House of Commons Journal Volume 5
28 July 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 28 July 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 649-650. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25432 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Veneris, 28 Julii, 1648.

Prayers.

Church Government.

ORDERED, That, on Tuesday next, the Grand Committee do make Report of the Ordinance touching Church Government, the first Business.

Ordered, That the Classis have Power to grant Institution.

Mr. Dodderidge and Mr. Boys to bring in an Ordinance to that Purpose.

Massam's Exchange.

Ordered, That it be referred to the General, to exchange the Earl of Cleveland for Sir Wm. Massam.

A Person sent for.

Ordered, That Mr. * Freeman, a Gentleman of the Temple, be sent for by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, as a Delinquent: And it is referred to the Committee for Insurrections, to examine this Business touching Mr. Serjeant Wilde: And the said Committee have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers.

Message to Lords.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence to the Ordinance for raising Forces for the County of Sussex.

Sir Peter Wentworth is to carry it to the Lords.

He also carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for discharging the Treasurers of Lincoln of Eleven hundred Pounds, taken from the said Treasurers.

Answer.

Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer, That, to the Ordinance for Sussex, they will take it into Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own: To the other Ordinance, they do agree.

Affairs in Sussex.

Ordered, That the Committee of the County of Sussex be desired and enjoined to take care, How the said County, and the Parliament's Interest therein, may be preserved by Raising of Horse and Foot, and Levying of Money for Paying of them: And the said Committee are hereby required to act accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the County of Sussex, out of the Compositions, Fines, and Sequestrations, of the Estates of such Delinquents, as were engaged in the late Tumult at Horsham, not being formerly sequestered, to give such reasonable Satisfaction to such of the Parliament's Friends as have been plundered and damaged by the Enemy, or others in the said late Tumult, as the said Committee shall think sit: And that the said Committee have Power to compound with the said Delinquents to that Purpose.

Kent.

Ordered, That the Order for Kent be brought in To-morrow Morning.

Defence of Southampton.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Derby House, to grant Commission to the Mayor of Southampton, for listing and raising such Forces, under the Governor of Southampton, of the Well-affected in the said Town, as he shall think sit, for the Defence and Safety of the said Town.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Shoes, &c. for Army.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, forthwith to provide and send Three thousand Pair of Stockings and Shoes for the Soldiers under the Command of Lieutenant General Cromwell.

Treaty with the King.

According to former Order, the House proceeded upon the Debate touching the Settling of Peace.

The Question being propounded to adhere to the former Votes;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir John Evelyn, Tellers for the Noe: 71.
Sir Thomas Dacres, With the Noe,
Mr. Swynfen, Tellers for the Yeas: 64.
Colonel Morley, With the Yeas,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

The Question being propounded, That a Treaty be had, in the Isle of Wight, with the King in Person, by a Committee appointed by both Houses, upon all the Propositions presented to him at Hampton Court, and for the Taking away of Wards and Liveries, for Settling of a safe and well-grounded Peace;

And the Question being put, That these Words; viz. "and not elsewhere;" be added to the Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Yeas: 57.
Mr. Heveningham, With the Yeas,
Sir Walter Erle, Tellers for the Noes: 56.
Mr. Drake, With the Noes,

The House being informed, that Mr. Askew, a Member of this House, being in the Gallery, at the Putting of the Question, did after withdraw into the Committee Chamber; and had not declared, For which Side he had given his Vote;

Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, desired him to declare, For whom he had given his Vote;

He declared with the Yeas: Whereby the Number were equal.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker delivering his Vote to be against the Adding of the said Words to the Question;

The Question passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That a Treaty be had, in the Isle of Wight, with the King in Person, by a Committee appointed, by both Houses, upon the Propositions presented to him at Hampton Court, and for the Taking away of Wards and Liveries, for Settling of a safe and wellgrounded Peace.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Navy.

Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, the first Business the Matter concerning the Navy be taken into Consideration.