Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 13 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Clayton.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
E. and Count. of Mulgrave; and Sir P. Pindar.
The Petition of the Countess Dowager of Mulgrave.
The Petition also of Sir Paul Pinder was read, concerning the Allum Mines in Mulgrave; complaining, "That they are put out of their Possessions, contrary to the Order of this House."
It is Ordered, That the Earl of Mulgrave shall have a Copy of these Petitions and Affidavits, and put in his Answer to the same this Day Sevennight.
Message from the H. C. with Votes.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, &c.; who brought up these Particulars:
1. A Vote for approving of the Actions of the General, in reducing Kent, and confirming the Articles of Canterbury.
The Articles read, and approved of. (Here enter them.)
2. A Vote concerning Discovery of such Persons as have not compounded at Gouldsmithes Hall, &c. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House approves (fn. 1)
L. Fairfax's reducing Kent, and Canterbury Articles approved of.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
"That the Houses do approve of the Actions of the General, in the reducing of the County of Kent, and quieting the Distempers there; and of the Articles made upon the Surrender of Canterbury."
Vote concerning the Discovery of Persons who have not compounded.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
"That upon all Discoveries that shall be made, by other than the Compounder or his Agents, of Delinquents that compounded at Under-values, delivering in Particulars of Under-rates, or omitting any Particulars of their Estates, That the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall shall compound for such under-valued Estates, so discovered, at a full Moiety: It is further Ordered, That Twelve Pence in the Pound, of so much as comes to the State by such Discovery, be allowed to all such Persons as shall make such Discoveries."
"Articles agreed upon, by and betwixt the Commissioners whose Names are hereunder written, intrusted by Commissary General Ireton, in Behalf of his Excellency the Lord General Fairefax, on the one Part, and the Commissioners whose Names are under written, intrusted in the Behalf of the Gentlemen and others now in Arms in the City and Suburbs of Canterbury.
Articles for Surrender of Canterbury to Com. General Ireton.
"1. That the Forces now under the Command of Commissary General Ireton, or such of them as he shall appoint, shall have peaceable Entrance into the City and County of Canterbury by Eleven a Clock To-morrow Morning.
"2. That all Arms, Ammunition, and Ordnance, within the said City, County, and Suburbs, shall be, without Embezzlement, brought in by the said Hour into the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, and there laid up, and delivered to the Custody of such Persons as the Commissary General shall appoint, for the Use of the Parliament; and all Horses, Saddles, and Furniture, employed there in Military Service, shall likewise be delivered to such as he shall appoint, in the Castle Yard To-morrow, by Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, or sooner, except to the Number of Eighty of the Country Gentlemen's Horses, with their Saddles, Bridles and Saddles, to be allowed for the carrying of them to their Houses, and there to continue them for their own proper Uses.
"3. That all other Furniture of War, within the said City, County, and Suburbs, (fn. 2) shall likewise be delivered up to such as the said Commissary General shall appoint, by To-morrow at Noon, or sooner.
"4. That, in Consideration hereof, no Soldier shall offer any Violence or Plunder, or to their Power suffer to be plundered, any the Persons Inhabitants in the County of Kent, or in the County and City of Canterbury, comprized within these Articles; and that all of them shall and may, with Safety and Freedom, return to their several Habitations, and there quietly to abide, they submitting to the Authority of Parliament; (fn. 3) except such as have formerly served the King against the Parliament in the late War, unless they shall within Ten Days next ensuing give sufficient Security to the Lord General for their peaceable Residence in the Kingdom, and not to bear Arms against the Parliament, or the Forces by them employed, or otherwise do in One Month depart the Kingdom, and not to return without Leave first had and obtained from the Parliament or the Lord General, and every such Person, upon Request, shall have a Pass from the Lord General for his Transportation; and except also such other Persons as are not Inhabitants within this County of Kent, County and City of Canterbury, and yet have bore Arms in the late Insurrection within this County.
"That for what Fine, or further Punishment, shall be imposed upon any of the Persons within this Capitulation, for Delinquency in the late Insurrection, in order to Reparation of Damages occasioned thereby, and the future Security and Quiet of this County, the General, so far as it is or shall be left to him by the Parliament, will set down some moderate and reasonable Terms; and for what shall not be in his Power properly to determine, will earnestly recommend their Conditions to the Parliament, for Moderation and Gentleness to be used. And it is the Intentions of this Agreement, that no Penalty to be imposed as aforesaid upon any Person within this Capitulation (except such as stand excepted in the last preceding Article) shall extend to Corporal Punishment.
"6. That all Persons comprized within this Capitulation, that are to have the Benefit thereof, shall engage themselves, (fn. 4) and, unless within Three Days they declare the contrary to the Lord General or Commissary General Ireton, shall be understood hereby to be engaged, not to raise or bear Arms any more against the Parliament, or their Forces by them employed, or to act any Thing wilfully to the Prejudice of their Affairs or to the Disturbance of the Public Peace; and when they or any of them shall be required by the General, or such other as he shall appoint, such Persons so required shall subscribe to the same.
"Dated at Feversham, this 8th Day of June, 1648.
|"Signed, by the Commissioners on the Behalf of his Excellency the Lord General Fairefax.||
|"Signed, on the Behalf of the Gentlemen and others, now in Arms in Canterbury.||
"8 Junii, 1648.
"I do approve of these Articles; and, for my Part, do ratify and confirm the same.