Thursday, the 6th
of November, 1651.
Sitting of this Parliament.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Bill for setting a certain Time for the Sitting of this Parliament, and for Calling of a new Parliament.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Serjeant Earle took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Serjeant Earl reports, from the said Grand
Committee, that the said Grand Committee desire Leave
of this House, that they may sit To-morrow upon the
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee To-morrow Morning,
upon the said Bill for setting a certain Time for the Sitting of this Parliament, and for the Calling of a new
Parliament; and that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to
take the Chair.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Sir Gilbert Pickering
do give their hearty Thanks to Mr. Steery, for the great
Pains he took in his Sermon, preached before them in
Margarett's, Westminster, Yesterday, being the Fifth of
November; and desire him to print his Sermon: Wherein
he is to have the like Privilege in printing thereof, as
others usually have had.
Sir Henry Vane reports, from the Council of State, a
Letter from the Parliament's Commissioners in Ireland,
dated at Dublin 1 Novembris 1651: Which was this
Ordered, That the Monies which hath, or shall come
into the Treasury at Goldsmiths Hall, or Haberdashers Hall,
upon the Composition of Sir George Strode, and, likewise,
upon the Composition of the Trustees and Creditors of
the late Lord Capell, shall be paid unto the Council of
State, to be by them employed only towards the present
Supplies for Ireland: And that the Commissioners for
Compounding be required to issue their Warrants to the
Treasurers of those Receipts, or either of them, for Payment of the said Money to such Person and Persons as
the Council of State shall appoint; whose Acquittance
and Acquittances shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
Treasurers for the same.
A Copy of a Letter from Colonel Sankey to Colonel
Pretty, was this Day read.-
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Council of
State, to take especial Care for sending to Ireland Supplies
of Men, Monies, and other Things, desired in the Commissioners Letter, with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, That the Council of State, do bring in the
Names of the Persons to be excepted in the Propositions
touching Ireland, To-morrow Sevennight.
Isle of Man.
A Letter from Colonel Duckenfield and Colonel Thomas
Birch, from Rainsway in the Isle of Man, of the Second
Day of November 1651, touching the Rendition of Castle
Rushin and Peter Castle, and the Articles touching the
Rendition of the said Castles, were this Day read.
The House being informed, that Mr. Slater, the Messenger, who brought the said Letter from Colonel Duckenfield and Colonel Thomas Birch, was at the Door; he
was called in, and, at the Bar, made a Relation of the
Proceedings in taking of the said Castles.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds be given, as a
Gratuity, to Mr. Slater; and that the Council of State
do take Care to see the same paid to him, accordingly.
Thanks to Officers, &c.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks, from the Parliament,
be sent to Colonel Duckenfield and Colonel Thomas Birch,
and the Officers and Soldiers, for their good and faithful
Service in the taking of the Isle of Man. Colonel Martin
is to write the said Letter, and Mr. Speaker is to sign it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to consider what is fit to be done for the preserving of
this Island, for the Benefit of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to examine the Truth of the Suggestion, touching
a Thousand Pounds lent by Colonel Duckenfield to the
Use of the Commonwealth in the Year 1642; which is
still unsatisfied: And if they find the same to be true, to
consider how the same may be satisfied; and report their
Opinion therein to the Parliament.
Persons to be tried.
Mr. Carew reports, from the Council of State, That
the Earl of Cleveland, the Lord Grandison, Colonel Thomas
Blague, Major Edward Broughton, and Colonel John
Buller, formerly at Sillies, are fit Persons to be made
Examples of Justice, and to be tried by the High Court
Earl of Cleveland's Petition.
The humble Petition of Thomas Earl of Cleveland, was
this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That Thomas Earl of
Cleveland, be now turned over to be tried by the High
Court of Justice:
And the Question being put, that That Question be
It passed with the Negative.
Fire at Swamborne.
Resolved, That a Brief be granted, under the Great Seal
of England, for a Collection for the repairing of the Losses
of the Inhabitants of Swamborne, in the County of Bucks,
by the Firing of that Town by the Forces raised against
the Parliament: And that the Lords Commissioners for
the Great Seal be authorized and required to pass Letters
Patents under the great Seal, for that Purpose.