Die Veneris, 5 Januarii, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Lord Mayor of London be
required to call together the Common Council, newly
elected; and that he do require them to do the Duty of
their Place, and suspend the Taking of Oaths till further
Delinquents &c. in London.
Ordered, That the General be sent to, and desired to
take Order, to prohibit all Delinquents and Papists from
coming to, or staying in, the City of London, or the
Liberties thereof, or within the late Lines of Communication, or within Ten Miles of the City of London;
and to secure the Persons of such as shall be found within
the Limits aforesaid Six Days after the Date hereof, except such Persons as shall be licensed; under the Hands
of Mr. Francis Allen and Mr. Samuel Moyer, to come to
prosecute their Compositions with Effect, or such as have
already compounded for their Delinquency, and have
paid in their Money according to Orders and Directions
of Parliament given in that Behalf.
City of London.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of the City of London
be required immediately to take down all the Chains that
are within the said City and Liberties thereof: And that
the said Chains be secured in Leaden Hall, until the
House take further Order, for the Use of the several
Wards to whom they respectively do belong: And the
Lord General is hereby also desired, That, for such
Chains, as have lately been taken down within the said
City, or Liberties, that he take care for Restoring of
them to the said Lord Mayor, to be disposed of to the
Use of such Wards to whom properly they do appertain.
Colonel Ven is to send it to the Lord Mayor.
Ordered, That a Book of Vellum be forthwith prepared, for entering all the publick Acts of this House:
And that all the publick Acts of this House be entered
in the said Book accordingly.
Court for trying the King.
Ordered, That the Ordinance touching the Erecting of
an High Court of Justice, for Tryal of the King, be
ingrossed, and brought in, To-morrow Morning, the first
Publication by Mr. Pryn.
Ordered, That Mr. Humphry Edwards and Mr. Fry
do repair to Mr. Pryn; and to shew him the scandalous
Book or Pamphlet, intituled, "A brief Memento to the
present unparliamentary Juncto, touching their present
Intentions and Proceedings to depose and execute Charles
Stewart, their lawful King;" and to know of him, If he
will own and avow the said Book.
Ordered, That the Lord General be desired to command his Marshal to put the Ordinance of 27 Septembris
1647, concerning scandalous Pamphlets, in Execution.
Ordered, That Awdly Marvin, Major James Earskin,
and Captain James Coningham, be committed, as Delinquents, to the Serjeant at Arms that attends this House.
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That the General be desired to command his
Marshal to take care of Prisoners of War, and for Delinquency: And it is hereby referred to the Committee
of the Army, to enable the Marshal to go on with the
said Service, concerning scandalous Pamphlets, and
Escape of Prisoners.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Tower, to examine the Business touching Peter House,
and of the Escape of the Prisoners from thence; and to
consider of a sit House, to be appointed for the Serjeant
at Arms that attends this House, to keep his Prisoners
Clerk of the House.
Resolved, &c. That Henry Scoble Esquire be, and is
hereby, nominated and appointed Clerk of this House, in
the place and stead of Henry Elsyng Esquire. And
It is further Ordered, That the Patent of the said Henry
Elsynge be called in: And that Mr. Scoble do sign the
Orders and Proceedings of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Scoble do attend the Committee appointed to take care of the Records of this House: And
that he do take . . . Care of the said Records upon him;
and do take them into his Charge.
Ordered, That the Petition of Edward Carter Esquire
be referred to the said Committee: And the said Committee are to fit the Room for the safe-keeping of the
Records of this House; and consider of all incident
Charges to be disbursed for this House; and report the
same to this House.
Resolved, &c. That Ralph Darnell Esquire be, and
hereby is, appointed Clerk Assistant to this House. And
It is Ordered, That he do continue his Service here in
the said Employment.
Mr. Corbett reports the Opinion of the Committee
appointed to consider how the Affairs of the Navy may
be managed for the best Advantage of this Kingdom.