House of Commons Journal Volume 5
7 June 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 7 June 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 587-589. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25390 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Mercurii, 7 Junii, 1648.

Prayers.

Propositions to the King.

COLONEL Strode brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Amendments returned by this House to the Three Propositions.

Ordered, That be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to send the Propositions, now agreed by both Houses, to the Commissioners of Parliament residing in Scotland; requiring them to communicate them to the Parliament of Scotland.

Berkshire Garisons.

Ordered, That the Committee of the County of Berks be required to forbear the Setting up of a new Garison at Reading, or elsewhere, in the County of Berks, or the Levying of any new Forces there, without Authority of Parliament: And that the Works at the Abby at Reading be forthwith slighted, according to former Order.

Sir Francis Pyle is appointed to prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Committee to this Purpose.

Letter read.

A Letter from Markeshall, of June the Fourth 1648, from Sir Thomas Honywood and Colonel Cook, was this Day read: And

Honywood, &c. thanked.

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what these Gentlemen have done, in order to their own Defence, and the Safety of those Parts; and do Order, That a Letter of Thanks be returned unto them, for their good and faithful Endeavours herein.

It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to give them Directions and Commands according to their Desires, for their Encouragement in the Service of the Publick.

Assembly of Divines.

The House being informed, That divers Divines of the Assembly were at the Door;

They were called in: And Mr. Marshall acquainted the House, That the Divines of the Assembly had considered of a Draught of a Letter to be sent to the Assembly of the Church of Scotland; which they desire to acquaint this House with; and that they might have their Allowance for the Sending of it.

The Letter was read.

Jennings', &c. Petitions.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the House do take into Consideration the Petitions of Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Elizabeth Willau; and likewise the Petition of Captain Hameline.

Propositions to the King.

Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Amendments returned by this House to the Three Propositions.

Derby House Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee of Derby House be desired presently to fit: And that the Gentlemen of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, be desired forthwith to attend the said Committee.

Assembly of Divines.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That the Divines of the Assembly may send this Letter to the Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The Divines were again called in: And Mr. Speaker did acquaint them, That this House did approve of their Sending the Letter now by them presented to the Assembly of the Church of Scotland, as is desired.

Taking of Tenby Castle.

A Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, of 2 Junii 1648, was this Day read; relating the Taking of Tenby Castle in the County of Pembroke.

Ordered, That Lieutenant General Cromwell do proceed against such of the Prisoners taken in Tenby Castle, by a Council of War, as are so tryable according to the Course of War: And that he take care to secure the rest of the Prisoners in some Place of Safety, until the House take further Order.

It is further Ordered, That the Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, as to other Particulars, be referred to the Committee of the Army.

Reward to Messenger.

Ordered, That Mr. Mosse, the Messenger that brought this Letter of good News, of the Taking of Tenby Castle, have the Sum of Twenty Pounds bestowed upon him by Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, usually sitting at Haberdashers Hall.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Westminster Petition.

The House being informed, That the Burgesses, and divers of the Gentry and Inhabitants of the City of Westminster, were at the Door, desiring to prefer a Petition to the House;

They were called in; and did prefer a Petition, styled, "The humble Petition of the Burgesses, Assistants, Gentry, and other Inhabitants of the City of Westminster." The which was read; and was, to desire, That John Glyn Esquire, whom they had elected for their Burgess, might be admitted to his former Liberty, to fit and serve as a Member in the House.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Kirle, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Tate, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Shropshire.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Shropshire, to make * Castle, in that County, untenable.

Message to Lords.

Sir Robert Pye went to the Lords with the Message Yesterday appointed him.

Affairs in Essex.

Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee at Derby House, a Letter of 6 Junii 1648, from Colonel Whalley, directed to that Committee; and the Desire of the Committee thereupon.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That Colonel Whalley, and the rest of the Parliament's Forces, may pursue those that continue in Arms, in Essex, against the Parliament; and do Order, That they do forthwith pursue them; and prosecute their Advantages upon them accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir John Trevor is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Ordered, That the Lords be desired, That, upon their agreeing to this Order, it may be sent to the Committee at Derby House, to send it away forthwith to Colonel Whalley.

River Lee, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to take care to secure the Bridges and Passages upon the River of Lee, to the River of Thames, and other the Passages in Essex.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinances carried by him.

Sir John Trevor brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order; and will take care that it be forthwith sent to the Committee at Derby House.

A Member restored.

Resolved, &c. That the Order of 7 Septembris 1647, for Discharging of John Glyn, Esquire, Recorder of the City of London, from being a Member of this House, be, and it is hereby, revoked.

Newport Pagnell.

Ordered, That the Consideration of Newport Pagnell be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, and to the Members of this House of the Counties of Bucks, Bedford, and Northamptonshire, joined as to this Purpose; to consider, which way may be fittest to secure it from Surprize, or from an Enemy making any Advantage of that Place, to the Prejudice of the Publick, either by slighting or reinforcing it: And they are to meet upon it this Afternoon; and to report their Opinion to the House hereupon, with all convenient Speed.

Col. Copley, &c.

Ordered, That the Business concerning Colonel Copley, Mr. Holles, and the rest, be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning, between the Hours of Ten and Twelve: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.

Col. Booth's Horses, &c.

Ordered, That the Horses, and all other Goods and Things, taken and seized from Colonel John Boothe, be deposited and secured in the Hands of Gilbert Ireland Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Lancaster, until there be a Determination of the Business concerning him, and the further Order of the House be signified: And the Parties, in whose Hands any of the said Horses or Goods are, are hereby required forthwith to deliver the same to the said Sheriff.

Affairs in Surrey.

Ordered, That the Business concerning the County of Surrey be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Message to Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr. Eltonhead;

The Lords have granted a Pass to Prince Philip, to transport Himself, his Train, and Twelve Horses or Geldings, beyond Seas. They have sent another Ordinance for Thirty-and-five thousand Pounds for the Marquis of Argyll; the other, lately sent, was mistaken; and desire, That this may be passed.

Prince Philip's Pass.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, and do Order, That Prince Philip shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport Himself, Retinue, and Goods, lawfully exportable, with Twelve Horses or Geldings, Custom and Impost Free. Provided, that the Horses be transported at one Time, and one Port, and the Port named in the Pass; and that a List of his Retinue, with their Names, be expressed in the Pass.

Marquis of Argyll's Claims.

The Ordinance for Payment of Thirty-five thousand Pounds to the Marquis of Argyll was read; and referred to the Members of this House that are of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; to consider of the whole Business, in reference to the several Ordinances and Orders passed in this Business; and report the whole State of it to the House.

Hull, &c. Garisons.

A Letter from Colonel Lambert, from Ferry Briggs, was read: And

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to make Provision of Arms and Ammunition, and other Necessaries desired; and send them to Hull: And that they do likewise make Provision of Arms, Ammunition, and other Necessaries, to be sent to Newcastle for the Service and Supply of those Parts.

A Prisoner discharged.

Ordered, That Jocelyn Gate, now under Restraint of the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, be, upon his Petition preferred to this House, forthwith discharged from any further Restraint.