
Duke of Gloucester.
Mr. Speaker, I am desired by divers, in the Name of themselves and other, in the County of Surrey, to present this Petition to this most honourable House: And we are exceedingly encouraged thereto, having considered the late and just Care of this honourable House for the Relief of Petitioners.
Gentlemen, The House hath read your Petition; and referred it to be taken into Consideration: They have commanded me to take Notice of the Time when this Petition was delivered, being this Day: And they have taken Notice of your good Affections therein expressed: And have commanded me to give you hearty Thanks.
Crown, Sceptre, &c.
The Lord Grey reports, That the Committee appointed for securing the Crown, Sceptre, and Jewels, and other Things, late the King's, have disposed of them in a Room, under several Doors, now locked up.