Die Veneris, 29 Decembris, 1648.
Court for trying the King.
AN Ordinance touching the King, was this Day read
the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Blakiston, Colonel Venne, Mr. Miles
Corbett, Mr. Frye, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Millington, Mr.
Scott, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Thomas Challener, Mr. Hodges,
Mr. Serjeant Thorpe, Sir John Danvers, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Henry Martyn, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Anlabye,
Mr. Leman, Lord Gray, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Humphry
Edwards, Mr. Love, Mr. Darley, Colonel Bosevile,
Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr. Garland, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. James Challener, Mr. Browne, Mr. Purefoy,
Mr. Allen, Mr. Say, Alderman Atkins, Sir Wm. Constable, Alderman Pennington:
This Committee is to meet this Afternoon, in the
Speaker's Chamber: And that all that will come are to
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Commonalty
of the Company of Weavers be heard, the first Business,
Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee of the
Navy, the Answer of the Commissioners of the Customs,
touching the Loan of Six thousand Pounds, for the present Use of the Navy.
"The Commissioners of the Customs, having seriously
considered of the Proposition made unto them by the
honourable Committee of the Navy and Customs, in
pursuance of an Order of the honourable House of
Commons, dated 26 Decembris instant, for advancing
the Sum of Six thousand Pounds, for the present Supply
of the Navy, upon the old and petty Customs, do humbly answer,"
"That as they, upon all Occasions, have been, so they
still are, most willing to manisest their Readiness to serve
the Publick: In order whereunto, although they find that
the Value of the said Customs doth not exceed Five thousand Pounds per Annum, and notwithstanding their present deep Engagements, and the great Difficulty of raising Monies at this time; nevertheless, if the honourable
Houses of Parliament shall be pleased, by Ordinance, to
charge the said Sum of Six thousand Pounds, now desired
to be advanced, upon the Receipts of the said ancient and
petty Customs, payable to the Crown; and to settle the
Collection thereof in the said Commissioners, and such as
they shall appoint, for their better Security, until the said
Six thousand Pounds, with Interest after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Centum per Annum, for the Forbearance
thereof, to be quarterly paid, shall, out of the said Receipts,
be fully reimbursed unto the said Commissioners (all incident and necessary Charges arising upon the said Collections, and the Bringing in thereof, being defalked, without
any Recompence for their own Pains therein); the said
Commissioners, upon passing the said Ordinance to the
Purposes aforesaid, are willing forthwith to advance to
the Parliament, by way of Loan, the said Sum of Six
thousand Pounds, now proposed by the honourable Committee to be advanced by the said Commissioners.
29 Decembris 1648.
Sam. Avery, Charles Lloyd, Chr. Packe, Wm. Boothby.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, at the Navy: Who are to meet this Afternoon,
and to confer with the Commissioners of the Customs, How
the old and petty Customs may be settled for Security,
for the Reimbursing of the Sum of Six thousand Pounds, to
be lent by the Commissioners of the Customs, for present Supply of the Navy: And that an Ordinance be
brought in to that Purpose: With Power also to consider
of the supernumerary and unnecessary Officers upon this
Receipt; and of the Manner of Collecting thereof; and
present their Opinions thereupon to the House.
An Ordinance declaring, That the Ports of Youghall,
Cork, Kingsale, and other Parts and Places in the Province of Munster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, now under the Command of the Lord Inchequeene, be Ports and
Places to which Commerce is prohibited, under the Penalties, in former Ordinances therein mentioned, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Letter of the Lord Admiral from
Warwick House, of 21 Decembris 1648, and the Indemnity of the Lord Admiral unto Captain Wm. Batten,
now called Sir Wm. Batten, Captain Elias Jordan, and
Captain Robert Dare, be referred to the Committee of
the Navy; to inquire of the Lord Admiral, the Names
of the Vice Admiral and Rear Admiral, and also the
Names of all the Captains of the Ships; and acquaint the
House therewith To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy to confer with the Lord Admiral; and to take care
that the Ship called the Constant Warwick be bought for
the Use of the State: And that the said Ship be not disposed of without Order of this House.
Mr. Allen reports, from Goldsmiths Hall, a List of the
Names of such Delinquents who have been fined, and
have paid no part of their Monies; and also the Particular of Delinquents Names, and their Sums, yet unpaid,
and due from them, by their Bonds, for their last Payments; and also the Payments charged, in Course, out
of the Moiety not engaged for the Army; and the
Charges, in Course, out of the Moiety charged for Payment of the Army; and also what Monies are yet unpaid
to several Men out of Particular Mens Compositions by
several Orders of Parliament.
Ordered, That the several Papers reported be referred
to a Committee; to consider thereof, and of the Persons
who have compounded; and of the Sums by them owing;
and of the Sums charged, and to whom; and of all other
Particulars concerning the said Papers and Persons; and
to present their Opinions to this House; viz. unto Colonel
Venne, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Leman, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Blakiston, Lord Gray, Colonel Bosevile, Mr.
Henry Marten, Mr. Garland, Mr. Allen, Mr. Scott, Mr.
The more particular Care hereof is referred to Mr.