Die Veneris, 5 Novembris, 1647.
Prisoners from Ireland.
A LETTER from Captain Roger Tweedy, from the
Navy Office, of 5 Novembris, 1647, concerning
Major General Sterling, Major Marshall, Colonel Medhupp, and others, sent Prisoners from Ireland, was this
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
House do send up for Colonel Medhupp, Major Sterling,
Major Marshall, and the other Prisoners sent from Ireland:
And that he take that Care that there may be no tampering
with them, nor no private Recourse unto them, or Discourse with them.
Ordered, That the continual, great, and expensive, Attendance of the Horse and Foot Guards upon the Houses
be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the
Propositions to the King.
Upon Mr. Swynfen's Report, it is agreed;
1. That, to the Proposition concerning the Militia, these
Words be prefixed; viz. "That an Act or Acts of Parliament be passed."
2. To the Proposition for the Great Seal, prefix "That
an Act or Acts of Parliament be passed."
3. To the Proposition for raising Monies, prefix "That
an Act or Acts of Parliament be passed."
4. The Proposition for restoring well-affected . . . . to
their Places, to stand as in the Proposition; and so all the
rest; only to make it "Act or Acts," in every Proposition
where it now stands only "Act."
5. Proposition for the Cessation of Ireland.
6. Proposition for nulling Oaths and Declarations.
7. Titles of Honour.
8. Court of Wards.
10. In the Proposition concerning the Arrears of the
Army, in the Fourteenth Line, put out the Words
"Sixteenth, and lately sent to the King;" and add these
Words "concerning Delinquents."
11. For abolishing Bishops.
12. For Sale of Bishops Lands.
13. For Disposal of the Deans and Chapters Lands.
14. For Delinquents; prefix to this Proposition, "That
the Persons expressed and contained in the Three first
Qualifications following, be proceeded with, and their
Estates disposed of, as both Houses of Parliament shall
think fit, or appoint: And that their Persons shall not be
capable of Pardon by his Majesty, without Consent of
both Houses of Parliament: The Houses hereby Declaring, That they will not proceed as to the Taking away
of Life of any in the First Qualification, to above the
Number of Seven Persons."
1. Qualification. Rupert and Maurice, Count Palatine
of the Rhine, James Earl of Darby, and the rest of the
English in this Qualification named.
2. Qualification. All Papists and Popish Recusants,
who have been, now are, or shall be, actually in Arms, or
voluntarily assisting against the Parliament and Kingdom;
and by name, the Marquis of Winton, and all the English
named in this Qualification formerly.
3. Qualification. All Persons who have had any Hand
in the plotting, designing, or assisting the Rebellion of
Ireland; except such Persons who having assisted only
the said Rebellions, have rendered themselves, or come in
to the Parliament. The rest of this Proposition to remain
as formerly; leaving out the Eighth Qualification. The
Reason thereof was reported to the House: And
It is Resolved, That this House doth concur with the
Mr. Swynfen further Reports, a Note of the Ordinances
concerning Religion; which are to be written out, and
sent annexed to the Proposition concerning Religion; viz.
1. An Ordinance for the Ordination of Ministers, 8Novembris 1645.
2. A Directory for Publick Worship of God throughout the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and
3. And for taking away the Book of Common Prayer.
4. An Ordinance for the more effectual putting in
Execution the Directory.
5. Ordinance against preaching by Persons not ordained.
6. Directions for electing Ruling Elders.
7. An Ordinance concerning Suspension from the
8. An Ordinance for giving Power to all the Classical
9. An Ordinance for the present settling, without
Delay, the Presbyterian Government in the Church of
10. Remedies for removing some Obstructions in
11. For chusing Elders-20 Februarii 1645.
12. An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, for
keeping scandalous Persons from the Sacrament of the
Lord's Supper- 14 Martii 1645.
Resolved, &c. That these Propositions following be
now sent to the King; viz.
Propositions to the King.
"That, for the more effectual disabling Jesuits, Priests,
Papists, and Popish Recusants, from disturbing the State,
and deluding the Laws; and for the better Discovering,
and speedy Conviction, of Popish Recusants; an Oath be
established by Act of Parliament, to be administered to
them: Wherein they shall abjure and renounce the Pope's
Supremacy; the Doctrine of Transubstantiation; Purgatory; Worshipping of the consecrated Host, Crucifixes,
and Images; and all other Popish Superstitions and
Errors; and refusing the said Oath, being tendered in
such manner as shall be appointed by the said Act, to be
a sufficient Conviction of Popish Recusancy."
An Act or Acts of Parliament for the Education of the
Children of Papists, by Protestants in the Protestant
An Act or Acts for the true Levy of the Penalties against
them: Which Penalties to be levied and disposed in such
manner as both Houses shall agree on.
That an Act or Acts be passed in Parliament, whereby
the Practices of Papists against the State may be prevented, and the Laws against them duly executed; and a
stricter Course taken to prevent the Saying or Hearing of
Mass in the Court, or any other Part of this Kingdom,
or the Kingdom of Ireland.
The like for the Kingdom of Ireland, concerning the
Four last preceding Propositions.
That the King do give his Royal Assent to an Act for
the due Observation of the Lord's Day.
The Question was propounded, That this House doth
declare, That the King is bound in Justice, and it is his
Duty, to give his Assent to such Laws as shall be tendered
unto him by both Houses of Parliament:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth Declare, That
the King is bound in Justice, and it is his Duty, to give
his Assent to such Laws as shall be tendered unto him by
both Houses of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee,
to word and place this Vote, in such a manner, amongst
the Propositions to be now sent to the King, that the
King's Assent may be given to it; viz. Mr. Strickland,
Mr. Prideaux, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Swynfen, Mr.
Challoner, Lord Grey, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Salwey,
Mr. Marten, Mr. Weaver, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Bois, Mr. Rigby, Colonel Birch, Colonel
Morley, Mr. Selden, Mr. Scott, Sir Walter Erle; or any
Three of them; and are to meet upon it, To-morrow
at Eight of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And
the Care of this Business is more particularly referred
to Mr. Challoner: And they are to report To-morrow
A Letter from the Commissioners of Scotland, from
Worcester House, of 5 Novembris, 1647, was this Day