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.
Ordered, That the Lords be acquainted herewith, That this House has resolved to adjourn till Monday next.
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.
A Letter from Colonel Ralph Ashton, from Appleby Castle, of 11 Octobris 1648, was this Day read; acquainting the House with the Success in taking the Castle of Appleby.
The Articles for the Surrender of the said Castle, and a List of the Officers surrendered at Appleby Castle, 9 Octobris 1648, were likewise read.
The Articles for the Surrender of Appleby Castlle, dated 7 Octobris 1648, at Wigton, were again this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, approved of by this House.
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.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
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.
Mr. Gurdon, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, and Mr. Ashurst, or any Two of them, are appointed to prepare this Letter.
Ordered, That this Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, the Papers inclosed, and Declaration, be forthwith printed and published.
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.
Sir Christopher Yelverton carried to the Lords the Ordinance for appointing Serjeant Cresheld one of the Justices of the Common Pleas.
Mr. Vassall carried to the Lords the Ordinance concerning the French Merchants.
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.
Ordered, That This-day-sevennight the House be called.
Justice of Com. Pleas.
Sir Christopher Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for making Serjeant Cresheld one of the Justices of the Common Pleas.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr. Hackwill.
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.
Resolved, &c. That, as to that Part of the Message touching Baron Atkins, and Serjeant Turner, the House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Vassall brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Great Seal of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That there be Commissioners nominated and appointed for the Great Seal of Ireland: And that Sir William Parsons be one of the Commissioners for the Great Seal of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Temple Knight, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, be one of the Commissioners of the 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.
An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for appointing and constituting Thomas Toll junior to be Comptroller of the Customs of Lynne Regis, was this Day read the First time.
And the Question being put, for the Committing of it;
It passed with the Affirmative: And
It is Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to examine and state the whole Matter of Fact in this Case.
Story's &c. Contract.
The Petition of Mr. James Story was read.
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.
And the Question being put for reading it the Second time;
It passed with the Negative:
And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, was rejected.
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and Dr. Heath;
The Lords desire a present Conference, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Message they received touching the Adjournment of this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to a present Conference, as is desired.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned to the First Message; That this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own, to all the Particulars of that Message.
Conference agreed to.
Answer returned to the Second Message; That this House doth agree to a Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Earle, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Swynfen, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ld. General's Letter.
The Question being put, That the Lord General's Letter be now read;
It passed with the Negative.
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.
Resolved, &c. That the House do sit To-morrow Morning, Eight of Clock; notwithstanding the former Vote made for adjourning the House till Monday Morning next.
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.