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 Sabbati, 28 Octobris, 1648.
ORDERED, That so soon as Major General Skippon shall come into the House, the House do take into Consideration the Condition of the Guards that attend the House.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the Ordinance be read, concerning the Sequestrations in the County of Essex.
Ordered, That an Instruction be prepared, and sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, to authorize them to present the Catechisms to his Majesty, for his Approbation.
Treaty with the King.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, Yesterday appointed to reduce the Propositions granted into Bills, be, and are hereby, required to meet this Afternoon, and to report on Wednesday Morning next, according to former Order: And it is further referred to this Committee, to consider what is further necessary to be presented to the King, for the Security of all such as have acted by Authority of Parliament; and a Bill for Settling of such Ministers as have been put into Benefices by Order and Authority of Parliament: and to provide for such Impropriations of Delinquents as have been brought in, and compounded for, by the Committee at Goldsmiths . . . ., for the better Maintenance of the Ministry: And they are to meet this Afternoon, and so de die in diem, in the Inner Committee Chamber: And the Committee of the Revenue at Haberdashers Hall, Goldsmiths Hall, plundered Ministers, of the Eastern and Western Associations, are added to this Committee: And all that will come are to have Voices: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Rigby and Sir Walter Erle.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do consider of, and prepare a Bill for their Indemnity, and the Indemnity of such as have acted under them, in the disposing of the Revenue.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Annesley reports a Letter to be sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, to acquaint them with the Proceedings of the Earl of Ormond in Ireland, with Power to them to communicate the same to the King, and to desire his Declaration against his Proceedings: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And was carried by Mr. Annesley: Who likewise carried the Letter and Information out of Ireland, touching the Earl of Ormond's Proceedings in Ireland.
Treaty with the King.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in the Votes and Resolutions passed concerning the King's last Answer to the Proposition concerning the Church, except that only touching the Covenant: And that they be desired they may be sent to the Commissioners this Afternoon.
Mr. Annesley carried them likewise to the Lords.
Mr. Annesley brings Answer, That, as to the Votes upon the King's Answer to the Proposition concerning the Church, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: To the Letter to be sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, concerning the Earl of Ormond's Proceedings in Ireland, they do agree.
Grant to Col. Jones.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Sir Theophilus Jones, who brought Letters and Intelligence of great Consequence from Colonel Jones, out of Ireland: And it is referred to the Committee at Derby House, for Irish Affairs, to take care, and give Order, That the said One hundred Pounds be paid unto the said Sir Theophilus Jones, or his Assignee, accordingly: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir Theophilus Jones, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee, and their Treasurers, for the Payment of the said One hundred Pounds, accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee appointed to consider of the Ordinance for Doctor Bastwicke, or any Five of them, shall have Power to meet and consider of the said Ordinance; and proceed therein.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords command us to let you know, That the Lords have agreed, That Seven Persons only shall be excepted in the First Exception in the Proposition concerning Delinquents; and have voted the Names of the said Seven Persons; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House:-Four Votes, concerning the King's Propositions: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered of their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Question was propounded, That there be an Addition of Names to the First Branch of the Proposition concerning Delinquents:
And the Question being put, Whether the Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
A Letter from Dedington in Oxfordsheire, dated the Twenty-third of October 1648, from Thomas Butler, with a Paper therein inclosed, was this Day read.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech, and Mr. Page;
Message from Lords.
The Lords command us to return unto you these Votes, upon the King's Answer: Which moved from this House; and the Lords have agreed unto them, with these Alterations; only they have suspended that concerning the Sale of Bishops Lands; and desire a Conference upon it, in the Painted Chamber, on Monday Morning at Eleven of the Clock, by Committees of both Houses, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, They desire this Letter may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses, and sent away presently with these Instructions to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight.
The Alterations, sent from the Lords, to the Votes, and Instruction, passed upon the King's last Answer to the Proposition concerning the Church, were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and were as followeth; viz.
In the First Vote, 1 Page, and Seventeenth Line, after the Word "Bishops," put out these Words, "as they were formerly in Use."
23 Line, in the same Vote and Page, after the Word "Things," and before the Word "until," add these Words, "for the said Term of Three Years, and."
In the Fourth Page, the last Vote, concerning "Mass," after the Word "abominable," put out the Word "Idol;" and, instead thereof, use these Words, "Idolatry used in."
The Letter sent from the Lords, to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses, and sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree to a Conference, as is desired.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered of their Lordships Message; and, as to the Conference, they do agree; and, to the Amendments, they do agree: As to the Letter, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.