Die Martis, 17 Octobris, 1648.
RESOLVED, &c. That the House, at the Rising, do
adjourn itself till Monday Morning next, at Eight of
Clock: And that the Grand Committee, and all other
Standing Committees, do, notwithstanding this Adjournment, meet in the mean time.
Ordered, That the Lords be acquainted herewith, That
this House has resolved to adjourn till Monday next.
Sir J. Danvers.
Ordered, That Sir John Danvers his Business be resumed
into Consideration on Monday Morning next, peremptorily, the first Business: And that, next after that Business,
the Reports concerning Alderman Chambers, Alderman
Fowke, &c. the Report concerning Mr. Gold, the Report
concerning Mr. Wall, be made, and considered of.
Surrender of Appleby Castle.
A Letter from Colonel Ralph Ashton, from Appleby
Castle, of 11 Octobris 1648, was this Day read; acquainting the House with the Success in taking the Castle
The Articles for the Surrender of the said Castle, and
a List of the Officers surrendered at Appleby Castle,
9 Octobris 1648, were likewise read.
The Articles for the Surrender of Appleby Castlle, dated
7 Octobris 1648, at Wigton, were again this Day read;
and, by Vote, upon the Question, approved of by this
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Northern association, to consider, what is fit to be
done with Appleby Castle; whether to be demolished, or
no: And that the Ordnance, Arms, and Ammunition,
may be removed, to be secured in Lancasheire Castle:
And that it be referred to Colonel Ralph Ashton, in whose
Possession they now are, to take care herein.
Reward to Messenger.
Ordered, That Richard King, the Messenger that brought
the News of this good Success, have the Sum of Thirty
Pounds bestowed upon him, and paid unto him by the
Committee for Advance of Monies usually sitting at Haberdashers Hall: And it is more particularly referred to
Colonel John Moore, and Colonel Rigby, to take care of
this Business, That this Thirty Pounds may be speedily
paid unto him accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business of
providing Monies for the Lancasheire Forces is referred,
do meet, notwithstanding the Adjournment of the House;
and that they do report on Tuesday Morning next.
A Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, from Dalhoussee, of 9 Octobris 1648; with a Paper inclosed, delivered by Lieutenant General Cromwell to the Committee
of Estates in Scotland, of 5 Octobris 1648; and likewise
the Answer of the Committee of Estates, of 6 Octobris
1648, to the said Paper; and a Declaration of the Committee of Estates of Scotland, concerning their Proceedings,
in Opposition to the late unlawful Engagement against
England, printed at Edinburgh; were all read.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth approve of what
Lieutenant General Cromwell hath done and transacted in
his late Proceedings in Scotland: And that the Thanks of
this House be returned to him, in Testimony of his good
Service: And that a Letter to that Purpose be prepared
and Signed by Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Gurdon, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, and Mr. Ashurst,
or any Two of them, are appointed to prepare this Letter.
Ordered, That this Letter from Lieutenant General
Cromwell, the Papers inclosed, and Declaration, be forthwith printed and published.
Grant to the Lord General.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, the first Business,
the Committee of the Army do report the Ordinance for
settling Lands, to the Value of Four thousand Pounds
per Annum, upon the Lord General and his Heirs, for
Justice of Com. Pleas.
An Ordinance for constituting and appointing Serjeant
Cresheld one of the Justices of the Common Pleas was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Christopher Yelverton carried to the Lords the Ordinance for appointing Serjeant Cresheld one of the Justices
of the Common Pleas.
Mr. Vassall carried to the Lords the Ordinance concerning the French Merchants.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight
from Newport, of 14 Octobris 1648, was this Day read;
and divers Papers inclosed, touching their Proceedings in
the Treaty upon the Propositions touching Peers, &c.
made since Edward Lord Littleton surreptitiously conveyed
away the Seal; and upon the Proposition for Payment
of Publick Debts; and the King's Answer thereunto; and
likewise the Copy of a Proposition presented to the King
touching Delinquents: The which were all read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Irish
Affairs, at Derby House, to consider, What is fitting to be
offered more to the King, upon the Propositions for Ireland, in relation to the Disposal that has been made of
Houses in Cities, Towns, and Boroughs, and otherwise.
Ordered, That This-day-sevennight the House be called.
Justice of Com. Pleas.
Sir Christopher Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords
do agree to the Ordinance for making Serjeant Cresheld
one of the Justices of the Common Pleas.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr.
The Lords have commanded us to put this House in
mind of a Message formerly sent to this House, for removing Baron Atkins from being one of the Barons of the
Exchequer, to be one of the Justices of the CommonPleas: Likewise to make Serjeant Turner Baron of the
Exchequer. They have commanded us to bring unto you
a Report from Derby House, concerning a Chancellor for
Ireland: An Ordinance, with the Petition of James Story;
to which the Lords desire Concurrence: An Ordinance
for Thomas Toll junior to be Comptroller of the Customs
of Lynne; to which they desire Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That, as to that Part of the Message
touching Baron Atkins, and Serjeant Turner, the House
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Vassall brings Answer, That the Lords will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Great Seal of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That there be Commissioners nominated
and appointed for the Great Seal of Ireland: And that
Sir William Parsons be one of the Commissioners for the
Great Seal of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Temple Knight, Master
of the Rolls in Ireland, be one of the Commissioners of
the Great Seal of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be prepared and
brought in, according to these Votes, for constituting
and appointing Sir Wm. Parsons, and Sir John Temple,
Commissioners of the Great Seal of Ireland; and for
passing the same under the Great Seal of England, and
of Ireland: And Mr. Annesley is appointed to prepare
and bring in this Ordnance.
An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for appointing and
constituting Thomas Toll junior to be Comptroller of
the Customs of Lynne Regis, was this Day read the First
And the Question being put, for the Committing of it;
It passed with the Affirmative: And
It is Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
of the Navy, to examine and state the whole Matter of
Fact in this Case.
Story's &c. Contract.
The Petition of Mr. James Story was read.
An Ordinance for discharging James Story, and Edward
Chard, Citizens, of a Contract which they had made of
the Manor House of Ford, and Park, and of all Penalties
thereupon, was this Day read the First time.
And the Question being put for reading it the Second
It passed with the Negative:
And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, was
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and Dr.
The Lords desire a present Conference, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Message they received touching the Adjournment of this
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to a present
Conference, as is desired.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned to the First Message; That this House
will send Answer by Messengers of their own, to all the
Particulars of that Message.
Conference agreed to.
Answer returned to the Second Message; That this
House doth agree to a Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Earle, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Hungerford, Mr.
Swynfen, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ld. General's Letter.
The Question being put, That the Lord General's Letter be now read;
It passed with the Negative.
Mr. Swynfen reports the Conference from the Lords,
That the Lords do think the Treaty with the King to be
a Matter of so great Concernment, to the Adjournment
of the House till Monday may obstruct the Kingdom, and
that Treaty; and therefore the Lords desired, that the
House would forbear to adjourn.
Resolved, &c. That the House do sit To-morrow
Morning, Eight of Clock; notwithstanding the former
Vote made for adjourning the House till Monday Morning
Justice of Common Pleas.
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Richard Cresheld Serjeant at Law
be one of the Justices of the Common Pleas: And that
the Clerk of the Crown in the Chancery do prepare a
Commission for the constituting and appointing the said
Richard Cresheld to be one of the Justices of the Common
Pleas, quam diu se bene gesserit: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby authorized and required to pass the same, under the Great Seal of England;
and to give him the Oath of a Judge accordingly.