House of Commons Journal Volume 5
13 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 13 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 493-495. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25323 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 13 Martii, 1647.

Prayers.

New England.

ORDERED, That on Friday next, the House do resume the Consideration of affording some Encouragement and Charity to the Inhabitants now in New England, for the promoting Piety and Learning in that Plantation.

Chancellor of the Duchy.

An Ordinance for constituting and appointing Sir Gilbert Gerard, Baronet, Chancellor of the Duchy, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Time limited in this Ordinance shall be to Sir Gilbert Gerard, quamdiu se bene gesserit.

The Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Solicitor is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Grant to Gen. Fairefax.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be forthwith paid to Sir Thomas Fairefax General, in lieu of One thousand Pounds per Annum, Part of the Five thousand Pounds per Annum formerly appointed to be settled upon the General, out of the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, assigned and engaged for the Army: And Mr. Henry Darley is appointed to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.

Whereas the yearly Sum of Five thousand Pounds for ever was appointed to be settled upon Sir Thomas Fairefax, and his Heirs; and an Ordinance was brought in to that Purpose, and read; and committed: It is now Ordered, by reason Ten thousand Pounds is ordered to be forthwith paid to Sir Thomas Fairefax, That the said Ordinance shall only be for settling Lands, to the Value of Four thousand Pounds per Annum, upon Sir Thomas Fairefax, and his Heirs, out of Delinquents Estates; either such as are in the said Ordinance, or others, if any of those be since disposed of, or such other Delinquents Lands, the Committee, appointed by the said Ordinance, shall have presented to them, on behalf of Sir Thomas Fairefax, and which they shall conceive fit to pass: And the said Committee have their former Power hereby renewed: And it is especially recommended to Mr. Henry Darley, to see this Ordinance perfected, and presented to the House.

Business to be done.

Ordered, That, To-morrow, till Eleven of Clock, the Reports and other Matters, from Goldsmiths Hall, be made and considered: And that no other Business whatsoever do intervene: And that, on the rest of the Day, from Eleven of Clock, the Ordinances, and other Matters, for removing all Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, be read, and considered of.

Jephson's Petition.

Ordered, That on Wednesday next, the next Business after the Report concerning Sir John Danvers, the Petition of Colonel Jephson be read, and taken into Consideration.

Norwich City Officers.

An Ordinance for preventing the Election of disaffected Persons for Officers in the City of Norwich, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Alderman Atkyn is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Soldiers gone into Scotland.

A Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, from Edenburgh, of 7 Martii 1647, was this Day read; with a Letter inclosed, from the Commissioners of Scotland, of 4 Martii, to the President of Scotland.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of both Houses, now residing in Scotland, do represent unto the Parliament of Scotland, That the Houses of Parliament here are informed, That divers Soldiers, and other Persons, are gone into Scotland, in Troops, and otherwise, without the Privity or Consent of the Houses of Parliament; That the Soldiers are such as were ordered to be disbanded; and that they have some of them counterfeited the General's Pass: To desire, that, for the Preservation of a good Correspondency between the Kingdoms and for bringing the said Persons to condign Punishment, the said Persons may be delivered up, according to the large Treaty.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Message to Lords.

Sir Anthony Irby carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for appointing Sir Gilbert Gerard Baronet to be Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster: And the Order, That Auditor Wilcox, &c. certify the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Army, What Debentures they shall give out to the Soldiers: Order, That the Committee of Accompts delivered to Mr. Leman his Books of Accompt: Ordinance for Robert Wright, Alderman of the City of Chester, to be Mayor of Chester for this Year: Ordinance for One thousand Pounds to be paid to Richard Wilkocks: Ordinance for Richard Harrison Esquire, to take of his Delinquency: Ordinance for Auditor Broad to have One thousand Pounds: Order. . .Five thousand Pounds to Colonel Christopher Legard: Order. . . One thousand Eight hundred Pounds to Major George Wyther: Ordinance for Satisfaction of the Arrears to Colonel Edward Whalley: Ordinance concerning Election of Officers in the City of Norwich: An Order, That the Soldiers gone into Scotland be delivered up, according to the Articles of the large Treaty.

Answer.

