Die Veneris, 7Julii, 1648.
Duke of Buckingham, &c.
A LETTER directed to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen,
and Commons of the City of London, in Common
Council assembled, of 5 Julii 1648; and subscribed,
Holland, G. Buckingham, Peterburgh; with a Declaration
of their Intentions inclosed; were this Day read.
The Question was propounded, That this House doth
declare, That the Duke of Bucks, Earl of Holland, Earl
of Peterborough, and all that have or shall adhere to
them, have and do levy War against the Parliament and
Kingdom; and are Traitors and Rebels; and ought to
be proceeded against, as Traitors and Rebels:
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That
the Duke of Bucks, Earl of Holland, Earl of Peterborough, and all that have or shall adhere to them, have
and do levy War against the Parliament and Kingdom;
and are Traitors and Rebels; and ought to be proceeded
against, as Traitors and Rebels.
Ordered, That the several Committees in the several
Counties and Places where there lies any of the Estates,
real or personal, of the Duke of Bucks, Earl of Holland,
Earl of Peterborough, or any other, that have or shall
adhere to them, in this Action of levying War against
the Parliament and Kingdom, do forthwith proceed to
the Sequestration of their Estates real and personal.
Ordered, That these Votes be forthwith printed.
Safety of Nottingham.
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Pierrepoint, and Mr. Pigott,
be desired to go into the County of Nottingham, to employ their Endeavours for the Safety and Defence of that
Ordered, That Mr. Nelthorpe do prepare and bring in
an Ordinance for giving Power to the Committee of the
County of Lincolne to raise Fifteen hundred Pounds per
Month in the said County, for raising and maintaining a
Regiment of Foot, for the Safety and Defence of that
Securing King's Person.
Mr. Green reports an Answer of the Common Council,
in Writing, of 6 Julii 1648, touching what Engagement
they have made for securing the King's Person and
Parliament during the Treaty, if the King should come
to London: The which was read.
House to sit.
Resolved, &c. That this House do sit To-morrow,
and on Monday, notwithstanding the former Order of
Adjournment from Fridays till Tuesdays.
The Question was propounded, For discharging the
Order of Adjournment from Friday till Tuesdays:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr.
The Lords have commanded us to communicate unto
you, a Letter from Sir George Aiscough, a Commander
at Sea, who is come in with his Ship the Lion, to Portesmouth; with the Lord Admiral's Answer: The Petition
of Captain Henry Jervoice; which they recommend to
this House: A Desire of some Persons to go into
Munster in Ireland, to bring away their Families and
Goods: The Petition of Anne, Alice, and Valentine
Hamilton, Daughters of Sir Claude Hamilton Knight,
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Hakewill and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
Three Votes upon the Londoners Petition: In which they
desire the Concurrence of this House: And, in regard
the Votes refer to the Petition, they have likewise sent
the Petition:-A Letter from Colonel Hamond, Governor
of the Isle of Wight, touching the Admission of the
Lord Rich to the King: Which they do especially recommend to this House for a Concurrence:-An Ordinance for Mr. George Payler, and other Officers of the
Ordnance: In which they desire the Concurrence of this
House:-A Petition of Mr. John Coppin: Which they
recommend to the Consideration of this House:-The
Petition of Mr. Abraham Dowcett: Touching which the
Lords declare, That they think sit he should have his
Liberty forthwith upon good Bail, that he may attend the
King's Council concerning the Business of Major Rolph;
wherein the Concurrence of the House of Commons is
desired. They desire to put the House in mind of
some Persons for Deputy Lieutenants for Leicestershire,
formerly sent to this House, They do recommend unto
you the Petition of Mr. Jessop.-A Report from Derby
House, touching the Mewes for the Horse Guards: In
which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Letter from the Lord Admiral to the Captain, Officers,
and Company of the Ship Lion; and do order, That
Notice be taken of the good Services of the Captain,
Officers, and Company of the Ship Lion; and return
them the Thanks of this House for their good Affections:
And that Mr. Sallwey junior do prepare a Letter to that
Purpose, to be sent to the said Officers and Company.
Ordered, That this Letter from Sir George Aiscue, and
the Admiral's Answer to it, be forthwith printed.
Copleie's, &c. Petitions.
Ordered, That Colonel Copleie's Petition be read Tomorrow Morning, the first Business; and nothing to
It is Ordered, That, next, Colonel Herbert's Petition
Colonel James Hopton's, and Sir Arthur Blundell's * * *.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be
forthwith paid, upon Account, unto Captain Henry Jervoise, or his Assignee, in Part of the Arrears due to the said
Captain Jervoise, upon his Entertainment in the Service
of the Parliament at Land, out of such concealed Delinquents Estates, as he, or any for him, shall discover to
the Committee of Lords and Commons, usually sitting at
Haberdashers Hall; or out of the Surplussage of such
Delinquents Estates, to be discovered as aforesaid, as
have compounded at Goldsmiths Hall, at Undervalues:
And the said Committee is hereby authorized to take such
Course, and proceed as effectually, upon such Discoveries,
for the bringing in of the said Monies, and paying of the
same to the said Captain Jervoyse, as in other Cases, for
Advance of Monies, they usually do.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Answers to Lords.
Answer returned to the First Message, by the same
Messengers; That this House doth agree with the Lords,
in approving of the Letter from the Admiral to the
Captain, Officers, and Company of the Ship Lyon: And,
to the other Particulars of that Message, the House will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer returned to the Second Message, by the same
The House has considered their Lordships Message:
And, as to Mr. Abraham Dowcett's having his Liberty
forthwith, upon Bail, that he may attend the King's Counsel concerning the Business of Major Rolf, they do agree:
And, to all the other Particulars of that Message, the
House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in
Parliament, That Mr. Abraham Dowsett have his Liberty
forthwith, upon good Bail, that he may attend the King's
Counsel concerning the Business of Major Rolfe.