House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 18 January 1649

Pages 120-121

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 Jovis, 18 Januarii, 1648.


London, &c. Petition.

THE House being informed, that divers Inhabitants within the City of London, and Borough of Southwarke, were at the Door;

They were called in: And then presented a Petition to this House.

Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn), was read; and was intituled, The humble Petition of firm and constant Friends to Parliament and Commonwealth, the Presenters and Promoters of the late large Petition of the Eleventh of September 1648.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed Yesterday to consider of Petitions of this Nature.

The Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave them this Answer;

Gentlemen, The House has read your Petition; and have referred it to a Committee, to consider of the Matters of Consequence therein; and have taken notice of your continued good Affections to this House: And they have commanded me to give you Thanks for your good Affections: And I do accordingly give you Thanks for your good Affections.

Adjournment of the Term.

A Message from the Lords, by the Lord Chief Baron Wylde and Mr. Justice Cressell;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us down to the honourable House, with an Order for the Adjournment of the Term: Wherein they desire your Concurrence, with what Expedition you shall think fit.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered of your Message; and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Settling the Government.

The Question being propounded, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to the Three Votes of 4 Januarii instant;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Martyn, Tellers for the Noes: 25.
Lord Grey, With the Noes,
Colonel Purefoy, Tellers for the Yeas: 18.
Colonel Morley, With the Yeas,

So the Question passed with the Negative.