Die Sabbati, 10 Februarii, 1648.
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ORDERED, That the Letters from the General, from
Colchester, with the Articles and Explanation, and
other Letters concerning that Business, be delivered, by
the Clerk of this House, to the Clerk of the High Court
Ordered, That the Act touching Weavers be read
again on Tuesday.
Seals of Courts.
Ordered, That the Seal of the Admiralty, which hath
this Inscription Sigillum ad causas supremas curiæ admiralitatis Angliæ, do stand as it doth.
Ordered, That the other Seal of the Admiralty, which
hath this Inscription, Sigillum magnum supremæ curiæ suæ
majestatis admiralitatis Angliæ, shall be as it is; saving
that these Words, "suæ majestatis," be omitted.
Ordered, That the Seal of the Prerogative Court be
made with the Arms of England, with this Inscription,
Sigillum curiæ prerogativæ.
Ordered, That the Seal for Statutes have this Inscription; viz. Sigillum recognitionum pro debitis recuperandis.
And that the English Arms be engraved in the middle
of the said Seal.
Ordered, That the Seal Pro certificationibus be made
with the English Arms engraved in the middle thereof,
with this Inscription, Pro certificationibus.
Embassy from Holland.
Ordered, That Thursday next be appointed to give Answer to the States Ambassadors: And that the Master of
the Ceremonies give them Notice hereof.
Oath by Freemen.
The Oath to be taken by every Freeman of the City
of London was now read.
Ordered, That it be committed to Mr. Martyn, Mr.
Say, Colonel Harvey, Sir John Danvers, Sir Wm. Allinson, Alderman Wilson, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Michael
Livesey, Alderman Penington, Alderman Atkins, Mr.
Frye, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir John Bourchier, or any Three
of them, to consider of what Alterations are fit to be
made in the said Oath; and present the Form of an Oath
to the House.
And this Committee is to meet this Afternoon at Two
of the Clock, in the Committee Chamber.
Prices of Corn, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of, and present to the House, some way to keep the
Prices of Corn, and other Provisions, for the Poor, at
reasonable Rates; and how there may be further Provision made for the Poor.
Sir Henry Myldmay, Sir Wm. Brereton, Alderman
Penington, Colonel Bosvile, Sir James Harrington, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Dove, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Clement, Sir Wm. Allinson, Mr. Whittacre, Alderman Wilson,
Sir William Masham, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Holland, Mr.
Garland, Mr. Gurdon;
This Committee is to meet on Monday next in the
Exchequer Chamber: And the more special Care hereof
is referred to Mr. Weaver and Mr. Garland.
Trying Earl Cambridge, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Seats and Places formerly appointed for the Sitting of the Members of this House
near the High Court of Justice, be kept for the said
Members: And that the Keys thereof be delivered to
the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Issue for Ireland.
Sir John Danvers reports from the Committee of Lords
and Commons, for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House,
their Desire, That Two thousand Six hundred Pounds of
the Forty thousand Pounds, out of the Monies at Weavers Hall, appointed for the Service of Ireland; which
Two thousand Six hundred Pounds was afterwards, by
both Houses, appointed to be lent to the Committee at
Goldsmiths Hall; for the present satisfying what was to
be paid to the Lord of Ormond, out of the Monies of Goldsmiths Hall; which were not then in Readiness to satisfy
the same, according to the Engagement, with Provision,
that the same should be paid back to the Service of Ireland, out of the first Monies that should come into Goldsmiths Hall, not then disposed of; that the said Two thousand Six hundred Pounds may be forthwith paid by the
said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to Sir Adam Loftus
Treasurer at Wars, to be by him disposed, as the said
Committee should appoint for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That the said Two thousand Six hundred
Thirty-eight Pounds be forthwith paid by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to Sir Adam Loftus, Treasurer
at Wars, to be by him disposed, as the said Committee
of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, at
Derby House, shall appoint for the Service of Ireland.
