Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 25th of August, 1651.
A LETTER from Gloucester of the Twenty-third of August 1651, from the Mayor and others of the said Town, was this Day read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State to take such Order for the bringing of the Corps of Admiral Popham from Dover to London, and for his honourable Interment, as they shall think fit.
A Letter from Gloucester of the Twenty-third of August 1651, from Colonel Jervase Buck, Thomas Milward, and others, was this Day read.
The House being informed, that Captain Phillips was at the Door, he was called in; and gave an Account to the House touching the Passages between our Forces and the Scotts Army at Worcester.
Ordered, That Twenty Pounds be bestowed as a Gratuity on Captain Phillips, to buy him a Horse: and that the Council of State do take care for the speedy Payment thereof to him or his Assigns, accordingly.
A Letter from York of the Twenty-second of August 1651, from Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Richard Darley, Justice Thorpe, and others, was this Day read.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State a Letter from Sir Arthur Hesilrig from Newcastle, of the Twenty-second of August 1651: Which was this Day read.
Letter to Gloucester.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be written to the Mayor and Town of Gloucester, for their Fidelity and good Affections to the Parliament; and that Mr. Oldsworth do prepare the said Letter; and that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.
Charles R. to City of London.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock also reports a Letter, superscribed, To our Trusty and Well-beloved the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs of our City of London, and signed Charles R. of the 16th Day of August 1651: Which was this Day read.
Proclamation against him.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock also reports from the Council of State, a Proclamation, declaring Charles Stewart, and his Abbettors, Agents, and Complices, to be Rebels and Traitors to the Commonwealth of England: Which was this Day read the first Time at large, and was after read by Parts; and, after some Amendments and Omissions, was assented unto, and ordered to be forthwith printed and published; and that the same be published To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock, with Drum and Trumpet, at the Old Exchange, London; and in Westminster, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That Mr. James Ashe be forthwith sent for into the House.
Ordered, That this Letter be burnt To-morrow at Twelve of the Clock at the Old Exchange, London, by the Hand of the common Hangman; and that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex be required to see the same done accordingly.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State to take care this Proclamation be forthwith sent into all the Counties, and published in all Cities, Boroughs, Towns, and publick Places within the said Counties, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Petition of Isabell Hotham, Relict of John Hotham, Esq; and of Henry Hotham, an Infant, her Son, be referred to the Council of State, to take such Order therein as they shall think fit.