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 Sabbati, 16 Decembris, 1648.
Sir J. Cheymish.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Samuel Davers, High Sheriff of the County of *, have Leave, upon his Occasions, to come out of his County; provided he take care that his Office be carefully discharged in his Absence.
They were called in: And then they presented a Petition, which was intituled, The humble Petition of the well-affected Inhabitants of the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, with the Parts adjacent, on the Behalf of themselves, and divers others, who have acted for the publick Interest, in Times of greatest Dangers.
Gentlemen, The House has read your Petition; and find your good Affections and Care therein: And have commanded me to give you Thanks: And I do give you Thanks accordingly: And, for the Petition, they intend to take it presently into Consideration.
An Ordinance for repealing the late Ordinance of the Second of December instant, intituled, An Ordinance for the Settling of the Militia in the several Counties, Cities, and Places, within the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweede, was this Day read the First, Second, and Third time; and upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Information against Darnall.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, or any Three of them, to examine the Information given in against Mr. Darnall: And that Mr. Cawley be added to that Committee: And is appointed to take care of it.
An Ordinance for Repealing of the Ordinance of the Day of, for settling the Militia in the County of Lancaster, was read the * * * times; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords.
Election of Lord Mayor.
King's Expences, &c.
"Upon Consideration had of the Order of the Commons House of the Fifteenth current, referring unto the Committee of the Revenue, and other Members of the Commons House, joined, the Charge and Servants to attend the King, &c.
Ordered, and we are of Opinion, That Ten Pounds per diem be allowed for the King's Expences, and those that attend him; and likewise that the Number of Servants, in the List annexed, are necessary to attend the King. And we desire Sir Henry Mildmay to report the same to the Commons House accordingly.
Ordered, That the Order of 9 Novembris 1648, that the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall shall have Liberty to grant Passes to such as they shall think fit, to come over to compound, that are not of the Seven that are excepted from Pardon, be, and is hereby, revoked and repealed. And
It . . further Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do make Stay of any further Proceedings with such Delinquents, until further Consideration be had, both of the Persons and Rates: And that, if they have, by their Warrants, sent for any Delinquents out of Prison, in order to Composition, that they forthwith remand them to their Imprisonment: And that Mr. Rushworth have notice of this Order.
Ordered, That Mr. Humphry Edwards, Mr. Dove, Mr. Love, Mr. Leman, Mr. Scott, Colonel Jones, Colonel Boswell, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Smyth, and Sir Gregory Norton, be added to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
Whereas Benjamin Phineeis, Collector of the Four Months Assessment in Candlewicke Ward in London, for not having collected the same, was, by Order of this House, committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms that attends this House: And whereas he hath since perfected his Account, and satisfied what is due; and, having received Discharge for the same, under the Receiver's Hand: It is now Ordered, That the said Benjamin Phineeis be, and is hereby, freed and discharged of and from his Restraint: And that such other Persons who were committed for the said Offence, and have perfected their Collections and Accompt, and paid in what is due, be also discharged of their Restraint.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Baron be desired to deliver over such Reports as he hath in his Hands, from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, unto Mr. Richard Sallway: Who is to report them to the House.
Hicks', &c. Sequestration.
Colonel Purefoy carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the several Ordinances for repealing the Ordinances for Settling of the Militia of the whole Kingdom, and of the Militia for the County of Lancaster: And