Die Lunæ, 7 Decembris, 1646.
Message to Lords.
ORDERED, upon the Question, That a Message be
sent to the Lords, to desire them to hasten the Ordinance concerning the Militia; and the other Ordinances,
long since sent to them, concerning the Propositions.
Sir William Strickland is appointed to go to the Lords
with this Message: And is to put the Lords likewise in
mind of the Vote touching the determining the Plymouth
Duty: And is to carry to the Lords the Ordinance for
Assessments, for Maintenance of the Army under the
Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax; and the Ordinance for
continuing the Committee and Treasurers at War: The
Ordinance for appointing Mathew Lock Comptroller of
the Customs in the Port of Southampton; and the Order
for Two hundred Pounds for Colonel Aldriche.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do, To-morrow,
report the Ordinance concerning Delinquents in pursuance of the Propositions, according to former Order.
Delinquent Lawyers, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Allenson do, To-morrow, report
the Ordinance concerning inhibiting Delinquent Lawyers,
Common and Civil Attornies and Solicitors, to practise.
Consession of Faith.
According to former Order, the humble Advice of the
Assembly of Divines, concerning the Residue of that Confession of Faith, whereof they lately presented a Part, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That Six hundred Copies, and no more, of
the Advice of the Assembly of Divines, presented to this
House, concerning a Confession of Faith, be forthwith
printed, for the Service of both Houses, and the Assembly
of Divines, without annexing the Texts of Scripture for
the present (yet, notwithstanding, the House doth expect
that the Divines should send in the Texts of Scripture
with all convenient Speed:) And that the Care of Printing
thereof be referred to the Assembly of Divines: And the
Printer is enjoined, at his Peril, not to print more than
Six hundred Copies of them; or to divulge or publish
any of them: That no Person do presume to re-print,
divulge, or publish, the said Advice, or any Part of it, till
further Order be taken herein by Both or Either of the
Houses of Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Selden and Mr. Tate do, in like
manner as formerly, take care that some Preamble be
prefixed to the Printing of the whole Confession of Faith,
to shew that they are now printed only for the Uses of the
Houses of Parliament, and the Divines of the Assembly;
and not to be published as yet.
Ordered, That the Assembly of Divines be desired with
all Speed, to send to the House all that they have done
upon the Nine-and-thirty Articles, together with the
Texts of Scripture annexed.
Mr. Rous and Mr. Selden are appointed to acquaint the
Assembly of Divines with this Desire of the House.
Ordered, That, according to the former Order made
in that Business, the Divines be desired speedily to send
in their Answer to the Queries sent unto them from this
Mr. Rous and Mr. Selden are appointed to acquaint
the Divines of the Assembly herewith.
Mr. Selden reports the Amendments and Proviso to the
Ordinance sent from the Lords, concerning the University of Oxon: The which were twice read; and the Proviso only, upon the Question, assented unto: And then the
Ordinance, with the Proviso, upon the Question, passed.
Mr. Selden is appointed to carry to the Lords the Concurrence of this House to this Ordinance concerning the
said University; with a Proviso: In which he is to desire
the Lords Concurrence.
Grant for Scotch Army.
Mr. Wm. Pierepoint carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, the Proposition, passed this House on Saturday last, to be an Instruction to the Committee appointed
to confer with the Commissioners of Scotland, upon the
Manner of the Payment of the Monies to our Brethren of
Scotland, upon the Marching of their Forces out of the
Kingdom; and likewise the Vote for giving the Publick
Faith to be a Security for the latter Two hundred thousand Pounds.
Mr. Pierpoint brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
both to the Instruction, and to the Vote for the Publick
Faith to be given for Security for the latter Two hundred
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Walter Strickland, a Member of
this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Waddon shall have Leave to go
into the Country.
Grant for Scotch Army.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to
confer with the Commissioners of Scotland, upon the Manner of the Payment of the First Two hundred thousand
Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland, and the Marching
of their Forces out of this Kingdom, do, this Afternoon,
meet with the said Commissioners; and confer with them
upon these Businesses, according to the Instruction this
Day passed both Houses: And that they do likewise acquaint them with the Vote of both Houses, touching the
Publick Faith, that is to be given unto them, for Security
of the last Two hundred thousand Pounds: And they
are to make Report of All, To-morrow Morning.
The humble Petition of above Two hundred wounded
and sick Soldiers in the Savoy Hospital was this Day read.
Sir Gilbert Pickering presented to the House the humble
Petition of Elizabeth Starky Widow, and Samuell Leadbetter, Apothecaries to the sick and wounded Soldiers of
the Savoy Hospital and Parsons Green. And
It is Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds
be paid by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the
Fine or Composition of any such Delinquent as shall be
presented to the said Committee by the Treasurers for
maimed Soldiers; to be employed for the Payment of such
Debts as are due to Physicians, Surgeons, and Apothecaries, employed in the Cure of maimed and sick Soldiers
that have been wounded in the Service of the Parliament:
And that the said One thousand Pounds be paid to the
said Treasurers for maimed Soldiers: Whose Acquittance
shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee at
Goldsmiths Hall, and to the Treasurers there, for the
Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be paid
by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall unto such Person
or Persons as the Committee for Prisoners shall appoint
to receive the same; to be employed for the Payment of
such Debts as are due to Surgeons, or others, for the Cureing of such sick and wounded Soldiers as were sent up to
London, and healed of their Wounds, after the Battle at
Naseby: And that the Acquittance of such Person or Persons, so to be appointed to receive the same by the said
Committee for Prisoners, shall be a good Discharge to the
said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and the Treasurers
there, for the Payment of the said Two hundred Pounds
Reports to be made.
