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, 13 Octobris, 1648.
Leave of Absence.
An Ordinance, by way of Declaration, declaring the Care the Parliament has under Consideration for giving the Officers reduced, that have faithfully served the Parliament, Satisfaction in point of their Arrears, and prohibiting them to repair to this Town, to the Disturbance of the Proceedings of Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Treaty with the King.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to take care of providing the Monies for the Treaty be revived; and take effectual Care, that the Remainder of the Ten thousand Pounds may be forthwith paid in according to the Subscriptions; and that what Monies are already in Cash may be speedily paid over to Mr. Falconberg, and by him paid to Mr. Cressett: That the Committee do consider of other Ways (if Occasion shall be) to prevent that Monies may not be wanting upon this great Occasion: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Colonel Copley, Mr. Bois, Mr. Drake, Mr. Grove, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Thomas Soame, and Mr. Vassall: And they are to apply themselves to this Service this Afternoon.
A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, from Newport, of 11 Octobris 1648, with Three Papers inclosed, giving an Account of their Proceeding in the Treaty upon the Proposition presented to the King concerning Ireland, the King's final Answer thereunto, and their Reply: The which were all read.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Message to Lords.
Sir John Danvers carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Votes concerning the Call of the Serjeants, and for filling the Benches with Judges: The Votes for making Mr. Whitelock Attorney of the Duchy, and Mr. Prideaux the King's Solicitor: The Order for continuing the present Mayor of Berwick in his Mayoralty: The Order prohibiting the Repair of the Reformado Officers to the Town: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Votes and Letter, Yesterday sent them upon the King's Answer to the Proposition concerning the Church, and of the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the Kingdom.
Sir John Danvers brings Answer, That to the Vote for continuing the present Mayor of Barwick in his Mayoralty, and to the Declaration touching the reduced Officers and Soldiers, and to the Vote and Letter upon the King's Answer, the Lords do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
|Sir Walter Earle,||Tellers for the Yeas:||48.|
|Mr. Bois,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Annesley,||Tellers for the Noe:||27.|
|Mr. Pelham,||With the Noe,|
Message from Lords.
The Lords command us to bring unto you a Letter from the Lord Admiral, and some other Letters from the Committee at Derby House: An Ordinance to make Colonel Sidney Lieutenant of Dover Castle; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Sir Henry Frederick Thynne his Petition: With their Lordships Vote; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Two Petitions of Abraham Doweett and Captain Devereux; which their Lordships specially recommend to this House.
The Lords command us to put you in mind of a Message, formerly sent from their Lordships, concerning the Right honourable the Earl of Nottingham; and of an Ordinance for Baron Atkins to be removed into the Common Pleas; and of an Ordinance to make Mr. Sewell Customer of Carlisle.
Letters from Ld. Admiral, &c.
Ordered, That this House doth proceed with the Letters from the Lord Admiral, and the other Letters from Derby House, the first Business To-morrow Morning; nothing to intervene; any former Order notwithstanding: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.