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 Jovis, 2 Novembris, 1648.
ORDERED, That Mr. Faireclough be desired to preach the next Day of Publick Humiliation, in the stead of Mr. Gurnall.
Solemnizing 5th Nov.
Ordered, That the next Lord's Day, being the Fifth of November, a Commemoration be solemnized, of the great Blessing of God, in the Deliverance of this Kingdom from the hellish Gunpowder Treason: And that notice be given to the Ministers of the several Parishes within the Cities of London and Westminster, and within the Lines of Communication, to exhort the People to a thankful Acknowledgment of this Blessing.
Alderman Atkins is desired to take care hereof.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of Clock, the Business concerning the Guards be taken into Consideration: And that Major General Skyppon be desired to be here.
Treaty with the King.
Resolved, &c. That the King's Answer to the Proposition concerning the Nomination of Officers, is not satisfactory.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth consent to the King's Answer, as to the Taking away of Wards and Liveries; and, in lieu thereof, doth agree, That an Hundred thousand Pounds per Annum be settled on the King, his Heirs and Successors, according to the Answer by the King to this Proposition; the same to be settled by Act of Parliament, to be raised in such manner as shall be thought fit by both Houses of Parliament; and Provision therein made, that the same, nor any Part thereof, be aliened from the Crown.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired in these Votes.
Sir John Maynard carried these, and those passed Yesterday, concerning publick Debts, and concerning Ireland.
Sir John Maynard brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Votes upon the Propositions carried by him.
Scotch Affairs, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Massam do, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, make Report from the Committee at Derby House, of what Sir John Cheislie has communicated from the Committee of the Estates of Scottland: And that then the Debate of the Report, now made by Mr. Swynfen, upon the Proposition touching the Treaties, be resumed.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, the Report touching the Soldiers be made.
Treaty with the King.
Resolved, &c. That all the Votes, agreed on by both Houses, upon the Propositions touching the Treaty, be forthwith sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr. Hackwell;
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That they do concur in the Votes touching Delinquents: And to put you in mind of the Seven Delinquents, sent down; and to desire your Concurrence; and to put you in mind of the King's Propositions; and desire your Concurrence.
The Lords have returned the Order touching the Catechism, with Alterations; whereto they desire your Concurrence.
The Lords desire your Concurrence to Three Votes which they have made, touching the Continuing of the Treaty for Fourteen Days longer.
Lords desire a Conference.
The Lords desire a present Concurrence in the Painted Chamber, touching some Particulars they have received out of the County of Northumberland, and other Counties.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to give a present Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Annesley, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Henry Vane senior, are appointed to manage the Conference.
Ordered, That the rest of the Message from the Lords be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has agreed to a present Conference, as is desired: To the rest of the Message, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Petition from Wiltess.
The House being informed, that divers Inhabitants of the County of Wiltess were at the Door;
They were called in; and then presented their Petition to the House.
Which was this Day read; and was intituled, The humble Petition of the well-affected Inhabitants of the County of Wiltess.
The Petitioners being again called in: Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House has read your Petition; and have commanded me to give you this Answer; That they are now upon a Treaty; and therein they will take a special Care for Preserving and Settling of Religion, Law, and Liberties.