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 Lunæ, 18 die Decembris.
Order for a Day of Humiliation.
Ordered, That Friday next, being the 22th of this Instant December, be kept a Day of Humiliation, in the Cities of London and Westm. and the Parish Churches and Chapels within the late Lines of Communication and Weekly Bills of Mortality, for removing the heavy Judgements of God now upon this Kingdom; and for His Directions and Blessing upon the Councils of the Parliament.
Message to the H. C. with Thorold's Pet.; and for Molyneux to be Sheriff of Nott.
E. Rivers and Green.
Mrs. Hodges, a Pass.
Message from the H. C. with Orders; and a List of Persons to attend the King.
Answer from the H. C.
Inhabitants of Long-acre versus Barley.
Ordered, That the Cause depending in this House, between Barley and some of the Inhabitants of Longacre, about erecting of a Brewhouse (fn. 1)
Money due from L. Willoughby to Godfrey.
Message to the H. C. about adding Members to the Revenue Committee.
(fn. 2) A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
Dr. Ayletand Dr. Heath to execute the Offices of Official and Commissary of London, &c.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath, Two Assistants of this House, and either of them, shall take special Care to take into their Custody the Seals belonging to the several Offices of the Official and Commissary of London, with the Suburbs, and the Deanery of Middlesex and Barkinge; and that they, and either of them, have the Keeping of the said Office and Offices, in the same Manner as Doctor Ducke deceased had at and before his Decease, till further Order be taken by both Houses of Parliament, for preserving the Records, and executing the said Office and Offices.
Members added to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Mr. Humphry Edwards, Mr. Dove, Mr. Love, Mr. Leaman, Mr. Scott, Colonel Jones, Colonel Bossivile, Captain Skynner, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Smith, and Sir Gregory Norton, be added to the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall."
Persons attending the King at Hurst Castle.
Ordinance concerning the Election of Officers in London.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do declare and ordain, and be it hereby Ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That no Person whatsoever, that hath been imprisoned, or hath had his Estate sequestered, for Delinquency, or hath assisted the King against the Parliament in the First or Second Wars, or hath been aiding or assisting in bringing in the Scotts Army to invade the Kingdom of England, or did subscribe or abet the treasonable Engagement in One Thousand Six Hundred Forty and Seven, or that did aid, assist, or abet, the late Tumults within the Cities of London and Westminster, or the Counties of Kent, Essex, Middlesex, or Surry, shall be elected, chosen, or put, into the Office and Place of Lord Mayor, Alderman, Alderman's Deputy, Common Council Man, or into any Office or other Place of Trust within the City, for the Space of One whole Year, or be capable to give his Voice for choosing any Person to any the Offices aforesaid: And it is hereby further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That, if any Person or Persons comprehended under the foresaid Exceptions, being chosen, shall presume to sit in the Court of Aldermen, Common Council, &c. or execute any of the aforesaid Offices, contrary to the true Intent of this Ordinance, shall forfeit the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, the One Half whereof shall be within Twenty Days paid unto him or them that shall make Proof thereof, and the other Moiety to be paid unto the Treasurers appointed by Parliament for the Use and Relief of the maimed Soldiers: And it is hereby Declared, That all such Elections are null and void; and the Lord Mayor for the Time being is hereby required, from Time to Time, to give Order that this Ordinance be published at all Elections; and that the same be strictly and punctually observed, as also by affording the Liberty of Poll, it being required by any of the Electors present: And for the better Execution of this present Ordinance, be it further Ordained, That the Lord Mayor of London, the Sheriffs and Aldermen, and Justices of Peace, within the said City of London, or any Two of them, shall, and are hereby authorized and required to commit to Prison all such Persons, as after due Proof upon Oath to be made unto them, or any Two of them, of any Person that shall make any Disturbance at any Election contrary to this Ordinance; and to levy the said Fine of Two Hundred Pounds by Distress and Sale of the Goods of the Person offending contrary to this Ordinance."