Die Sabbati, 20 Novembris, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. John Arundell, a Member of
this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country
for Six Weeks.
Committee of Accompts.
An Ordinance for defraying the Salaries of the Officers,
and necessary incident Charges of the Committee and Sub
Committees, for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, was this Day read the First and Second time; and,
upon the Question, committed unto Mr. John Stephens,
Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Knightley,
Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Long, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Sir John
Francklyn, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Stapilton, Mr. Wheeler, Mr.
Lane, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Priesily, Sir John Seymour, Mr. Hill,
Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Dove, Mr. Oldisworth,
Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Challoner, Sir Nath. Barnardiston,
Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Shuttleworth, Captain
Wingate, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Pury, Colonel Rosseter, Sir
John Hippisley, Mr. Bond, Mr. Strode, Mr. Maynard; or
any Five of them: And are to meet on Monday next,
at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards: And the
Consideration of Auditor Broad and Auditor Wilcox is
referred to this Committee.
It is further referred to this Committee, to take into
Consideration the Information given, That malignant
Persons are made Sub Committees in the several Counties;
and to prevent the Inconveniencies arising thereby.
London Arrears. &c.
A Letter from the General, from Kingston, of 19Novembris 1647, directed to Mr. Scawen, in the Chair of the
Committee of the Army, was this Day read; signifying
the Order he has given for a Regiment of Foot under
Colonel Hewson to come and quarter in the City, and be
directed by the Committee of the Army, in the Service
of bringing in the Arrears upon the City.
Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant General Cromwell be
desired to give Order and Directions to Colonel Hewson
to make Stay of the March of his Regiment into the City
for the present.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be acquainted with this
Letter; and desired to appoint a Committee to join with
a Committee of a proportionable Number of this House,
to go to the Common Council presently, to acquaint them
with this Letter, and with the Inconvenieuces that must
necessary follow, if effectual Course be not taken, for
speedy paying the Arrears due.
Sir Henry Mildmay went to the Lords with this
Alderman Pennyngton and Colonel Venne are appointed
to go to the Lord Mayor, to desire him to call a Common
Council to meet this Afternoon; in regard the Houses have
appointed a Committee to come unto them, to communicate some Matters of near Concernment unto them.
The Committee to be appointed to go to the CommonCouncil are to press it earnestly, that the City may take
speedy and effectual Course for levying and bringing in
Six Months Assessments upon the Ordinance of Sixty
thousand Pounds per mensem, like as the Countries do.
Fee Farm Rents.
An Ordinance for the Discharge of the Arrears of Fee
Farm Rents and other Rents, due from the well-affected
Party, who have been plundered, or otherwise deprived
of the Profits of their Lands, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the
same Committee that brought it in: And all that will come
are to have Voices: And are to meet on Monday next, at
Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Court: And the Care of
this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Lislebone
Message to Lords.
Sir Henry Mildmay went to the Lords with the Message
concerning a Committee to go with the Propositions:
And was to acquaint the Lords, That this House has appointed a Committee of a proportionable Number to join
with the Lords, to examine the Business concerning the
London Agents: And that this House has agreed, that
the Papers, sent from the Lords, that were sent to them
from Nottingham, touching the London Agents, be referred
to that Committee.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords
have appointed a Committee of Six to go to the Common Council this Afternoon at Three of Clock, as is
desired: To the rest of the Message they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Sir Walter Erle, Alderman
Atkyn, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Beding field, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Edw. Ashe, Mr. Erle, Mr.
Bond, Alderman Pennington, Colonel Venne;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to go
to the City this Afternoon at Three of Clock; to acquaint
them with the Letter this Day received from the General,
directed to Mr. Scawen, and with the Inconveniences
that must necessarily follow, if effectual Course be not
taken for speedy paying the Arrears due from the
This Committee is further to press it earnestly, That
the City do take speedy and effectual Course for speedy
levying and bringing in Six Months Assessments upon the
Ordinance of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, like as
the Countries do.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Strickland, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country for a Month.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Employment of the
Poor be read the Second time on Monday Morning next,
the first Business peremptorily.
It is further Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning
Wool and Fullers Earth be read immediately next after.
Seizure of a Danish Ship.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to consider of, and report to the House, the true
State of the Demands made by the Company of Merchant
Adventurers, concerning a Ship of Arms of the King of
Denmark's seized by the Parliament going to Newcastle.
Sir Walter Erle reports a List of the King's Servants,
agreed on by the Committee to be sent to attend the King.
Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Mawle, Mr. Henry Murrey, Mr.
Tho. Herbert, Mr. James Harrington, Sir Foulk Grevill,
Mr. Mildmay, Mr. Anstie, Mr. Titus, Mr. Reeves, Mr.
Redding, Mr. Firebrace, Mr. Burrowes, Mr. Doucett,
Mr. Saltmarsh, Mr. Cresset, Mr. Joyner, Mr. Evans, Mr.
Muschampe, Mr. Andrew, Mr. Babington, Mr. Napier,
Mr. Catcherside, Mr. Preston, Mr. Turner, Mr. Harding,
Mrs. Wheeler Laundress, Mr. Lewin: Besides Coachmen,
Footmen, Grooms, and Under Cooks: And also * Sherley
and * Laban, Two Pages for the Presence Chamber.
Reported and agreed 20Novembris 1647; and referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to send them
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, and Commissioners late attending the King; to
consider of Captain John Thornhill, who is informed to
have done very good Service to the Parliament, and was
anciently the King's Servant, put into the List of the
King's Servants by this House, to appoint him to attend
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Henry Murray be appointed
to attend the King: and Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Maule
be left out.
Ordered, That Mr. Babington be put into the List of
the King's Servants.
Defence of the Tower.
Ordered, That the Officers of the Ordnance do issue
such Provisions out of the Stores, for the necessary Defence of the Tower, as the Committee of the Ordinance
give Order and Warrant to the Officers of the Army shall
Habeas Corpus for a Prisoner.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower do obey
the Writ of Habeas Corpus issued to him, awarded against
Sir Lewis Dive his Prisoner: And that Mr. Speaker do
grant his Warrant for removing and committing him to
the King's Bench; upon the same Crime he now stands
committed to the Tower.
Ordered, That the Cheshire Business be reported on
Tuesday Morning next, after the Reports from Goldsmiths
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That
they have not received any positive Answer from the Scotts
Commissioners, concerning their joining to present their
Propositions to the King: Whereupon the Propositions
are not ingrossed: Therefore they forbear to name a Committee, as yet, to present them. They desire, That the
Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of
both Kingdoms, may meet this Afternoon at Four of the
Clock, to press the Scotts Commissioners therein. They
have appointed Two of Clock on Monday, for the Committee appointed to examine the Business concerning the
London Agents, to meet in the Prince's Lodgings; and
desire, that the Members of the House, that are of that
Committee, may meet them likewise, if it may stand with
Propositions to the King.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That the
Members of this House, that are of the Committee of
both Kingdoms, do meet this Afternoon at Four of Clock,
to press the Scotts Commissioners, touching the Propositions to be sent to the King.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House, appointed
to examine the Business concerning the London Agents,
do meet a Committee of the Lords appointed to that
Purpose, on Monday at Two post meridiem, in the Prince's
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree that the Members of this House, that are of the
Committee of both Kingdoms, do meet this Afternoon:
and that the Committee for the London Agents do meet
on Monday, as is desired.