House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 28 February 1649

Pages 152-153

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 Mercurii, 28 Februarii, 1648; Public Fast.


Dissents to Vote 5 Dec.

MR. Blakeston reports from the Committee appointed to take the Dissent or Disapproval of the Members to the Vote of the Fifth of December, That Mr. Burrell hath attended the Committee; and declared, That he was not then present; but doth disapprove that Vote; and desires his Disapproval may be entered.

Ordered, That Mr. Burrell be admitted into the House.

Mr. Garland reports from the same Committee, that Mr. Skinner, who was then present, and did dissent, doth desire his Dissent may be entered.

Ordered, That Mr. Skinner be admitted into the House.

Publick Fast.

Resolved, &c. That Thursday-next-come-three-weeks be set apart for a Day of Publick Humiliation, to be observed through England and Wales: And that it be referred to Sir James Harrington, Mr. Scott, Commissary General Ireton, Lieutenant General Cromwell, to draw up the Grounds and Reasons of the Resolution of this House, in Setting apart that Day; and of the Alteration of it from the Day formerly observed; and present the same to the House: And they are to meet speedily, and make Report thereof.

Preachers appointed.

Ordered, That Sir William Masham do, from this House, desire Mr. Owen to preach before the House at Margaret's, Westminster, on Thursday-next-come-threeweeks; being a Day set apart for Publick Humiliation.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do, from this House, desire Mr. Warren to preach before this House at Margaret's, Westminster, on Thursday-next-come-three-weeks; being a Day set apart for Publick Humiliation.

Ordered, That Mr. Caryll be desired, from this House, to be assisting unto the Ministers appointed to preach before the Parliament on Thursday-next-come-three-weeks, in Prayer and Preaching, to carry on the Work of that Day; being set apart for Publick Humiliation.

Preacher thanked.

Ordered, That Colonel Venn do give hearty Thanks, from this House, to Mr. Carter, for his great Pains in his Sermon preached before the House this Day at Margaret's, Westminster: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: Wherein he is to have the like Privilege of printing it, as others in the like Kind usually have had.

Oath of Abjuration.

Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux, and Mr. Love, do Consider of the Form of an Oath of Abjuration of all Foreign Jurisdiction, to be administred, instead of the Oath of Supremacy; and to prepare an Act for the Administring thereof; and report it to the House on Friday next.


Colonel Wauton reports from the Committee of the Navy, that they think fit, the Andrew, Triumph, and St. George, be prepared to sent forth in the present Service.

Ordered, That it be referred to be Committee of the Navy, to take Order for the providing and furnishing the Ships the St. Andrew, the Triumph, and the St. George, to be sent forth in the Service of the State, in the next Summer Fleet.

Securing Scotts Commissioners, &c.

The House being informed, that Mr. Saxby was at the Door, ready to give an Account of his Proceedings, in securing the Commissioners of Scotland, according to the Order of this House;

. . was ordered to be called in: And, being come to the Bar, did relate unto the House the particular Passages of his Proceedings therein; and that they are now at the Fort under a Guard:

And was thereupon ordered to withdraw.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto Mr. Saxbie the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for his Charges expended in the Service of the Commonwealth.

The Question being propounded, That the Lord Lothian, Sir John Chesley, and Mr. Glendoning, Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, be sent into Scotland, with a Guard, by Land;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, &c. That the Lord Lothian, Sir John Chesley, and Mr. Glendoninge, Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, be sent into Scotland, with a Guard, by Land.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give Direction for the speedy Execution of this Order.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider, What is further fit to be done in managing the Business touching the said Commissioners; and to prepare a Letter to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland.

London Common Council.

The House did this Day resume the Debate upon an Act for removing Obstructions in the Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of London.

And some Alterations being offered at the Table; viz. in all Places where it was "the Court of Common Council;" upon the Question, these Words, "Co\?\t of" were rased out; and that the Word "Court," throughout the said Act, be made "Council;" and the Quorum to be Forty.

And, being so amended, the said Act, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and published.

Norwich City Offices.

An Act for regulating Elections of Officers in the City of Norwich, and for preventing the Election of ill-affected Persons into such Offices, was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Sir Henry Mildmay, Lord Mounson, Sir Wm. Massam, Colonel Rich, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr. Lister, Mr. Dove, Mr. Lisle, Colonel Temple, Mr. Whittacre, Colonel Jones, Mr. Allen, Alderman Atkins; and ordered to be brought in on Friday next.

Ordered, That Mr. Lisle do bring in the like Act for all England, as for the City of Norwich.


Ordered, That the General be desired to grant Commissions to the Forces of Horse and Foot in South Wales, and Monmouthshire, who have voluntarily listed themselves, at their own Charge, for the Service of the State, as he shall think sit.

Ordered, That the General's Letter touching the Excisemen of York, be read the first Business on Friday Morning.

Ordered, That no Advantage be taken against Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir John Barrington, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Robert Andrewes, Alderman Hoyle, and Mr. Stockdale, for not having entered their Dissents, before the First Day of March 1648, to the Vote of 5 Decembris last.