Die Veneris, 2 Junii, 1648.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
ORDERED, That the Ordinance for Sale of Deans and
Chapters Lands be read once this Morning, next after
the Letter from the Governor of the Isle of Wight is read.
Design for the King's Escape.
A Letter from the Governor of the Isle of Wight, of
the Twenty-ninth of May last, concerning the Design for
the King's Escape, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue to give Order and Dispatch away Monies to
the Servants that attend the King, according to such
Proportions as are agreed upon by that Committee: And
that they do settle an Establishment for them accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith send the Sum of One hundred Pounds unto the
Governor of the Isle of Wight: Who is to dispose of such
Part thereof as he shall think fit, to such Persons as made
the Discovery of the Design for the King's Escape, for
their good Service therein; and the rest to such other
Persons as shall hereafter do the like good Service.
Ordered, That the same Order as was made for Restraint of the Concourse of Persons to the King, upon
Pretence of being touched for the King's Evil, be continued, and sent to the Governor of the Isle of Wight; with
an Injunction to him to put it into due Execution.
Ordered, That the Petition of Letice Shawe, Widow of
Patrick Shawe Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of
Downe in Ireland, be read on Thursday next.
Grant to Hamond.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the Ordinance for
settling Five hundred Pounds per Annum, upon Colonel
Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight be read.
Prisoners to be sent up.
Ordered, That Mr. Dowsett, and the other Two Persons that are under Restraint in the Isle of Wight, for
contriving and designing the King's Escape, be, by the
Governor's Order, safely sent up Prisoners hither.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
An Ordinance for abolishing all Deans, Deans and Subdeans, Deans and Chapters, &c. and for settling their Lands
upon Trustees, was this Day read the First time; and ordered
to be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.
Tumult in Kent.
Mr. Browne reports the Answer from the Common
Council of the City of London, in these Words following;
"At the Common Council, 1 June 1648, Alderman
Gibbes gave Answer,"
"1. THAT the Common Council did acknowledge
the great Condescension and Patience of the honourable
Houses, in sending their own Members to the City, to
acquaint them with their Proceedings in Kent: For which
they return humble Thanks."
"2. That what was done, it did appear to all, That, if
any Blood was shed in Kent, they were the Causes of it
themselves, that refused the Officers that were made to them
by the Parliament, and their General."
"3. They desired that the Houses would publish, in
Print, their Proceedings; that their Fellow Citizens, and
all the World, may receive Satisfaction, as they had
"They desire, That the Paper, that they presented,
may be also printed."
Ordered, That the Narrative made Yesterday to the
Common Council, by the Committee sent thither by
Order of this House, be forthwith printed and published:
And that it be referred to the said Committee, to take
care of the Printing thereof. And the Care of this Business
is more particularly referred to Mr. Samuell Brown.
Ordered, That the Answer of the Common Council to
the Narrative be printed together with the Narrative.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, for settling and perfecting
the Body of Church Government, be read on Tuesday
Morning next, peremptorily, the first Business; and
nothing to intervene.
Westminster, &c. Militia.
Ordered, That the Ordinance touching the Militia of
Westminster be reported To-morrow: And that the
Ordinance touching the Militia of Cornwall be read
Isle of Wight.
Upon the Report this Day made by Sir Gilbert Gerard,
from the Committee at Derby House, concerning the Isle
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds be forthwith furnished and provided, and
disposed according as the Committee at Derby House shall
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane junior be desired forthwith to advance, to the Committee of the Revenue, the
Sum of Five hundred Pounds, to be employed as Part of
the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, appointed
to be disposed by the Committee at Derby House, for the
Safety of the Isle of Wight: And that the said Sir Henry
Vane junior do reimburse himself the said Sum of Five
hundred Pounds, out of that Moiety of the Profits of the
Place of Treasurer of the Navy, which he pays in to the
Committee of the Revenue: And that the Committee of
the Revenue do give all Order necessary herein to Sir
Henry Vane junior accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That, upon Mr. John Bland's Advance of
Two thousand Pounds, for the present Service of the Isle
of Wight, the Committee of the Revenue do give Order
to the said Mr. John Bland to go down to the County of
York, as Receiver General of the Revenue there; so to
continue till he be evicted by Law: And it is, to that Purpose, referred to a Tryal at Law: And that he do reimburse himself the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds out
the Revenues that he shall receive there; and pay the
Remainder unto the Committee of the Revenue: And
that the Committee of the Revenue do pay this Sum of
Two thousand Pounds, and the Sum of Five hundred
Pounds advanced voluntarily by Sir Henry Vane junior,
to the Committee at Derby House, to be by them disposed
for the Safety of the Isle of Wight.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Mr.
The Lords have returned Propositions touching the
Treaty with the King, with some Amendments; and desire, That they may be transmitted to the Commissioners
of Parliament in Scotland, to be communicated to the
Parliament of Scotland:-A Report of my Lord Admiral's
Proceedings, touching the Reducing of those Ships at the
Downes, as have revolted from the Parliament's Obedience.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has considered of their Lordships Message; and
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That the Debate touching the Propositions
returned from the Lords, be taken up To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock: And Mr. Speaker is to put the
House in mind thereof.
Lord Forbus, &c.
Ordered, That * * * *, and the Report touching the
Lord Forbus, the Soldiers Business be taken up Tomorrow Morning.