Die Sabbati, 17 Martii, 1648.
ORDERED, That every Member of this House now
in Town, that shall not attend the Service of this House
by Nine of the Clock in the Morning every Day that the
House sits, shall, for every Default therein, pay Twelvepence to the Use of the Poor: And that the Serjeant at
Arms be injoined to see this Order duly observed.
Commissioners of the Peace.
An Act for omitting this Clause in Commissions of the
Peace, viz. quorum unum esse volumus; was this Day
read the First time; and laid aside.
An Act for the Abolishing the Kingly Office in England, Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging,
was this Day read the Third time:
And a Title to the said Act was tendered; and read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed;
and was ordered to be printed and published.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of London and Middlesex do
forthwith cause the Act for abolishing the Kingly Office
in England, Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging, to be proclaimed, in the Palace Yard, Westminster, Cheapside, and the Old Exchange.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal, and Mr. Corbett, to consider,
How this Act may be transmitted into the Chancery;
and from thence dispersed in the several Counties, to be
proclaimed; and report the same to the House.
High Court of Justice.
Ordered, That the Place erected for the Sitting of the
late High Court of Justice be taken down: And that the
Courts of the Upper Bench and Chancery be made up
again, as formerly.
Resolved, &c. That Anthony Sharpe, of Lynne, be Captain of the Star Frigate.
Declaration of Parliament.
Mr. Whitlock reports Amendments to the Declaration
for Satisfaction of the Kingdom, touching the late Proceedings of the Parliament: Which were this Day read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That the Committee for preparing the said
Declaration do peruse the said Declaration; and take care
of the Orthography and Pointing thereof, and putting a
Title thereunto before the Printing thereof: And that
the said Committee do confer with Sir Oliver Fleminge,
Dr. Dorislaus, and such other Persons as they shall think
fit; and take Order for translating and publishing the said
Declaration in Latin, French, and Dutch.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Alteration of Seals, to consider of a new Form of Maces:
And the special Care hereof is committed to Mr. Love.
An Act for keeping of a Day of Humiliation upon
Thursday, the Fifth of April 1649, was this Day read the
First and Second time; and, with some Alterations at
the Table, was, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and published: And that the Members of this House be required
to take care to disperse them in the several Counties.
Ordered, That the Committee that brought in the Act
for the Fast on the Nineteenth of April next, do bring
in an Act for repealing the Act for Observation of the
Monthly Fast, with all convenient Speed.
Prize Goods, &c.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee of the
Navy, That there are several Sums of Money in the Hands
of the Committee for Prize Goods, and of the Collector
of the Tenths.
Ordered, That the Collectors and Treasurers for Prize
Goods, and Tenths, do pay to the Treasurer of the
Navy, all such Sums of Money as do remain in their
Hands respectively, that are disputable, and not disposed
of: And that the Committee of the Navy be required,
from time to time, to pay back to the said Collectors
and Treasurers, all such Sums of the said Money as
shall appear to be due to any Person or Persons, out of the
Receipts of the Customs, or upon the Credit of the late Act
concerning the Monies due for the Judges Salaries, or any
other Treasury in the Power of the said Committee: And
the Committee of the Navy are to dispose of the said
Monies received by the Treasurer of the Navy, for the
carrying on the Service of the Navy.
The House being, informed, that, according to the
Order Yesterday, the Press hath been seized; and the
Printer is at the Door;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
scandalous Pamphlets, where Mr. Challoner hath the Chair,
to examine the Business: And Mr. Dove, Mr. Lister,
Mr. Smith, Alderman Atkins, Sir James Harrington, are
added to that Committee.
Abolishing House of Peers.
Mr. Lysle reports Amendments to the Bill for taking
away the House of Peers: Which Amendments were twice
read; and, upon the Question, were agreed to; and ordered
to be ingrossed, and brought in on Monday Morning.
Barwick, &c. Garisons.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be, and are
hereby, authorized and required forthwith to provide
Wheat, Barley, Malt, and other Provisions of Victuals,
for the Garisons of Barwick, Carlysle, Tynmouth, Newcastle, and the Holy Island, not exceeding the Sum of
Twelve thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That the Committee of Haberdashers Hall be
injoined forthwith to call in the Remainder of the Fine
of Mr. George Mynne; and to pay the same to the Treasurers of War; to be forthwith by them paid over to the
Mayor of Barwick, for the Building up and repairing
the Fortification of that Garrison, as Sir Arthur Heslerigg
shall appoint: And the Receipt of the said Mayor shall
be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers
The House resumed the Debate upon the Report from
the Committee touching Delinquents.
The Question being put, That Leave be given to the
House, to speak against the Vote already passed touching
Sir John Winter;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That Sir John Winter shall have Time till
the First of May next, to go beyond the Seas into any
Ordered, That no Person or Persons whatsoever do cut
down, or cause to be cut down, any Timber Trees, or
other Trees, within the Forest of Deane; nor to carry
away any already selled, or cut down, by Pretence of any
Sale, or Grant whatsoever, notwithstanding any Ordinance
or Order of Parliament, or of the Committee of Revenue, or other Committee, without further Order from
this House, or from the Council of State.
Ordered, That Colonel Matthew Boynton, late Governor of Scarborough, shall be likewise added to the Number of the Persons in the former Vote, to be proscribed,
and his Estate confiscate.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Morley be added to the
Number of the Persons in the former Vote, to be proscribed, and their Estates confiscate.
Resolved, &c. That these Words; viz. "And all such
Persons as now do hold out any Castle, Fort, or Island;"
against the Parliament; be struck out of the Vote passed
on Wednesday last, touching Persons to be proscribed, and
their Estates confiscate.
Resolved, &c. That all other Delinquents, Members
of this Commonwealth, not comprehended in the former
Exceptions, shall be admitted to compound.
Resolved, &c. That the Time for the Coming in of all
Delinquents within the Lands, whose Habitations are
within Eighty Miles of London, and for the Filing of their
Petitions and Particulars, shall be before the Twentieth
Day of April next; and, for all others residing at a further
Distance, before the Third Day of May.
Resolved, &c. That the Times for perfecting the Compositions of such Delinquents; that is to say, for submitting to their Fines, and paying one Moiety, and securing
the Remainder at Three Months Day; shall be Six Weeks
from the respective Days before limited for filing their
Petitions and Particulars.
Resolved, &c. That the Time for Coming in of Delinquents not excepted, and now beyond Seas, and out of
this Land, shall be the First of June next, for the Filing
of their Petitions and Particulars; and Six Weeks after,
for the Perfecting of their Compositions, as is before
Resolved, &c. That the Rents and Profits of all sequestred Estates, except the Persons before excepted; growing
due at Our Lady Day next, shall be stayed and detained
in the Tenants Hands until the First Day of June next.
Resolved, &c. That the Estates of all such Persons who
shall neglect to render themselves, and submit to their
Compositions, at the respective Times before limited, shall
be confiscate, and converted to the Use of the Commonwealth: And no further Allowance shall henceforth be
made, out of the same, to the Wife or Children of any
such Delinquent [ (fn. a) .]
Resolved, &c. That Delinquents who were formerly
excepted from Pardon by their particular Names or Titles,
who have not been formerly, but now are admitted, to
Composition, except such as have already compounded,
shall pay one full Moiety of the true Value of their Estates.