House of Commons Journal Volume 5
30 June 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 30 June 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 617-618. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25409 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Veneris, 30 Junii, 1648.

Prayers.

Payment to Thomasine.

ORDERED, That the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall be required and enjoined forthwith to issue forth and pay the Sum of Five hundred Pounds to Mr. George Thomasine, according to former Ordinances of Parliament, for the Parcel of Books bought of him, and bestowed by both Houses upon the University of Cambridge: And, in case the said Sum of Five hundred Pounds be not to be had readily in that Treasury, the said Treasurers are earnestly desired, from this House, to give their personal Security for the present Advancing of the said Sum of Five hundred Pounds, and the Payment of it to the said George Thomasine; the said Monies, and Interest for the same, being so well secured; and considering the great Dishonour will come to the Parliament, and Prejudice to Learning, if, for want of Payment of these Monies, these Books should be carried into Parts beyond the Seas.

Leave of Absence.

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

Raising Forces in Worcester.

Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee of Worcestershire, or any Three or more of them, to raise such Forces of Horse and Foot as they shall think fit, for preventing and suppressing all Tumults and Insurrections in the County of Worcester.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Leave of Absence.

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

Bristoll Garison.

An Ordinance for raising the Sum of One thousand Pounds, for the Repair of the Works and Fortifications about Bristoll, and furnishing Provisions, out of such Delinquents Sequestrations and Compositions as shall be discovered by the Committee of Bristoll, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Excise.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Excise do bring in an Ordinance for longer continuing the Receipts of the Excise; with a Blank for the Time: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Myles Corbett.

Rector of Brixton.

An Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for appointing Mr. Robert Dingley Rector of the Rectory of Brighteston, alias Brixton, in the Isle of Wight, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Exeter Militia.

An Ordinance for settling the Militia in the City and County of the City of Exon was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Rector of Cheddingfold.

An Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for appointing Mr. John Diggle to be Rector of the Rectory of Chiddingfold, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Message to Lords.

Colonel Purefoy carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Orders for putting the Counties of Bucks, and Southampton, Worcestershire, and Sussex, into a Posture for their own Safety and Defence: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for settling the Militia in the County of Lincoln.

He likewise carried the Ordinance for settling the Militia in the City of Exeter.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Rolle and Mr. Justice Godbolt;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you this Message: They have received a Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed for the Business of a Treaty with the King; and have passed Two Votes thereupon; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: They have determined, in respect of the great Affairs of the Kingdom, to fit To-morrow, and on Monday; and they would desire this House to do the like, if it may stand with the Convenience of this House.

Vacating Votes against Addresses.

The Votes were read: And the first was, For vacating the Votes that prohibit Addresses to or from the King: The Second was, For not insisting upon the Three Propositions sent into Scotland, and to be granted by the King, before a Treaty do begin.

Sir John Potts likewise reported the Opinion of the Members of that Committee, for the taking off and vacating the Votes, of 3 Januarii 1647, forbidding all Addresses to be made to or from the King: The which was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House that are of the Committee appointed to consider, What is fit to be offered to the King, towards the Settling of a safe and well-grounded Peace, do report the Opinion of the Members of that Committee, touching the Three Propositions sent into Scotland, to be granted by the King before a personal Treaty.

Sir John Potts further reported, That the Question being put at the Committee Yesterday, for insisting upon the Three Propositions sent into Scotland, to be granted by the King, before a personal Treaty be begun; it passed by the Members of this House, at that Committee, in the Affirmative.

The Vote, sent from the Lords, for vacating the Votes, of the Third of Januarii 1647, prohibiting Addresses to be made to and from the King, was again read: And the said Votes, of the Third of January, were all likewise read.

Resolved, &c. upon the Question, That this House doth concur with the Lords, That, for opening a Way towards a Treaty with his Majesty, for a safe Peace, That the Votes, of the Third of January 1647, forbidding all Addresses to be made to or from the King, be taken off.

