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 Mercurii, 15 Novembris, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Business concerning the Army be taken into Consideration, immediately after the Business of the Treaty.
Thanks to Col. Rosseter.
Resolved, &c. That the hearty Thanks of this House be returned to Colonel Edward Rosseter, in Testimony of the House's Acceptance of his very faithful Services, performed with much Courage to the Parliament and Kingdom, to the great Hazard of his Life, and effusion of much of his Blood.
Mr. Speaker did accordingly give him the very hearty Thanks of the House.
Fee Farm Rents.
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the first Business, Mr. Lillibon Long do report the Ordinance concerning Fee Farm Rents.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the first Business, the Ordinance for spreading the Gospel, Encouragement and Advancement of Piety and Learning, in New England, be read.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Reynolds, reports the Answers framed by the Committee to Three of the King's Propositions referred to the said Committee: The which Answers were all read the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That, from and immediately after the King shall have consented unto the Desires of the Two Houses, upon the Treaty, and ratified the same by Act or Acts of Parliament, all his Houses, Honours, Manors and Lands, with the growing Rents and Profits thereof, and all other legal Revenues of the Crown, shall be restored unto him, liable to the Maintenance of ancient Forts, and all publick and other legal Charges which they were formerly charged withal, or liable unto; with an Exception of such Castles and Forts as are now garisoned, and of such Places for publick Magazines and Stores, as are now made use of, for so long time as both Houses shall think sit to make use of them, for the necessary Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That the King shall have Compensation for those legal growing Revenues, and Profits of the Crown, which he hath or shall consent to part withal, for the Satisfaction of both Houses, in this Treaty, in such Manner and Proportion as by the King and both Houses, shall be agreed upon.
Resolved, &c. That the King shall be settled in a Condition of Honour, Freedom, and Safety, agreeable to the Laws of the Land.
Resolved, &c. That an Act of Oblivion and Indemnity may be passed, to extend to all Persons, for all Matters; with such Limitations and Provisions as shall be agreed between his Majesty, and his Two Houses of Parliament.
Provided that it be declared, by Act of Parliament, That nothing in these Four Propositions, or any of them, thus consented unto, is intended, or shall be made use of, to abrogate, weaken, or any ways impair, any Agreement in this Treaty, or any Law, Grant, or Concession, agreed upon by the King, and the Two Houses of Parliament, in pursuance thereof-Agreed unto: And
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Mr. Reynolds is appointed to carry them to the Lords.
He likewise carried the Votes, passed on Saturday last, upon the King's last Answer touching the Church: And is to desire, That they may be all speedily sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to which the King's Propositions were referred, to consider of the Acts of Purveyance; and present their Opinions to the House, What is sit to be done therein, for the Benefit and Ease of the Kingdom: And are to sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock: And Mr. Lane, Mr. Maynard, and Mr. Say, are added to that Committee.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Conference Yesterday desired by the Lords, That they could not but be very tender of their Privileges: That Three of those Persons voted to be banished, were Members of their House; and the Censure of them began in this House: They did therefore deliver, at this present Conference, an Ordinance for Banishing of those Three Lords, the Earl of Holland, the Lord Goring, and the Lord Capell, which began first in their House; and did agree to the Votes for the Banishment of Sir Henry Lingen Knight, Henry Hastings Esquire, Major General Langherne, and Sir John Owen.
The Ordinance was read the First time; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Pryn, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Lane, and Mr. Selden, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance for Banishing of the Lords and Commoners that are voted by this House to be banished.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the former Vote, for the Earl of Newcastle to be excepted from Pardon.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the former Vote, for Sir John Wintour to be excepted from Pardon.
Siege of Pontefract, &c.
Ordered, That the Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, of 5 Novembris 1648, be referred to the Committee of the Army; to make Provision of the Particulars therein desired and mentioned.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Ordnance be required to make Provision of, and issue out of the publick Stores; Two hundred and Fifty Barrels of Powder, for the Service of the Siege against Pontefract and Scarborough Castle: And that he be likewise required to provide and issue such Cannon Bullets and Ball, as the Committee of the Army shall give Order for.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Votes carried by him.
The King's Parole.
A Letter from Carisbrooke, of 7 Novembris 1648, from Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, directed to the Committee at Derby House, was this Day read, touching the King's Parole.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the King's Parole, given to the Governor of the Isle of Wight, doth bind him to a Residence in the Isle of Wight, for Twenty Days after the Treaty shall be ended; notwithstanding any Addition that hath been, or shall be, made by both Houses, for continuing the Treaty any longer that the Forty Days first appointed.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Lisle do prepare a Letter, and bring it in, To-morrow Morning, to convey this Vote to the Governor of the Isle of Wight; with Power unto him to propose it unto the King, to declare the like: And that he do return the King's positive Answer herein to the Houses, by Monday next, at furthest.
He is further, in this Letter, to take notice of the Governor's faithful Service, and his prudent Management and Carriage of these Matters; and to return him the hearty Thanks of the House for the same.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Letter, to be sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight; which they desire may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses; and sent presently away, if you think sit to agree unto it.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House doth agree to this Letter, to be signed by both Speakers, and forthwith sent to the Commissioners of the Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That the Business for Nomination of Sheriffs be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Treaty with the King.
Ordered, That Mr. Pryn do report the Bills drawn upon the King's Concessions, on Friday Morning next.