Die Lunæ, 26 Junii, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Colonel James Hopton be read, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Sheriffs be read on
Thursday Morning next.
Sir Samuell Luke reports from the Committee of
Privileges, the Case touching the late Election of the
Burgess of Malden in the County of Essex; with the
Resolutions of the said Committee therein.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the said
Committee, That Mr. Hannaniell Chilborne, High Sheriff
for the County of Essex, was dead, before that these Words;
viz. "Executio istius, &c.;" was indorsed upon the back
Side of the Writ.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That this
Return is illegal and void.
Sir J. Clotworthy, &c.
The Question being propounded, That the Order of
the Eighth of June 1648, that prohibited Sir John Clotworthy to sit in the House, until the House take further
Order, . . . . . .;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Whereas, by Order of the Eighth of June 1648, it was
ordered, That Sir John Clotworthy, and Henry Mildmay
Esquire, do forbear to sit in the House, until the House
take further Order: It is Ordered, That the said Order
be, and is hereby, revoked, and made void.
Ordered, That the former Order for apprehending
Twenty Persons to be sent into Essex to the General, to be
used as Sir Wm. Massam, and the rest of the Gentlemen of
the Committee of Essex, are used, be renewed: And that
Mr. Speaker have Power to send out Warrants to command
all Officers to apprehend young Mr. Capell, Son and
Heir-apparent of the Lord Capell, and other Persons, to
make up the said Number; and, in case of Opposition, to
break open Locks and Doors, to search for the said Mr.
Capell, and such Person or Persons so to be apprehended:
And that the Committee appointed to apprehend the said
Persons do sit this Afternoon; and do take speedy and
effectual Course for the apprehending the Persons aforesaid, and sending them with all Expedition, to the
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Delivery of Three Brass Guns, each of them carrying
Twelve Pounds Bullet, out of the publick Stores, by
Appointment of the Lieutenant General of the Ordnance,
in reference to a former Order of this House, of the
Twentieth of this instant June.
Ordered, That Mr. Gurdon do go down into the County
of Suffolk, to settle the Militia there.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee:
And that the said Committee do presently sit upon the
Ordinance for settling the Presbyterial Government: And
that Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair.
Mr. Dodderidge was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for settling the Militia of
the whole Kingdom be read To-morrow Morning, the
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee of the whole House, and do sit as a Committee, every Friday, upon the Ordinance for settling the
Presbyterial Government: And that Mr. Speaker do,
every Friday Morning, forbear to take the Chair, until
that Business be reported.
Treaty with the King.
Colonel Booth brings Answer from the Lords, That
the Lords do agree to the Number of Nine to be the
Committee for to consider of Particulars for settling a
Peace: And that they will meet this Afternoon, at Four
of Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That Colonel Booth do go to the Lords, to
put them in mind of the Order carried by him to them,
to appoint a Committee to sit with a Committee of this
House, to consider of what the Parliament hath already
done towards Settling of a Peace; and what the King
hath offered; and what is fit further to be offered to the
King, for his Satisfaction; and of the Circumstances of
Time, and Place, where to make convenient Addresses to
the King; and to desire the Lords to appoint a certain
Number, to join with a Committee of this House; and a
Place where the said Committee is to meet.
Ordered, That Bishop Wren be sent to the General to
be used as Sir Wm. Massam, and the rest of the Committee
of Essex, are used.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Note for praying against Parliament.
A Note given to Dr. Burgesse, in his Pulpit, "to give
Thanks to God for his Majesty's late Deliverance from
the Danger of Poisoning; and to pray for the good Success of the Lord Goring, Sir Charles Lucas, Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and all other the Forces under their
Command, or raised in any other Part of this Kingdom,
in his Majesty's Behalf;" was this Day read.
Ordered, That Alderman Atkin do carry the Note delivered to Dr. Burgesse, in his Pulpit, in Paul's the
Twenty-fifth of this instant June, before his Sermon, subscribed with several Names, commanding him to give
solemn Thanks to Almighty God, for his Majesty's late
Deliverance from the Danger of Poisoning; and to pray
for the good Success of the Lord Goring, Sir Charles Lucas,
Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and all the Forces under their
Command, or raised in any other Part of the Kingdom,
in his Majesty's Behalf; unto the Committee of the Militia
for the City of London: And that the said Committee do
forthwith inquire into, and find out the several Parties
who have subscribed their Names to the said Note.