House of Commons Journal Volume 5
9 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 9 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 486-489. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25320 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 9 Martii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

MR. John Ashe reports from the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, divers Ordinances concerning the Fines and Compositions of Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four thousand Fifty-two Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir George Wentworth, of Wolley in the County of York, Knight; and Michaell Wentworth his Son: His Offence, That, being a Member of the House of Commons, he deserted the Parliament, and went to Oxford, and sat in that Assembly: He rendered upon the Articles of Newark: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eight hundred and Sixty-nine Pounds; for Life, One hundred and Seven Pounds; Out of which issue, for One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Three Pounds Eight Shillings and Seven-pence; charged upon the Land, a Debt of Six hundred Pounds: With the Fine, Four thousand Fifty-two Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir George Wentworth, of Wolley in the County of York, Knight, and Michaell Wentworth his Son, for their Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight thousand Nine hundred Sixty-and-one Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Henry Spiller, of Laleham in the County of Middlesex, Knight: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He is excepted in the Propositions to pay a Third: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One thousand Five hundred and Seventy Pounds; old Rents per Annum, Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; in old Rents, for Three Lives, per Annum, Fifty-two Pounds; after Four Years, per Annum, Four hundred and Fifty Pounds: Out of which issues, One hundred Fifty-two Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence for ever; and Three hundred and Twenty Pounds for One Life: Which leaves the Fine, at a Third, Eight thousand Nine hundred and Sixty-one Pounds: He allegeth, That his Lands are charged with Three thousand Pounds Portion to Jane Spiller, Daughter of Sir Robert Spiller, his Son, deceased; but produceth no Conveyance, affirming that his Writings are lost: Which is ordered to be reported to the House for their Resolution.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Henry Spiller, of Laleham in the County of Middlesex, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Sixty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Michael Grigge, of Dunstable in the County of Bedford, Esquire: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Five hundred and Thirty Pounds: for which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One thousand Sixty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Michaell Grigge, of Dunstable in the County of Bedford, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Two hundred Fifty-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Roger Cooper, of Thurgarton in the County of Nottingham, Knight: His Offence, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered upon Newark Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Five hundred Sixty-six Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Six-pence; in Reversion, after a Life, per Annum, Two hundred Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Seventy Pounds; in Goods and Debts, Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ninepence: Out of which issues, per Annum, Three Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Two thousand Two hundred Fifty-six Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Roger Cooper, of Thurgarton in the County of Nottingham, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Seven hundred Thirty-seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Nevill, of Awber in the County of Lincoln, Esquire; and Sir Gervas Nevill his Son: Their Offences, That they lived in Newark, whilst it was a Garison; and assisted the Parliament against the Enemy: Rendered upon those Articles: Their Estate in Fee, per Annum, Five hundred Seventy-eight Pounds Nine Shillings and Six-pence; for Three Lives, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds: Out of which issue, for One Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a a Sixth, One thousand Seven hundred Thirty-seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Nevill, of Awber in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, and Sir Gervas Nevill his Son, for their Delinquencies, and for taking off the Sequestrations of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred and Twenty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edward Bathurst, of Leechlad in the County of Gloucester, Esquire: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the King against the Parliament: Rendered in September 1645: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Four hundred and Ten Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Six Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; in Reversion, after One Life, per Annum, Two hundred Pounds; in Fee, after Forty Years, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty Pounds; in Goods and Chattels, One hundred and Fifty Pounds: He owes, One thousand Five hundred and Fifty Pounds: There issues, out of his Estate, for ever, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty-three Pounds; and there is charged upon his Lands, in Debts, One thousand Two hundred and Two Pounds: . . . . leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Seven hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Bathurst, of Leechlad in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Five hundred Forty-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Hugh Caveley, in the County of Chester, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in March 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eight hundred and Thirty Pounds Fourteen Shillings; in old Rents, per Annum, Sixty-five Pounds Seventeen Shillings: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Fifty-eight Pounds Twelve Shillings and Two Pence; and his Land is extended for Seven thousand Pounds: Which being allowed, the Fine, at a Sixth, is One thousand Five hundred Forty-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Hugh Calveley, of Lea of the County of Chester, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Charles Cockaine, of Rushton in the County of Northampton, Esquire: His Offence, That he left his Dwelling, and went and resided in the Enemies Garisons: Rendered before May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One thousand Seven hundred Thirty-seven Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence; in Reversion, after a Life, One thousand Seven hundred and Ten Pounds; in old Rents, in Reversion, per Annum, Five Pounds Ten Shillings: Out of which issues, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; and there is Two thousand One hundred and Seventy Pounds charged upon the Land: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Seven thousand Five hundred and Fifteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Charles Cockaine, of Rushton in the County of Northampton, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred Seventy-nine Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Mackworth, of Normington in the County of Rutland, Baronet: His Offence, That he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Four hundred Forty-one Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence in Reversion, per Annum, Two hundred and Eighty Pounds: Out of which issues for Two Lives, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, One hundred Twenty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for ever, per Annum, Sixty Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Eight hundred Seventy-nine Pounds.