Ordered, That the House doth agree with the Lords, That the House do sit To-morrow, and on Monday next.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House doth agree with the Lords to the first Vote; That for opening a Way towards a Treaty with his Majesty for a safe Peace, that the Votes, of the Third of January 1647, forbidding all Addresses to be made to or from the King, be taken off: And that the House intends to sit To-morrow, and on Monday.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords have before them the Examination of an Accusation of High Treason against one * Rolf; in which one, being a Prisoner in Peter House, is said to be a necessary Witness: Their Lordships desire, That as often as there shall be Occasion to send for him, he may be permitted to attend their Lordships. The Lords have sent unto you an Order for adding Names to the Committee of the Militia for the County of Westmoreland: Lady Capell's Petition for setting her Son at Liberty: Which they recommend to you: And the Lords conceive it will be for the Honour of the Parliament to give Direction for her Son's Liberty, and restoring him to his Mother. The Lords desire, That the Marquis of Winchester be at Liberty, upon Bail, by reason of his great Weakness, which very lately so extremely took him, that he was seeming dead for a great while; Major George Mildrum's Petition, concerning his Arrears; which they recommend to this House: Mr. Robert Bourne's Petition; which they recommend to this House.

A Prisoner to attend Lords.

Ordered, That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Mr. Dowcett, a Prisoner in Peter House, who is said to be a necessary Witness to be examined, touching an Accusation of High Treason, charged upon one Rolf, be permitted to attend their Lordships, as often as the Lords shall have occasion to send for him.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the Desire of the Lords, That Mr. Dowcett * * * *.

Hopton's Petition.

Ordered, That Colonel Hopton's Petition be read Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.

Navy.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Admiral to take care that the Ships now at Harwich, may continue there, for the Necessity and Use of the Army, until Colchester be reduced.

Essex Forces.

An Ordinance for assessing One Month's Assessment, for maintaining the Forces in the County of Essex, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Sir Martin Lumley is to carry up this Ordinance.

Apprehending Persons.

Ordered, That Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Challoner, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Charles Rich, Mr. Ratcliff, Mr. Edward, be added to the Committee for apprehending Twenty Persons, to be sent to the General, to be used as Sir Wm. Massam, and the rest of the Committee for the County of Essex, are used.

Raising Forces in Sussex.

Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee of Sussex, or any Three or more of them, to raise such Forces of Horse and Foot as they shall think fit, for preventing and suppressing all Tumults and Insurrections in the County of Sussex.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Peck is to carry it up.

Pay of Forces.

Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the County of Sussex, do bring in an Ordinance for paying their Forces, raised in the said County of Sussex, One Month's Pay, in like manner as was ordered for the County of Essex.

Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the County of Suffolke do bring in an Ordinance for paying their Forces raised in the said County of Suffolke, One Month's Pay, in like manner as was ordered for the County of Essex.

Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the County of Worcester do bring in an Ordinance for paying their Forces raised in the said County of Worcester, One Month's Pay, in like manner as was ordered of the County of Essex.

Letters referred.

Ordered, That the Letter from Sir Edward Hungerford, from Newington, of the Thirtieth of June 1648; and the Letter from Henry Prescott, from Farley Castle, of Eightand-twentieth of June 1648; be referred to the Committee at Derby House; to take Course therein as they shall think fit.

Invalid Soldiers.

The humble Petition of Wm. Greenhill, John Pocock, John Randall, and Richard Hutchinson, Treasurers for the sick and maimed Soldiers and Widows, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of Thirty maimed sick Soldiers of the Savoy Hospital and Christ Church, in the Behalf of themselves, and those which are gone to the Bathe, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds per Week be added to the Allowance formerly allowed for Relief of the sick and maimed Soldiers: And that the same weekly Sum of One hundred Pounds be charged upon the Excise, in Course; and be paid weekly to the Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers: And that the Sum of Fifty Pounds per Week be also added to the Allowance formerly allowed for Relief of sick and maimed Soldiers, be charged upon the Sequestrations at Guildhall: And that the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds be paid unto the Treasurers for sick and maimed Soldiers, for the Arrears, and Monies disbursed by them for the sick and maimed Soldiers, and for the Charges and Care of carrying to the Bathe of the Thirty sick and maimed Soldiers, of the Savoy Hospital and Christ Church, and of such others as are sit to go thither for their Health: And that the said Twelve hundred Pounds be charged upon the said Sequestrations at Guildhall, London.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds per Annum be added to the Salary for each of the Treasurers for the sick and maimed Soldiers, for the Service of the said Treasurers, and their Deputies. And

It is further Ordered, That the said Treasurers may perform their Service by themselves, or their sufficient Deputy or Deputies.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.