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, 19 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Denbigh, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, and the Addition of the Four Lords to the Committee of the Revenue: (Here enter them.) To all the rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Oulsworth, &c.; who brought up an Ordinance for making the Earl of Pembrooke Constable of the Castle and Honour of Windsor, wherein their Concurrence is desired. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance now brought up.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance and Order;- to remind the Lords of the one for disposing of L. Willoughby's Money;-and with the Preachers Names for the Humiliation day.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rigby, &c.; who brought these Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Order for disposing of the Lord Willoughbie's (fn. 1) Money for the Forces of Lancashire.
2. An Order for Friday next to be a Day of Humiliation for both Houses of Parliament.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order for Mr. Bond, Mr. Foxley, and Mr. Cokayne, to perform the Duties of the Day of Humiliation on Friday next. (Here enter it.)
Agreed to, with putting Mr. Rawlinson in the Place of Mr. Bond.
4. An Ordinance for Three Thousand Pounds assigned to Lieutenant Colonel John Lylburne, for his Reparations for his Losses and Imprisonment.
Agreed to, with the Addition of these Words ["except Timber Trees."]
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order for Friday next to be a Day of Humiliation: To all the rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. with Lylburn's Ordinance; and about a Preacher on the Humiliation-day.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To return the Ordinance concerning Lieutenant Colonel John Lylburne, with the Alteration, and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To return the Order for Mr. Rawlinson to be in the Place of Mr. Bond, to preach, the Day of Humiliation.
A Report from Derby House, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Report concerning the Negotiation with The States General, to prevent their giving Assistance to the Irish Rebels.
Die Martis, 19 Decembr. 1648.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons, at Derby House.
"That it be reported to both Houses, That this Committee hath received the Report of Doctor Dorislaus, concerning that Part of his Negociations in The United Provinces which concerns the Opposition of the Treaty there made, for mutual Trade and Commerce between The States Generall and the Rebels of Ireland. And as they formerly, upon Notice thereof, gave Order and Direction several Times to Doctor Dorislaus, and to Mr. Strickland, since his going over, to oppose the same, who thereupon have made some good Progress in the same; so this Committee hath now again sent Directions, to Mr. Strickland, to prosecute and follow the same, till he obtain a Revocation.
"Ex'r, Gualter Frost, Secr."
Order for a Day of Humiliation.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Friday next, being the 22th of this Instant December, be appointed a Day for Public Humiliation, for both Houses of Parliament, at Margarett's, Westminster."
Ordinance for the E. of Pembroke to be Constable of Windsor.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled have removed Henry Earl of Holland from the Office of Constable of the Castle and Honour of Windsor, and from the Custody and Command of the Park thereunto belonging, commonly called and known by the Name of The Greate Parke of Windsor; by Means whereof, and in the Vacancy of the said Office of Constableship, the Current of Justice in that Place will be much obstructed, if a timely Remedy be not applied: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, for Prevention thereof, and to testify their good Esteem of Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y, have ordained, nominated, constituted, and appointed, the said Earl to be Constable of the said Castle and Honour of Windsor, and to have the Custody of the said Park: And be it Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and by Authority of the same, That Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y shall be, and is hereby constituted and appointed, Constable of the said Castle and Honour of Windsor, and Keeper of the said Park; to have and to hold the said Office and Offices, with all and singular Fees, Profits, Liberties, Jurisdictions, Privileges, Commands, Emoluments, and Advantages, thereunto belonging, in as large, ample, and beneficial a Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as the said Henry Earl of Holland, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever, formerly held and enjoyed, or ought to have held and enjoyed, the same: And Edmond Prideaux Esquire, His Majesty's Solicitor General, or His Majesty's Attorney or Solicitor General for the Time being, is hereby authorized and required to prepare a Patent, for the passing of a Grant of the said Offices, in usual Form, to the said Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England are hereby required to pass the same, under the said Seal, accordingly."
Sir T. Molineux to be Sheriff of Nott.
(fn. 2) This passed 18th at H. C. present Dec. 1648.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do nominate and approve of Sir Francis Molineux Baronet, to be High Sheriff of the County of Nottingham; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be High Sheriff of the said County, accordingly."
House adjourned till 10a cras.