House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 5 February 1649

Pages 131-132

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, 5 Februarii, 1648.

* * * * [ (fn. 1) ].

Sheriff of Durham.

ORDERED, That Sir William Smith Baronet is nominated and approved of to be High Sheriff of the County of Durham: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.


Ordered, That Robert Wakeman be hereby constituted and appointed one of the Five Under Searchers in the Port of London, in the place and stead of Mr. Henry Wilkin, lately deceased, in Compensation of the Loss of the Employment of the said Robert Wakeman, in the late Court of Star Chamber.

Embassy from Holland.

The Answer to the Paper delivered by the Ambassadors from the States General was this Day read; and several Amendments offered at the Table.

Which Answer, with those Amendments, was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House be required not to deliver, or permit any Copy to be made out of the Papers delivered to this House by the States Ambassadors.

Ordered, That the Master of the Ceremonies do forthwith attend the Ambassadors, Ordinary and Extraordinary, from the High and Mighty Lords, the States General of the United Provinces; and to know their Pleasure, What Day they will appoint, to receive an Answer from this House.

Agent in Frauce.

Ordered, That the Committee of Revenue be required forthwith to pay unto Mr. Augiers, Agent in France, or his Assigns, the Arrears of his Allowance in ordinary, and his extraordinary Charges, for the better enabling him to perform the present and necessary Service, in which he is employed for this State; and to take special Care that the same be duly paid for the future.

Obnoxious Publication.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Consideration of the Book intituled, "The Vindication of the Ministers, &c." to receive the Information given, touching Mr. French; and to examine the Truth of it; and report to this House.

Westminster Dean and Chapter.

Colonel Ludlow, Lord Grey, Colonel Lassells, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Love, Lord Munson, Sir Tho. Maleverer, Sir Wm. Alanson, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Harvey, Colonel Morley, Mr. Leman, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Oldsworth, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Dove, Major General Skippon, Mr. Carey, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Smith, are added to the Committee for the Revenues, of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.

Trying E. of Cambridge, &c.

Ordered, That Edward Dendy, Serjeant at Arms, be injoined to make Proclamations of the High Court of Justice, erected by an Act, intituled, An Act for erecting an High Court of Justice, for Trying and Adjudging of James Earl of Cambridge, &c. both in Cheapside, and at the Old Exchange.

Ordered, That Mr. Garland do bring in an Act for adding Robert Sparrow, John Hardwick, Thomas Hubbert, * Barkley, Sir John Thorowgood, of Kensington, Knight, * Cresset, * Owen Rowe, Sir William Rowe Knight, to be Commissioners, with others, for trying and adjudging James Earl of Cambridge, Henry Earl of Holland, and others.

Dissent to Vote 5 Dec.

Sir Wm. Brewerton declares his Disapproval of the Vote of Fifth December 1648.


The Question being put, That Candles be brought in;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Commissary Gen. Ireton, Tellers for the Yeas: 26.
Mr. Smith, With the Yeas,
Mr. Love, Tellers for the Noes: 51.
Mr. Lysle, With the Noes,

So the Question passed with the Negative.


  • 1. Here are several Entries erased; and, in the Margin, is written "Nulled by Order of Febr. 22, 1659."