Die Sabbati, 16 Decembris, 1648.
THE Lord Gray reports from the Lord General,
That the Lord General will constantly appoint a
Guard to guard the House.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel Lilborne's Ordinance be read on Monday next.
Sir J. Cheymish.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do take Sir Charles Cheymish into his Custody:
And that a Course be taken to proceed against him, according to Law and Justice.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Samuel Davers, High Sheriff of the
County of *, have Leave, upon his Occasions, to
come out of his County; provided he take care that
his Office be carefully discharged in his Absence.
A Letter from Maydstone, of 7 Decembris 1648. from
the Committee of Kent, was this Day read.
The House being informed, that the Inhabitants of
the City of Westminster were at the Door;
They were called in: And then they presented a Petition, which was intituled, The humble Petition of the
well-affected Inhabitants of the City of Westminster, and
Liberties thereof, with the Parts adjacent, on the Behalf
of themselves, and divers others, who have acted for the
publick Interest, in Times of greatest Dangers.
Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read.
And the Petitioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker,
by Command of the House, gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House has read your Petition; and
find your good Affections and Care therein: And have
commanded me to give you Thanks: And I do give you
Thanks accordingly: And, for the Petition, they intend
to take it presently into Consideration.
An Ordinance for repealing the late Ordinance of the
Second of December instant, intituled, An Ordinance for
the Settling of the Militia in the several Counties, Cities,
and Places, within the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweede,
was this Day read the First, Second, and Third time;
and upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Wm. Constable is to carry it to the Lords. And
It is Ordered, That the said Ordinance be forthwith
printed; and sent down into the several Counties.
Information against Darnall.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Complaints, or any Three of them, to examine the Information given in against Mr. Darnall: And that Mr.
Cawley be added to that Committee: And is appointed
to take care of it.
Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Serjeant Thorpe, Mr. Love,
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr.
Lisle, Mr. Holland, Mr. Browne, Mr. Millington, Mr.
Wilde, Mr. Humphry Edwards;
This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed
for drawing an Ordinance for settling the Militia of the
An Ordinance for Repealing of the Ordinance of the
Day of, for settling the Militia in the County of
Lancaster, was read the * * * times; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords.
Ordered, That Captain Skynner do signify to the Committee of Kent, What is done upon the Ordinance touching the Settling of the Militia of the whole Kingdom:
and to give them Thanks for their Letter.
Election of Lord Mayor.
Mr. Corbett reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for Election of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, Aldermens
Deputies, Common Council and other Officers in the
City of London:
Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed
unto: And the said Ordinance, being put to the Question,
passed; and was ordered to be sent to the Lords for their
Ordered, That the Troop under Captain Robert Greenwood be continued for Two Months longer; and be paid
by the Committee of Sequestrations for the County of
King's Expences, &c.
Sir Henry Mildmay reports from the Committee of the
Revenue, their Opinion touching the daily Allowance
for the King's Expences, and them that attend him; and
the Names of the Persons to attend him.
"Upon Consideration had of the Order of the Commons House of the Fifteenth current, referring unto the
Committee of the Revenue, and other Members of the
Commons House, joined, the Charge and Servants to attend the King, &c.
Ordered, and we are of Opinion, That Ten Pounds per
diem be allowed for the King's Expences, and those that
attend him; and likewise that the Number of Servants, in
the List annexed, are necessary to attend the King. And
we desire Sir Henry Mildmay to report the same to the
Commons House accordingly.
Persons now attending the King at Hurst Castle; viz.
||of the Bedchamber.
Mr. Mildmay, Carver.
Mr. Robinson, Cuphearer,
Major Duckett, Sewer.
Captain Preston, of the Robes.
Mr. Redding, Page of the Back Stairs.
Mr. Lee, Paymaster.
Mr. Muschampe, of the Wood-yard.
Mr. Lewin, of the Cellar and Buttery.
Mr. Catcheside, of the Pantry and Ewry.
Mr. Laban, Page of the Presence.
Mr. Turner, Groom of the Chamber.
Captain Joyner, Master Cook.
Two Under Cooks.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Committee of the Revenue, That Ten Pounds per diem
be allowed for the King's Expences, and those that
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Servants nominated by the Committee of the Revenue to
wait upon the King at Hurst Castle.
Ordered, That the Lord Gray, Mr. Serjeant Thorpe,
Mr. Lisle, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Humphry Edwards,
Mr. Love, and the Lord Lisle, be added to the Committee of the Revenue.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Colonel Purefoy is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Order of 9 Novembris 1648, 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, be, and is hereby, revoked and
It . . further Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do make Stay of any further Proceedings
with such Delinquents, until further Consideration be had,
both of the Persons and Rates: And that, if they have,
by their Warrants, sent for any Delinquents out of Prison, in order to Composition, that they forthwith remand
them to their Imprisonment: And that Mr. Rushworth
have notice of this Order.
Ordered, That Mr. Humphry Edwards, Mr. Dove,
Mr. Love, Mr. Leman, Mr. Scott, Colonel Jones, Colonel
Boswell, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Smyth,
and Sir Gregory Norton, be added to the Committee at
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Sallway be added to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, in
the Place of Serjeant Wilde.
Whereas Benjamin Phineeis, Collector of the Four
Months Assessment in Candlewicke Ward in London, for
not having collected the same, was, by Order of this
House, committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at
Arms that attends this House: And whereas he hath since
perfected his Account, and satisfied what is due; and,
having received Discharge for the same, under the Receiver's Hand: It is now Ordered, That the said Benjamin
Phineeis be, and is hereby, freed and discharged of and
from his Restraint: And that such other Persons who
were committed for the said Offence, and have perfected
their Collections and Accompt, and paid in what is due,
be also discharged of their Restraint.
A Letter, from Rumford, of 8 Novembris 1648, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Baron be desired to
deliver over such Reports as he hath in his Hands, from
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations,
unto Mr. Richard Sallway: Who is to report them to
Hicks', &c. Sequestration.
Ordered, That the Committee of Essex do proceed
according to their Evidence, to the Sequestration of Sir
Wm. Hicks, and others, according to the Ordinance for
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do send down the
Order to the Committee of Essex.
Colonel Purefoy carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the several Ordinances for repealing the Ordinances
for Settling of the Militia of the whole Kingdom, and of
the Militia for the County of Lancaster: And
Brings Answer, That the Lords do concur to them both.
Settling the Government.
Ordered, That the House do take in Consideration
such Expedients as shall be offered, for Settlement of the
Peace and Government of the Kingdom, on Monday
Morning next, the first Business.