Die Martis, 6 Februarii, 1648.
IT is Ordered and Enacted, by the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, That John Bradshaw,
Serjeant at Law, one of the Judges of the Sheriffs Courts,
London, shall and may have Liberty to constitute, from
time to time, some Person, Learned in the Laws, his
Deputy, to execute his said Office for him, during the
Time of his other Employments and Service for the State;
any Law, Usage, or Customs to the contrary notwithstanding.
Trying E. of Cambridge, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay One thousand Pounds unto Captain John Blackwell, to be disposed of by the new Commissioners appionted for Trying and Adjudging of James Earl of
Cambridge, &c. as they shall think fit, for the Carrying
on of the Service upon the said Tryals.
Settling the Government.
The Question being propounded, That this House
shall take the Advice of the House of Lords, in the
Exercise of the Legislative Power, in pursuance of the
Votes of this House, of the Fourth of January last;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
Lords not to be consulted.
And the Question being put, That this House shall
take the Advice of the House of Lords, in the Exercise
of the Legislative Power, in pursuance of the Votes of
this House, the Fourth of January last;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Earl of Holland.
A Letter from the General, of the Sixth of February
1648, touching the Earl of Holland's Sickness; with a
Certificate from Dr. George Crudup, of the said Earl's
Sickness, of the Fourth of this instant February; and a
Letter from Richard Smith, from Warwick Castle, directed to Lieutenant General Cromwell, of the Fourth of
this instant February 1648; and a Letter to the Earl of
Warwick, from the said Dr. George Crudup, touching the
said Earl of Holland's Sickness; were all this Day read.
Ordered, That the former Order for bringing up the
Earl of Holland from Warwick Castle to St. James House,
Abolishing House of Peers.
Resolved, &c. That the House of Peers in Parliament
is useless and dangerous, and ought to be abolished: And
that an Act be brought in, to that Purpose.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Scott,
Colonel Jones, Commissary General Ireton, Lord Grey,
Serjeant Nicholas, Colonel Sidney, Mr. Blagrave . . . . . . :
And the especial Care hereof is recommended to Mr.
Committals by Peers.
And the same Committee are to consider, How such
Persons as have been committed by the House of Peers
alone, may be discharged; and report to the House:
And also to consider, How the Subjects may have Liberty
to proceed against the Persons or Estates of Peers, and
their Servants, for their just Debts; and how far the Peers
may be made capable to elect, or be elected, as Knights
Liability of Members Estates.
Ordered, That this Committee is also to take into Consideration the former Ordinance of this House, for making liable the Estates of Members of this House, for Payment of Debts; and, wherein it is defective, to propound
a Remedy to the House, to make it effectual as to the
Members of this House, and their Servants.
Ordered, That the same Committee to whom the Care
of the Records of this House was committed, do take into
Consideration the securing and preserving the Records of
the Lords House; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Kingship be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning; and nothing to intervene.