Delinquent.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Mackworth, of Normington in the County of Rutland, Baronet, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand and Seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Edward Morgan, of Pencoide in the County of Monmouth, Knight: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Five hundred and Two Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Three Pounds; For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One thousand and Seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Edward Morgan, of Pencoide in the County of Monmouth, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred Eighty-three Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of William Saltmarsh, of Strubby in the County of Lincoln, Esquire: His Offence, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered 1644: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, Four hundred and Forty-one Pounds Fourteen Shillings; in Goods and Debts, Three hundred and Fifty Pounds: He owes Six hundred Pounds: His Fine, at a Tenth, is Eight hundred Eighty-three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Saltmarsh, of Strubby in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Seven hundred Thirty-eight Pounds Eighteen Shillings Sixpence, of Wm. Lord Brereton: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered in April 1646: His Estate, for Life, per Annum, One thousand Four hundred Pounds Four Shillings and Eight-pence; after One Life, Four hundred and Seventeen Pounds; in Fee, per Annum, Six Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Four-pence; for Two hundred and Fifteen Years, per Annum, Eighty Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; and there is Two hundred Pounds charged upon the Lands: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Two thousand Five hundred and Thirty-eight Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Sixpence: But if he settle the Rectory of Brereton, of the Value of Eighty Pounds per Annum; that is to say, Forty Pounds per Annum, for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of Brereton, and his Successors; and Forty Pounds per Annum, for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of Church Holme; and his Successors for ever; then the Fine will be one thousand Seven hundred Thirtyeight Pounds Eighteen Shillings Six-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto William Lord Brereton, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Edward Rodney, of Pilton in the County of Somersett, Knight: His Offence, That, being a Member of the House of Commons, he deserted the Parliament, and was in Arms against them: He rendered upon the Taking in of Bristoll: He is seised of an Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Sixty-five Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for Sixty Years, per Annum, Seven Pounds; a Rectory, per Annum, Three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence in old Rents, Thirty-seven Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for One Life, One hundred and Sixteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings; in personal Estate, Seventy-five Pounds: Upon which there is charged, In Debts, Seven hundred Pounds; and there issues One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum, in several Payments: Which leaves the Fine, at a Third, Twelve hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Edward Rodney, of Pilton in the County of Somersett, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Seventy-two Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Kent, of Boscombe in the County of Wiltes, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, Two hundred and Thirty Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Five Pounds; for Ninety-nine Years, per Annum Seven Pounds; a Rectory for Sixteen Years, per Annum, Fifty-five Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Five hundred and Seventy-two Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Kent, of Boscombe in the County of Wiltes, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred and Six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edward Rookewood, of Ewstone, in the County of Suffolk, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered since December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred Pounds: Out of which issues for One Life, per Annum, Sixty-one Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Twenty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; also for Quit Rent, per Annum, Four Pounds Eight Shillings: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Seven hundred and Six Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Rookewood, of Ewston in the County of Suffolk, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred and Twenty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Hugh Cartwright, of Southwell in the County of Nottingham, Esquire; and Hugh Cartwright, his Son and Heir-apparent: Their Offences, That they were in Arms against the Parliament: They rendered upon Newark Articles: The Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Fifty-six Pounds; for Ten Years, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for Four Years and a Half, per Annum, Eight Pounds Five Shillings and Four-pence; in Goods and Debts, Four hundred and Twenty-four Pounds; and they owe Three hundred and Forty-four Pounds: The Fine, at a Sixth, is Three hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for grant . . . a Pardon unto Hugh Cartwright, of Southweale in the County of Nottingham, and Hugh Cartwright his Son, for their Delinquencies, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five thousand Three hundred Sixty-seven Pounds of Richard Lord Viscount Mollineux: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered upon the Articles of Ludlow: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two thousand One hundred and Thirteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; in old Rents, per Annum, Three hundred Ninety-three Pounds Eleven Shillings and Six-pence; in Reversion, after Two Lives, per Annum, Forty Pounds: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Seventy-two Pounds Three Shillings and Tenpence; for One Life, per Annum, Three hundred Thirtytwo Pounds Eleven Shillings and Eight-pence; and there is charged upon the Lands, Three thousand Nine hundred and Eighty Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Nine thousand and Thirty-seven Pounds: But if his Lordship shall settle an Hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Profits of the Rectory of Shipley, for Increase of Maintenance for the Minister of Shipley, and his Successors, for ever; and the Remainder of the Profits of the said Rectory for the Increase of Maintenance of the Ministers of such Place as the Parliament shall appoint; if he shall settle the Rectory of Alcar, for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of Alcar, and his Successors, for ever, being of the Value of Seventy Pounds per Annum; and Eighty Pounds per Annum, out of the Profit of the Rectory of Heyghton, for Increase of Maintenance to the Ministers of such Places as the Parliament shall appoint; and shall also settle the Moiety of the Rectory of Hoyborne, of the Value of Sixty Pounds per Annum, for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of Honyborne, and his Successors for ever; then this is to be allowed in lieu of the said Settlements, Three thousand Six hundred and Seventy Pounds: Which will leave the Fine, at a Sixth, Five thousand Three hundred Sixty-seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Lord Viscount Mollineux, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ministers Maintenance.