Sir Anthony Irby brings Answer from the Lords, That their Lordships will take the Matters of this Message into Consideration; and send Answer to them all by Messengers of their own.

Publishing Parl Proceedings.

Whereas the Passages and Proceedings of Parliament are misrepresented to the Kingdom by the false Printing and Publishing of the same; and that the Commissioners of both Houses in Scotland do represent, that the Affairs between the Kingdoms do suffer very much by the said Misrepresentations: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That no Person do presume to print or publish any of the Proceedings, or other Matters, agitated in Both or Either of the Houses of Parliament, but by the special Order and Direction of Both or Either of the said Houses: And that no Person do presume to license any such Things: And that it be referred to the Committee of the House of Commons for Printing, to send for and punish all such Persons as shall in any kind offend against this Order.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired in this Order.

Mr. Annesley is appointed to carry it.

Mr. Annesley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for prohibiting printing the Passages in Parliament.

Mr. Annesley brings Answer from the Lords, That their Lordships will take the Order for prohibiting the printing the Passages in Parliament into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Articles of Surrender.

Ordered, That on Thursday next, at Ten of Clock, next after Goldsmiths Hall Business (no other Business intervening), the Business touching the Articles made by the Commanders of the Army be proceeded in, and taken into Consideration.

Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the first Business after the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall; and nothing to intervene; the Matter of Fact be stated, and the Reports made by the Committee for Articles, touching such Doubts as are raised concerning the said Articles, and the Breaches that have been in any of the said Articles.

Mr. Walloppe thanked.

According to former Order, Mr. Speaker did give the Thanks of this House to Mr. Walloppe, for the good Service by him done at Winchester, at the Tryal of Captain Burghley.

Gayer's Impeachment.

Articles in Maintenance of the Impeachment against Sir John Gayer Knight, Alderman of the City of London, whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, were first read all over together.

The Proofs and Evidences, produced to make good these particular Articles, were all read.

The first of the said Articles of Impeachment was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against Sir John Gayer, Alderman of the City of London; and sent to the Lords, in Maintenance of the Impeachment against the said Sir John Gayer, whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

The Second of the said Articles of Impeachment was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That it shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against Sir John Gayer, Alderman of the City of London; and sent to the Lords, in Maintenance of the Impeachment against the said Sir John Gayer, whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

The Third of the said Articles of Impeachment was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against Sir John Gayer, Alderman of the City of London; and sent to the Lords, in Maintenance of the Impeachment against the said Sir John Gayer, whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

The Conclusion of the said Articles of Impeachment was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That the same shall be the Conclusion of the Articles of Impeachment against Sir John Gayer, Alderman of the City of London; and sent to the Lords in Maintenance of the Impeachment against the said Sir John Gayer, whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

The Title of the said Articles of Impeachment was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this Title shall be the Title of the Articles of Impeachment against Sir John Gayer, Alderman of the City of London; and sent to the Lords, in Maintenance of the Impeachment against the said Sir John Gayer, whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Ordered, That Mr. Myles Corbett do carry up these Articles of Impeachment to the Lords for their Concurrence.

St. Crosse's Hospital.

Whereas the Place of Master of St. Crosse's Hospital, near Winchester, in the County of Southampton, is granted, by Ordinance of Parliament, unto John Lisle Esquire: It is Ordered, That Oliver St. Johns Esquire, his Majesty's Solicitor General, do prepare a Bill in usual Form, containing a Grant of the said Place unto the said John Lisle; to hold the same to the said John Lisle, quamdiu se bene gesserit, in as ample and beneficial Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as Sir Peter Young, or any other Master of the said House, or Hospital, formerly, of Right, held and enjoyed the same: And the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, for the Time being, are hereby authorized and required to pass the said Grant, so prepared, under the Great Seal, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Absence from Publick Service.

Ordered, That Mr. Strickland shall have Leave to come into England, for a Week, about his urgent and necessary Occasions here.

Weldon's Engagement for Money.

Ordered, That this House doth declare, That whereas Colonel Ralph Weldon, Governor of Plymouth, hath, for the Service of the State, to disband the Soldiers at Plymouth, engaged himself to satisfy much Money, owing by the Soldiers to several Inhabitants there; this House doth approve of the said Engagement; and will take care to discharge the said Colonel Welden of his said Engagement. And

It is further Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux do prepare a Letter of Thanks, to be signed by Mr. Speaker of this House, to be sent to the said Colonel Welden, for his good Service done therein.

