Die Mercurii, 15 Novembris, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Business concerning the
Army be taken into Consideration, immediately after
the Business of the Treaty.
Thanks to Col. Rosseter.
Resolved, &c. That the hearty Thanks of this House
be returned to Colonel Edward Rosseter, in Testimony of
the House's Acceptance of his very faithful Services, performed with much Courage to the Parliament and Kingdom, to the great Hazard of his Life, and effusion of
much of his Blood.
Mr. Speaker did accordingly give him the very hearty
Thanks of the House.
Fee Farm Rents.
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the first
Business, Mr. Lillibon Long do report the Ordinance
concerning Fee Farm Rents.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the first
Business, the Ordinance for spreading the Gospel, Encouragement and Advancement of Piety and Learning,
in New England, be read.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Reynolds, reports the Answers framed by the Committee to Three of the King's Propositions referred to
the said Committee: The which Answers were all read
the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That, from and immediately after the King
shall have consented unto the Desires of the Two Houses,
upon the Treaty, and ratified the same by Act or Acts
of Parliament, all his Houses, Honours, Manors and
Lands, with the growing Rents and Profits thereof, and
all other legal Revenues of the Crown, shall be restored
unto him, liable to the Maintenance of ancient Forts,
and all publick and other legal Charges which they were
formerly charged withal, or liable unto; with an Exception of such Castles and Forts as are now garisoned, and
of such Places for publick Magazines and Stores, as are
now made use of, for so long time as both Houses shall
think sit to make use of them, for the necessary Defence
of the Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That the King shall have Compensation
for those legal growing Revenues, and Profits of the
Crown, which he hath or shall consent to part withal,
for the Satisfaction of both Houses, in this Treaty, in such
Manner and Proportion as by the King and both Houses,
shall be agreed upon.
Resolved, &c. That the King shall be settled in a Condition of Honour, Freedom, and Safety, agreeable to
the Laws of the Land.
Resolved, &c. That an Act of Oblivion and Indemnity
may be passed, to extend to all Persons, for all Matters;
with such Limitations and Provisions as shall be agreed
between his Majesty, and his Two Houses of Parliament.
Provided that it be declared, by Act of Parliament, That
nothing in these Four Propositions, or any of them, thus
consented unto, is intended, or shall be made use of, to
abrogate, weaken, or any ways impair, any Agreement
in this Treaty, or any Law, Grant, or Concession, agreed
upon by the King, and the Two Houses of Parliament,
in pursuance thereof-Agreed unto: And
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Mr. Reynolds is appointed to carry them to the Lords.
He likewise carried the Votes, passed on Saturday last,
upon the King's last Answer touching the Church: And
is to desire, That they may be all speedily sent to the
Commissioners in the Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to
which the King's Propositions were referred, to consider
of the Acts of Purveyance; and present their Opinions
to the House, What is sit to be done therein, for the
Benefit and Ease of the Kingdom: And are to sit this
Afternoon at Two of Clock: And Mr. Lane, Mr. Maynard, and Mr. Say, are added to that Committee.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Conference Yesterday
desired by the Lords, That they could not but be very
tender of their Privileges: That Three of those Persons
voted to be banished, were Members of their House;
and the Censure of them began in this House: They did
therefore deliver, at this present Conference, an Ordinance for Banishing of those Three Lords, the Earl of
Holland, the Lord Goring, and the Lord Capell, which
began first in their House; and did agree to the Votes
for the Banishment of Sir Henry Lingen Knight, Henry
Hastings Esquire, Major General Langherne, and Sir
The Ordinance was read the First time; and, upon the
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Pryn, Sir John
Clotworthy, Mr. Lane, and Mr. Selden, to prepare and
bring in an Ordinance for Banishing of the Lords and
Commoners that are voted by this House to be banished.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the former Vote, for the Earl of Newcastle to be excepted from
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the former Vote, for Sir John Wintour to be excepted from
Siege of Pontefract, &c.
Ordered, That the Letter from Lieutenant General
Cromwell, of 5 Novembris 1648, be referred to the Committee of the Army; to make Provision of the Particulars therein desired and mentioned.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Ordnance be required to make Provision of, and issue out of the publick
Stores; Two hundred and Fifty Barrels of Powder, for
the Service of the Siege against Pontefract and Scarborough Castle: And that he be likewise required to provide and issue such Cannon Bullets and Ball, as the Committee of the Army shall give Order for.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Votes carried by him.
The King's Parole.
A Letter from Carisbrooke, of 7 Novembris 1648, from
Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, directed
to the Committee at Derby House, was this Day read,
touching the King's Parole.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the
King's Parole, given to the Governor of the Isle of Wight,
doth bind him to a Residence in the Isle of Wight, for
Twenty Days after the Treaty shall be ended; notwithstanding any Addition that hath been, or shall be,
made by both Houses, for continuing the Treaty any
longer that the Forty Days first appointed.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Lisle do prepare a Letter, and
bring it in, To-morrow Morning, to convey this Vote
to the Governor of the Isle of Wight; with Power unto
him to propose it unto the King, to declare the like:
And that he do return the King's positive Answer herein
to the Houses, by Monday next, at furthest.
He is further, in this Letter, to take notice of the
Governor's faithful Service, and his prudent Management and Carriage of these Matters; and to return him
the hearty Thanks of the House for the same.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Letter, to be sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of
Wight; which they desire may be signed by the Speakers
of both Houses; and sent presently away, if you think
sit to agree unto it.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House doth agree to this Letter, to be signed by both
Speakers, and forthwith sent to the Commissioners of the
Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That the Business for Nomination of Sheriffs
be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Treaty with the King.
Ordered, That Mr. Pryn do report the Bills drawn
upon the King's Concessions, on Friday Morning next.