Die Jovis, 19 Octobris 1648.
THE humble Petition of the Trustees of those reduced Officers and Soldiers, that petitioned your
Honours on the Two-and-twentieth of August last, not
only in behalf of themselves, and them, but of all such as
have always served the Parliament faithfully, and neither
have or shall recede from their first Principles and Engagements.
Ordered, That the House be turned into a Grand Committee for an Hour: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to
take the Chair in the mean time.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Grand Committee upon the Ordinance for the Reformado Officers, That the
said Committee have adjourned themselves until Thisday-sevennight: And that the said Committee desire the
same might be confirmed by Order of this House.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the whole
House, upon the Ordinance for the Reformado Officers,
be adjourned until This-day-sevennight: And that the
House be then resolved into a Grand Committee: And
that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight,
from Newport, of 17 Octobris 1648, was this Day read,
together with Six Papers inclosed; wherein they give an
Account of their Proceedings in the Treaty upon the
Proposition concerning Delinquents, and upon the Votes
they received from the Houses, for pressing the King to
a full Answer to the Proposition presented to him concerning the Church: The which were all read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That
neither the Lord's Days, nor the publick monthly Fast
Days, that shall happen within the Forty Days appointed
for the Time of the Treaty, shall be accounted any of the
Forty Days limited for the Treaty.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That To-morrow Morning at Ten of
Clock, peremptorily, the House do take into Consideration the Letter and Papers now sent from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight: And that Mr. Speaker do
put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Reports in Mr. Swynfen's Hands,
touching the Supernumeraries in the several Counties, be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first
Business, at Mr. Speaker's taking the Chair.
Deans and Chapters.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Abolishing of
Deans, Deans and Chapters, appointed to be ingrossed,
be read the Third time on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Order passed upon Mr. Swynfen's
Report on Monday last, 16 Octobris 1648, for the Payment of Four thousand Two hundred Eighty-one Pounds
Eighteen Shillings and Fourpence Halfpeny to Mr. Peck,
out of the Two-thirds of Recusants Estates, mentioned
in the said Order, sequestered for their Recusancy, be sent
to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in
the Vote formerly passed this House, touching the giving
Liberty to the Contractors, to sell any of the Lands or
Possessions of Archbishops or Bishops, as they shall judge
best for the Commonwealth; so as they sell them not
under the Rates limited by the Ordinance of 17 Martii
Earl of Nottingham.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr.
The Lords command us to put you in mind of a
Message formerly sent by the Lords concerning a Noble
Peer of this Realm, the Earl of Nottingham: Which
they desire you to take into speedy Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Nottingham's Petition
be now read.
The Petition was accordingly read.
And the Question being put for Committing of it;
It passed with the Negative.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.