Die Sabbati, 11 Decembris, 1647.
ORDERED, That Mr. Thomas Scott, of the County
of Bucks, be added to the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Sequestrations, in the Place of Mr. Recorder, formerly of that Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Squire Bence, and Mr. Boughton,
Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the
Country for Six Weeks:
Tonage and Poundage.
Upon Mr. Myles Corbett's Report concerning the
Alterations, sent from the Lords, to the Bill of Tonage
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the
Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage, as it passed from
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the Ordinance
of Tonage and Poundage.
Mr. Prideaux, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Marten,
Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Selden, Mr. Thorpe, are appointed presently to withdraw; and to prepare Reasons to be
given for the Houses adhering to the Ordinance concerning Tonage and Poundage, as it passed from this House;
and to manage this Conference.
Sir Walter Erle is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire this Conference.
Commissioners of Customs.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance, on Monday
Morning next, for securing the present Commissioners of
Customs all the Moneys advanced, and to be advanced,
by them, together with Interest for the same; and for declaring them Commissioners of the Customs, in relation
to the Bill of Tonage; removeable notwithstanding, if
the Houses shall think fit, at any time, when they shall be
first satisfied all Monies advanced, Interest, and Allowances due; according to the Debate now had in the
House upon this Business.
Acts to be carried to Lords.
Mr. Selden received, from the Hands of Master Speaker,
to carry to the Lords, these Four Bills following;
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
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
An Act concerning Peers lately made, and hereafter
to be made.
An Act concerning the Adjournments of both Houses
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Instructions, expressing the Way how the King shall
be desired to give his Assent to the aforesaid Bills.
Reports to be made.
Ordered, That the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall be made
every Morning, from Tuesday next, until Ten of Clock:
And that no other Motion or Business be made or entertained until Ten of Clock.
Goldsmiths Hall Revenue.
Ordered, That it be especially recommended to the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to take care, that the Fifty
thousand Pounds charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall for the Scotts, may be complied with, and
paid according to the Time it shall be due.
Ordered, That it be especially referred to the Committee
at Goldsmiths Hall, to put in Execution the Ordinances of
Assessments for the Scotts, formerly passed both Houses:
They are required to take speedy and effectual Course for
the due bringing in of the Arrears due upon the said
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Curson, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Six
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both
Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, concerning
the Affairs of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, if
it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to give a present Meeting, at a Conference, as is
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Managers of the Conference concerning the Ordinance of Tonage and Poundage, be
appointed Reporters of this Conference.
The House being informed, That divers Lords and
Gentlemen of the Kingdom of Ireland were at the Door,
desiring to prefer a Petition to this House;
They were called in: And Sir Gerard Lowther did,
in the Name of divers of the Nobility and Gentry of the
Kingdom of Ireland, present a Petition, stiled, "The
humble Petition of divers of the Protestant Nobility and
Gentry of the Kingdom of Ireland, now attending in and
The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Business of Ireland be taken
into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of
Clock, peremptorily: And that no other Business do then
intervene, or put this Business out.
Resolved, &c. That the Petitioners shall have the Thanks
of this House returned unto them, for their great Care
and Piety, expressed in their Petition, to the bleeding
Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland.
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker
did give them the Thanks of the House accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Time limited for the coming
in of Subscriptions, and for Payment of any Sum of
Money upon the Ordinance for a Fourth Part of the
Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, shall begin from 1
Decembris 1647, being the Time when the said Ordinance
was first printed and published.
Ordered, That the said Ordinance be again printed, by
Order of both Houses, with the former Vote annexed.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired in these Two