House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 13 November 1649

Pages 321-322

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 Martis, 13 Novembris, 1649.


Letters read.

A LETTER from Robert Russell, of the Fifth of November 1649, from Guernsey, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the said Letters and the former Letters touching this Matter, be referred to the Council of State; to take care of the said Place.

A Letter from Milford Haven, 8 Novembris 1649, from Richard Deane, was this Day read.

Irish Affairs.

A Letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Mr. Scott, of the Twenty-ninth of October, from Rosse, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State; requiring and enjoining them to take care that Supplies be sent, as is desired, by the Lord Lieutenant: And that they take especial Care for reducing or drawing out Horse or Foot, as they shall think fit, out of the Army, for the speedy Supply of Ireland: And that they have Power to recruit them again to the same Number, and within the same Establishment, as they shall find Cause.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Number of Ships appointed for the Winter Guard; and to increase the Number, if they shall see Cause; and hasten their Preparation for that Service.

Ordered, That Thirty Pounds be given for a Gratuity to Cornelius Glover, who brought the Letters: And that the Council of State do give Order for the present Payment thereof.

Proceedings against Walker.

Resolved, That Mr. Attorney General be, and is hereby, enjoined to proceed against Clement Walker Esquire, according to Law, upon the Book, intituled, "Anarchia Anglicana."

Resolved, &c. That Clement Walker Esquire be committed Prisoner to the Tower, in order to his Tryal for High Treason.

Writs of Error, &c.

Ordered, That the Act touching Writs of Error, and the Act touching Creditors, be reported on Thursday next.

Norfolk Weavers.

Ordered, That the Business touching the Weavers in Norwich and Norsolk be reported on Friday Morning next.

Goldsmiths Hall Committee.

Ordered, That the Council of State take care to furnish the Place appointed for the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall to sit in, with Hangings, Carpets, and other Furniture.

Court of Wards, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, to give Order, as they shall see Cause, for delivering forth such Deeds and Evidences as are remaining in the late Court of Wards and Star Chamber, to the Parties to whom they respectively belong: And that Hugh Audley Esquire, and other the Officers of the late Court of Wards and Star Chamber, and all other Persons who have them in their Custody, be required to deliver the said Deeds and Evidences to the said Parties accordingly.

The Engagement.

Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Engagement do sit this Afternoon; and so de die in diem; and report their Opinion therein to the House forthwith.


Ordered, That Colonel Venne do report the Act touching the Assessment, on Wednesday or Thursday next.


The House revived the Order, made on Thursday last, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration how the Excise may be settled.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, according to that Vote: And that Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair.

And Mr. Speaker did leave the Chair.

Mr. Stephens took the Chair.

The Grand Committee adjourned till To-morrow, Eight of the Clock.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.