Die Sabbati, 30 Septembris, 1648.
An Ordinance for raising the Sum of One hundred
thousand Pounds, for Pay of Arrears to the reduced
Officers, comprized within the said Ordinance, was this
Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered
to be read the Second time on Thursday next.
The House being informed, that the Trustees for the
Sale of Bishops Lands were at the Door;
Records at Lambeth House.
They were called in; and did move the House, for
passing the Ordinance that would remove Obstructions
in that Service, and disengage that great Charge that lies
upon other Receipts: Next, That some Care might be
taken about the Records that are at Lambeth House; the
Purchasers desiring the Delivery of the said House into
their Possession: Some of those Records concerned the
High Commission, some the Prerogative Court, others
the Council Board and Star Chamber; and some that
concern the Possessions of the Bishoprick.
The Petition of the said Trustees was read; being
styled, The humble Petition of such of the Trustees for
Sale of Bishops Lands, who have and do constantly attend the Service.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this
House, that are of the Committee formerly appointed
for the Preservation of the Books and Manuscripts under
Sequestration, with the Addition of Mr. Wheler, Mr.
Nath. Fiennes, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Boys,
or any Two of them, to consider of all the Books, Manuscripts, Evidences, Records, and Papers, that are at
Lambeth House, in any Room or Place there; and to
distinguish them according to their several Natures; and
to consider of some Place of Security, where they may
be preserved and disposed; and by whom, and in what
manner, with all convenient Speed; to the End the
House may be cleared, and delivered up to the Hands of
Resolved, &c. That the Petition of the Trustees for
the Sale of Bishops Lands, who have and do constantly
attend the Service, be referred to the Consideration of
the Committee appointed for removing Obstructions in the
Sale of Bishops Lands: Who are to report their Opinions
thereupon to the House.
Lord Lauderdaile's Goods.
Ordered, upon the Question, That it be referred to the
Committee of the Militia of the City of London, to keep
the Peace; and to examine, By what Authority the Musqueteers are sent to the Place where the Lord Lauderdaile's Goods are; and to report the same to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall; to the end it may be reported to the House.
It is further Resolved, upon the Question, that the
Committee of the Militia of London do remove those
Guards and Musqueteers.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Haberdashers
Hall do proceed in the Sequestring and Disposing of the
Lord Lauderdaile's Goods, according to the former Order.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Wheler is appointed to carry to the Lords, for
their Concurrence, the Ordinance for giving Power to the
Committee for regulating the Excise, to give Allowance
to the Commissioners of Excise, and their Sub Commissioners and Under Officers, of such Monies as shall be
taken from them by Force: An Ordinance for allowing
a Salary of Five hundred Pounds to every of the Three
Judges of the Admiralty, to be paid by the Commissioners of the Customs, out of the Receipts of the Customs:
An Order for accepting Five hundred Pounds, by way
of Fine and Composition, of Clement Paston, of Norwich Thorpe in the County of Norffolke, Esquire, for certain Parcels of Lands by him compounded for, according
to Particulars entered at Goldsmiths Hall; being Part of
the Two Third Parts of his Estate, sequestred for his Recusancy: An Order for putting the Remainder of the
Two Thirds of his Estate into the Hands of Trustees:
An Order for the Addition of Mr. Benjamin Norton, and
Mr. Horsman, to the Committee of Sequestrations, and
all other Committees in the County of Rutland: And
was to put the Lords in mind of an Ordinance, formerly
sent to their Lordships, for removing Obstructions in the
Sale of Bishops Lands.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto this
House a Letter from the Lord Admiral: Their Lordships have expressed their Sense upon it; in which they
desire the Concurrence of this House: An Ordinance for
Removing of Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands,
which they have returned, with some Amendments and
Additions; to which they desire the Concurrence of this
House: A Report from the Committee at Derby House,
with divers Papers from the Lord Admiral, and the
Ordered, That the Ordinance for removing Obstructions
in the Sale of Bishops Lands, now returned from the
Lords, be considered on Tuesday next, after the Reports
from Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That the Reports in Mr. Knightleye's Hands,
which concern divers Officers, he reported and considered
on Thursday next, after the Ordinance for the Reformado
The Order now sent from the Lords, concerning the
Custody of Hide Park, was read, and assented unto; and
was in hæ verba: Viz.
"That, upon the Receipt and Consideration of the
Earl of Warwick's Letter, directed to the Earl of
Manchester, Speaker of this House, the Lords do think
sit to revoke their former Order, for the recommending
the Lord Howard to have the Custody and Keeping of
Hide Park: And do desire, that the Earl of Warwicke
may have it granted unto him."
Goldsmiths Hall Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do
sit on Monday next, and so constantly; and give their
best Assistance and Furtherance for the present Payment
and bringing in of the Forty thousand Pounds, assigned
upon those Receipts to the Navy.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy, and the
Commissioners of the Navy, do take care for the speedy
furnishing the Fleet with Victual, and other necessary
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, at Derby
House, to consider, What is sit to be done with the Fleet
now at the Goree.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Lords Order touching the Custody of Hide
Park: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
The House being informed, that divers of the Inhabitants of the County of Oxon were at the Door;
They were called in: And one Mr. Butler delivered a
Petition, styled, The humble Petition of many Wellaffected in the County of Oxon.
The which was read.