House of Commons Journal Volume 5
2 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 2 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 476-477. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25314 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 2 Martii, 1647.

Prayers.

Bodmyn Writ.

ORDERED, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of Two Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bodmyn in the County of Cornwall, in the places of Mr. Arundell, formerly chosen to serve for that Place, and since deceased; and in the place of Anthony Nicoll Esquire, formerly chosen to serve for that Place, and since disabled.

Aldburgh Writ.

Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of one Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Aldburgh in the County of York, in the place of Major Thomas Scott, formerly chosen to serve for that Place, and since deceased.

Gen. Browne.

Ordered, That Mr. Marten do make his Report, touching Major General Browne, a Member of this House, the next Business after the Determination of the Business touching the Settlement of the Great Seal, now in Hand.

Officers of Customs.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the first Business, Mr. Toomes, the Surveyor General of the Customs, and the rest of the publick Officers of the State of the Customs, and likewise the Commissioners of the Customs, upon the Order Yesterday directed unto them, do attend the House.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Nathaniel Fienis carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, a Declaration concerning the Papers of the Scotts Commissioners, touching the Four Bills and Propositions presented to the King at the Isle of Wight; and likewise the Order for sending to the Commissioners of both Houses in Scotland Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers, touching the Disposal of the King's Person, formerly published, to be communicated to the Parliament of Scotland, and Committee or Convention of Estates of Scotland.

Answer.

Mr. Fienis brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for sending the Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers, touching the Disposal of the King's Person, to the Commissioners of both Houses in Scotland: To the Declaration they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Rous returned to the Lords the Concurrence of this House, in the Ordinance for making Mr. Edward Reynolds, Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxon, Collegiate Dean of Christ Church; and other Persons named in the said Ordinance, Collegiate Prebendaries of Christ Church; with one Amendment; in which he is to desire the Lords Concurrence.

Answer.

Mr. Rous brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance carried by him.

Great Seal.

The Question was propounded, That the Earl of Kent be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Kent be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.

The Question was propounded, That Sir Thomas Widdrington be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Widdrington Knight, one of the Members of this House, be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.

Ordered, That a Messenger be forthwith sent to give notice to Sir Thomas Widdrington, to return: and to acquaint him, that he is voted and appointed one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.

Resolved, &c. That Bulstrode Whitelock Esquire be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.

Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux do prepare an Ordinance for appointing Henry Earl of Kent, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Knight, Bulstrode Whitelock Esquire, Commissioners of the Great Seal of England.

An Ordinance for committing the Great Seal of England into the Hands and Custody of Commissioners; viz. the Earl of Kent, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Knight, and Bulstrode Whitelocke Esquire; was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That the Time for the Continuance of this Ordinance shall be for one whole Year.

The Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And that Mr. Reynolds do carry up the same.

Lord Gray, &c.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, Mr. Martyn do make his Report touching the Lord Gray, Major General Browne, and Colonel Harvey.

Register in Chancery.

Ordered, That Mr. Myles Corbett do execute the Place and Office of Register in the Court of Chancery, in the Name of himself, and Mr. Robert Goodwyn; and receive the Profits of the said Office, until the House take further Order.

Pembroke Castle.

A Letter from the Committee of the County of Pembroke, signifying, That Captain Poyers did still refuse to give Obedience to the Orders of this House, and of the General, touching the Delivery of the Castle of Pembroke, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do bring in an Order in this Business To-morrow Morning, according to the Debate had thereupon in this House.

Kent Assessments.

Ordered, That the Letter from the Committee of the County of Kent, touching the Proportioning of Assessments in that County, be referred to the Grand Committee of the whole House, appointed to meet upon the Ordinance for the monthly Assessments for Maintenance of the Army.