Die Sabbati, 4 Novembris, 1648.
Chief Justice of King's Bench.
AN Ordinance for authorizing and requiring the Commissioners of the Great Seal, forthwith to issue Writs
Patent, and to do all other things necessary, in order to
the perfect settling Henry Rolle, now one of the Justices
of the King's Bench, in the Place of Chief Justice of that
Court, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their
Mr. Bond is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
He is likewise appointed to carry to the Lords the Order
for passing under the Great Seal, the Place of Master of the
Armoury, formerly granted to Anthony Nicoll Esquire.
I. of Ely Judge.
Ordered, That on Tuesday next, when the Names of
the Sheriffs are appointed to be brought in, the Ordinance formerly sent from the Lords for appointing Mr.
Waller Judge of the Isle of Ely, be read.
Message to Lords.
Sir William Lewes, with the Message appointed Yesterday, carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order
for leaving it to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight
to send some of their Number hither: The Order for
Leave to the Doctors, desired by the King, to go unto him.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Bond brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Ordinance concerning Mr. Justice Rolle, and to the
Order concerning Mr. Anthony Nicoll.
Sir Wm. Lewes brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Votes, in which he desired their Concurrence: To the sending of the Votes to the Commissioners
in the Isle of Wight: To the Letter for the Conveying
of them: And, as to the Quorum of the Lords mentioned
in One of the Votes, they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Mr. Greene, Colonel Birch, Sir Walter Erle, Sir James
Harrington, Sir John Clotworthy, Colonel Harvey, Sir Wm.
Lewes, Sir John Danvers, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Holland,
Colonel Copley, Sir Wm. Waller, Alderman Atkin, Mr.
Scott, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Tate,
Mr. Allen, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Bond,
Mr. Gott, Mr. Walker, Mr. Fiennes, Colonel Venne,
Alderman Soame, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Lemman, Major General Skippon, Mr. Drake, Colonel Harley, * Herbert *
Wilson, Colonel Harrison, Colonel White, Sir Hen.
Heyman, Mr. Erle, the Burgesses of London;
This Committee is appointed to go to the Common
Council, this Afternoon; and to acquaint them with the
State and Condition of the Guards that now attend the
Houses. That the House observes, That they are most
hired Men, and not Citizens: That the House cannot
repose their Security in such: And are to confer with the
Common Council, and Committee of the Militia, or such
Committee as they shall appoint, How the Parliament
may be better secured; their Commands and Orders put
in better Execution; and their Authority better supported:
And they are to report on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That an Ordinance be prepared and brought
in for putting Papists, Malignants, and Delinquents, out of
the Lines of Communication, and Twenty Miles distant.
Stage Plays, &c.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex
be and are hereby authorized, and strictly required, to put
in due and full Execution the Ordinances passed both
Houses, for the Suppressing of Stage Plays, and Punishing
of Players, and such as resort to Stage Plays: And are
to give this House an Account of their effectual Proceedings herein.
Sir Thomas Soame and Colonel Venn are appointed to
deliver this Order to the Sheriffs; and to give the House
an Account thereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Annesley, Colonel Copley, Mr.
Swynfen, Sir John Curson, Mr. Wheler, Mr. Erle,
Colonel Harvey, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Nicoll, Sir James
Harrington, be added to the Committee at Haberdashers
Hall, as to the Ordinance referred to that Committee, for
raising Monies for Payment of the Horse Guards that
attend the Houses.
Resolved, &c. That the Party or Parties, to whom
any Tickets shall be assigned for raising the Five thousand Pounds, upon the late Ordinance for Payment of the
Guards appointed to attend the Houses, shall be admitted
to double the Sum. in like manner as was observed in
the Sale of the Bishops Lands.
Ordered, That Thirty Days longer be added for the
Continuance of the Ordinance passed for the Payment of
the Horse Guards that attend the Parliament; to commence from the Expiration of the Time now limited to
the said Ordinance.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein: And
that these Orders be printed.
Pass for Carmichill.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel James Carmichill,
who is employed from the Committee of Estates in Scotland, to deliver Letters to the Prince of Wales, shall have
Mr. Speaker's Pass to embark, and transport himself
beyond the Seas, to the Prince, for the Delivery of the
Ordered, That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall
be earnestly desired to pay, in the first Place, the Monies
charged upon that Committee, by the Ordinance of Threeand-twentieth of September 1648, for the Supply and Pay
of Francis Bothen, appointed by the said Ordinance to
be Provost Marshal: It is more particularly recommended
to Mr. Bond to take care herein.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Mr.
The Lords have passed a Vote concerning the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight: In which they desire the
Concurrence of this House.
They desire to put the House in mind of a Petition,
formerly sent to this House, concerning the exempting
the Hospital of Well, in Yorksheir, from Assessments and
Loans: To put the House in mind of a Message formerly sent to this House, for conferring on Mr. Henry
Morris the Place in the Wine Office, which Mr. Swettnam formerly held.
Commissioners in I. of Wight.
The Vote concerning the Commissioners in the Isle of
Wight was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto;
and ordered to be sent to the Commissioners, with the
other Votes; and was in hæc verba; viz.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners now in the Isle
of Wight, have Power to agree, among themselves, which
of them shall come away, and attend the Houses, leaving
Three there, whereof One Lord and Two Commoners.
Ordered, That the Petition concerning Well Hospital
in Yorksheire, be read on Wednesday Morning.
Ordered, That on Monday Morning next, the first Business; and nothing to intervene: the House do proceed in
the further Debate of the Business touching Delinquents.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Vote concerning the Commissioners in the
Isle of Wight. To the rest, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Chief Justice of King's Bench.
Whereas the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, have ordered and ordained Henry Roll, now
being one of the Justices of the King's Bench, to be
Chief Justice of the same Court: The said Lords and
Commons, for the due Performance thereof, do hereby
Order and Ordain, That the Commissioners of the Great
Seal of England do speedily issue forth a Writ of Supersedeas, to supersede the now Patent of the said Henry
Roll, for being one of the Justices of the said Bench;
and also do then issue forth a Writ Patent, or Patent
Writ, for calling the said Henry Rolle to be Chief Justice
of the said Court, in usual Form, adding thereunto, next
before the Teste of the said Writ Quam diu vos bene
gesseritis: and further, to do all other necessary things
therein, for the perfect Settling of him in the said Place
or Office of Chief Justice.