House of Commons Journal Volume 5
26 February 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 26 February 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 472-473. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25310 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Sabbati, 26 Februarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Comm re of Assessment.

ORDERED, That John Roll, of Stevenson, Esquire, John Wollocombe of Combe Esquire, Robert Dillon Esquire, and John Yeo, Esquire, be named Commissioners in the County of Devon, for the Raising of the Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, and added to the rest of the Commissioners of that County for that Service: And the Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Hungerford shall have Leave to go beyond Sea; he being indisposed in his Health, and advised by his Physician to travel.

Answer to Scotts.

The House proceeded in the Answer to the Scotts Commissioners last Papers.

The Question being put, For agreeing to the Instances of the State of France and Holland, in hæc verba; viz. "The State of France would take it very ill, if any should say, that the Popish Religion were not established in that Kingdom; and yet no Man need to be a Papist, unless he please: He may be a Protestant, if he will: Who knows not also, that the Presbyterial Government is established in Holland? And yet is not any Man forced to submit unto it: And there is the same and greater Indulgence allowed there, than that which is so much decried here;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 52.
Sir John Danvers, With the Yea,
Sir James Harrington, Tellers for the Noe: 69.
Sir John Francklyn. With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, For agreeing to that Part as is in Answer to the First Question in the Scotts Commissioners Papers to the Proposition touching the Presbyterial Government;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arth. Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 69.
Mr. Reynolds, With the Yea,
Sir James Harrington, Tellers for the Noe: 55.
Sir Thomas Dacres, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the House shall now proceed in this Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Anthony Irby, Tellers for the Noe: 24.
Sir Wm. Massam, With the Noe,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 35.
Mr. Purefoy, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question was propounded, For agreeing to that Clause in the Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers, in that Objection touching the Tolerating of Erastians:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 61.
Sir John Evelyn, With the Yea,
Sir Richard Lucy, Tellers for the Noe: 32.
Mr. Boys, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, For agreeing to that Clause in the Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers, that answers that Objection touching Erastians;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Tellers for the Yea: 47.
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, With the Yea,
Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Noe: 49.
Sir Wm. Massam, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that brought in this Declaration, to prepare an Answer to the Clause in the Scotts Commissioners Papers, touching the tolerating Erastians.

Resolved, &c. That the House do now further proceed in the Consideration of this Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers.

The Question being put, For recommitting the Answer to the Sixth Exception;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Noe: 41.
Sir Wm. Armyn, With the Noe,
Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Yea: 34.
Alderman Hoyle, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, For assenting to the Answer to the Sixth Exception;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Noe: 35.
Alderman Hoyle, With the Noe,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 40.
Mr. Miles Corbett, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the first Business; and nothing to intervene; the House do proceed in the Consideration of this Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers.