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, 9 Februarii, 1648.
Records of King's Tryal.
King's Trial not to be published.
An Act for restraining and preventing the Printing and Publishing of the Passages and Proceedings of the High Court of Justice, was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Garland, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Love, Mr. Frye, Colonel Jones.
Resolved, &c. That Alderman Edmonds, Mr. Maurice Gethin, Colonel Robert Manwaring, Colonel Wetham, Captain Lacy, Captain Waring, Colonel Geo. Laugham, Mr. John Langley, Colonel John Owen, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doyley, be added to the Committee of the Militia for the City of London.
Ordered, That the Naming of John Ingle to be Commander of the Warwick be respited for the present: And that it be referred back to the Committee of the Navy, to take further Consideration thereof; and report it to the House.
An Act for repealing several Clauses and Branches in the Acts of the First Year of Queen Elizabeth, and in the Third Year of King James, touching the Oaths of Allegiance, Obedience, and Supremacy, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed.
The Form of an Oath to be taken by the Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and by the rest of the Judges and Barons of the Exchequer, mutatis mutandis, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto, in hæc verba, viz.
Declaration for Maintaining Laws.
Dissents to Vote of 5 Dec.
* * * * (fn. 1).
Members may be examined.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett and Mr. Love do bring in an Act To-morrow, to authorize the Sealing of the Writs taken out the last Term: And that the Great Seal of England, be made use of for the Sealing of those Writs; as also for the Writs of the other Courts: And to send for Parties; and confer with them thereupon, to see how the same may best be done.
Trying Earl Cambridge, &c.
Proceedings not to be published.
An Act to prevent the Printing of any the Proceedings of the High Court of Justice, erected for Trying of James Earl of Cambridge, and others, without Leave of the House of Commons, or the said Court, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Expences of High Court of Justice.
Whereas Captain John Blackwell is appointed to receive, and issue forth, One thousand Pounds for the Service of the present High Court of Justice: It is Ordered, by the Commons of England, assembled in Parliament, That a Warrant, under the Hands of any Five of the said Court, with the Receipts of the Parties to whom the said Money, or any Part thereof, shall be assigned, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge of the said Captain Blackwell, for any Sum or Sums of Money which he shall issue forth thereupon, for the Use abovesaid.