Die Jovis, 7 Decembris, 1648.
Thanks to Gen. Cromwell.
RESOLVED, &c. That the hearty Thanks of this
House be given to Lieutenant General Cromwell, for
very great and eminently faithful Services, performed by
him to this Parliament and Kingdom, both in this Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Scotland.
Mr. Speaker did accordingly give him the very hearty
Thanks of this House.
Trials at Norwich.
Resolved, &c. That Serjeant Erle be required to go
down to Norwich, to execute the Commission of Oyer
and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery.
Resolved, &c. That Serjeant Erle and Serjeant Keeble
have Liberty, and do advise with such of the Judges as
they shall think fit, upon this Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Clerk of the Assizes for the
Norffolk Circuit do go down to Norwich; and carry the
Records with him; and discharge the Duty of his Place
upon the Execution of the Commission of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, for the Tryal of the late
Resolved, &c. That Hugh Audeley Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Norfolk, be and is hereby required
and injoined to go down into the said County of Norfolk;
and discharge the said Place of High Sheriff, according to
his Duty: And that the Serjeant at Arms, attending on
this House, do give him Notice hereof.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Dacres and Mr. Dodderidge,
of 7 Decembris 1648, half an Hour past Nine in the
Morning, was this Day read; signifying, That, coming to
attend the House, to do their Duties, they were kept back
The like Signification was made of the like Usage to
Sir Edward Partheriche.
Day of Humiliation.
Resolved, &c. That there be a Day of publick Humiliation for this House to seek God, in this Time of Difficulties: And that To-morrow be the Day, and kept
here in this House.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Peters, Mr. Marshall, and
Mr. Caryll, be desired to perform the Duties of the Day
of Humiliation, with the House, To-morrow.
Ordered, That Mr. Gurdon and Mr. Smyth do acquaint
them with this Desire of the House.
Mr. Pierrepont delivers in Four Papers from the Conference with the General, appointed by Order Yesterday
for the Discharge of the Members:
The which were read.
WE having Command from the House of Commons,
to let your Excellency know, That divers Members of
the House of Commons are this Day taken and detained.
by some Officers and Soldiers of your Excellency's Army;
it is their Pleasure, That they be discharged: For which
we desire your Excellency's present Order, that it may
be done accordingly.
Having seen the Order, upon which your last Paper is
given in, we do not conceive it to be the positive Pleasure of the House, that the Members be discharged:
"But, concerning their Discharge, for which you are
appointed to confer; so soon as we shall receive the Resolutions of the House upon That Paper, this Day sent in by
us to the House, which concerns those Persons detained,
we shall then be prepared to give you answerable Satisfaction in the relation to that Particular. By the Appointment of his Excellency, and the General Council of
Decembris 6, 1648. John Rushworth.
IN Answer to your Paper of the Sixth of this instant
December, now delivered, wherein you do refer to a
Paper, sent by you to the Commons; we affirm that since
the Reading of that Paper, by the House, it was expressed by them to be their positive Pleasure, That the
Members of that House, this Day taken and detained by
some of the Officers and Soldiers of the Army under
your Excellency's Command, be forthwith discharged:
And therefore we do insist, That, according to our former Paper, the said Members be forthwith discharged.
IN Return to your last Paper concerning your insisting
for the Discharge of the Members, we refer to our former
Answer; and have no more to say to That Particular, till
we receive the Resolutions of the House upon our Paper,
this Day sent to them. By the Appointment of his Excellency, and the General Council of Officers. Signed,
Decembris 6, 1648.
A Letter from Westminster, 7 Decembris 1648, from
Sir Martyn Lumley, Sir John Temple, George Booth,
Thomas Waller, Thomas Middleton, Samuel Gardiner,
Esay Thomas, and Arthur Owen, signifying their Restraint
from coming to the House to do their Duty there, by
some of the Soldiers of the Army, was this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That the House proceed with the Proposals of the Army;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Edward Bainton,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir John Trevour,
||With the Noes,
Resolved, &c. That the House do proceed upon the
Proposals of the Army.
Resolved, &c. That the House do proceed with the
Proposals of the Army, the first Business, on Saturday
Morning next; nothing to intervene.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of what
Major General Skippon hath done in stopping the City
Guards from coming to guard this House: And that
Mr. Speaker do give him the Thanks of this House for
his Care and good Service therein:
Which Mr. Speaker did accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what
the Militia of the City of London have done in stopping
the City Guards from coming to guard the House: And
It is Ordered, That Major General Skippon be desired
to give the Militia of the City of London the Thanks of
this House, for their Care and good Service herein.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia of the
City of London do forbear to send any Guards, to guard
this House, until this House take further Order therein.