Thursday, the 11th of June, 1657.
Proceedings concerning Collingwood.
SIR Wm. Strickland acquaints the House with a Paper
he hath received from Robert Ogle Gentleman, subscribed by him: Which was read; being as followeth;
The Information of Robert Ogle, of Eslington in the
County of Northumberland, Gentleman:
WHO saith, That in April last, he being at his Inn at
Alnwick in the said County, Sir Robert Collingwood, of
Branton; John Salkeld, of Rock, the younger; Daniell
Collingwood, Son of the said Sir Robert; and one Robert
Pemberton; came into the Room where this Informant
was: Where, falling upon Discourse about a King, Sir
Robert Collingwood said, "We must have a King, and will
have a King; and my Lord Protector dares not refuse
it." And afterwards, the said Sir Robert Collingwood
began to inveigh against Robert Fenwick Esquire, a
Member of this present Parliament; saying, "He was
a base Fellow; his Father was hanged for Felony; and
he did wonder who sent him to the Parliament."
And further this Informant saith, That some few Days
before, he being in Company where Cavalier Gentlemen
were murmuring, that they had been debarred from
Horse-Races, Daniel Collingwood, Son of the said Sir
Robert, thereupon took Liberty to say, "That there was
none now in Power, but the Rascality; who envied that
Gentlemen should enjoy their Recreations."
The said Robert Ogle, being at the Door, was called in:
And, being come to the Bar, the Speaker examined him
upon the Matters in the Paper; which he affirmed in the
several Particulars: And the Paper being shewed unto
him, he acknowledged, that the same was subscribed
with his Hand; and the Matters therein are true.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Collingwood, and Daniel
Collingwood his Son, be sent for as Delinquents.
Doctor Clerges reports Amendments to the Bill for
preventing the Increase of New Buildings: Which were
The Question being put, That this House doth agree
with the Committee, in the Clause touching Making of
Lime or Brick within Five Miles of London;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned until Three
of Clock this Afternoon.
Bibles falsely printed.
MR. Bampfeild reports from the Grand Committee
At the Sub-Committee for Religion, concerning false
Printing the Bible, and the Versal of Psalms, printed
by Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Sternhold; and to offer a
better, if thought fit, November 12, 1656.
AMONG other late Impressions of the Bible yet
under Examination, this Committee have examined the
Impression particularly referred in 24, printed in the Year
1653; which is acknowledged by Mr. John Feild, Printer,
to be by him printed; and that he printed to the Number
of about Two thousand of them.
That, in the said Bible, there are already discovered
these Omissions, and Misprintings; viz. Know ye not
that the Unrighteous shall inherit the Kingdom of God?"
for "shall not inherit." John ix. 21. these Words wholly
left out, "or who hath opened his Eyes we know not."
Romans vi. 13. "Neither yield ye your Members as
Instruments of Righteousness unto Sin;" for "Unrighteousness:" Besides several other Errata's.
That Mr. Feild hath alleged something in Extenuation
of his Fault: But, in regard the Committee have not
Power to take Cognizance thereof, they thought it not
fit to proceed to the Examination of the Truth thereof.
That the Committee, by Two of their Members, have
secured Seven thousand Nine hundred of the said imprinted Bibles in Mr. Feild's Hands, till further Order:
Which are all at present discovered, and unsold.
That we understand there are yet, in the Hands of
several Booksellers, in and about London and the Country,
many of the said Bibles undispersed.
It is humbly offered by the Committee, as their
Opinion, That some speedy Course be taken to prevent
the dispersing the said Bibles, now in Booksellers Hands:
And that Order may be given concerning these in Sheets
The Committee have under Examination other Bibles,
which are discovered very faulty: And, in one Bible,
2 Cor. last Chapter, the Sixth Verse is wholly left out.
Version of Psalms.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee be moved to
impower this Committee to send for such godly learned
Ministers, and others, as they shall think fit, to advise
with concerning the best Versal of the Psalms, or the
Amendment of Mr. Sternhold and Mr. Hopkins Versal of
the Psalms, or any other, if need be; and what is fittest
to be done thereupon.
Bibles falsely printed.
Resolved, by the said Grand Committee, That this
Business be presented to the Parliament: And that the
House be moved to secure the Person of the Printer.
Resolved, That the House be moved, That they will
be pleased to give Order, That the Impressions of these
Bibles in the Printer's Custody be secured; and those
sold be called in.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Seven thousand
Nine hundred Bibles in 24, printed in the Year 1653,
secured by the Sub-Committee of the Grand Committee
for Religion, be seized on, to prevent the Sale and Dispersing thereof.
Ordered, That John Feild the Printer be required to
get in such Books as have been of that Impression: And
that he do attend the House the first Wednesday in November next, to give the House an Account thereof; and
also touching the Misprinting the said Bibles.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill touching Buildings.
A Proviso in the Amendments, concerning Sailors
and Mariners, was read.
Ordered, That the said Proviso be committed, upon the
present Debate, to Mr. Godfrey, Colonel Shapcott, Mr.
Bond, Lord Lambert, Mr. Jenkinson, Mr. Highland, General Mountagu, General Disbrow, Dr. Bathurst, MajorGeneral Kelsey, Mr. Bampfeild: To meet in the Speaker's
Chamber To-morrow Morning at Seven of the Clock:
And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Proviso on Behalf of Mr. Henly,
and others, now read, be committed to the same Committee, to prepare a Preamble to the said Proviso, upon
the Debate of the House; and to bring in the same Tomorrow Morning: And that Mr. Pedley, Mr. Bodurda,
Colonel Carter, Mr. Steward, Mr. Fowell, be added to
The Proviso touching Mr. Hatton was re-committed.
The rest of the Provisoes and Amendments were
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these
Words; "Provided always, That this Act shall not
extend to be prejudicial to the Governors of the FreeSchool in Olave Parish in Southwark, or to Francis
Prichard Esquire; who have built Houses upon Horsleydowne, for the Use and Benefit of the said Free-School;
any thing in this Act contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding."
Resolved, That this Proviso be referred to the same
Committee; to examine the Matter of Fact; and report
the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill touching
Building upon Two hundred and Fifty Acres of Meadow,
lying by the State's Dock at Deptford, for Making of a
Mould lately purchased of Sir John Barkstead, and his
Regiment, by Roger Stanton and others, upon Encouragement of the Making a Mould or Harbour for Riding
of Two or Three hundred Sail of Ships of England without Anchor or Cable; towards which, much hath been
already expended, and Contracts made, to a great Value.
Ordered, That this Proviso be referred to the same
Committee; to state the Matter of Fact, and report their
Opinion therein to the House.