Die Jovis, 28 Decembris, 1648.
AN Ordinance for authorizing Thomas Noell Esquire
to accept, receive, and pass, all such Bills or Receipts for such Monies advanced on the Ordinance of
13 Maii 1647, as shall be vouched unto him by Colonel Robert Manwaring, the Register Accomptant for
Bishops Lands, for the Payment of the last Moiety of the
Purchase Money, was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to
be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Colonel Harvey is to carry it up to the Lords.
Colonel Venne reports from the Committee appointed
to consider touching the Election of Officers in the City
of London, and Liberties thereof.
An Ordinance for Explanation of a former Ordinance
of the Twentieth instant, concerning the Election of Officers in the City of London, and Liberties thereof, was
this Day read the First and Second time, and, upon the
Question, committed to the former Committee.-
The Lords Concurrence to be desired to the Order for
continuing the Forces in Northamptonshire.-
Ordered, That Alderman Pennyngton, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Marten, Sir Gilbert Pickering, be added to the
said Committee: And are to meet in the Queen's Court,
this Afternoon at Two of Clock.
Ordered, That Power be given to the said Committee
to consider of the Oaths to be taken by Common Councilmen, and other Officers, and of all other Oaths taken,
through the whole Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of London, the Aldermen of the several Wards, and their Deputies, be required
to proceed forthwith to the Election of Common Councilmen, according to the Ordinance of the Twentieth of
this instant December 1648.
Harris', &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Wm. Harris, Thomas
Churchman, Henry Eldred, Wm. Layett, and Thomas
Rosse, Citizens and Cheesemongers of the City of London,
be referred to the Committee of the Army: And they to
consider with the General, What is sit to be done therein:
And to do the same accordingly.
Message to Lords.
* * carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, an
Order giving Power to the Committee at Haberdashers
Hall to give Oath: Order for Payment of the Money of
the petty Customs to the Committee of the Navy: Order
for adding Mr. Humphry Edwards, and others, to the
Committee at Derby House: And Order for adding Colonel Stapley and Sir James Harrington to the Committee
of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
Court for trying the King.
An Ordinance touching the King was this Day read the
Ordered, That the said Ordinance touching the King
be read To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock, the Second time.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Serjeant Thorpe carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, an Order for approving the Articles upon
Surrender of Scarborow Castle: An Order for the General
to put a Governor into Scarborow Castle: An Order for
Disbanding of the Northern Forces, &c.: An Order for
Forty Pounds for Major Peter Acklam, that brought the
News of Surrender of Scarborow Castle: Order for dispersing the Forces coming out of Scarborow Castle: Order
for Alderman Pennington to be freed from a Statute due
by him to Sir John Pennington, a Delinquent.
Serjeant Thorpe brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to . . . . several Particulars of the Message carried to
them by him.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Auditors at Worcester House, to state and cast up the Accompts of Colonel Aldridge: And that the Committee of Accompts send
over his Accompt thither to that Purpose.
Be it ordered, by the and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Two Troops of Horse, under
the Command of Major Boteler, and Captain Stirk,
be continued for the Preservation of the County of Northampton: And that they be paid, as formerly, out of the
monthly Assessments, in and for the said County: And
this to continue for the Space of Two Months; that is
to say, from the Fifth of December, 1648, to the Fifth of
February next ensuing, and till the House of Parliament
shall provide in some other way for the Safety of that
County: And that the Care hereof be referred to the
Committee of the said County.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Gilbert Pickering is to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do give
Order to the Commissioners and Victualers of the Navy,
That they allow to the Seamen and Mariners of the several Ships to be employed for the next Spring, in the Parliament's Service, Two Flesh Days in every Week, from
the Day of next ensuing, until the Day of
next ensuing, in such manner as was allowed unto
them the last Year.
Tryal of Pirates.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal be
desired to issue forth a Commission of Oyer and Terminer, directed to the Admiral, for the Tryal of S.. Lyndall, and other notorious Offenders, for Piracy.
Book of Rates.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to the
Book of Rates.