Die Lunæ, 15 Maii, 1648.
A LETTER from the Vice Admiral, from the Reformution, in the Downes, of 12 Maii 1648, with
a List of the Ships, as they are disposed, and appointed
to Squadrons, were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, to consider of the Postscript of the Vice Admiral's, touching the Information
of the Ships at Diep, what is fit to be done thereupon;
and to report their Opinions thereupon, what Order is
fit to be given to the Vice Admiral herein, with all convenient Speed.
Riot at Canterbury.
A Letter from Canterbury, of 12 Maii 1648, from the
Committee of Kent, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Bois, Mr. Skinner, and . . . Michaell
Livesey, draw a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to
be sent to the Committee of Kent: And that Thanks be
thereby given them, for their Care: And that they be
desired to continue their Care in the Preservation of the
Peace and Safety of the County: And that they do proceed in the further Examination of the Business of the
Riot and Insurrection at Canterbury: And that the best
Care that may be shall be taken in that Business by the
Defaulters in Musters.
Ordered, That Mr. Bois bring in the Ordinance, Tomorrow Morning, for punishing Defaulters in Musters in
the County of Kent.
Serj. Wilde, &c. thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of the House be given to
Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Serjeant Creswell, Sir Michaell Livesey,
and others named in the Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the City of Canterbury, and to Mr. Cooke; for
their Care and Pains taken in that Service, and in the
Managing of the Trial of the late Rioters in Canterbury.
Mr. Speaker did accordingly give the Thanks of this
House to Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Sir Michaell Livesey,
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Leave be given to Mr. * Pierepoint to
go into the Country, in regard of his Indisposition of
Tumults in Kent.
Ordered, That Sir Michaell Livesey be desired to go
into Kent; and to employ his Care and Endeavours to
suppress Insurrections and Tumults there; and for preserving the Peace of the County.
Leave of Absence.
The Question being put, That Sir Henry Worsley have
Leave to go into the Country.
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Jo. Evelyn,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
Sir Anthony Irby,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Walter Erle,
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Worsley, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane the elder shall have
Leave to go into the Country, to use Means for the
Recovery of his Health.
Duke of York.
Ordered, That Mr. Bond do make the Report touching
the Duke of York.
London Militia, &c.
An Ordinance for settling the Militia of the City of
London, and Liberties thereof, and for appointing Colonel West Lieutenant of the Tower of London, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Resolved, &c. That this Debate be taken up, the first
Business, To-morrow Morning.
Advances for Army Service.
Sir Robert Harley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for securing the Twenty thousand Pounds advanced by the Treasurers at Wars for the
Service of the Army.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords
do concur to the Ordinance by him carried to their