Die Jovis, 12 Decembris, 1650.
Proceedings on late King's Tryal.
MR. Say reports the Proceedings of the High Court of
Justice, contained in a Book, intituled, "A Journal of the Proceedings of the High Court of Justice, erected by Act of the Commons of England, intituled, An
Act of the Commons of England, assembled in Parliament,
for erecting of a High Court of Justice, for Trying and
Judging of Charles Stuart, King of England."
Which Proceedings were read at large, by the Clerk.
He likewise presents, from that High Court, these
The Act for Tryal of the King.
The Precept for the Tryal.
The Charge against the King, exhibited, received, and
read 20 Januarii 1648.
The Sentence against the King, 27 Januarii 1648.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That the
Persons intrusted in this great Service, of the Tryal of
the late King, have discharged their Trust in them reposed with great Courage and Fidelity: And that the Parliament is well satisfied in this Account of the Particulars,
and Proceedings thereupon; and do approve thereof:
And order, that the same be recorded, to remain among
the Records of Parliament, for the Transmitting the
Memory thereof to Posterity.
Resolved, That all the said Proceedings be ingrossed in
a Roll; and recorded amongst the Parliament Rolls.
Resolved, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England do issue forth a Certiorari to the Clerk
of the Parliament, to transmit the said Proceedings into
the Chancery, to be there kept of Record; and that the
same be transcribed, and sent by Mittimus from thence
into the Courts of the Upper Bench, Common Pleas,
and publick Exchequer, and also to the Custos Rotulorum
in the Respective Counties of this Commonwealth, to be
recorded in each of them.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. Browne be required forthwith to deliver, or cause to be delivered up,
the Keys of the Tower belonging to the House, now in
the Custody of the Clerk of the Parliament: and of the
Rooms within the same; and likewise all the Records belonging to the Parliament, by a Schedule; and all Books,
Papers, and Writings, concerning the Publick, in his
Custody, or in the Custody of any Person under him; to
the Hands and Possession of Henry Scobell, Clerk of the
Parliament: And that a Committee be appointed to see
it done: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do attend that Committee for the Doing thereof.
Resolved, That the Committee formerly appointed, for
the Purpose aforesaid, be revived.
Resolved, That the Committee appointed to consider
of a Recompence of Mr. Browne, late Clerk to the late
House of Peers, do meet this Afternoon at Two of the
Clock, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber; and present their
Opinions to the House, as well touching the Sum, as out
of what the same may be paid, on Tuesday next.