House of Commons Journal Volume 6
1 June 1649

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 1 June 1649', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 221-222. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25675 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Veneris, primo Junii, 1649.

Prayers.

Thanks giving Day.

AN Act for setting apart a Day of Publick Thanksgiving, and the Grounds thereof, was this Day read the First and Second time, at large; and the Third time was read by Parts: And, every Part being put to the Question, was, with some Amendments, assented unto.

And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed: And

It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published: And that Mr. Attorney General take care to send the Acts to the Sheriffs of the several and respective Counties of the Nation.

Ordered, That the Sheriffs of the respective Cities and Counties within England and Wales, and every of them, be injoined and required to cause this Act to be proclaimed in all usual Places within their Liberties; and to disperse and send Copies of the same Act to the several and respective Ministers of every Church and Chapel within their Counties and Liberties, in convenient time; to the end they may be published.

Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of the City of London, and the Justices of Peace within the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and within the late Lines of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality, to cause Copies of the Act for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving, to be timely sent to the Ministers of every Church within the same Liberties, to be published.

Ld. Fairfax.

Ordered, That Mr. Pury do bring in the Act concerning the General, on Tuesday Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Husband's Claims.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take the Accompt of Edward Husbands Printer; for Service done for the State; and forthwith to give Order for Payment of Four hundred Pounds unto him upon Account.

Thanks to the Lord General.

Sir William Strickland reports, That he, and the rest of the Gentlemen appointed to give the Lord General the Thanks of this House, for his last eminent Service in the speedy Suppression of the late Insurrection, did repair to the General, and give him the Thanks of this House accordingly; and the General's joyful Acceptance of it: With the General's Desire, That the good Service done by Colonel Pyne in the said Action, upon the General's Letter to him, may be approved by this House.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what Sir Thomas Wroth and Colonel Pyne have done, upon the General's Letter, in the County of Somersett: And that they have Thanks: And that a Letter of Thanks, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, be sent to them accordingly.

Ordered, That Mr. Hill, Mr. Challener, Sir William Strickland, do prepare a Letter of Thanks to be sent to the said Sir Thomas Wroth, and Colonel Pyne, accordingly.

Proceedings against Soame, &c.

The House being informed, That Sir Thomas Soame did attend at the Door, according to the Order of this House;

He was called in: And, being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, deman. . . . . him several Questions; viz. Whether he was not made acquainted with the Order of this House, whereby the Aldermen of the City were to attend the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs at the proclaiming of the Act, intituled, An Act for abolishing the Kingly Office.

Did confess, That he had notice of it on Tuesday last; and acknowledged, the Lord Mayor gave him notice the same should be done the next Day; and that he had a Letter from the Lord Mayor, to require his Attendance on that Service; and acknowledged, he was not there on that Day; and gives the Reasons, Why he was not present; and the main Reason being, That it was against his Conscience, because it was contrary to many Oaths.

The House being informed, That Alderman Chambers was likewise at the Door, attending the Pleasure of the House, according to Order;

He was called in: And, being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, demanded of him several Questions; viz. Whether he were not acquainted with the Order of this House, That the Aldermen of the City of London should attend the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs at Proclaiming of the Act, intituled, An Act for abolishing the Kingly Office, &c.

Confesseth he was made acquainted with it on Monday; and sent to, to attend it.

And being asked, Whether he did attend the same;

Confessed, he did not attend; he being in the Country on that Day: [And] the Reason, Why he did not, was because his Heart went not along with the Work.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Soames be disabled from being a Member of this House, during this Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Soames be discharged from being an Alderman of the City of London, and from bearing any other Office of Trust that he now holds in the Commonwealth.

The humble Petition of Richard Chambers, Alderman of the City of London, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Richard Chambers be discharged from being an Alderman of the City of London, and from bearing any other Office of Trust that he now holds in the Commonwealth.

Ordered, That Mr. Myles Corbett do make Report from the Committee of the Navy, touching Mr. Chambers, on This-day-sevennight.

Judges.

The Lord Commissioner Lysle reports the Names of sit Persons to be Judges, to fill up the several Benches in Westminster Hall.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr. Serjeant Nicholas to be one of the Judges of the Upper Bench.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr. Aske to be one of the Judges of the Upper Bench.

Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration the Merits and Deserts of Mr. Serjeant Bradshawe, in the Service of the Commonwealth, on Tuesday next.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr. Serjeant Puliston to be one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Peter Warberton Esquire to be one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr. Serjeant Thorpe to be one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Alexander Rigby Esquire to be one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer.

Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal be required to give Order for Patents to be prepared, and to pass, under the Great Seal of England, to Mr. Serjeant Nicholas, to be one of the Judges of the Upper Bench; Mr. Serjeant Puleston to be one of the Judges of the Common Pleas; and Mr. Serjeant Thorpe to be one of the Barons of the Exchequer: And that the said Lords Commissioners be authorized and required to administer the Oath, appointed by Parliament, unto them respectively; and to constitute them Judges accordingly.

Serjeants at Law.

Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue Writs, under the Great Seal, for calling Richard Aske, Peter Warburton, and Alexander Rigby, Esquires, to the Dignity and Degree of a Serjeant at Law.

Judges Salaries.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the Order for restraining the Committee of Revenue from Payment of the Pensions doth not extend to restrain the Payment of the Salaries to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal, and the Judges of the Upper Bench, Common Pleas, and Barons of the Exchequer; but that they do pay the said several Salaries, as formerly.

Pensions.

Ordered, That the Report touching the Payment of Pensions out of the Revenue, be made on Tuesday next.

Serjeants at Law.

Ordered, That an Act be brought in for the Writs for making Mr. Aske, Mr. Wurburton, and Mr. Rigby, Serjeants at Law, to be returnable immediate; And that it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal, to prepare the same, and bring it in To-morrow.

Clerk of the Crown.

Resolved, &c. That Andrew Broughton Gentleman, who was Clerk to the High Court of Justice, be constituted Clerk of the Crown in the Upper Bench, in the place of Mr. Aske.

Settling Estates.

Ordered, That Mr. Hill do bring in the Bill for settling Estates, and recording them, on Monday next.

Judges Fees.

Ordered, That the Report touching the Judges Fees be made To-morrow sevennight.