House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 25 December 1648

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Lunæ, 25 die Decembris, 1648.


Sommersetshire Association.

ORDERED, That a Letter be written to the Committee of Sommersethire, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to encourage the Association made in the said County: And

It is further Ordered, That Colonel Alexander Popham have the Command of the Associated Forces.

Mr. Lillibone Long is to prepare the said Letter.

Wither's Claims.

The humble Petition of Major George Wither, was this Day read.

Ordered, That Interest be allowed and paid to Major George Wither, for the Sum of Seven hundred Pounds, by him disbursed, for the State, being Part of the Sum of One thousand Six hundred Eighty-one Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Eight pence, formerly allowed unto the said Major Wither, and charged upon the Excise 22 Martii 1647, ever since the same was so charged, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, payable every Six Months: And

It is further Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, paid by the said Major George Wither, for Interest for the said Seven hundred Pounds, be also paid unto the said Major George Wither; and be, from this Day, charged upon the Excise, in Course: And

It is further Ordered, That Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, be from henceforth paid to the said Major George Wither, or his Assigns, for the said Three hundred Pounds; and be charged upon the Excise; and be paid every Six Months, until the said several Sums of Seven hundred Pounds and Three hundred Pounds be paid: And the Commissioners of Excise are to take notice hereof; and to make Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Major George Wither, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise; and to such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

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Proceedings against the King.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider how to proceed in a way of Justice against the King, and other capital Offenders, do meet this Afternoon.


Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Militia be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Rainborow's Family.

Ordered, That Mr. Scott do make his Report touching the Wife and Children of Colonel Rainborow, deceased, To-morrow Morning.


  • 1. Here is an Entry erased; and, in the Margin, is written, "Nulled by Order of Feb. 22, 1659."