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, 16 Martii, 1648.
Ordered, That the said several Letters, and the Petition of the said Peter Thelwall, Agent for the Parliament in Flanders, be referred to the Council of State; to take the same into Consideration; and take care for the Settlement of the Agencies beyond the Seas, and for Payment of their Salaries.
Declaration of Parliament.
A Declaration for Satisfaction of the Kingdom, touching the late Proceedings of the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, re-committed to Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Challenor, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Martyn; or any Two of them; Who are forthwith to make Report thereof to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Keeble, one of the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, be desired to go down to perfect the Residue of the Circuit: And that . . be joined in Commission with Mr. Justice Phesant for that Purpose: And the said Lords Commissioners are to pass a Commission, under the Great Seal, accordingly.
Mr. Lisle reports Amendments to the Act for taking away . . . Kingly Office in the Nation: Which were twice read; and, with some Omissions and Amendments, were, upon the Question, assented unto: And the said Act, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Resolved, &c. That, after this House hath settled the Business touching the Navy, Monies, and Free Quarter; this House will take into Consideration the Matter touching the equal Distribution of the next Representatives.
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That there be Stay made of all such Seamen and Mariners as have been taken Prisoners for revolting from the Parliament, or otherwise, and of all other Prisoners, from being transported beyond Sea, without Leave of the House.
Printing King's Book.
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That no Master or Commander of any Ship shall be permitted to pass or transport any Seamen or Mariners, until he shall deliver, unto the Captain of the Fort of West Tilbury, a Note of their Names; and shall give Security, that they shall not act against the Parliament.
Ordered, That John Norbury Esquire shall go as a Judge the Circuit in Wales with Mr. Eltonhead: And that he hold the same, quamdiu se bene gesserit: And the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal are hereby authorized and required to pass a Commission, under the Great Seal, accordingly.