Die Veneris, 4 Augusti, 1648.
Wilson's, &c. Petition.
THE humble Petition of Rowland Wilson Esquire,
and Ralph Hall Gentleman, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Petition of Rowland Wilson, and
Ralph Hall, be referred to the Committee of the Navy;
to consider whether the Office of the Surveyor of the Customs, in the Port of London be fit to be kept on foot;
and likewise, of the Petitioners, that this Office, in case
the same be fit to be continued, or some other Office or
Offices be conferred upon them, in respect of their several Losses and Services for the Parliament; and towards
Payments to Carter, &c.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to
the Order for One thousand Pounds apiece, to be paid to
Colonel Carter, and Lieutenant Colonel Twisleton: And
that the Words "Fines or Compositions" be added to
the said Order.
Mr. Foxwist is to carry it to the Lords.
Dr. Twisse's Children.
The humble Petition of the Children of Dr. Twisse,
deceased, was this Day read.
Whereas the Sum of One thousand Pounds . . . formerly
bestowed on the Children of Dr. Twisse, and ordered to
them out of the Fines of such Delinquents at Goldsmiths
Hall as this House should nominate; but none have yet
been nominated: It is Ordered, That the Sum of One
thousand Pounds be charged upon the Moiety of the
Grand Excise, in Course, not yet disposed of, with Interest
for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent.
per Annum, to be paid every Six Months.
Mr. Scott is to bring in an Ordinance to that Purpose.
Mr.Swynfen reports from the Committee of Accompts,
the Accompt of Colonel John Barker.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Accompt of Colonel John Barker.
Ordered, That the Sum of Four thousand Nine hundred Twenty-six Pounds be paid unto Colonel John Barker
or his Assigns; and be charged upon the Moiety of the
Grand Excise, in Course.
Mr. Swinfyn is to bring in an Ordinance to that
Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments to the
Ordinance for Church Government be made the first
Business, To-morrow Morning; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Ordinance of the Militia be reported
on Wednesday Morning, the first Business; nothing to
The humble Petition of Commissary Lyonell Copley was
this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee where Mr. Browne has the Chair: And that the
said Committee be now revived; and do hear and state
the Differences between Commissary Copley and the Committee of Accompts, touching the Accompts of the said
Commissary Coply: And that the said Committee of Accompts do certify the State of the said Accompts, as they
now stand, with the Proofs and Certificates touching the
same, to the said Committee: And that the said Committee make Report thereof, with their Sense thereupon,
to the House.
Colonel Moore, Colonel Boswell, Captain Wingate,
Alderman Hoyle, Mr. Bois, Sir John Potts, Mr. Waller,
Sir Thomas Dacres, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Lechmere, and
Sir Sam. Luke, are added to that Committee: And that the
said Committee do sit this Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the usual Place; and so de die in diem: With Power to
send for Persons, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
An Ordinance for the further and better regulating
the Sequestrations of Papists and Delinquents Estates,
was this Day read the Third time.
Sir Thomas Widdrington is to carry the Ordinance for
Newcastle to the Lords.
Clerk of the House.
Ordered, That Henry Elsynge Esquire, Clerk to the
House of Commons, in Parliament assembled, have Leave
to stay in the Country for One Week longer, for Recovery
of his Health.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence to Two Orders
for * * * *.
Martial Law in Navy.
An Ordinance for enabling the Lord Admiral to execute Martial Law was this Day read: and, upon the
Question passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Instructions for the Lord Admiral, touching the Execution of Martial Law by Sea, were this Day read; and,
upon the Question, agreed unto.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Green is to carry them to the Lords.
Ordered, That Dr. Walker be enjoined to go to the
Lord Admiral to Sea.
Letter, &c. from Prince of Wales.
According to former Order, the House this Day proceeded in the Debate upon the Letter and Declaration of
the Prince, sent to the Lord Mayor and Common Council
of the City of London.
The Question being propounded, That all Persons
whatsoever, Subjects of this Kingdom, or others, that
do or shall adhere unto, join with, or voluntarily aid or
assist the Prince in this War, by Sea, or by Land, are
Traitors and Rebels; and ought to be so proceeded
against as Traitors and Rebels;
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That all Persons whatsoever, Subjects
of this Kingdom, or others, that do or shall adhere unto,
join with, or voluntarily aid or assist the Prince in this
War, by Sea, or by Land, are Traitors and Rebels; and
ought to be so proceeded against as Traitors and Rebels.
Ordered, That this Vote be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, where
Mr. Lechmere has the Chair, and to the Committee of
the Navy (who are to be joined to that Committee, as to
this Business), to confer with the Merchants; and to know
of them what Aid or Assistance they will contribute, by
furnishing out Ships to go with the Lord Admiral for
Securing of Trade: And it is also referred to the said
Committee, to examine the Business touching the Going
forth of the Ships taken by the Prince: With Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, and Papers: And are to meet
in the Treasury Chamber this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Monies ordered to be paid by Sir
John Glanvile Knight, for his Fine and Composition for
his Delinquency, and for his Fifth, and Twentieth Part,
be paid to the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Advance of Monies, usually sitting at Haberdashers Hall:
And that the said Committee pay the same forth to such
Commanders and Officers, as the Committee at Derby
House, have or shall appoint for the Guard of the Parliament: Whose Acquittance shall be a good Discharge to
the said Committee, and their Treasurers, for the Payment thereof, as aforesaid.
The Lords Concurrence * * * *.
Ordered, That Mr. Scott, Mr. Green, Mr. Prideaux,
and Mr. Edward Ashe, do confer with the Commissioners
of Excise, That the Ordinance for the Salary allowed to
the Auditors, for stating the Accompts of the Soldiery,
Soldiers, &c. Arrears.
Ordered, That the Sum of Forty-two thousand Pounds,
appointed for the Soldiers and Soldiers Widows, be paid
out of the first Monies that shall be raised upon the Ordinance for all Persons that have received any Part of the
Publick Treasure to accompt: and that the Report of
the said Ordinance be made To-morrow Morning, the
first Business; and nothing to intervene.