Elmes' Debt.

Ordered, That the Business concerning one Elmes his Debt, for which Mr. Vachell is engaged, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee where Mr. Wheeler has the Chair; speedily to report their Opinions, What they think fit to be done thereupon, for the Relief of the said Mr. Vachell, in this Case.

Death of King James.

The House being informed, That Mr. Francis Smally was at the Door,

He was called in; and did deliver in a Copy of a Warrant taken by himself (to the Truth whereof he would depose, if required), directed to Sir Robert Heath, then Attorney General, to take off the File the Information of the Earl of Bristolle, preferred in the Star Chamber, against the Duke of Bucks; the said Duke's Answer thereunto; and all other Proceedings thereupon.

Ordered, That the whole Business informed of Mr. Francis Smalleye's Knowledge, touching the Proceedings and Depositions, and Examinations, taken in the Suit commenced in the Court of Star Chamber, by the Earl of Bristoll, against the Duke of Bucks, touching the Death of King James, and other Matters, be referred to the Consideration and Examination of the Committee that prepared the late Declaration, touching the King: With Power to the said Committee to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.

Bunee's, &c. Impeachment.

Articles of the Commons, assembled in Parliament, whereby they impeach James Bunce, Alderman of the City of London, of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, were first read all over together.

The Proofs and Evidences produced, to make good the said Articles, were read.

The First of the said Articles was again read the Second time: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against the said James Bunce; and sent to the Lords.

The Second Article was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the said Articles of Impeachment against the said James Bunce; and sent to the Lords.

The Third Article was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the said Articles of Impeachment against the said James Bunce; and sent to the Lords.

The Conclusion of the said Articles was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Conclusion of the said Articles.

The Title was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Title of the said Articles.

Resolved, &c. That the Members of the House do not go out of the House, without the Leave of the House.

Articles of the Commons, assembled in Parliament, whereby they impeach Thomas Adams, Alderman of the City of London, of High Treason, and other High Crimes, and Misdemeanors, were first read all over together.

The Question being put, That Candles be now brought in;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 30.
Colonel Bossevile, With the Yea,
Mr. Bois, Tellers for the Noe: 18.
Mr. Swynfen, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Proofs and Evidences produced, for making good the Articles against Alderman Adams, were the same with those produced against the former Aldermen.

The First of the said Articles was read the Second time: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against the said Thomas Adams; and sent to the Lords.

The Second of the said Articles was again read: And It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against the said Thomas Adams; and sent to the Lords.

The Third of the said Articles was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against the said Thomas Adams; and sent to the Lords.

The Conclusion of the said Articles was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Conclusion of the Articles of Impeachment against the said Thomas Adams; and sent to the Lords.

The Title of the said Articles was again read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Title of the Articles of Impeachment against the said Thomas Adams; and sent to the Lords.

Articles of the Commons, assembled in Parliament, whereby they impeach John Langham, Alderman of the City of London, of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, were read: Which were the same, mutatis mutandis, with the former: And the Proofs and Evidences, produced, the same.

The First of the said Articles being put to the Question;

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against the said John Langham; and sent to the Lords.

The Second of the said Articles being put to the Question;

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against the said John Langham; and sent to the Lords.

The Third of the said Articles being put to the Question;

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be one of the Articles of Impeachment against the said John Langham; and sent to the Lords.

The Conclusion of the said Articles being put to the Question;

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Conclusion of the Articles against the said John Langham.

The Titles of the said Articles being put to the Question;

It is Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Title of the Articles against the said John Langham.

Mr. Myles Corbett is appointed to carry these Impeachments to the Lords; and to acquaint them, That these Parties, impeached, are Prisoners by Order of this House; and do desire, that they may continue imprisoned.

Cullum's Petition.

The humble Petition of Thomas Cullum, Alderman of the City of London, now a Prisoner by Order of this House, was this Day read.

Impeachments.

Ordered, That this House do proceed upon the Impeachments To-morrow at One of the Clock in the Afternoon.