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.
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.
Fee Farm Rents.
Treaty with the King.
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 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
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.
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.
Siege of Pontefract, &c.
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.
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.
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.
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.