Die Sabbati, 6 Januarii, 1648.
Clerk of the House.
ORDERED, That Henry Scobell Esquire be, and is
hereby, required to give his Attendance on this
House; and to officiate as Clerk of this House, in the
place of Henry Elsynge Esquire.
Ordered, That Mr. Scott and Mr. Allen do prepare a
Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Mr.
Scobell, to that Purpose.
Letters to to be read.
Ordered, That the Letters from the Kingdom of Scotland, be read on Monday next. And
It is likewise Ordered and Declared, by the said Commons, assembled in Parliament, That, in case the said
Commissioners shall not be reimbursed the said Sum of
Six Thousand Pounds, with Interest, as aforesaid, for the
Forbearance thereof, out of the said Receipts of the ancient
petty Customs, within the Space of Eighteen Months, to
. . accounted from the Date of the said former Order; that
in such case the said Commissioners shall be at Liberty,
and they are hereby enabled to reimburse unto themselves
such Part of the said Sum of Six thousand Pounds, and
the Interest, thereof, as shall be then remaining unpaid,
out of the Moiety of the clear Receipts of the General
Customs, heretofore set apart unto the said Commissioners,
for their Security and Reimbursement of such Monies as
they have already advanced and lent unto the Parliament,
for the Service of the Navy, as the same shall fall out, in
Course: And that the said Commissioners shall not be
removed from the said Employment, until they shall be
reimbursed, as well the said Sum of Six thousand Pounds,
with Interest, as aforesaid, for the Forbearance thereof,
as all other Monies to them due, and payable to them,
from the Parliament, as by former Ordinances is directed
Ordered, That this Clause be Part of the former Order
of the Twenty-ninth Day of December 1648, last past, for
securing Six thousand Pounds, lent by the Commissioners
of the Customs, for Supply of the Navy, upon the Security
of the petty and old Customs.
Ordered, That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall be,
and are hereby, impowered and authorised to call before
them such Person or Persons of Quality as they shall think
fit, for the Advancement of Monies for the Use of the
Navy, upon such Securities as the said Committee shall
think fit to propose. And
It is further Ordered, That the Monies which shall be
so advanced, be paid unto Sir Henry Vane the Younger,
Treasurer of the Navy, to the Use of the Navy.
Ordered, That Colonel Marten, Mr. Smith, Mr. Love,
Mr. Fry, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Millington, Mr.
Oldesworth, Mr. Blagrave, Lord Gray, Colonel Ludlowe,
Colonel Moore, Mr. Humphry Edwards, Colonel Walton,
and Colonel Bosevile, be added to the Committee at
Securing the King's Person.
This House being informed, That the King's present
Condition is such as admits of an easy Possibility of Escape;
It is therefore Ordered, That the General be acquainted
therewith: Who is hereby required to take speedy and
special Care for close securing of the King's Person, and
Preventing of Recourse unto him, unless by order from
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of, and
agree with, the said Committee, That such Ships be appointed for the several Services agreed upon by the said
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to confer with the Lord Admiral, about the said
Ships to be employed and disposed of in the said Services,
Ordered, That the said Committee do take care for the
speedy and effectual Getting in of Money, upon the Propositions made by the said Committee.
An Ordinance for the better Ordering of the Affairs of
the Navy, and that Malignants and unlawful Officers
do not hold any Office or Command in the Ships or
Places belonging to the Navy, was this Day read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Navy.
Ordered, That Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Love, Mr.
Challener, Mr. Say, Mr. Martyn, be added to the said
Committee: And all that will come are to have Voices,
as to this Business.
Mr. Thomas Challener reports a Declaration expressing
the Reasons for repealing several Votes formerly made by
Which Declaration was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, committed to the former Committee: And to
bring it in again on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to state the Business concerning the Ship Zelanda,
cast away about the Isle of Wight; and report the same
to this House forthwith.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven do bring in the Ordinance
concerning the Settling of the Militia of the City of
London on Monday Morning next.
Publication by Mr. Prinn.
Mr. Humphry Edwards reports Mr. Prinn's Answer,
touching his owning the scandalous Pamphlet, intituled,
"A brief Memento to the present unparliamentary Juncto,
touching their present Intentions and Proceedings, to depose and execute Charles Stuart, their lawful King;" viz.
"I will give no Answer, until I am commanded by a
Ordered, That, Mr. Prinn's said Answer be taken into
Ordered, That Colonel Bosevile, Mr. Peter Temple.
Mr. Marten, Sir Edward Bainton, Commissary General
Ireton, Mr. Blackiston, Colonel Lndlowe, Sir Wm. Constable, the Lord Gray, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Garland, Mr.
Love, Mr. Fry, Mr. Dixwell, Sir Gregory Norton, Sir
James Harrington, Mr. Humphry Edwards, and Mr. Clement, be added to the Committee of plundered Ministers.
Courts of Justice.
Mr. Lisle reports an Ordinance for settling Proceedings
in Courts of Justice.
Which Ordinance was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto
Mr. Holland, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Allen, Mr. Millington, Mr.
Serjeant Thorpe, Commissiary General Ireton, Lord Munson, Mr. Whitlocke, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Say,
Sir Gregory Norton, Sir Edward Baynton, Mr. Browne,
Mr. Oldesworth, Dr. Palmer, Lord Gray, Mr. Solicitor,
Mr. Scott, Mr. Love, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Carey, Colonel
Temple, Major Harrison, Colonel Moore, Colonel Ludlowe, Mr. Tho. Challoner, Mr. Clement, Alderman Pennington, Sir Wm. Allenson, Miles Corbett:
This Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet
this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court at Four of Clock.
