House of Commons Journal Volume 5
2 October 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 2 October 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 323-325. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25190 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 2 Octobris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Maleverer's Petition.

ORDERED, That the Petition in Major Scott's Hand, concerning Sir Thomas Maleverer, be read on Tuesday Morning next.

Prisoners pardoned.

Ordered, That a Pardon in Course, be prepared, and do issue, for the Persons following, according to a Certificate made concerning them by the Justices of Peace, at the Gaol Delivery holden for the County of Northampton, certifying the Offences particularly charged against them; and had Judgment to suffer Death, but were reprieved; viz. Edward Symes, Hugh Norman, Edward Morris, Ralph Harding, Nathaniell Tapper, Richard Randall, Tho. Thrayle, Robert Quarry, Richard Peirson, and Edward Barber.

Prisoners Maintenance.

Ordered, That, on Thursday next, positively, the Ordinance in Mr. Knightley's Hand, for allowing Maintenance to Prisoners by Authority of Parliament, within the Lines of Communication, be read.

Confession of Faith.

The House proceeded to the farther Consideration of the Advice of the Assembly of Divines, concerning a Confession of Faith; and considered of the Fourth Chapter, intituled, " Of Creation."

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the First Paragraph of the Fourth Chapter, intituled, " Of Creation," in these Words; viz. " It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for the Manifestation of the Glory of his eternal Power, Wisdom, and Goodness, in the Beginning, to create or make of Nothing the World, and all Things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the Space of Six Days; and all very good."

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Second Paragraph of the Fourth Chapter, intituled, " Of Creation," in these Words; viz. " After God had made all other Creatures, he created Man, Male and Female, with reasonable and immortal Souls, endued with Knowledge, Righteousness, and true Holiness, after his own Image, having the Law of God written in their Hearts, and Power to fulfil it; and yet under a Possibility of transgressing, being left to the Liberty of their own Will, and was subject to Change. Beside this Law written in their Hearts they received a Command not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil; which whiles they kept, they were happy in their Communion with God, and had Dominion over the Creatures."

The House proceeded also to the Consideration of the Advice of the Assembly of Divines, concerning a Consession of Faith; and considered of the Fifth Chapter; intituled, " Of Providence."

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the First Paragraph of the Fifth Chapter, intituled, " Of Providence," in these Words; viz. " God, the great Creator of all Things, doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern, all Creatures, Actions, and Things, from the greatest, even to the least, by his most wise and holy Providence, according to his infallible Foreknowledge, and the free and immutable Counsel of his own Will, to the Praise of the Glory of his Wisdom, Power, Justice, Goodness, and Mercy."

Resolved, &c. That the House do, on Wednesday next, proceed in the Consideration of the Advice of the Assembly of Divines, concerning a Confession of Faith; and so every Wednesday, till that Business be dispatched.

It is further Ordered, That all the Ordinances passed both Houses, in the Matter of Religion, be brought in to the House, to be perused, as Occasion shall be.

Message to Lords.

Colonel Birch carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for disabling all Delinquents to be elected to any Place, Office, or Charge, in any City, Borough, or Town Corporate; and for taking away the Power of Election from all Delinquents: The Order for Distribution . . the Benevolence collected unto English Protestants that are come out of Ireland: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Vote, formerly sent to their Lordships, for Pardon of the Delinquency, and Discharge of the Sequestration of the Estate, of Mr. Somersett Foxe.

Proposition to the King.

Upon Colonel Birche's Report from the Committee appointed to consider of a Proposition to be prepared to be sent to the King for his Consent touching Religion;

It is Resolved, &c. That the King do give his Consent to the Ordinance of the Third of January 1644; wherein the Use of the Book of Common Prayer is taken away, and the Directory established.

Violence to Parliament.

Mr. Selden reports a Declaration and Ordinance for a Stay of farther Proceeding against divers Persons, concerning the late Force used upon the Two Houses of Parliament; the seditious Engagement against them; and the Design of raising a new War in the Kingdom; was read the First and Second time.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Skinner be summoned to appear, to answer unto such Things as shall be objected against him: And that it be referred to the Committee appointed to examine the late Force upon the Houses, to send Summons for him, to examine him upon the Matters referred unto them; and to report his Case.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Glyde be summoned to appear, to answer unto such Things as shall be objected against him: And that it be referred likewise to the said Committee, to send Summons for him, to examine him upon the Matters referred unto them; and to report his Case.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Jerome Alexander be summoned to answer to such Things as shall be objected against him: And that it be referred likewise to the said Committee, to send Summons for him, to examine him upon the Matters referred to them; and to report his Case.

Resolved, &c. That in this Declaration there be an Exception, That this Declaration shall not extend to the Pardoning of any of the Reformadoes, or of any Person that hath been formerly in Arms against the Parliament.

Answer from Lords.

Colonel Birch brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer to all the Particulars of the Message carried to them by him, by Messengers of their own.

Violence to Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That this Declaration shall not extend to the Pardoning of any Member of this House, that shall be found guilty of any of the Offences mentioned in the said Declaration.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Jenkins, the Minister of Christ Church, be summoned to answer to such Things as shall be objected against him: And that he be referred to the Committee appointed to examine the late Force upon the Houses, to send for him, and to examine him upon the Matters referred to their Examination; and report his Case.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Edwards, a Minister, be summoned to answer such Things as shall be objected against him: And that he be referred to the aforesaid Committee, to send for him, and examine him upon the Matters referred unto their Examination; and to report his Case.

