Die Jovis, 1 Februarii, 1648.
THE humble Petition of the Masters, Wardens, and
Company of Vintners in London was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Indemnity; to examine the Business, and make
Report thereof to the House: And that the Sum of Three
hundred Forty-five Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence,
for which Thomas Syms, in the Petition named, hath obtained a Judgment at Law against John Gregory, Jacob
Bonamy, George Griffith, and George Stanley, which Money is now in the Sheriff of London's Hands, be stayed in
the said Sheriff's Hands, until further Order.
An Act for the Election of the Bailiffs, Wardens,
Assistants, and other Officers of the Company of Weavers,
was this Day read the Second time: and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Anlaby, Lord Grey, Mr. Martyn, Alderman Penington, Mr. Robinson, Lord Mounson,
Mr. Garland, Mr. Pury, Colonel Jones, Serjeant Thorpe,
Mr. Whittacre, Sir Gregory Norton, Sir Michael Livesey,
Mr. Weaver, Mr. Blagrave, Colonel Ludlow, Colonel
Wayte, Colonel Lassels, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Pelham, Sir
Henry Mildmay, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Say, or any Eight of
them: And all that come to have Voices: And are to
meet at Two of the Clock this Day in the Afternoon,
at the Queen's Court.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to revise
the Act, intituled, An Act of the Commons, assembled
in Parliament, touching the Regulating of the Officers of
the Navy and Customs; and to make Report to the
House: Viz. unto Mr. Martyn, Alderman Penington,
Mr. Say, Colonel Jones, Mr. Garland, Mr. Robinson, Mr.
Dixwell, Sir John Danvers, Sir Michael Livesey, Mr.
Love, Mr. Clement, Mr. Humphry Edwards, Lord
Munson, Sir John Burchier, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Pelham,
Lord Grey; or any Three of them: And they are to meet
on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon,
in the Queen's Court.
The humble Petition of Edward Carter, Surveyor of
the Works was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the Revenue; to audit the Accompts of the said
Edward Carter, and to pay him what remains due to him
London Common Council.
Mr. Garland reports the Amendments to an Act for
removing Obstructions in Proceedings of the Court of
Common Council of the City of London.
Which Amendments were twice read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto.
And the said Act, so amended, upon the Question, was
ordered to be ingrossed.
An Act touching Delinquents was this Day read the
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed:
Mr. Scott, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Robinson, Mr. John
Corbett, Mr. Serjeant Thorpe, Sir Thomas Widdrington,
Sir Henry Vane junior, Lord Mounson, Lord Grey, Colonel Moore, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Pury, Colonel Bosvile,
Mr. Lister, Mr. Say, Mr. Garland, Sir John Bourchier,
Sir James Harrington, Colonel Venn, Alderman Penington, Mr. Love, Mr. Martyn, Sir John Danvers, Colonel
Purefoy, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Wylde,
This Committee are to meet on Saturday next, in the
Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And the Care
hereof is recommended to Mr. Trenchard and Mr. John
Colonel Bosvile reports from the Commissioners for
compounding with Delinquents, That many Gentlemen
of the Northern Counties do attend about the Town,
to make their Compositions; and that Committee
desire to know the Pleasure of this House, Whether
that Committee shall proceed with any of the Four
Northern Counties, for their new Delinquents; and
to set Rules (the Committees in the said Counties
having no Power to proceed, nor Rule to proceed by,
whereby the said Gentlemen are very much endamaged);
and how such Compositions as shall be made here, if
any such shall be allowed to be made, shall be disposed
of, whether to be returned into the respective Counties,
or continued in that Treasury:
1. How they shall proceed with new Delinquents that
have made former Compositions, and paid their Fines,
and have Discharges:
2. Which have Fines set, and paid in none;
3. Which have formerly come in, and petitioned, but
not prosecuted to their Fines set;
4. That have continued their old and new Delinquency
till now, and done nothing in any Order to any Composition.
Ordered, That this be referred to the Committee to
which the Act touching Delinquents is committed; to
take the same into Consideration. And the Committee
are to peruse the former Ordinances, whereby the Delinquents Estates in the North were given to the Northern
Counties: And the same Committee are likewise to consider of the Obstructions that hinder the Compositions at
Goldsmiths Hall; and the Proceedings upon those Compositions.
Settling the Government.
Ordered, That To-morrow be appointed for taking into Consideration the Business for settling the general Government of the Kingdom,
Sheriff of Norfolk.