A Letter from the General, with a Petition inclosed,
from divers Forces of Horse and Foot, under Major
General Lambert, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider of what is satisfied to the
said Petitioners; and to audite and state their Accompts:
And to report their Opinion upon the said Petition on
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve what
Major General Lambert hath done in disbanding the
Forces in the North, mentioned in the Lord General's
Letter: And that a Letter of Thanks be sent unto him, for
his good Service therein.
Seals of Courts.
An Act for the Alteration of the several Seals of the
Upper Bench, formerly called the King's Bench, of the
Court of Common Pleas, the Court of the Exchequer,
and the Duchy Court, was this Day read the First and
Second time, and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee formerly
appointed to alter the Seals of the several Courts, to take
care for altering the said several Seals; and present them
to this House, for their Approbation thereof.
Ordered, That all the Forces under Major General Ashton, and Colonel Shuttleworth, both in Lancasheire and
Westmorland, shall be forthwith disbanded: And that Major General Lambert be required to see it forthwith done.
Sir Henry Vane, Sir William Brereton, Colonel Harrison, Mr. Challener, Lord Grey, Sir Michael Livesey, Colonel Waite, Colonel Moore, do consider, How, and in
what manner, the said Forces under Major General Ashton, and Colonel Shuttleworth, may be speedily disbanded,
or disposed for the Business of Ireland; and how Money
may be raised for that Purpose: And to report it to the
House on Tuesday next: And prepare a Letter to Major
Ordered, That Major General Lambert shall have
Power to draw out such of those Forces, as may be useful
for Ireland, with the Advice of the Committee: And that
Colonel Moore do, out of those Forces, complete his Regiment; and take such others of them with him, as he
can get to go with him.
Ordered, That a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker,
be sent to Colonel Rigby, a Member of this House, to be
Ordered, That Serjeant Thorpe do report the Act concerning the Delinquents in the North, and their Compositions, on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business.
Dean and Chapters.
Ordered, That Mr. John Corbett do report the Act for
Dean and Chapters on Tuesday, to be then read, the first
Business for that Day.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act touching Compositions of Delinquents at Goldsmiths Hall, is
committed, be required to sit this Afternoon; and report
the same to the House speedily: And that Mr. Trenchard
and Mr. John Ashe be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Allen and Mr. John Ashe do make
the Report, on Wednesday next, from the Committee where
Mr. Allen hath the Chair, of the Business of Money at
Goldsmiths Hall, referred to that Committee.
Oath by Freemen.
Mr. Say reports the Form of an Oath to be taken by
every Freeman of the City of London, and other Cities,
Boroughs, and Towns Corporate, with an Act for the Administring thereof, and of none other, to every Freeman.
Which was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
Ordered, That this Act, and the Act for abolishing the
Oath of Allegiance, Obedience, and Supremacy, be
forthwith printed and published: And that the Members
of this House, of every City and Borough, do take care
to send them down into the several Cities and Boroughs
for which they serve.
Ordered, That Mr. Gould, Mr. Boone, Sir Henry Myldmay, Colonel Wauton, Colonel Moore, Colonel Venne,
Mr. Dove, Lord Grey, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Allen, Mr.
Martyn, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Blakiston, Sir Henry Vane,
Mr. Brewster, Mr. Garland, Colonel Wilson, be added
to the Committee of the Excise.
Ordered, That Mr. Allen and Colonel Purefoy be
added to the Committee of the Navy.
Colonel Waughton reports from the Committee of the
Navy, their Desire, That Two Months Pay be given as
a Gratuity to the Company of the Elizabeth Frigate.
Ordered, That Two Months Gratuity be bestowed on
the Company of the Elizabeth Frigate, in respect of their
faithful Service for the State.
Whereas, by Order of the Second of January last, it
was ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations at
Cambden House should pay unto Anne Brocklesby the Sum
of One hundred Pounds, in full Satisfaction of her Debt,
due from Arthur Frye, of London, Pewterer, a Delinquent; which Money is not yet paid: It is now Ordered,
by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the said
Committee do forthwith pay, unto the said Anne Brocklesby, the said Sum of One hundred Pounds accordingly.