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, 20 Novembris, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Ordinance concerning the Lady Viscountess Fairefax be read on This-daysevennight, the first Business.
Carlisle, &c. Garisons.
Ordered, That the Sum of Four thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced for Payment of the Forces in the Garisons of Carlisle, Cumberland, and Northumberland, consisting of Two Regiments of Horse, and about Eight Companies of Foot, being not of the established Army.
Sir Wm Armyn, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hill, Mr. White, Mr. Challenour;
This Committee are to consider, How the said Four thousand Pound may be raised for Payment of the said Forces in the Garisons of Carlisle, Cumberland, and Northumberland; and present the same to the House.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from Newport, of 18 Novembris 1648, from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, and the Four Papers therein inclosed, were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty's final Answer, contained in a Paper of 17 Novembris 1648, to the Proposition for his declaring against the Proceedings of the Lord Ormond in Ireland, is not satisfactory.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Mr. Nathanael Stephens is to carry it to the Lords.
A Letter from the General, from St. Albans, of 18 Novembris 1648, was this Day read, touching a Remonstrance, to be presented to this House, unanimously agreed upon by the General Council of Officers; which the General, at the Desire of the Officers, and in Behalf of them and himself, doth most humbly and earnestly intreat may have a present Reading, and be timely considered of.
The House being informed, that some Officers of the Army, from the General, were at the Door, with the said Remonstrance;
They were called in: And Colonel Ewer informed the House, "That the Lord General, and General Council of Officers of the Army, have commanded me, and these Gentlemen, to present this Remonstrance to this honourable House; and desire you to take it into speedy and serious Consideration."
The said Remonstrance was directed "To the Right honourable the Commons of England assembled in Parliament," intituled, "The humble Remonstrance of his Excellency the Lord General Fairefax, and his General Council of Officers, held at St. Albans, Thursday the Sixteenth of November 1648:" And was signed, "By the Appointment of his Excellency the Lord General, and his General Council of Officers."
Signed, Jo. Rushworth, Secretary."
"St. Albans, Novembris
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Remonstrance of the General, and his General Council of Officers, be resumed on Monday next.