Die Martis, 23 Januarii, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall
be required to give Warrant to their Treasurers at
Goldsmiths Hall, forthwith to make Payment of the
Remainder of Forty thousand Pounds to the Use of the
Navy, according to former Order, before they make Payment of the Money to Sir William Dick; and notwithstanding the Order of this House, for that Committee to
state the Matter of Fact touching the Monies to be paid
to the Kingdom of Scotland, and the Assignation thereof.
Courts of Justice.
Mr. Lysle reports from the Committee appointed to
prepare an Ordinance touching the carrying on the publick Justice of the Kingdom, several Stiles to be used in
Writs, Commissions, and other Proceedings, for the
Opinion of the House therein.
Resolved, &c. That the Stile to be used in all Writs,
&c. and other Proceedings in Courts of Justice, shall be
Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee for
carrying on the publick Justice of the Kingdom; and
that they shall have Power to send for the Judges, and
such other Persons as they think fit: Who are required
to give their Assistance and Attendance accordingly: And
that Committee is to present to the House the Form of
the several Writs, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Whitlock do forthwith pen an
Order for the Alteration of the Sale of Writs, and other
Sir C. Coote.
Colonel Moore reports a Letter to be sent from the
House to Sir Charles Coote: It, being read, was, upon
the Question, assented unto.
Sir J. Pawlett.
Ordered, That Sir John Pawlett's Business be taken
up on Saturday next.
Petition from Northampton.
The humble Petition of many the well-affected Inhabitants of the County of Northampton, was this Day
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the former Committee to whom the Petitions of the like Nature
are referred; to take the same into Consideration.
Stile of Writs, &c.
Ordered, That in all Writs, Patents, Commissions,
Indictments, Process, and Proceedings in the several
Courts of Justice, instead of the King's Name used therein
heretofore, the Stile shall be changed; and shall be hereafter Authoritate Parliamenti Angliæ; and, instead of the
Peace of the King, it shall be hereafter made the Publick
Peace: And the Judges of the several Courts, and Barons
of the Exchequer, and such Officers as the Committee,
appointed for this Purpose, shall think fit to advise with,
are required to give their Advice for drawing several Precedents, with the Alterations mentioned in this Order,
which are to be brought in by the said Committee.