House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 14 August 1649

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 14 August 1649', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651, (London, 1802) pp. 278-279. British History Online [accessed 19 April 2024]


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Die Martis, 14 Augusti, 1649.


Letters read.

A LETTER from Lieutenant General Michael Jones, from Dublyn, of Sixth of August 1649, with a List of the Prisoners and Carriages taken, was this Day read.

A Letter from the Hagh, of May the Fourth, to Prince Rupert, subscribed Charles R. was this Day read.

Victory in Ireland.

The House being informed, That Captain Otway was at the Door;

He was called in; and made a Relation to the House of the whole Business touching the Victory obtained by the Parliament's Forces, against the Rebels in Ireland.

Resolved, &c. That a Day be set apart for a Publick Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the wonderful and seasonable Victory, vouchsased by his Goodness unto the Parliament Forces under the Command of Lieutenant General Michael Jones, on the Second Day of August instant, against the whole Army of the Rebels in Ireland, under the Command of the Earl of Ormond, then besieging Dublin.

The Question being propounded, That the Day for the said Publick Thanksgiving be on To-morrow-threeweeks;

The Question was put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the said Day of Publick Thanksgiving be strictly and solemnly kept and observed in all Churches and Chapels within England and Wales, on Tomorrow-fortnight, being Wednesday the Twenty-ninth of August instant.

Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre and Mr. Scott do withdraw; and prepare a Declaration of the Grounds and Reasons of the Setting apart of the said Day of Publick Thanksgiving; and an Act requiring the due Observation thereof.

Ordered, That Mr. Greenhill and Mr. Cooper be desired to preach before the Parliament at Margaret's, Westminster, on To-morrow-fortnight, being the Day set apart for Publick Thansgiving.

Ordered, That Mr. Hodges do give Notice hereof to Mr. Greenhill accordingly.

Ordered, That Colonel Thompson do give Notice thereof to Mr. Cooper accordingly.

A Prisoner discharged.

Ordered, That Mr. Cawton be forthwith discharged of his Imprisonment in the Gatehouse: And that the Keeper of the Gatehouse do forthwith set him at Liberty accordingly.

Grant to Col. Jones.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act for Colonel Jones is referred, do bring in the same on Thursday next: And that the Lands thereby to be passed be made a Thousand Pounds per Annum, to be settled on the said Colonel Jones, and his Heirs.

Colonel Willoughbie.

Ordered, That Colonel Willoughbie's Business be taken into Consideration on Friday next.

Grant to Capt. Otway.

Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds be given to Captain Otway, as a Gratuity for his Pains, and faithful Service: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to take care, that One hundred Pounds thereof be presently paid him: And that the Committee of the Revenue be required and authorized to give Order, That the other Hundred Pounds thereof be forthwith paid unto him accordingly.

Gen. Jones.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take into Consideration the Request of Lieutenant General Jones, in his Letter to the House, touching the Continuing of Sir George Ascough in his Command, as Admiral of the Irish Seas.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Trustees for Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen, and Prince, to select Six of the best Horses now in Tutbury Race: And that the same be sent unto Lieutenant General Michael Jones, as a Gift from this House.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Lieutenant General Michael Jones: And that the same be sent accordingly.


Mr. Corbett reports Amendments to the Act for the speedy Raising and Levying of Monies, by way of New Impost or Excise: Which were read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Resolved, That, in the Blank in the Third Folio, these Words, "the Commissioners of the Excise for the Time being," be inserted.

The Question being put, That there be a further Addition of Commissioners of Excise, at this Time made;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lord Mounson, Tellers for the Yeas: 17.
Sir Henry Myldmay, With the Yeas,
Mr. Bond, Tellers for the Noes: 21.
Mr. Ash, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

And the Bill so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and was ordered to be printed and published.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Excise, to bring in a new Model for the Excise: And they are to meet this Afternoon: And all that come to have Voices, as to this Business: And that the same be brought in with all Speed.

The humble Petition of divers Brewers, inhabiting within the City of London, and Parts adjacent, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of this Petition; and to bring in the Schedule of the Excise at the same time.

Victory in Ireland.

Resolved, That, together with the Declaration touching the Thanksgiving, an Extract be made of the Victory, out of the Letters from Lieutenant General Jones, and the Narrative of Captain Otway.

Obnoxious Publications.

Some Lines of a Book, intituled, "a Remonstrance and Declaration of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland," were this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, to examine this Business; and to send for the Printer of the said Book at London; and also for the Author of the Pamphlet, intituled, "The Moderate," and the Licenser of it; and to examine the Business complained of touching them; and, if they find cause, to commit them, or either of them.

Sir A. Loftus.

Ordered, That the Report touching Sir Adam Loftus, be made on Thursday next.

Lord President, &c.

Ordered, That the Bills touching the Lord President, and Colonel Marten, be reported To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Irish Officers.

Ordered, That the Report touching the Irish Officers be made To-morrow Morning.

Arthington's Claims.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to examine the Truth of the Debt, touching Mr. Arthington, pretended to be due to him from Mr. Henry Jermyn, and the Right of that Estate of Mr. Jermyn; and to bring in an Act for his Satisfaction out of that Estate, if they find Cause, on This-day-sevennight: Viz. unto Colonel Fleetwood, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Holland; or any three of them: And that the special Care hereof be referred to Sir Gilbert Pickering.