Wednesday, the 19th
of November, 1651.
Isle of Jersey.
A LETTER from Colonel James Heane, from the
Leagur before Elizabeth Castle in Jersey, of the
First of November 1651, touching the Surrender of Mount
Orguile Castle in the Isle of Jersey, and the Articles for
Surrender thereof, made between the said Colonel Heane
and Colonel Phil. Carterett, were this Day read.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the
Articles for Rendition of the Castle of Mount Orguile in
the Isle of Jersey, and do confirm the same.
Resolved, That a Letter of Thanks be sent to Colonel
Blake and Colonel James Heane, and their Officers and
Soldiers, for their good Service in the taking in of the
Isle of Jersey, and the Castles there; and that Mr.
Speaker do sign the said Letter; and that Colonel
Thompson do prepare the said Letter.
Mr. Love reports, from the Council of State, a Letter
from Wm. Garnett, from Lieth, of the Eleventh of November 1651: Which was this Day read: And also, that
the Council is informed, that there are many of the
Scottish Prisoners that do repair into Scotland, and there
endeavour to raise new Troubles: That the Parliament
will be pleased to consider of some Act to be passed upon
this Occasion for the present Punishment of such as
shall be taken there, and of such other of the Prisoners
here as shall endeavour to go out of England without
Leave, in such Manner as the Parliament shall think
Resolved, That such Scotts Prisoners who have been
placed or disposed of by the Parliament or Council of
State, or by their Authority, or by any of the Officers of
the Army, as have, or shall run away from the Places
where they are so disposed, or go into Scotland without
Leave or Licence had from the Parliament, or Authority
under the Parliament, shall suffer Death, and shall be
proceeded against by Martial Law, and punished with
Death; And that Mr. Solicitor-General do prepare and
bring in an Act to that Purpose.
A Letter from Dundee from Wm. Clerk, of the Ninth
of November 1651; with a Copy of a Letter and Commission from some Scotts Gentlemen at Edenburgh;
were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take Care to prevent all publick Meetings of any Persons in Scotland, for the Exercise of any Jurisdiction
there, other than such as is, or shall be, derived from the
Parliament of England, or from such Persons as shall
have Authority under them, for that Purpose.
Council of State, &c.
Colonel Wauton reports, from the Council of State,
that the Time of the Power of the Council of State doth
determine the First of December next: And that the
Power of the Admiralty doth then also determine; and
also the Power of the Judges of the Admiralty.
Resolved, That in the Choice of the Council of State
for the Year ensuing, only One-and-twenty shall be
chosen of those that are already Members of that
Resolved, That each Member of this House do present
in one Paper, the Number of One-and-twenty only of
the present Members of the Council of State, to be continued of that Council for the Year ensuing; and that
the same Paper be put by each Member into one Glass,
to be borne by the Clerk for that Purpose.
Resolved, That at the same time each Member of the
House do likewise present in other Paper the Number of
Twenty other Persons, not being now of the Council of
State, to be of that Council for the Year ensuing; and
that the same be put into another Glass by themselves.
Ordered, That Monday next be appointed to bring in
the Names of such Persons to continue of the Council of
State, and to be new-elected of that Council; And that
the House do, for that Day only, dispense with the
Order for the not Sitting of the House on Saturdays and
Ordered, That the Instructions to be given to the
Council of State be taken into Consideration To-morrow
Morning, the first Business.-
Ordered, That the Names of the Persons of the Council of State, and likewise the Names of the Members of
Parliament, be written out, and set up in this House before To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the whole Business of the Admiralty
be taken into Debate on Friday next.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Judges of the
Admiralty be then also taken into Consideration.
Allowance to Francklyn.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Compounding
be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to
the Treasurers of Goldsmiths-Hall, to pay unto Mrs.
Deborah Francklyn, late Wife of Mr. John Francklyn,
late of Marleborough in the County of Wiltes, the Sum
of Four Pounds, Weekly, until the Parliament take
further Order; together with the Arrears thereof due
upon the Orders of the 7th of October 1646, and of the
7th of May 1649, out of the Profits of sequestred
Estates for the Relief of her, and her Children: And
that that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said
Mrs. Deborah Francklyn, and her Assigns, shall be a
sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers, or such Persons
as shall pay the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of those Things that lie under the Consideration
of the House, or any Committee; and to offer to the
House such of them, or any others, as are of most Importance, to be first taken into Consideration, viz. Sir
Peter Wentworth, Mr. Solicitor, Sir James Harrington,
Sir Henry Vane, Col. Marten, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Chaloner, Mr. Aldworth, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Wm.
Masham, Sir John Bouchier, Alderman Atkins, Mr.
Say, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. * Edwards, Col. Wauton,
Mr. Masham, Col. Lassells, Mr. Gurdon, Col. Fielder;
and all that come to have Voices; or any Five of them:
And that Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Say, and Mr. Gurdon, or
any One of them, is to take Care of it: And this Committee are to meet To-morrow Morning, in the Speaker's
Chamber; and so de die in diem.
Mr. Stephens reports, from the Committee of the
Navy, Amendments to the Bill for Payment of the Sum
of One hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, charged
upon the late Farmers of the Customs: Which were
Twice read; and, upon the Question, recommitted.