Die Lunæ, 15 Novembris, 1647.
The King's Arrival at the Isle of Wight.
ORDERED, That the Orders for shutting the
Ports, and Staying of Ships be discharged and repealed: And that the Committee of the Admiralty and
Cinque Ports do write Letters and give Order, accordingly, for freeing the Ports, and discharging the Order of
staying the Ships.
A Letter from Captain Baskett, from Cowes Castle, of
13 Novembris; and a Letter likewise from Colonel
Robert Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, from
Cowes, of 13 Novembris, signifying, That the King is
come into the Isle of Wight, were both read.
The Letter from Captain Baskett is appointed to be
kept safe by Mr. Speaker.
Resolved, &c. That this Letter from Colonel Robert
Hammond be communicated unto the Lords: And the
Lords desired, That a Committee of both Houses may
be appointed to consider, What may be fit to be done in
relation to the King; and what Directions may be fit to
be given to Colonel Hammond, to be observed by him in
this Business concerning the King.
Sir John Evelyn is appointed to go with this Message.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten Pounds be bestowed upon the Messenger that brought the Letter from
Captain Baskett: And that the said Ten Pounds be
forthwith paid unto him, by the Committee of the
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be bestowed upon Captain Rolfe, that brought the Letter from
the Governor of the Isle of Wight, directed to Mr.
Speaker: And that the Committee of the Revenue do
forthwith pay the said Sum of Twenty Pounds unto the
said Captain Rolfe.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Ashburnham, Sir John
Barkley, and Colonel William Legge, be forthwith sent
for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending
on this House: And that Colonel Robert Hamond,
Governor of the Isle of Wight, do give his best Assistance
to the Serjeant's Deputies, for the sending up the said
Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords have
appointed a Committee of Fourteen, and Three of the
Quorum, to consider, What is fit to be done in relation
to the Security and Safety of the King's Person; and what
Directions are fit to be given to Colonel Hammond, in
reference to this Business concerning the King: To meet
this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Prince's
Sir Henry Vane, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Pierepoint, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Reynolds, Colonel Birch,
Colonel Bowyer, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Crew, Mr.
Swynfen, Mr. Lisle, Sir Walter Erle, Colonel Morley,
Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Tate, Mr. Annesley,
Sir James Harrington, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. John
Goodwyn, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Whittacre, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Grimston, Sir Robert Pye, Mr.
Cary, Lord Fairefax;
This Committee, or any Six of them, are appointed to
meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of
the Lords this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the
Prince's Lodgings; to consider, What is fit to be done in
relation to the Safety and Security of the Person of the
King; and what Directions are fit to be given to Colonel
Robert Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, in reference to this Business concerning the King.
Ordered, That the Report of the Ordinance for Employment of poor People be made on Thursday next, immediately after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall: And that
Mr. Speaker do put the House . . mind hereof.
Dispersion of certain Papers.
Ordered, That the Papers this Day delivered in to the
House, endeavoured to be delivered to divers Ministers,
Yesterday in their Pulpits, be referred to the Examination of the Committee of Complaints; to examine the
Scotts Commissioners, &c.
Mr. Pierpoint reports from the Committee at Derby
House, a Paper of 11 Novembris 1647, signed John
Cheeslie; That the Scotts Commissioners will take into
Consideration the Propositions delivered unto them: In
the mean time, they desire an Answer from both Houses
to their Letter of the Fifth of this Instant.
The said Letter from the Scotts Commissioners of 5
Novembris, was this Day again read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this
House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
consider, What this House has formerly done, and how
far they are engaged, touching the Particulars of the Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, of 5 Novembris 1647;
and, in pursuance thereof, to frame an Answer to the said
Letter: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon; and
to report it To-morrow Morning: And the Care of this
Business is more particularly referred to Sir Arthur Hesilrige, and Mr. Pierepoint.
Ordered, That the Information this Day given in, concerning Colonel Wemmes, be referred to the Examination of
the Committee of Complaints; to examine the Business.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Luke Hodges, a Member of this
House, shall have Liberty to go into the Country, for
Recovery of his Health.
The humble Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of
Newcastle upon Tyne, desiring Relief, in respect of their
Suffering by Billet and Free Quarter, was this Day read:
It is Ordered, That when the House doth consider of
providing Pay for the Army, that the House do take this
Petition into Consideration.