House of Commons Journal Volume 5
28 February 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 28 February 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 473. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25311 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 28 Februarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Indicting Stomell.

ORDERED, That Mr. Maynard and Mr. Hill do take Care of the Indictment of Sir John Stomell at the next Assizes for Somersetshire.

Answer to Scotts.

According to former Order, the House proceeded to the Consideration of the Answer to the Scotts Commissioners last Papers.

The Question being put, For agreeing to that Clause of the said Answer to that the Scotts Commissioners object, out of the Remonstrance of 15 Decembris 1641;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Tellers for the Yea: 47.
Sir Peter Wentworth, With the Yea,
Sir Martin Lumley, Tellers for the Noe: 41.
Mr. Swynfen, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, for agreeing to this Clause in that which was brought in upon the Third re-committed Clause; viz. "And that the Toleration, about which they make so much Noise, that it is of all Blasphemies, Heresies, and Sects, resulteth only to an Indulgence for such as differ about the Form of Church Government, and for such as are not satisfied in their Consciences concerning the Baptizing of Infants;"

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Yea: 26.
Mr. Purefoy, With the Yea,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Noe: 41.
Sir Peter Wentworth, With the Noe,

So as the Question passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That this House proceed with the Declaration the first Business, To-morrow; without any other business intervening.

Payments to Army Committee.

Ordered, That the Sum of Three thosand One hunderd, and Fifteen Pounds, remaining in the House of Sir Thomas Wilddrington and Mr. George Payler, appointed by former Order, to be disposed of for providing Arms and Ammunition for the several Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland Bishoprick of Duresme and the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, be forthwith paid by the said Sir Thomas Widdrington and Mr. George Payler to the Committee of the Army, or to such Person as they shall appoint to receive the same: And the Acquittance of the Committee of the Army, or of such Person as they shall appoint to receive the same, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Sir Thomas Widdrignton and Mr. George Payler, for Payment thereof. And

It is further Ordered, That the said Committee of the Army do forthwith pay the Sum of Six hundred Twenty-three Pounds, being a Fifth Part of the said Sum of Three thousand One hundred and Fifteen Pounds, which was formerly appointed to be disposed of for Providing of Arms and Ammunition for the said Town and County of Newcastle, unto the Mayor and Burgesses of the said Town of Newcastle, towards the Repairing of the Walls of the said Town; the said Town and County being otherwise provided of Arms and Ammunition: And the Acquittance of the said Mayor and Burgesses, for the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge to such as shall pay the said Sum. And the Committee of the Army is further required to pay to Sir Henry Vane the elder, and Mr. John Blakeston, or either of them, all such Sum and Sums of Money as they have furnished and stand engaged for, since the Grant of the said Monies, for the Providing of Powder, Arms, and Ammunition, for the said County of Daresme, out of the proportionable Part of the Money allotted for the said County of Duresme; and to dispose the Remainder thereof, in Arms and Ammunition, for the Use of the said County. And the Committee of the Army is hereby authorized and required to dispose the other Three Fifths of the said Sum, in Arms and Ammunition, for the Use of the Counties of Northumberland and Westmorland equally; and to give Order, That the said Arms and Ammunition be sent to the Town of Newcastle, to be disposed of, in the said several Counties, into the Hands of Persons well affected to the Parliament.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.