Die Lunæ, 1Maii, 1648.
RESOLVED, &c. That it be referred to the Committee, formerly appointed for regulating the University of Cambridge, to consider of some effectual Course
for settling the Rents and Profits of Deans, Deans and
Chapters, for the Maintenance of Learning and Piety,
according to a former Vote of this House in June 1641,
and according to a Clause in the Bill, formerly passed
both Houses for abolishing Archbishops and Bishops; and
for the Provision of the Widows and Children of godly
Ministers, that shall die, and not be able to provide Support for them in their Lives time: They are, in the Settlement, to take care, that former Resolutions and Grants
to the University of Cambridge, and for the Improvement
of Ministers Livings, be not prejudiced. And Mr. Crew
and Mr. Prideaux be added to this Committee. And
the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to
The humble Petition . . about Threescore maimed and
sick Soldiers in the Savoy Hospital, and other Hospitals
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be
forthwith advanced to the Treasurers for the sick and
maimed Soldiers; and be presently paid unto them, by
the Committee of the Revenue; the said Two hundred
Pounds to be paid out by the Treasurers, and bestowed on
the sick and wounded Soldiers, that are necessarily, for
their Cure, to repair to the Bathe; for defraying their
extraordinary Charge therein, in such manner as shall be
appointed by the Committee for maimed Soldiers.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the first
Business, the Reports be made concerning Mr. Tolson,
and other Members, that forbear to come to the House,
in regard of the Cases they have put in, and concerning
Sir Robert Napier.
Governor of Gloucester.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Constable shall have Liberty to
repair to his Charge, as Governor of Gloucester.
Whereas in an Order of both Houses, of 25 Aprilis
1648, concerning the Disposal of Ely House to the poor
maimed Soldiers, the Contractors for Sale of Bishops
Lands are required to dispose thereof accordingly: It is
Ordered, That, instead thereof, the Trustees for the Sale
of Bishops Lands to dispose thereof, at a Rent, for the
Use of maimed Soldiers.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired in an Order to
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the first Business, the Commission and Instructions for inquiring after
the Values of Ministers Livings, be read.
Absence from Publick Service.
Ordered, That Colonel Hungerford shall have Leave
to come from his Charge in Ireland, for the Space of Two
Months; and to go to the Bathe, for Recovery of his
Message to Lords.
Mr. Tate is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire
them to expedite their Answer to the Confession of Faith,
returned unto them formerly from this House.
He likewise carried to the Lords an Order for disposing
Elye House, for sick and wounded Soldiers: The Order
for giving Liberty to the Earl of Northumberland to remove the King's Children.
An Ordinance for the further Settlement of some
Points of Church Government was this Day read the
First time; and ordered to be read the Second time,
Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the first Business, the Directory, formerly presented from the Assembly of Divines, concerning Admonition, Excommunication, and Absolution, be read.
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, Mr. Tate do
bring in an Ordinance, to give Liberty to the Inhabitants
of the Town of Northampton to assess themselves, for the
better Maintenance of Preaching Ministers in the City
Mr. Harrington reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for settling Maintenance for Preaching Ministers
in the City of Bathe: The which were twice read, and
agreed unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the
Question, passed: And the Lords Concurrence ordered
to be desired in the said Amendments.
Somersett Justices of Peace.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this
House, of the County of Somersett, to consider of the
Names of Persons in the Commission of Peace in the
County of Somersett; and agree of such Persons as they
shall think fit to be in the said Commission of Peace;
and offer them to the Commissioners of the Great Seal,
to be put in accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the several Members of
this House that are of the respective Counties, to consider
of the Names of such Persons as are in the Commissions
of Peace, in the several Counties: and to offer the Names
of such Persons as they shall conceive well-affected to the
Parliament, and fit to be in the Commission of the Peace,
to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to be put into
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Tate brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Order for Ely House for maimed Soldiers; and to the
Order concerning the Earl of Northumberland removing
the King's Children.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Henry Chapman, of Bath, be
forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending on this House: And that the Sheriffs,
Justices of Peace, and other Officers, be aiding and
assisting to the Serjeant at Arms' Deputy; and deliver
the said Chapman unto him, to be brought as a Delinquent
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Jones be forthwith sent for, as
a Delinquent, by the Serjeant.
A Letter from the Committee at Bristoll, of 29 Aprilis
1648, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at
Derby House, and the Lord General, to take speedy and
effectual Care in it: And the said Committee is to meet
upon it this Afternoon: And the Burgesses that serve for
the City of Bristoll are to repair to the Committee, upon
this Business, this Afternoon. And
It is further Ordered, That all Informations of the like
Danger and Nature, that are come to any Member from
any other County or Place, be referred to the Committee
at Derby House; to take speedy and effectual Course for
preventing the Danger, and for Safety of the Places: And
the particular Members that have any such Informations,
are required to repair to the said Committee with those
Informations; in particular, those Members that have received any Intelligence of this Nature, touching the County
of Warwick, and the City and County of Coventry.
Ordered, That Mr. Luke Hodges, that serves for the
City of Bristoll, do forthwith repair to the Lord General,
with a Copy of the Letter this Day received from Bristoll; to whom it is especially referred to take speedy Care
for preventing the Danger there, and for Preservation of
that important Place.
Blasphemies and Heresies.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Grand Committee, the
Proceedings of the said Committee, upon the Ordinance
for punishing the Publishing, and preventing the Growth
of blasphemous and heretical Opinions.
And the First Clause, enumerating divers blasphemous
Opinions, to the Word "after Death," in the Fourth Line
of the Second Page, was assented unto, to be Part of the
said Ordinance, as it was now reported from the said
And afterwards the House proceeded to the rest of the
Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance shall be of Force
from the Date thereof.
And some Alterations and Omissions being made, the
Ordinance, upon the Question, passed: And is ordered
to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.