Ordered, That the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall be
made To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that
(notwithstanding any other Order) no other Business do
intervene. And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Regulation of the
University of Oxford be read on Friday Morning, the
Resolved, &c. That a Warrant be issued, under the
Hand of Mr. Speaker, directed to the Clerk of the Crown
in Chancery, for the Issuing of a Writ, for the Election of
a Burgess to serve for the City of Norwich, in the place
of Mr. Harman, late a Member of this House, deceased.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Sir William Russel, John Prideaux
late Bishop of Worcester, and Mr. Edward Soly late Mayor
of Worcester, be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Report from the Committee of the Admiralty and
Cinque Ports; whereupon they have framed this Ordinance (It is for Impresting of Ships for Transportation of
Men, Victuals, Arms, and Ammunition, for Ireland):
Wherein they desire your Concurrence; and that you
take it into speedy Consideration, because of the present
Necessity; the Soldiers lying at the Water's-side, and
cannot be transported: And, to put you in mind of the
Lord Edward Pawlett's Petition.
Ordinance, &c. read.
The Report was read: And likewise the Ordinance
thereupon, was read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, passed.
Resolved, &c. That, to the Petition of Edward Lord
Pawlett, this House will send Answer by Messengers of
Ordered, That the Lord Edward Pawlett's Petition be
read the next Day whereon the House shall take private
Petitions into Consideration.
Answer from Lords.
Sir William Strickland brings Answer, That, as to the
Order for Two hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers Hall
to Colonel Aldriche, they do agree: And, as to the rest,
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Question was propounded, Whether the Committee of Staffordshire shall have Two thousand Pounds
out of the Compositions of Staffordshire Delinquents at
Goldsmiths Hall; and Two thousand Pounds out of the
Compositions of Ashby; for the Disbanding of their Forces,
and sending such of them into Ireland as are to go.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir John Holland,
||With the Yea,
Sir Arthur Hasilrig,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
And then the Question being put;
It passed with the Negative.
Marquis of Winton.
Ordered, upon the Question, That it be referred to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations,
to apportion, Out of what Lands the Five Pounds and
Ten Pounds per Week, assigned for the Support of the
Marquis of Winton, and of the Lady Marchioness of
Winton, shall issue.
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the said
Committee, to take care and provide that the Children
of the said Marquis and Marchioness may not be educated
in the Popish Religion.
Ordered, upon the Question, That, on Monday next,
the first Business, the House do meet in a Committee, to
take into Consideration the Ordinance for punishing and
preventing the Growth and Spreading of Blasphemies
Ordered, That the Committee of this House for the
Great Seal do meet this Afternoon with the Committee
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr.
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that
they have appointed a Committee of Twelve Lords, and
they desire you to appoint a proportionable Number of
this House, to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; to consult of
such Ways and Means as may prevent any Dangers to
the Cities of London and Westminster, by the Multitude
of disaffected Persons continuing in and about the said
Cities, according to this Paper.
They have sent you a Petition of Captain Samuell Thomson; which they recommend to your Consideration:
And this Petition of Mrs. Frances Ashburnham, together with the Lords Desires thereupon in this Order; to
which they desire your Concurrence.
The Paper from the Lords was read-And was
in hæc verba;
Disaffected in London.
"The Lords have taken into their Consideration the
present great Resort and Abode of such as have expressed
their Disaffection to the Parliament; and have thought
fit to appoint a Committee of Twelve Lords, and desire
the House of Commons to appoint a proportionable Number of their Members, that may meet on Tuesday next, in
the Prince's Lodgings, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon; that they may consult of such Ways and Means as
may prevent the Danger and Inconveniences which may
come to the Parliament, and the Cities of London and
Westminster, by their still Continuance in and about the
said Cities; and to report their Opinions to the Houses respectively: The Committee to have Power to adjourn themselves, from time to time, after the First Meeting."-;
And, upon the Question, assented unto.
Sir Robert Harley, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr.
Crew, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Knightley,
Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Westrow, Sir Wm. Constable, Colonel
Ireton, Major General Browne, Mr. Strode, Mr. Gerard,
Sir John Holland, Colonel Ludlow, Mr. Harley, Sir John
D' Anvers, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Colonel Harvey, Sir Mathew Boynton, Sir Samuell Rolle, Mr. Holles, Mr. Lisle,
This Committee are to meet with a proportionable
Number of the Lords, on Tuesday next, in the Prince's
Lodgings, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon; to
consult of such Ways and Means as may prevent the
Dangers and Inconveniencies which may come to the
Parliament, and the Cities of London and Westminster, by
their still continuing in and about the Cities of London and
Westminster: And are to report their Opinions to both
Houses respectively: And have Power to adjourn themselves, from time to time, after their First Meeting.
Thompson's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That Captain Samuell Thompson's Petition, and
Mrs. Frances Ashburnham's Petition, be read on Saturday
Answers to Lords.
The First Messengers were called in: And the House
returned this Answer;
That as to the Ordinance for impresting of Ships for
the Service of Ireland, they do agree: And, as to the
Petition of the Lord Pawlett, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
The Second Messengers were called in: And the
House returned this Answer;
That, as to the Naming of a proportionable Number of
this House, to meet with the Lords Committee, on Tuesday
at Three of the Clock, for the Purposes in their Lordships Paper, they do agree: And, as to Captain Thompson
and Mrs. Ashburnham's Petition, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.