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 Veneris, 17 Novembris, 1648;
WHEREAS Mr. Faireclough was desired to preach at Margaret's, Westminster, the next Day of Publick Humiliation; and desires to be excused therein: It is now Ordered, That, Mr. Cockayne be desired to preach there, in Mr. Fairclothe's stead, the next Day of Publick Humiliation.
Isle of Jersey.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, of 11 Novembris 1648, giving an Account of their Proceedings since the last of the Eighth Instant, with the several Papers therein inclosed, were this Day read.
Fee Farm Rents.
Mr. Lilisbon Long reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for Discharge of the Arrears of Fee Farm Rents and other Rents due to the Crown or State, from Persons who have adhered to the Parliament, and have been plundered, or otherwise deprived of the Profits of their Lands: The which were read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, re-committed unto the same Committee, with the Addition of Mr. Pryn, Mr. Say, Mr. Bois, Mr. Recorder, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Pury, Sir Edward Parterich, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Stapilton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Foxwist, Mr. Gewen: And are to meet this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Pryn, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Long, or any one of them.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter, from the Committee of Estates of Scotland, from Edinburgh, of 7 Novembris 1648, signed, "In the Name, and by the Command, of the Committee of Estates of Scotland, your very loving Friends and Servants, Loudoun, Cancellarius," was this Day read.
Message to Lords.
He is further to put the Lords in mind of the Conference Yesterday; and to expedite their Answer to the Matters of that Conference, that the Matters relating thereunto may be speeded to the Isle of Wight.
1° & 2° vice lecta est Billa, An Act for justifying the Proceedings of the Parliament in the late War, and for declaring all Oaths, Declarations, Proclamations, and other Proceedings against it, to be void:- Committed unto Colonel Rigby, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Fienis, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Seldon, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Mr. * Corbett, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Prideaux, Colonel Bosevile, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Priestley, Colonel Copley, Mr. Lisle, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Darley, Sir James Harrington, and all the Lawyers of the House: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the new Committee Chamber: And the Care of this Business is more particulary referred to Mr. Pryn.
Answer from Lords.
Sir John Danvers brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Printing of the Letter from the Committee of Estates of Scotland: To the Order concerning Mr. Henry Peck, a Member of this House: And they will take the Business of the Conference Yesterday into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Letter: It was directed to the Committee of Derby House, and from thence reported to the Lords; and they have thought sit to communicate it to this House.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon Nathanael Duncan, the Messenger who brought the Letters giving an Account of the very seasonable and good News, of the Coming in and Reducing of divers of the revolted Ships: And that the Committee of the Navy do forthwith pay the said Sum of Fifty Pounds to the said Nathanael Duncombe, accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Derby House, to consider of, and, in such manner as they shall think sit, to take care for securing the revolted Ships, that they may not come forth; by the Stay of some of the Ships there, if they shall think sit; and by Calling of such others of the Fleet as may guard the Coasts, and secure Trade.
Thanks to the Ld. Admiral.
Mr. Swynfen reports a Letter, to be sent to the Lord Admiral, to return him the hearty Thanks of this House, for his happy and successful Service in this late Business, concerning the revolted Ships: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence; and to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.
Whereas the Sum of Five hundred Pounds per Annum was ordered to the Lord Viscount Valencia, and others, appointed, by both Houses, to go over into Ireland, as Privy Counsellors, with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Lord Lisle: It is Ordered, in like manner as formerly it was in the Behalf of Sir Wm. Parsons, Sir Adam Loftus, Sir John Temple, and Sir Robert Meredeth, That the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland do, out of such Monies as are, or shall be, in his Hands, pay unto the Lord Viscount Valencia so much Monies as may make up the said Lord Viscount Valencia the full Sum of Five hundred Pounds; accounting, towards the Making up of the said Sum of Five hundred Pounds, the Monies the Lord Valencia hath already received of the said Five hundred Pounds, assigned unto him by former Order, as aforesaid.
Lords desire a Conference.
The Lords desire a Conference by Committees of both Houses, To-morrow at Eleven of Clock, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, touching that Part of the Conference Yesterday, concerning the Two Persons to be excepted from Pardon.