Die Veneris, 16 Junii, 1648.
Deans and Chapters.
AN Ordinance for abolishing all Deans, Subdeans,
and Chapters, &c. out of the Church of England,
and for Sale and Disposal of their Possessions, was this
Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question committed unto Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Pury, Mr. Knightley,
Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Strode, Sir Robert
Harley, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Annesley, Sir James Harrington,
Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Edward Stephens, Mr. Selden, Mr.
Tate, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Penrose,
Mr. Vachill, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. John Ash, Mr. Rous,
Mr. Crew, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Erle, Mr. Reynolds, Major
General Skippon, Mr. Moore, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Thomas
Dacres, Sir Wm. Lister, Sir John Temple, Mr. Henry
Hungerford, Sir Richard Lucy, Sir John Northcott, Mr.
Hodges, Mr. Rolle, Sir Simons De Ewes, Mr. Aldworth,
Mr. Walker, Sir John Curson, Mr. Say, Sir John Bampfield, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Priestly, Sir John Potts, Colonel
Leigh, Sir Dudley North, Sir Richard Wynne, Colonel *
Popham, Sir Francis Pyle, Mr. Grove, Mr. Rose, Mr.
Nath. Bacon, Mr. Sandis, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Hatcher,
Sir Francis Drake, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Franc. Bacon; all the
Lawyers of the House: And all that will come, to have
Voices: And are to meet on Monday next, at Two post
meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And the
Care of this Business is more particularly referred to the
Care of Mr. Rous, and Mr. Nath. Bacon.
Ordered, That, every Wednesday and Friday, peremptorily, in every Week, the first Business, and nothing to
intervene, the Ordinances for settling Ministers in particular Churches be read till Ten of Clock: And that Mr.
Speaker do, from time to time, put the House in mind of
Removing Papists, &c.
Mr. John Stephens reports the Amendments to the
additional Ordinance for putting Papists and Delinquents
out of the Lines of Communication, and Twenty Miles
Distance thereof: The which were twice read.
Resolved, &c. That the Nineteenth Day of this instant
Month of June shall be the Day for filling up the Blank.
The Amendments were then upon the Question,
A Proviso was read, and passed, That this Ordinance
shall not extend to such Persons as have prosecuted their
Compositions, and sue out their Pardons, under the Great
Seal of England.
A Declaration, That this Ordinance and the Ordinance
of 23 Maii 1648, are intended to extend to all sequestered
Ministers, that are sequestered for Delinquency or
Scandal, was likewise read; and passed.
Then the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question,
passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Mr. John Stephens is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Knightley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order concerning Banbury Castle: Order concerning the Duke of Gloucester: Order for Twenty Pounds
to the Messenger that brought the News of the Success of
Colonel Wayte's Forces: Ordinance for Forty-two thousand Pounds, upon the Sequestrations, for the Soldiery:
Order for the Disposal of the Remainder of the One hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, charged upon the * *
* * Ordinance for the Militia in the County of Radnor:
Order to give Power to the Committee at Derby House
to grant Commissions to raise Two Troops of Horse, of
Volunteers, for Northamptonshire: Order for granting
Commissions to the Gentlemen in Yarmouth.
Whereas by former Order, of the * Day of * last
the Sum of * was ordered to be paid unto * * for
a Library of Books, to be bestowed on the University of
Cambridge: Now, in regard the said Money is not yet
provided, nor paid to the said * *; it is Ordered, That,
upon Delivery of the Books, the said * * shall have Interest for Forbearance of the said Money, every Six
Months, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. from
the Date of the former Order, until the Payment of the
said * Principal Money; the said Interest to be charged
upon Haberdashers Hall.
Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby do take Care for the
speedy Payment of the said Money.
Arrears of Scotts Money.
Ordered, That the Members of this House do take
care, that the Arrears of the Scotts Money be speedily
paid in the several Counties wherein they serve, according
to former Order.
Raising Forces, &c.
Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee at
Derby House, to grant Commissions unto Captain Wm.
Boteler, Captain John Stirk, Captain John Combes, Mr.
Henry Benson, and Captain Dickenson, and their inferior
Officers, to raise Two Troops of Horses, of Volunteers;
for securing the County of Northampton, and suppressing
Tumults in those Parts.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords
and Commons, sitting at Derby House, to take care to secure the Town of Yarmouth in Norfolke, and the Island
of Lovingland in Suffolke, and Flegg in Norfolke: And to
have Power to grant Commissions, as they shall think fit,
to raise Forces and suppress Tumults and Insurrections,
and to preserve the Peace of those Parts.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Corbett is to carry it to the Lords.
Privilege- Assault on a Member.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, to send for Papers and Records; and to examine
the Business touching the Assault made upon Sir Henry
Mildemay, by the Duke of Richmond's Servant: And the
said Committee is to sit this Afternoon, to that Purpose.
Publishing Scandals, &c.
Ordered, That the Powers formerly given to the
Committee of Examinations, and the Powers given to the
Committee of Complaints or Informations, be brought
into the House To-morrow Morning: And then the
House do take into Consideration the Placing of such a
Power in a Committee, as may enable them to prevent the
Publishing of such Scandals as are daily vented, and the
Workings and Contrivements of Delinquents and Malignants, against the Parliament.
Removing Papists, &c.
Mr. Stephens carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for the speedy and more effectual
putting in Execution the Ordinance for putting Papists
and Delinquents out of the City of London, and Lines of
Mr. Stephens brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the said Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the more speedy and
effectual putting in Execution the Ordinance for putting
Papists and Delinquents out of the City of London, and
Lines of Communication, and Twenty Miles distant, be
forthwith printed and published.
An Ordinance touching the Presbyterial Government
was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question,
ordered to be read again on Wednesday next, at Nine of
Clock, the first Business: And Mr. Speaker is to put the
House in mind thereof.
Sir T. Hampson.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, Sir Thomas
Hampson's Business be taken up.
Army Pay, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do meet
this Afternoon; and present the State of the Army, and
the Obstructions in bringing in the Assessments for the
Army, to this House To-morrow Morning; and do also
consider of a Way, and present their Opinions to the
House To-morrow Morning, How a Month's Pay may
be forthwith raised, and paid to the Army.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Examination of the Business concerning Exeter, and the Consideration of the Letters and Papers from Sir Hardres Waller,
is referred, be revived; and do meet this Afternoon at
Two of Clock, in the Place formerly appointed for that
Committee; and so de die in diem.