Die Lunæ, 8 Januarii, 1648.
Court for trying the King.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Indorsement upon the
Act for erecting an High Court of Justice for Tryal
of the King, be in these Words following; viz.
"6 Januarii 1648."
"Read the Third time; and, upon the Question,"
"Resolved, That it be enacted for Law; and have the
Force of a Law: And that the Clerk do indorse the same
Ordered, That the General be desired to take special
Care for the Safeguard of the Holy Island, for the Use
of the Parliament.
An Ordinance, That, from the Twenty-eighth of November last past, all Sequestrations of all Delinquents, and
the Fines and Compositions of new Delinquents, and the
Fines and Compositions of old Delinquents, for their
new Delinquency, within the Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, and County
Duresme, the Town and County of Newcastle upon
Tyne, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed, be disposed of for disbanding the late-raised Forces in the
said respective Counties and Places, was this Day read
the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to the Gentlemen of the Northern Counties:
with Power to bring in Names of Commissioners to
be added in the said Ordinance: And the said Committee are to bring in the said Ordinance on Wednesday
Sir R. Stewart, &c.
A Letter from Sir Charles Coote, from Londonderry,
of Twenty-fifth of November 1648, touching Sir Robert
Stewart, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the General and
Council of War, to try Sir Robert Stewart, by a Council
of War, upon the Matters charged against him: And
that the Prosecutors do give in their Charge against him,
to the Council of War. And
It is further Ordered, That Sir Robert Hannay, Colonel
Hunckes, Captain Carey, and Lieutenant Wm. Dutton, do
attend the Council of War, to make good the Charge.
It is further Ordered, That the Council of War do
secure the Person of the said Sir Robert Stewart: And
that he be not set at Liberty, until this House be first
made acquainted therewith, and give Order therein:
And that the said Letter from Sir Charles Coote, and
Charge, be transmitted to the Council of War: And that
the Serjeant at Arms do deliver over the said Sir Robert
Stewart to the Marshal, General, or Council of War,
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Proceedings of Sir Charles Coote, in Apprehending of
Sir Robert Stuart, and sending him up a Prisoner to the
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Sir
Charles Coote's taking into his Possession the Fort of
Culmore, and other Holds, late in the Possession of Robert
Stewart; and of his disposing of the said Places and
It is Ordered, That Sir Charles Coote shall and do
hold and enjoy the said Fort of Culmore, and the Fishing
of Loughsall, and Customs of Londonderry; he the said
Sir Charles Coote rendering an Account of the Profits
thereof to the Use of the State. And
It is further Ordered, That the said Sir Charles Coote,
being Commander in Chief of the Forces of Lagan and
Londonderry, be and is hereby impowered to dispose of
Places under the said Command, as they shall fall void,
unto able Men, and such as stand really well affected to
the Parliament, for their future Encouragement, and for
the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the General and
Council of War, to take into Consideration the Desires
of Sir Charles Coote, to have Relief and Supplies speedily
sent unto him.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what
Sir Charles Coote, the Lord President of the Province of
Connaught, hath done, in securing, by Restraint, Mr.
Humphry Galbreath, and several of the Officers who went
into Scotland and England, in the last Engagement of
Duke Hamilton. And
It is Ordered, That it be, and is hereby, referred to
the said Lord President, to proceed against the said Mr.
Humphry Galbreath, and the said several Officers; and
try them by a Council of War.
Thanks to Sir C. Coote.
Ordered, That a Letter be prepared to be signed by
Mr. Speaker, and sent to Sir Charles Coote, giving him
Thanks for his great good Service: And that the Votes
and Orders, now made concerning him, be inclosed
therein; and sent unto him.
Ordered, That Colonel Moore and Sir Wm. Allenson,
do prepare this Letter.
Settling the Government.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock,
this House be resolved into a Grand Committee, to take
into Consideration the Business concerning the Government and Settlement of the Kingdom: And that Mr.
Speaker do put the House in mind hereof: And that
the Members of this House be desired then to give their