Resolved, &c. That Dr. Burges be summoned to answer to such Things as shall be objected against him: And that he be referred to the aforesaid Committee, to send for him, and examine him upon the Matters referred to their Examination; and to report his Case.

Ordered, That the Declaration, now reported by Mr. Selden, be committed to the Committee appointed to prepare it; with the Addition of Mr. Weaver: And they to express in it the whole Design, the Heinousness of it, the Justice and Mercy of the Proceedings of the Parliament in these Matters; and to recite the seditious Engagement: And they are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for such Person or Persons as they shall think fit in this Service: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred unto Mr. Nathaniell Fienis.

Scarborough Garison.

Ordered, That the Report concerning the Garison of Scarborough be read on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.

Done's Arrears:

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to examine and compute the Arrears due unto Major Done, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament, in the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax: And what they shall find due to the said Major Done, for his Service in the said Army, that they give Order for the Payment of the same unto Mrs. Jane Done, Sister and Executrix to the said Major Done.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you a Report from the Committee of the Admiralty; wherein Colonel Hamond is recommended to be Vice Admiral of the County of Southampton, and of the Isle of Wight: And the Lords do accordingly appoint the said Colonel to be Vice Admiral of the said County and Isle.-A Letter from the Prince Elector: The Lords do approve of the desire of the said Letter; and desire the Concurrence of this House in it.

The Lords have agreed to make Colonel Rainborough Vice Admiral of the Winter Guard: And, in Consideration that the Seas are now troubled, and the Merchants have lately lost divers Ships; the Lords desire, That the Vice Admiral may be speedily dispatched away to Sea, for the preventing such Mischiefs in future; and that it be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty, that, since the Ship wherein he should go is not yet ready, they take care, that he may be forthwith sent to Sea in some other Ship that is ready, or will be soonest ready:-An Ordinance to make John Bright Master Shipwright; with a Report from the Committee of the Lords and Commons for the Admiralty touching the same Business: A Paper to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners: The Resolutions for the Winter's Guard: To which the Lords agree, with some Alterations: to which they desire the Concurrence of this House:-An Ordinance for appointing Mr. Symonds to be Fellow of Eaton College; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House:-A Petition of the Lord Forbus, with the Lords Order upon it, for any Three of the Committee of the Affairs of Ireland to make a Quorum; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, recommending Colonel Robert Hammond to be Vice Admiral of the County of Southampton, and of the Isle of Wight, was read: And

Navy Appointment.

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords in appointing Colonel Robert Hammond to be Vice Admiral of the County of Southampton, and the Isle of Wight.

Letter read.

The Prince Elector's Letter was read.

Navy.

Upon Consideration, That the Seas are now troubled, and the Merchants have lately lost divers Ships;

It is Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Vice Admiral may be speedily dispatched away to Sea, for the preventing such Mischiefs in the future: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty, that, since the Ship wherein the Vice Admiral should go in is not yet ready, they take care, that he may be forthwith sent to Sea in some other Ship that is ready, or will be soonest ready.

Master Shipwright at Chatham.

A Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, recommending Mr. John Bright as a very able and fit Man to be Master Shipwright at Chatham, now sent from the Lords, was read.

An Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for the constituting and appointing John Bright to be Shipwright and Master Builder of all Ships and Vessels at Chatham, in the place of Henry Goddard, who formerly held the said Place, and is since deceased, was read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Navy.

The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Votes and Resolutions of this House, concerning the Winter Guard, were read: And

It is Ordered, That this Business be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.

Fellow of Eaton Col.

An Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for appointing and constituting Mr. Joseph Symonds, an approved orthodox Divine, a Fellow of Eaton College, was read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Lord Forbes' Petition.

The Lords Order, upon the Petition of the Lord Forbes, was read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords: And

It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That any Three of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs be a sufficient Committee, to examine and report, What they find concerning the Lord Forbes' Petition: and Mr. Hawkins is ordered to attend the same.

Paper to Scotts Commissioners.

The Paper to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners was read; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Selden, Mr. Marten, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Mr. Ashhurst, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes: or any Three of them: And are to meet when and where they please: And to bring it in on Monday Morning next.

Eaton College.

Ordered, That on Friday come Sevennight, Mr. Rous do acquaint the House with the State of Eaton College; and be heard, What he shall move therein.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Desire in the Prince Elector's Letter; the Paper to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners; the Alterations concerning the Winter Guard; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest, they do agree.

Grant to Done.

Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred and Fourteen Pounds, certified to be due unto Major Done slain in the Service of the Parliament, upon his Entertainment in the said Service, in the Army under the Command of the Earl of Manchester, or so much thereof as shall be certified to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall to be due unto the said Major Done, for the Service aforesaid, by Certificate under the Hands of Mr. Leman, and Mr. Weaver, be charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged for Security, in Course; and paid unto Mrs. Jane Done, Sister and Executrix to the said Major Done: And that the Acquittance of the said Mrs. Jane Done, or her Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said One hundred and Fourteen Pounds, or so much thereof as, upon the Certificate of the said Mr. Leman and Mr. Weaver, they shall pay unto the said Mrs. Jane Done, in pursuance of this Order.