Die Mercurii, 18 Septembris, 1650.
Declaration of the King.
THE House this Day resumed the Debate upon the
Answer to the Paper, intituled, "A Declaration of
the King's Majesty to his Subjects of the Kingdoms of
Scotland, England, and Ireland."
Which after some Amendments at the Table, being
put to the Question, was assented unto; and ordered to
be forthwith printed and published.
Resolved, That the Door be shut till Twelve of Clock.
Resolved, That the Door be shut till One of Clock.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act touching
raising Volunteers be reported To-morrow Morning.
Letter to French King.
Ordered, That the Report from the Council of State,
touching a Letter to be sent to the French King, be made
Information against Ld. Howard.
Mr. Nevill reports from the Committee touching the
Lord Howard, An Information, under the Hand of
Thomas Gell; viz.
"That it is informed, That Sir Robert Banister, being
questioned at the Committee of Haberdashers Hall, for his
Fifth, and Twentieth Part, and Three thousand Pounds,
or thereabouts, demanded of him, Mrs. Whorwood did
undertake, for Six hundred Pounds, to get Sir Robert
Banister to be discharged from that Committee: And she
did afterwards bring a Discharge of Sir Robert Banister
from that Committee: Whereupon Thomas Addams
Esquire, lately Lord Mayor of London, did pay unto her
Six hundred Pounds."
Ordered, That the said Information be referred to the
said Committee; to examine the Matter; and report it
to the House.
Ordered, That the Powers formerly given to the Committee heretofore appointed touching Bribery, be settled
in the said Committee to whom the Information against
the Lord Howard is referred: And that Mr. Weaver,
Major General Harrison, Mr. Thomas Challoner, Mr.
Snelling, Colonel Morley, Sir John Bourchier, Mr. Holland, Alderman Pennyngton, Mr. Goodwyn, Colonel
Jones, Alderman Atkin, Alderman Allen, Mr. Dove, Mr.
Rauglley, Earl of Pembroke, Sir John Danvers, Sir Henry
Heyman, Mr. Lenthall, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Garland, Colonel Wogan, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Bond, Lord Commissioner
Lisle, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir Henry Mildmay, Major
Salway, Sir John Hippesley, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Carey,
Mr. Say, Mr. Mayne, and Mr. Edward Ashe, be added
to this Committee.
The Lord Commissioner Lisle reports, A Letter from
the Lord General, from Edenburgh, of the Ninth of
Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter be returned back again
to the Council of State.