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, 13 Decembris, 1648.
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Whereas, the Seventeenth of August 1648, this House did concur with the Lords, That, for opening a Way towards a Treaty with his Majesty, for a safe and wellgrounded Peace, these Votes following should be, and were, revoked and taken off; viz.
4. "Resolved, That the Lords and Commons do declare, That they will receive no more any Message from the King; and do injoin, that no Person whatsoever do presume to receive or bring any Message from the King, to both or either of the Houses of Parliament, or to any other Person."
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacres, Mr. Miles Corbett, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Challener, Mr. Love, Mr. Garland, or any Two of them, do see the Orders made by this House duly entered in the Book: And Mr. Garland and Mr. Whittacres are to take care hereof.
Resolved, &c. That the Vote of 28 Julii 1648, "That a Treaty be had in the Isle of Wight with the King in Person, by a Committee appointed by both Houses, upon the Propositions presented to him at Hampton Court," was highly dishonourable to the Proceedings of Parliament, and apparently destructive to the Good of the Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That the several Votes of 10 Novembris 1648, concerning the Banishment of George Lord Goring, the Earl of Holland, the Lord Capell, Sir Henry Lingen, Henry Hastings Esquire, now called the Lord Loughborough, Major General Rowland Lawherne, and Sir John Owen, are destructive to the Peace and Quiet of the Kingdom, and derogatory to the Justice of the Kingdom; and are hereby revoked and made Null.
Resolved, &c. That the Vote of 10 Novembris 1648, "That James Earl of Cambridge be fined the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds; and that he be kept close Prisoner; until he make Payment of the said Fine;" be, and is hereby, revoked: And he left to Justice.
This Committee, or any two of them, are to collect the Votes and Orders concerning Elections in Cities and Boroughs; and present them to the House To-morrow Morning: And are then to present to the House, How to avoid the Elections of Malignants, and such as brought in the Scotts, or had any Hand in the last War.
Vote against treating with the King.
Resolved, &c. That the Vote of 2 Augusti 1648, "That the Commissioners intended to be sent unto his Majesty, to treat with him, shall have Power to treat with his Majesty in the Isle of Wight, upon such Propositions as shall be offered by him," was destructive to the Peace of the Kingdom; and is hereby repealed, and made null and void.
Vote against King's Answer.
Resolved, &c. That the Vote of 5 Decembris 1648, "That the Answers of the King to the Propositions of both Houses, are a Ground for the House to proceed upon for the Settlement of the Peace of the Kingdom," is highly dishonourable to the Parliament, and destructive to the Peace of the Kingdom; and tending to the Breach of the Publick Faith of the Kingdom.
King to be in safe Custody.
Message from Lords.
The Lords taking notice, That the Time given for the Earl of Cleveland's going abroad, upon Bail, is almost out: And he desires, that his going abroad may be continued for three Months longer, upon the same Bail: To which the Lords do agree; and desire your Concurrence:-Order for Thomas Combe Esquire, to be Sheriff of Warwickshire: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Earl of Cleveland.
Sheriff of Warwick.
The Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, do nominate and appoint Thomas Combe Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Warwick: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.
Answer to Lords.
Committee to bring in Business.
Mr. Lisle, Lord Gray, Mr. Sallwey, Mr. Marten, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Challener, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Holland, Colonel Walton, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Allen, Colonel Ven, Mr. Leman, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Gregory Norton.
This Committee is to prepare and bring in something, upon the Debate now had in the House; and to present it to the House To-morrow Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Lisle and Mr. Holland.