House of Commons Journal Volume 6
9 November 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 9 November 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 71-72. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25516 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 9 Novembris, 1648.

Prayers.

Reformadoes.

RESOLVED, &c. That the Committee of the whole House do meet on Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock, upon the Ordinance for the Reformadoes: And that Mr. Speaker do not take the Chair.

Granting Passes.

Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall shall have Liberty to grant Passes to such as they shall think fit, to come over, to compound, that are not of the Seven that are excepted from Pardon.

Whittacre against Denham.

Ordered, That Mr. Laurence Whittacre have Liberty to lay his Judgment, obtained against Mr. John Denham for the Debt of Two hundred Pounds, due and owing to the said Mr. Whittacre, upon Mr. Denham's Lands; the said Lands being now under Sequestration: And all Committees, Sequestrators, Treasurers, and Solicitors of Sequestrations, are hereby authorized and required to take notice hereof, and yield ready Obedience thereunto; and take care that the said Mr. Laurence Whittacre may be paid and satisfied the said Debt, out of the Profits received, arising and growing from the said Lands.

The Lords, &c.

Revenue.

Ordered, That Mr. Long do make his Report on Wednesday Morning next, touching the Revenue in the Hands of Members of this House.

Scotch Prisoners.

Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the General, to desire him to take off the Liberty granted to the Scotts Officers, upon their Parole; and to secure them, until the House take further Order.

Mr. Ashhurst and Colonel Birch are to write the Letter.

Army, &c.

Ordered, That the supernumerary Forces in Worcestersheire, except Forty Horse, be forthwith disbanded: And that Hartlebury Castle be dismantled, and made untenable by the Committee of the Country.

Collectors.

Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of such Collectors of Subsidies as have paid in Monies, by them collected, according to Ordinance of Parliament.

The Tower.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Tower do sit constantly, and advise with the Lieutenant, and take effectual Course for the Safety of the Tower, and for preventing the Resort of Malignants and Delinquents thither: And that they do remove such of the Guards as they shall find not fitting to attend there.

Delinquents.

Ordered, That it be referred to Colonel Birch, Mr. Wheler, and Mr. Lane, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance for enabling Committees to take good Security of Delinquents, that are not discharged by Ordinance of Parliament, that they will not act any thing prejudicial to the Parliament; and that they will not stir Five Miles from their Habitation: And such as shall not give such Security, to be imprisoned.

Fee Farm Rents.

Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business, the Ordinance in Mr. Lislebon Long's Hands, touching Fee Farm Rents, be reported.

Invalid Soldiers.

The humble Petition of the Treasurers for the sick and maimed Soldiers, and Widows, was this Day read, with the Particulars annexed: And

It is Ordered, That this Petition with the Particulars annexed, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for maimed Soldiers, with the Addition of Colonel Copley, Colonel Moore, Colonel Birch, Colonel Venne, Mr. Lislebon Long, Colonel Massey, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Nicoll, Mr. Wheler, and Colonel Thompson: And they are to advise with the Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers, to take some effectual Course for Remedy and Redress of the Griévances and Obstructions mentioned; and to report their Opinions, with all Speed, to the House.

Banishing Delinquents.

Ordered, That the House do proceed in the Debate' now had concerning the Banishment of Delinquents, after this Business, now brought by the Commissioners, be dispatched.

Treaty with the King.

A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, of 6 Novembris 1648, delivered in by Sir John Potts, one of the Commissioners, was read, with divers Papers inclosed, giving an Account of their Proceedings upon the late Vote and Instructions they received touching the Church, and other Matters.

Thanks to Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That the hearty Thanks of the House be returned to the Commissioners employed in the Isle of Wight, for their great Pains and Industry, and very faithful Discharge of the Trust committed unto them.

And Mr. Speaker, accordingly, by the Command of the House, gave the Thanks of this House to Sir John Potts, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Samuel Browne, and Mr. Bulkley, now present; and was ordered to give the Thanks of this House to the rest of the Commissioners, as they shall come into the House.

Treaty with the King.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene; the House do take into Consideration the Message now brought by the Commissioners from the Isle of Wight; and do proceed in the rest of the Treaty.

Banishing Delinquents.

The Question being propounded, That such of those Delinquents named in the First Branch of the Proposition concerning Delinquents, except the Seven that are excepted from Pardon, as are now beyond the Seas, shall not return; but stand banished the King's Dominions of England and Ireland, Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and Town of Berwicke; unless it shall be otherwise ordered by both Houses of Parliament;

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Walt. Erle, Tellers for the Noes: 45.
Mr. Gerard, With the Noes,
Colonel Birch, Tellers for the Yea: 49.
Sir Rich. Haughton, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

And the Question being put, That such of those Delinquents named in the First Branch of the Proposition concerning Delinquents, except the Seven that are excepted from Pardon, as are now beyond Seas, shall not return; but stand banished the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and Town of Berwicke; unless it shall be otherwise ordered by both Houses of Parliament;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Trevour, Tellers for the Noe: 52.
Sir John Clotworthy, With the Noe,
Colonel Birch, Tellers for the Yea: 49.
Sir Rich Haughton, With the Yea,

So the Question passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That all the Persons, named and comprised in the First Branch of the Proposition concerning Delinquents, be removed from his Majesty's Councils, and be restrained from coming within the Verge of the King's, Queens, or Prince's Court: And that they may not, without Advice and Consent of both Houses of the Parliament of England, bear any Office, or have any Employment concerning the State or Commonwealth: And in case any of them shall offend therein, to be guilty of High Treason, and incapable of any Pardon from his Majesty; and their Estates to be disposed of, as both Houses of the Parliament of England shall think fit.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Debate touching the Banishment, or other Punishment, of the new Delinquents, be taken up To-morrow Morning, the first Business.