Die Martis, 6 Junii, 1648.
ORDERED, That Sir Oliver Flemming, Master of
the Ceremonies, do go to the Spanish Ambassador;
and acquaint him, from this House, that their Desire is,
that he will forbear to make any Bonfires, or Fires of Joy,
at this Conjuncture of Time; when it is so dangerous to
the Peace of these Parts to suffer any Concourse or Assemblies of People to meet upon any such Occasion.
Colonel Venne is appointed to acquaint the Committee
of the Militia of London with this Order; and to return
them the Thanks of this House for their Care herein.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of 3 Junii
1648, touching the Betraying of Pontefract Castle, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Consideration of the Committee at Derby House, to consider
what Forces of the Army in Wales, or elsewhere, may be
speedily sent into the North; and under what Officers
Command of the Army, in regard of the General's Abode
in these Parts.
Preserving Peace in Dorset.
Ordered, That William Savage Esquire, the Sheriff of
the County of Dorsett, be required forthwith to repair
into the County of Dorsett, to take care of that County,
and of the Peace, and of the Preservation and Safety
An Ordinance for sequestering the Estates of Delinquents and Papists in the Counties of South Wales, and
County of Monmouth, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto
Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hill, Mr. Long,
Mr. Annesley, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Say, Mr. Holland,
Mr. Love, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir Robert Harley, Sir
Walt. Erle, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Lane,
Mr. Greene, Mr. Boys, Mr. Oldsworth, Mr. Roll, Mr.
Bence, the Knights and Burgesses of South Wales.
This Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet this
Afternoon at Two of Clock, at Sir William Brunkar's
House; with Power to bring Instructions with the Ordinance. Mr. Waller is to take care of it. And the Committee of the Army is to be added to this Committee.
Mr. Scawen reports a List of Officers and Persons to be
added to the Train of Artillery, over and above the
Establishment of the Twelfth of February last, with their
several Entertainments: The which was read; and, upon
the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence.
Propositions to the King.
The House, according to former Order, proceeded to
the Consideration of the Alterations, returned by the Lords,
to the Three Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Clause
of Alterations, returned to the Three Propositions, with
the Addition of these Words; viz. "and to such Acts of
Parliament as shall be offered by both Houses for Confirmation thereof; then:" And then that Clause runs
thus: "And after your Majesty's Assent given to the Three
Propositions, now tendered to your Majesty, and to such
Acts of Parliament as shall be offered by both Houses for
Confirmation thereof; then both Houses of Parliament
will treat with your Majesty concerning the future Settlement of the Government of the Church, and Settlement
of the Militia, and upon the rest of the Propositions
formerly tendered to your Majesty at Hampton Court."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords in the following Clause; viz. "And the Houses of
Parliament of England do desire, That such Propositions
as shall be fit and necessary for the Kingdom of Scotland
may be prepared, to be sent to his Majesty with all
Colonel Strode is appointed to carry the Concurrence
of this House to these Alterations; with this Addition.
Messages to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to carry to the Lords, for
their Concurrence, the Ordinance for settling the Militia in
the County of Cornwall: The Ordinance for Six thousand
Pounds, out of the Excise, for discharging Colonel Weldon's
Engagements, the Governor of Plymouth: The Ordinance
for settling the Militia in the County of Devon.
Sir Robert Harley, according to the Order Yesterday
made, carried to the Lords, to communicate unto them,
the Votes passed touching the Members of the House of
Peers, of this House, and the Aldermen of the City of
London, impeached by this House.
He likewise carried, for the Lords Concurrence, the
Order touching the Privy Signet of Ireland.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer from the Lords, that
the Lords do agree to the Order touching the Privy Signet
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland have Leave to go into
Ordered, That the Town of Leverpoole be provided for
as other Garisons are in other Counties: And it is referred
to the Committee of the Army to provide for the Fortification of the said Town accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby
House, to give a Commission to Colonel Rosseter, in the
same Manner, and with the like Powers, as formerly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Colonel Rosseter be desired to take
especial Care for the Safety of Belvoir Castle.