Die Veneris, 10 Decembris, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
RESOLVED, &c. That Sir Henry Vane junior, a
Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into
the Country for Six Weeks.
An Ordinance for securing and advancing unto the Garison of Plymouth, upon the Credit of the Assessment of
Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, laid upon the County
of Devon, the respective Sums of Eight thousand Pounds
and Ten thousand Pounds, for paying the Arrears, and
disbanding the said Garison, was this Day read; and
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir John Bampfield is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Sale of Woods.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Account of Monies
raised upon Sale of Woods.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed for
the Sale of Woods, do forthwith pay unto the Treasurers
for maimed Soldiers the Sum of Four hundred and Forty
Pounds, remaining in Arrear, under their Power, to be
issued for the Relief of the said sick and maimed Soldiers;
and for Providing and Payments of Medicaments for
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto the Treasurers for sick and wounded Soldiers the Sum of Threescore Pounds Seventeen Shillings
and Ten-pence, owing for Wood employed for the
Use and Service of the King's Children.
The Question being put, That Colonel Thomas Rainborough, appointed Vice Admiral, by Ordinance of Parliament, be ordered forthwith to go to Sea;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir Samuell Luke,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Message to Lords.
Resolved, &c. That a Message be sent to the Lords,
to desire a longer Time for this House to bring up their
particular Impeachments against the Lords formerly
accused by this House of High Treason.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords
with this Message.
He likewise carried the Order for Four hundred and
Forty Pounds, out of the Wood Monies, for the sick
and wounded Soldiers.
Mr. Selden reports the Amendments to the Bill concerning Peers: The which were twice read; and nothing
more done upon them.
Prima vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Peers
lately made, and hereafter to be made.
Secunda vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Peers
lately made, and hereafter to be made.
And the Question of the Commitment being put;
It passed with the Negative.
And the Question being then put, For the Ingrossing;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That it be ingrossed.
Sir John Bampfield brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Ordinance concerning the Eighteen thousand
Pounds for the Garison of Plymouth.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Order for Relief of the sick and poor wounded
Soldiers: As for further Time to bring up the Impeachments against the Lords accused; they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Business concerning the Impeachments be proceeded in To-morrow Morning, the
Letter to be read.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Massam, and Sir Gilbert Gerard,
do bring to this House, To-morrow Morning, the Letter
directed and sent to the Assembly of Divines, from the
Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the printing
the King's last Letter, be referred to the Committee
concerning printed and unlicensed Pamphlets, late appointed, where Mr. Challoner has the Chair.
It is further Ordered, That Colonel Purefoy and Mr.
Thorpe be added to the said Committee.
Lords to sit.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire them to sit awhile.
Tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the
raising, settling, and maintaining, Forces by Sea and by
Land, within the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and
Dominion of Wales, the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and
the Town of Berwick upon Tweede; and, upon the Question, passed.
Justifying Parl. Proceedings.
Tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for justifying the
Proceedings of Parliament in the late War; and for
declaring all Oaths, Declarations, Proclamations, and
other Proceedings against it, to be void; and, upon the
Adjournment of Parliament.
Tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the Adjournments of both Houses of Parliament; and, upon
the Question, passed.
Tertia vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Peers
lately made, and hereafter to be made; and, upon the
Mr. Selden is appointed to carry these Bills to the Lords
Way of giving Royal Assent.
The Instructions reported from the Committee, expressing the Way, How the King shall be desired to give
his Assent to the Four Bills aforesaid, were read; and,
Clause by Clause, voted: and, upon the Question, assented unto; viz.
The Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament,
have commanded us to present to your Majesty these Four
Bills, which have passed the Two Houses of Parliament,
thus severally intituled; viz.
An Act concerning the raising, settling and maintaining, Forces by Sea and by Land, within the Kingdoms
of England and Ireland, and Dominion of Wales, the
Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and the Town of Barwick
An Act for justifying the Proceedings of Parliament
in the late War; and for declaring all Oaths, Declarations, Proclamations, and other Proceedings against it, to
An Act concerning Peers lately made, and hereafter
to be made.
An Act concerning the Adjournment of both Houses
And they also commanded us to present to your Majesty these ensuing Propositions:
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, &c.-The Propositions, as they were before (excepting the Three now
put into Bills) to be here inserted.
They have also commanded us to desire, That your
Majesty give your Royal Assent to these Bills, by your
Letters Patents, under the Great Seal of England, and
signed by your Hand, and declared and notified to the
Lords and Commons, assembled together in the House of
Peers, according to the Law declared in that Behalf; it
appearing to them, upon mature Deliberation, that it
stands not with the Safety and Security of the Kingdom
and Parliament to have your Majesty's Assent, at this
Time, given otherwise.
They desire therefore, That your Majesty be pleased to
grant your Warrant for the Draught of a Bill, for such
your Letters Patents to be presented to your Majesty;
and then a Warrant to Edward Earl of Manchester, and
William Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the House of Commons, who have now the Custody of the Great Seal of
England, to put the same to such your Majesty's Letters
Patents, signed as aforesaid. And, for the other Particulars contained in the aforementioned Propositions, the
Two Houses of Parliament will, after such your Majesty's
Assent given to the said Bills, send a Committee of both
Houses to treat with your Majesty in the Isle of Wight