House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 13 December 1648

Pages 95-96

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, 13 Decembris, 1648.


Hurst Castle.

MR. Allen reports from the Committee of the Army, touching Hurst Castle, That the Particulars following are desired for Hurst Castle, viz.

Three Falcons, and a Murtherer, Wheels and Carriages.

Bound Shot for Three Falcons - - 300
Doubled-headed Shot for 13 Demi Culverins - 130
3 Whole Culverin - 30
9 Sacre . . . Balisco - 100
Cross-barred Shot for 13 Demi Culverin - 130
3 Whole Culverin - 39
9 Sacre and Balisco 100
Round Shot for 3 Whole Culverin - 60
13 Demi Culverin - 130
9 Sacre and Balisco - 100

A Ginne Gun Rope and Brass Shivers.

Powder - - 20 Barrels.
Cartherage Cases 26 for Whole Culverin - 3
Demi Culverin - 13
Sacre - 10

A Collar and Flag of Defiance for the Castle.

A Jack and Pendant for the Pinnace.

Hand Granadoes 50
Snaphance Muskets 20
Swords and Belts 20
Bandaleers 40
Brown Bills 36
Crows of Iron 12
Pick-axes 12
Shovels 12
Lanthorns 6
Hides, to cover the Powder 16

Ten Barrels of Powder.

One Ton of Match.

Allowance of Twelve-pence per diem, for Fire and Candle, for the Garison.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of these Particulars, to be sent to Hurst Castle; and refer it to the Committee of the Army to furnish them out of the Stores.

Whereas, the Seventeenth of August 1648, this House did concur with the Lords, That, for opening a Way towards a Treaty with his Majesty, for a safe and wellgrounded Peace, these Votes following should be, and were, revoked and taken off; viz.

1. "Resolved, That the Lords and Commons do declare, That they will make no further Addresses or Application to the King."

2. "Resolved, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That no Application or Address be made to the King, by any Person whatsoever, without the Leave of both Houses."

3. "Resolved, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Person or Persons that shall make Breach of this Order, shall incur the Penalty of High Treason."

4. "Resolved, That the Lords and Commons do declare, That they will receive no more any Message from the King; and do injoin, that no Person whatsoever do presume to receive or bring any Message from the King, to both or either of the Houses of Parliament, or to any other Person."

Resolved, &c. That the Vote for Revocation of the said Votes was highly dishonourable to the Proceedings of Parliament, and apparently destructive to the Good of the Kingdom.

Ordered, That Mr. Whittacres, Mr. Miles Corbett, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Challener, Mr. Love, Mr. Garland, or any Two of them, do see the Orders made by this House duly entered in the Book: And Mr. Garland and Mr. Whittacres are to take care hereof.

Resolved, &c. That the Vote of 28 Julii 1648, "That a Treaty be had in the Isle of Wight with the King in Person, by a Committee appointed by both Houses, upon the Propositions presented to him at Hampton Court," was highly dishonourable to the Proceedings of Parliament, and apparently destructive to the Good of the Kingdom.

Resolved, &c. That the several Votes of 10 Novembris 1648, concerning the Banishment of George Lord Goring, the Earl of Holland, the Lord Capell, Sir Henry Lingen, Henry Hastings Esquire, now called the Lord Loughborough, Major General Rowland Lawherne, and Sir John Owen, are destructive to the Peace and Quiet of the Kingdom, and derogatory to the Justice of the Kingdom; and are hereby revoked and made Null.

Resolved, &c. That the Vote of 10 Novembris 1648, "That James Earl of Cambridge be fined the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds; and that he be kept close Prisoner; until he make Payment of the said Fine;" be, and is hereby, revoked: And he left to Justice.


Colonel Harvey, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Ven, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Mr. Lisle, Alderman Pennynton, Mr. James Challener;

This Committee, or any two of them, are to collect the Votes and Orders concerning Elections in Cities and Boroughs; and present them to the House To-morrow Morning: And are then to present to the House, How to avoid the Elections of Malignants, and such as brought in the Scotts, or had any Hand in the last War.

Alderman Pennington and Colonel Ven are to take care hereof.

Navy Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy be enjoined to sit this Afternoon.

Ordered, That Mr. Richard Sallwey be added to the Committee of the Navy, and put in the Place of Squire Bence.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Colonel Bosevile is to carry it to the Lords.

Which Colonel Bosevile carried to the Lords.

He brings Answer, That the Lords do agree thereunto.

Vote against treating with the King.

Resolved, &c. That the Vote of 2 Augusti 1648, "That the Commissioners intended to be sent unto his Majesty, to treat with him, shall have Power to treat with his Majesty in the Isle of Wight, upon such Propositions as shall be offered by him," was destructive to the Peace of the Kingdom; and is hereby repealed, and made null and void.

Vote against King's Answer.

Resolved, &c. That the Vote of 5 Decembris 1648, "That the Answers of the King to the Propositions of both Houses, are a Ground for the House to proceed upon for the Settlement of the Peace of the Kingdom," is highly dishonourable to the Parliament, and destructive to the Peace of the Kingdom; and tending to the Breach of the Publick Faith of the Kingdom.

King to be in safe Custody.

Ordered, That the General do keep the King in safe Custody; and do take care that he goeth not away.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords taking notice, That the Time given for the Earl of Cleveland's going abroad, upon Bail, is almost out: And he desires, that his going abroad may be continued for three Months longer, upon the same Bail: To which the Lords do agree; and desire your Concurrence:-Order for Thomas Combe Esquire, to be Sheriff of Warwickshire: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Earl of Cleveland.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Earl of Cleveland's Time for going abroad, upon Bail, be continued for Three Months longer, upon the Bail formerly given.

Sheriff of Warwick.

The Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, do nominate and appoint Thomas Combe Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Warwick: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered of their Lordships Message; and do agree, both in That for the Earl of Cleveland, and in That for the Sheriff of Warwickshire.

Committee to bring in Business.

Mr. Lisle, Lord Gray, Mr. Sallwey, Mr. Marten, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Challener, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Holland, Colonel Walton, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Allen, Colonel Ven, Mr. Leman, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Gregory Norton.

This Committee is to prepare and bring in something, upon the Debate now had in the House; and to present it to the House To-morrow Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Lisle and Mr. Holland.