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 Martis, 17 Octobris, 1648.
RESOLVED, &c. That the House, at the Rising, do adjourn itself till Monday Morning next, at Eight of Clock: And that the Grand Committee, and all other Standing Committees, do, notwithstanding this Adjournment, meet in the mean time.
Sir J. Danvers.
Ordered, That Sir John Danvers his Business be resumed into Consideration on Monday Morning next, peremptorily, the first Business: And that, next after that Business, the Reports concerning Alderman Chambers, Alderman Fowke, &c. the Report concerning Mr. Gold, the Report concerning Mr. Wall, be made, and considered of.
Surrender of Appleby Castle.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Northern association, to consider, what is fit to be done with Appleby Castle; whether to be demolished, or no: And that the Ordnance, Arms, and Ammunition, may be removed, to be secured in Lancasheire Castle: And that it be referred to Colonel Ralph Ashton, in whose Possession they now are, to take care herein.
Reward to Messenger.
Ordered, That Richard King, the Messenger that brought the News of this good Success, have the Sum of Thirty Pounds bestowed upon him, and paid unto him by the Committee for Advance of Monies usually sitting at Haberdashers Hall: And it is more particularly referred to Colonel John Moore, and Colonel Rigby, to take care of this Business, That this Thirty Pounds may be speedily paid unto him accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business of providing Monies for the Lancasheire Forces is referred, do meet, notwithstanding the Adjournment of the House; and that they do report on Tuesday Morning next.
A Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, from Dalhoussee, of 9 Octobris 1648; with a Paper inclosed, delivered by Lieutenant General Cromwell to the Committee of Estates in Scotland, of 5 Octobris 1648; and likewise the Answer of the Committee of Estates, of 6 Octobris 1648, to the said Paper; and a Declaration of the Committee of Estates of Scotland, concerning their Proceedings, in Opposition to the late unlawful Engagement against England, printed at Edinburgh; were all read.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth approve of what Lieutenant General Cromwell hath done and transacted in his late Proceedings in Scotland: And that the Thanks of this House be returned to him, in Testimony of his good Service: And that a Letter to that Purpose be prepared and Signed by Mr. Speaker.
Grant to the Lord General.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, the first Business, the Committee of the Army do report the Ordinance for settling Lands, to the Value of Four thousand Pounds per Annum, upon the Lord General and his Heirs, for ever.
Justice of Com. Pleas.
An Ordinance for constituting and appointing Serjeant Cresheld one of the Justices of the Common Pleas was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight from Newport, of 14 Octobris 1648, was this Day read; and divers Papers inclosed, touching their Proceedings in the Treaty upon the Propositions touching Peers, &c. made since Edward Lord Littleton surreptitiously conveyed away the Seal; and upon the Proposition for Payment of Publick Debts; and the King's Answer thereunto; and likewise the Copy of a Proposition presented to the King touching Delinquents: The which were all read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs, at Derby House, to consider, What is fitting to be offered more to the King, upon the Propositions for Ireland, in relation to the Disposal that has been made of Houses in Cities, Towns, and Boroughs, and otherwise.
Justice of Com. Pleas.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to put this House in mind of a Message formerly sent to this House, for removing Baron Atkins from being one of the Barons of the Exchequer, to be one of the Justices of the CommonPleas: Likewise to make Serjeant Turner Baron of the Exchequer. They have commanded us to bring unto you a Report from Derby House, concerning a Chancellor for Ireland: An Ordinance, with the Petition of James Story; to which the Lords desire Concurrence: An Ordinance for Thomas Toll junior to be Comptroller of the Customs of Lynne; to which they desire Concurrence.
Answer from Lords.
Great Seal of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be prepared and brought in, according to these Votes, for constituting and appointing Sir Wm. Parsons, and Sir John Temple, Commissioners of the Great Seal of Ireland; and for passing the same under the Great Seal of England, and of Ireland: And Mr. Annesley is appointed to prepare and bring in this Ordnance.
Story's &c. Contract.
An Ordinance for discharging James Story, and Edward Chard, Citizens, of a Contract which they had made of the Manor House of Ford, and Park, and of all Penalties thereupon, was this Day read the First time.
Lords desire a Conference.
Answer to Lords.
Conference agreed to.
Ld. General's Letter.
Mr. Swynfen reports the Conference from the Lords, That the Lords do think the Treaty with the King to be a Matter of so great Concernment, to the Adjournment of the House till Monday may obstruct the Kingdom, and that Treaty; and therefore the Lords desired, that the House would forbear to adjourn.
Justice of Common Pleas.
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Richard Cresheld Serjeant at Law be one of the Justices of the Common Pleas: And that the Clerk of the Crown in the Chancery do prepare a Commission for the constituting and appointing the said Richard Cresheld to be one of the Justices of the Common Pleas, quam diu se bene gesserit: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby authorized and required to pass the same, under the Great Seal of England; and to give him the Oath of a Judge accordingly.