Die Sabbati, 27 Novembris, 1647.
COLONEL White reports from the Committee, the
Amendments to the Ordinance for Removal of Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, formerly presented
by the Contractors for the Sale of Bishops Lands, and
twice read, and committed: The which Amendments
make up almost a whole new Ordinance; there being
but one Clause left of the former committed Ordinance.
The said Amendments were twice read; and were assented unto. And
The Ordinance so amended, upon the Question, passed;
and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And
Colonel White is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
A Proviso, to be added to this Ordinance, was read the
First and Second Time; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Resolved, &c. That Wm. Bayly be forthwith discharged
Ordered, That Colonel White do, on Wednesday next,
proceed in his Report concerning the Removal of Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Dr.
There are many poor Prisoners, that have lain long
time in great Misery, in the Gaol at Northampton: The
Lords have made an Order for a Pardon unto them, according to the Names of them certified in the Certificates
annexed; in which they desire the Concurrence of this
The Lords desire, that this House will take some speedy
Course for the Settlement of a constant Pay for the Army;
that so the Country may be freed from Free Quarter.
The Order was read, and assented unto; viz.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in
Parliament, That Mr. Solicitor General draw a Pardon;
and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the
same under the Broad Seal; to such convicted Prisoners
in the Goal at Northampton, with are certified by the
Justices of Peace for the County of Northampton, in their
Certificates hereunto annexed; the one dated the Twelfth
of June 1646; the other dated the Seventeenth of
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House had considered their Lordships Message, and do
agree to the Order for the Pardon of the Prisoners in
Northampton Gaol: They will send Answer to the rest
by Messengers of their own.
Conference with Lords.
Resolved, &c. That, according to the Order Yesterday
made, the House do proceed in the Consideration of the
Report of the Conference Yesterday made.
Pamphlet concerning Propositions.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Information given in,
concerning the Printing of a Pamphlet, intituled, "Propositions delivered by the Lords at a Conference with
the House of Commons, for a personal Treaty with the
King, &c." be taken up, so soon as the Consideration
of this Report shall be determined.
MR. Rigby, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Humfrey Edwards,
Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Thomas Hodges,
Colonel Venne, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Weaver, Mr.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to inquire
after the Licensers, Authors, Printers, and Publishers of
the Pamphlets, intituled, "Mercurius Elenchichus," "Mercurius Pragmaticus," or any other Pamphlet of the like
scandalous or seditious Nature; and all unlicensed Pamphlets; and to cause the Licensers, Authors, Printers, and
Publishers of such scandalous and seditious Pamphlets, and
of all unlicensed Pamphlets, to be apprehended and imprisoned till Report be made, and further Order taken
therein, by the House; and to seize all such seditious, and
scandalous Pamphlets, and unlicensed Pamphlets, whereever they can be found, and to cause them to be burnt;
and to destroy and take away the Presses and Letters, and
all Materials and Instruments of Printing: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records; and to
employ such Persons in these Services as they shall think
fit; and to meet when and where they please: And the
Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, Mr. Scawen,
do make report concerning the present Supply of Monies
for the Army.
Propositions to the King.
The House proceeded in the Debate of the Report of
the Conference Yesterday had with the Lords.
The Question being put, For the House to agree with
the Lords in the Desires contained in their Paper delivered at the Conference Yesterday, concerning these Four
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,
||With the Yea,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords in the Desires, contained in their Paper delivered
at the Conference Yesterday, concerning these Four