It is Ordered, That the said Committee have Power to
call such Persons as they shall think fit, as well Judges as
others, before them, to advise herein.
New Great Seal.
Mr. Love, Mr. Blackiston, Mr. Scott, Mr. Purefoy, Mr.
Millington, Lord Munson, Mr. Fry, Mr. Allen, Colonel
This Committee, or any Two of them, are to take
Order for the Framing of a Great Seal: And are to bring
in the Form thereof on Monday Morning next.
The more particular Care hereof is referred to Mr.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven do bring in an Ordinance
for removing Obstructions in Election of Officers in the
City of London.
A Letter from the General, from Queene-street, 4
Decembris 1648, touching the Relief of maimed and sick
Soldiers, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Love do report the Ordinance for
regulating Hospitals, on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Treasurers for Sequestrations, at
Guildhall, London, do forthwith advance Four hundred
Pounds, for Buying of Bedding, and other Necessaries,
for the sick and maimed Soldiers, to the Treasurers for
sick and maimed Soldiers: And that the said Treasurers
do reimburse themselves the said Four hundred Pounds,
with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum,
out of the first Monies that come to their Hands upon
the said Sequestrations.
Capt. King's Arrears.
The humble Petition of Captain Thomas King was
this Day read.
Ordered, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be forthwith paid to Captain Thomas King, or his Assigns, upon
Accompt, in Part of his Arrears: And that the said
Twenty Pounds be charged upon Haberdashers Hall:
And the Committee at Haberdashers Hall are hereby
required to make present Payment thereof accordingly:
And the Acquitance or Acquittances of the said Captain
Thomas King, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a
sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee,
and their Treasurers, and to such other Person or Persons
as shall pay the same.
Mr. Humphry Edwards reports the Certificate of the
Treasurer at Goldsmiths Hall, That the Sum of One
thousand Pounds, in Part of the Fine of Sir Thomas
Littleton, was paid to Francis Lord Willoughby, 18Martii
1646, in Part of his Arrears.
Ordered, That the Remainder of the Money heretofore given to the Lord Willoughby, and not paid unto
him, do go towards the Disbanding of the Lincolnsheir
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the General, to
take care to inquire, How the Scottish Prisoners have been
disposed of, and by whom; and who have made Merchandize of Prisoners taken in War, either Scotts or
English; and make Certificate thereof to this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at
Haberdashers Hall, to state the Business touching Mrs.
Seymor's Money; and to see how much thereof is due
and unpaid; and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Allen do make his Report from
Goldsmiths Hall, on Tuesday Morning next.
Court for trying the King.
Ordered, That the Commissioners nominated in the Act
for Erecting of an High Court of Justice for the Trying
and Judging of Charles Stuart, King of England, do
meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Transactions with Holland.
A Letter from Mr. Walter Strickland, from the Hague,
January 7/28 1649, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Martyn and Mr.
Love, to prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker,
giving the Thanks of this House to Mr. Strickland, for
his good Service; and also to prepare other Letters, to
be sent to the States General, and to the Provincial States,
and their Agents; and to present them to this House.
Ordered, That the Letter from Mr. Walter Strickland
be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the
Ordered, That Colonel Stapely and Sir James Harrington be added to the Committee of Lords and Commons
Ordered, That Colonel Bosevile, Mr. Blackiston, Mr.
Garland, Mr. Humphry Edwards, Mr. Trenchard, Sir
Gregory Norton, Mr. Clement, Lord Munson, Colonel
Stapley, Mr. Smith, Mr. Cawley, Lieutenant General
Cromwell, Mr. Carey, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr. Blagrave,
Colonel Moore, Mr. Love, Mr. Fry, Colonel Downes,
Colonel Purefoy, be added to the Committee of the
Derby House Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Humphry Edwards, Sir Greg.
Norton, Colonel Walton, Mr. Lisle, Sir Henry Mildmay,
Colonel Purefoy, Lord Gray, Mr. Love, Colonel Marten, Lord Munson, Colonel Ludlowe, Mr. Blagrave, Mr.
Millington, Mr. Oldesworth, Commissary General Ireton,
and Mr. Fry, be added to the Committee at Derby
Haberdashers Hall Committee.
Ordered, That the Lord Gray, Mr. Love, Mr. Smith,
Mr. Clement, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr.
Humphry Edwards, Mr. Cawley, Colonel Stapeley, Lord
Munson, Mr. Say, and Mr. Holland, be added to the
Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
Goldsmiths Hall Committee.
Ordered, That the Lord Gray, Alderman Atkins, Mr.
Thomas Boone, Mr. Harby, Colonel Waite, Mr. Nicolas Gould, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Gregory Clement, Mr.
Augustine Garland, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Wm. Allenson,
Lord Munson, Mr. Blagrave, and Mr. Fry, be added to
the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That Mr. Smith, Mr. Say, and Mr. Humphry
Edwards, be added to the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Sequestrations.
Ordered, That Mr. Browne, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Scott, Mr. Holland, Mr. Sallway,
Colonel Ludlowe, Colonel Walton, Mr. Mackworth, Mr.
Humphry Edwards, Sir John Bourcheir, Mr. Smith, Sir
William Constable, Mr. Corbett, Colonel Venne, Sir John
Danvers, Mr. Love, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Marten, Mr.
Tho. Challoner, and Mr. James Challoner, be added to
the Committee of Indemnity: And it is referred to the
said Committee to present Rules, How the Country may
have the Benefit of the Ordinance of Indemnity, without
being put to the Charge and Trouble of travelling to
Court for trying the King.
An Act for erecting an High Court of Justice for Tryal
of the King was this Day read the Third time; and,
upon the Question, passed.