Ordered, That Mr. Rich, or such other Person as shall be employed by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, in the Settling of any Increase or Maintenance upon any Minister in any County or Place within the Kingdom of England, or Dominion of Wales, do, from time to time, certify such Increase of Maintenance to the Knights and Burgesses that serve for that County or Place, where such Increase of Maintenance is compounded for, by the said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to be made and settled; to the end the said Knights and Burgesses may take care the said Increase of Maintenance may effectually be settled, accordingly.

Ordered, That this Order be forthwith printed.

Harrison's Delinquency.

An Ordinance for a Pardon to be passed to Richard Harrison Esquire, for his Delinquency, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered that it be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mayor, &c. of Chester.

An Ordinance, That Robert Wright, Alderman of the City of Chester, be Mayor of the said City for this present Year, until the usual Time of Election in the Year 1648; and that, during the said time, William Wright and Richard Minshall to be Sheriffs of the said City for this Year; and for Election of other Officers in the said City; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Wells', &c. Petition.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of William Wells, William Ayre, and Thomas Ayre, Inhabitants of Long Buckley in the County of Northampton, be read on Wednesday next, in Course, after those Petitions Yesterday delivered in, and figured.

Buckingham Petition.

The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen of the County of Bucks were at the Door, desiring to prefer a Petition to this House;

They were called in: And Mr. Egleton, with divers others, did prefer a Petition, intituled, "The humble Petition and representation of many of the Inhabitants of the County of Bucks:

The which was read: And

It is Ordered, That Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, do take Notice of their former and still-continued, constant, faithful, and good Services and Affections to the Parliament: And that he return them the very hearty Thanks of this House for the same; and acquaint them, That this House has ordered their Petition to be printed; to the end their early and continued good Affections may be publickly taken Notice of, to their Honour, and the further Satisfaction and Encouragement of others: And that the House has appointed to take their Petition into Consideration in convenient time.

Strangewayes Composition.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John Strangewayes, and Giles Strangewayes his Son, be admitted to their Composition for their Delinquency.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to send for the said Parties, from time to time, as Occasion shall require; and to make Composition with them upon Particulars of their Estates, delivered in, according to Custom.

Delinquents Compositions.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to nominate unto the House Two Persons, of those Delinquents that are excepted from Pardon, to be considered of for admitting them to their Composition; and their Fines to be employed to the Service of the Navy, or such other Uses and Services as the House shall think fit.

Strangewayes Composition.

The humble Petition of Sir John Strangewayes Knight, a Prisoner in the Tower of London, was this Day read: Whereby he most humbly beseecheth this House to be pleased to accept of this his humble Submission, and rendering himself; and to permit him to make his Peace with the Parliament, by Composition, in such sort as to their Considerations shall seem most meet and convenient, and to grant him Liberty to follow his said Composition, accordingly.

Scotts Commissioners.

According to former Order, Sir William Armyn carried to the Lords the additional Instructions to the Commissioners of both Houses in Scotland, together with the particular Proofs for making clear and good the Matter of Fact.

Sir William Armyn brings Answer, That the Lords will take this Message into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Violence offered to Parliament.

According to former Order, the House took into Consideration the Lords Message, sent to this House on Saturday 4 Martii 1647; whereby they signify they have read a Declaration, of the Fourth of August 1647, subscribed by those Lords and Commons, Members of both Houses, who, by reason of the late Force and Violence upon the Houses, did absent themselves; and have approved of the same; and desire the Concurrence of this House for the like Approbation thereof.

The said Message was read: And the Declaration mentioned therein, of the Fourth of August 1647; as likewise the Declaration of Sir Thomas Fairefax the General, and his Council of War, shewing the Grounds and Reasons of the Army's Advance to the City of London, the Proceedings of the House formerly thereupon; together with the Ordinance of the Twentieth Augusti 1647, declaring null and void all that passed both Houses, from the Six-andtwentieth of July 1647, the Day of the Force, until Friday the Sixth of August 1647, the Time of the Speakers Return to the Houses; were all read.

The Question was propounded, That this House, finding, in the Engagement, of the Fourth of August 1647, Matter testifying a Zeal to the Publick, and a Resolution to vindicate the Honour and Freedom of Parliament: and fully believing the Intention of the Subscribers to be such; as doth approve of their subscribing the said Engagement:

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arth. Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 101.
Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Sir Walter Erle, Tellers for the Noe: 90.
Mr. Swinfen, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That this House, finding, in the Engagement, of the Fourth of August 1647, Matter testifying a Zeal to the Publick, and a Resolution to vindicate the Honour and Freedom of Parliament; and fully believing the Intentions of the Subscribers to be such; doth approve of their subscribing the said Engagement;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arth. Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 99.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Sir Walt. Erle, Tellers for the Noe: 90.
Mr. Swynfen, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House, finding, in the Engagement, of the Fourth of August 1647, Matter testifying a Zeal to the Publick, and a Resolution to vindicate the Honour and Freedom of Parliament; and fully believing the Intention of the Subscribers to be such; doth approve of their subscribing the said Engagement.

Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Blakiston and Mr. Moyle shall have Leave to go into the Country.