House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 13 October 1648

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 Veneris, 13 Octobris, 1648.


Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. Oxenden, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

French Trade.

Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Company of French Merchants, be read To-morrow Morning.

Officers Arrears.

An Ordinance, by way of Declaration, declaring the Care the Parliament has under Consideration for giving the Officers reduced, that have faithfully served the Parliament, Satisfaction in point of their Arrears, and prohibiting them to repair to this Town, to the Disturbance of the Proceedings of Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That it be forthwith printed, and sent to the Sheriffs, to be published in the several Counties.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Treaty with the King.

A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, of 11 Octobris 1648, concerning the Providing of Monies for the Expences of the Treaty, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to take care of providing the Monies for the Treaty be revived; and take effectual Care, that the Remainder of the Ten thousand Pounds may be forthwith paid in according to the Subscriptions; and that what Monies are already in Cash may be speedily paid over to Mr. Falconberg, and by him paid to Mr. Cressett: That the Committee do consider of other Ways (if Occasion shall be) to prevent that Monies may not be wanting upon this great Occasion: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Colonel Copley, Mr. Bois, Mr. Drake, Mr. Grove, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Thomas Soame, and Mr. Vassall: And they are to apply themselves to this Service this Afternoon.

A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, from Newport, of 11 Octobris 1648, with Three Papers inclosed, giving an Account of their Proceeding in the Treaty upon the Proposition presented to the King concerning Ireland, the King's final Answer thereunto, and their Reply: The which were all read.

Deans and Chapters Lands.

Mr. Annesley reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for the late Deans, Dean and Chapters Lands: The which were read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Message to Lords.

Sir John Danvers carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Votes concerning the Call of the Serjeants, and for filling the Benches with Judges: The Votes for making Mr. Whitelock Attorney of the Duchy, and Mr. Prideaux the King's Solicitor: The Order for continuing the present Mayor of Berwick in his Mayoralty: The Order prohibiting the Repair of the Reformado Officers to the Town: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Votes and Letter, Yesterday sent them upon the King's Answer to the Proposition concerning the Church, and of the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the Kingdom.


Sir John Danvers brings Answer, That to the Vote for continuing the present Mayor of Barwick in his Mayoralty, and to the Declaration touching the reduced Officers and Soldiers, and to the Vote and Letter upon the King's Answer, the Lords do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Deans and Chapters Lands.

The Question being propounded, That the Time, for Leases from Deans and Canons to be void, be, since the Second of January 1642;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Walter Earle, Tellers for the Yeas: 48.
Mr. Bois, With the Yea,
Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Noe: 27.
Mr. Pelham, With the Noe,

So the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for Abolishing of all Deans, Deans and Chapters within the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, be ingrossed; and be brought in on Monday next.

The humble Petition of Edward Stephens Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Disposing of and Surveying of Dean and Chapters Lands be reported on Monday Morning next.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Aylett;

The Lords command us to bring unto you a Letter from the Lord Admiral, and some other Letters from the Committee at Derby House: An Ordinance to make Colonel Sidney Lieutenant of Dover Castle; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Sir Henry Frederick Thynne his Petition: With their Lordships Vote; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Two Petitions of Abraham Doweett and Captain Devereux; which their Lordships specially recommend to this House.

The Lords command us to put you in mind of a Message, formerly sent from their Lordships, concerning the Right honourable the Earl of Nottingham; and of an Ordinance for Baron Atkins to be removed into the Common Pleas; and of an Ordinance to make Mr. Sewell Customer of Carlisle.

Letters from Ld. Admiral, &c.

Ordered, That this House doth proceed with the Letters from the Lord Admiral, and the other Letters from Derby House, the first Business To-morrow Morning; nothing to intervene; any former Order notwithstanding: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.

Dover Castle.

An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for making Colonel Algernon Sidney, Governor of Dover Castle, Lieutenant of the said Castle of Dover, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Sir H. F. Thynne.

Ordered, By the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That Sir Henry Frederick Thynne shall have Liberty to come up to London to look after his Affairs; any Order or Ordinance notwithstanding.

Dowcet's Petition.

The humble Petition of Abraham Dowcet, sent from the Lords, was this Day read.

And the Question being propounded, To agree with the Lords, for bailing the said Mr. Dowcett;

So it passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the Charge against Mr. Abraham Dowcett be brought in: And that Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Lisle do then bring in the said Charge against him.