Die Mercurii, 1 Decembris, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Spillman, Mr. Wm. Stephens,
Sir Edward Aiscough, and Mr. Erasmus Erle,
Members of the House, shall have Leave to go into the
Country for Six Weeks.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Hakewill and Mr.
The Lords do desire, That, if this House do assent to
sending of those Four Propositions, which came from their
Lordships to be sent to the King, that they would concur,
that they may be communicated by the Members of both
Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
the Scotts Commissioners, this Afternoon.
They do desire the Concurrence of this House to a Pardon, of Course, upon the Certificate of the Judges of the
Western Circuit: That they would take into their Consideration the Petition of the Lord Forbes, for his Relief.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords, in the Pardon of Course, upon the Certificate of
the Judges of the Eastern Circuit: And do Order, That
the Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the said
Pardon under the Great Seal accordingly.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Pardon, in Course, upon the Certificate of
the Judges of the Western Circuit: To the rest, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That Serjeant Cresheld, Mr. Whitelock, and
Mr. Thorpe, be added to the Committee appointed to put
the Four Propositions into Bills: And that the Committee
do forthwith withdraw upon this Business.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Erle, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country, for Six
Ld. Taaff's Letters.
Ordered, That the Letters taken in the Lord Taaff's
Cabinet be referred to the Consideration of Mr. Annesley,
Mr. Dodderiche, Mr. Weaver, Colonel White, Sir H.
Vane junior, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Scott, Mr. Nelthorpe,
Mr. Challoner, Mr. Pury, Mr. Knightley, or any Three
of them: Who are to meet when and where they please:
And are to peruse the said Letters; and report such to
the House as are of publick Concernment, and fit be
It is further Ordered, That the Two Letters from the
Lord George Digby to the Lord Taaff, Yesterday read in
the House, be forthwith printed and published: And the
Care hereof is referred to the said Committee: And the
Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr.
Dodderich and Mr. Annesley: And they are to give an
Account of this Business to the House with all convenient
An Ordinance for appointing the Salary to the Contractors for the Sale of Bishops Lands, was this Day read
the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on
Friday Morning next come Sevennight: And that then the
House do take into Consideration the great Charge that
lies upon the Sale of Bishops Lands, in relation to Surveyors, or otherwise; and how the said Charge may be
lessened: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons
for removing Obstructions in the Sale of the Bishops Lands
do, in the mean time, consider of the said great Charge,
both in relation to the Surveyors, and otherwise; and consider of some Way of lessening the said Charge; and offer
it to the House on Friday next come Sevennight.
It is further Ordered, That on that Day the Petition
of Alderman Gibb be tendered and considered of.
Justices of Peace.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal be
desired to send a particular List of the Justices of Peace,
in Commission in the respective Counties, to the Knights
and Burgesses of the several and respective Counties,
Cities, and Boroughs: And that they do consider of them;
and present the said Lists to the House, for their Consideration.
Ordered, That, on this Day Sevennight, Mr. Thomas
Scott do bring in the Ordinance remaining in his Hands,
for purging the Commissions of Peace.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to carry to the Lords, for
their Concurrence, Order for securing and reimbursing to
the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers the Sum of
Fifteen thousand Pounds, advanced by them; and the Sum
of Eight thousand Eight hundred and Four Pounds, due
upon their Disbursements: Order for reimbursing and
securing to the Eastern Association the Sum of Twenty
thousand Pounds, forborne by them for the present Service of the Army: Order for a Thousand Pounds to Sir
Thomas Maleverer, out of the Excise in Course: Order
for a Thousand Pounds for the Lord Inchiquin: Order for
Ten Thousand Pounds for the Province of Munster: Order for a Letter of Thanks to the Lord Inchiquin: The
Copy of a Letter for the Indemnity of the Officers of
Munster, as to their late Remonstrance.
The House being informed, That the Sheriffs, divers
Aldermen and Common Councilmen, were at the Door,
desiring to prefer a Petition to the House.
They were called in: And Sheriff Bide acquainted the
House, That they were commanded by the Lord Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commons, in Common Council, assembled, to prefer a Petition from them to this House.
The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was read.
Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Substance of the
Answer to the Citizens; viz. To give them Thanks for
their Expression of their good Affections to the Parliament: That as to the Desires in their Petition, in some
of them Order has been taken already; some are under
Consideration; as that concerning Free Quarter, and
other: And as to their last Desire, touching some Members of the City that lie under Restraint, the House will
speedily do therein what may consist with the Justice and
Honour of this House.
The Citizens were again called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by the Command of the House, gave them the Substance
of the aforesaid Answer.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to all the particular Orders carried to them by him, except
only that Letter which concerns the Indemnity of the
Officers in Munster: To which they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Preparing
of the Impeachments against the Lords were referred,
do, on Monday Morning next, bring in the Impeachments
against the Members of the City that are accused by this
Ordered, That the Impeachments against the other
Lords, accused by the House of High Treason, be read
To-morrow Morning, the First Business; and next, the
Business for taking off Free Quarter.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That the House do meet this Afternoon at
Two of Clock: And that the Bills to be presented to the
King be then read.
AN Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the
Commissioners of Excise the Sum of Two thousand
Seven hundred Seventy-six Pounds, advanced by them
upon the Credit of the Interest of the Twenty thousand
Pounds, assigned upon the Receipts of Excise for the
Eastern Association, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Prima vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the
raising, settling and maintaining Forces by Sea and Land,
within the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and Dominion of Wales, the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and the
Town of Berwick upon Twede.
Justifying Parl. Proceedings.
Prima vice lecta est Billa, An Act for justifying the
Proceedings of Parliament in the late War; and for declaring all Oaths, Declarations, and other Proceedings
against it to be void.
Prima vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the Peers
of Parliament, and other Titles and Honours.
Adjournment of Parliament.
Prima vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the Adjournment of both Houses of Parliament.
The Question being put, That this Bill concerning the
Militia shall be now read the Second time;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Robert Pye,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea:
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Nevile Poole,
||With the Noe:
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That Candles be brought in.
The Question was propounded, That these Bills shall
be read To-morrow Morning the Second time:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That these Bills shall be read To-morrow