Colonel Wawton reports the Names of several Persons,
for one of them to be elected Sheriff for the County of
Ordered, That Gregory Gawsell Esquire is nominated
and approved of to be High Sheriff of the County of
Norfolk: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal
of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of
the said County accordingly.
Ordered, That Hugh Awdley Esquire be discharged
from being High Sheriff of the County of Norffolke.
Ordered, That, from henceforth, the Name or Title of
that Committee formerly called the Committee of the
King's Revenue, shall be the Committee of the Publick
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Martyn and Colonel Wawton, to consider of a Way, How the Prisoners
taken at Willoughby, and now in the Custody of Colonel
Wawton, may be disposed of: And that they be disposed
of as they shall think fit.
Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, of 6 Octobris
last, the monthly Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds per
mensem, on the several Counties in this Kingdom, and
Dominion of Wales, is to be continued for Six Months
longer, from 29 Septembris last; and the several Persons
named in an Ordinance of 23 Junii 1647, and another
Ordinance of 16 Februarii 1647, are appointed Commissioners for Levying and Getting in of the said Assessments
in the respective Counties, Cities, and Places of the Kingdom: And whereas several Persons nominated in the
said several Ordinances to be Commissioners for the Service aforesaid, in the County of Kent, City and County of
Canterbury, were in the late Insurrection in the County
of Kent, or Aiders or Abettors thereof; and, by Order
of Parliament of 2Augusti last, several Persons therein
mentioned are authorized to act in the said County of
Kent, upon the Ordinances for Levying of Monies in the
said County, and other Ordinances therein named: It is
now Ordered, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled,
That the Persons nominated in the said Order of 2 Augusti last, and every of them, be and are hereby authorized to put in Execution the said Ordinance of the
Sixth of October last, in the County of Kent, and City and
County of Canterbury, according to the several Powers
and Authorities, in any the Ordinances above mentioned,
given and appointed: And that all Persons nominated in
any the said Ordinances, who were in the last Insurrection,
or Abettors thereof, be and are hereby disabled to act
upon any the said Ordinances; any Order or Ordinances
of Parliament to the contrary notwithstanding.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland, the Lord Grey, Mr. Humphry Edwards, Mr. Love, do take care of all the Goods
that lately belonged to the King; and also of the Crown
and Sceptre, and other Jewels.
Ordered, That the Report touching Mr. Foxley be
brought in on Saturday next.
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Tryal of Delinquents.
Mr. Lisle reports an Act for erecting an High Court
of Justice, for Hearing, Trying, and Adjudging of divers
Delinquents: Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to present
the Names of Commissioners in the said . . .
The same Committee, and Mr. Lisle, to have Care of it.
Resolved, &c. That James Earl of Cambridge shall be
one of the Persons to be named in this Act, to be tried.
Resolved, &c. That Henry Earl of Holland be another
of the Persons to be named in this Act, to be tried by
Resolved, &c. That George Lord Goring be one other
of the Persons to be named in this Act, to be tried by the
Resolved, &c. That Arthur Lord Capell be one other
Person to be named in this Act, to be tried by the said
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Owen be one other of the
Persons to be named in this Act, to be tried by the said
The Question being propounded, That the Residue of
this present Hilary Term be adjourned from Crastino Purificationis unto Octab. Purificationis;
And the Question being put, That That Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
The Question being put, That the Residue of Hilary
Term be adjourned from Crastino Purificationis unto
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
Comm. Gen. Ireton,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, To-morrow Morning, with such a Clause, that all the Judges of the Bench,
and Barons of the Exchequer, be required to be present
in the several and respective Courts, at the Adjournment:
And that Mr. Love do bring in an Act accordingly.
Duke of Gloucester.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that
are to consider of the King's Body, &c. to provide Two
Chambers, to be hung with Black, for the Duke of
The House being informed, that there were divers
Gentlemen of the County of Surrey at the Door;
They were ordered to be called in: And, being come
to the Bar, one of them spake to this Effect;
Mr. Speaker, I am desired by divers, in the Name of
themselves and other, in the County of Surrey, to present
this Petition to this most honourable House: And we are
exceedingly encouraged thereto, having considered the
late and just Care of this honourable House for the Relief of Petitioners.
The Petition being received; the Petitioners were
ordered to withdraw.
Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the Committee for Consideration of Petitions of like nature.
Ordered, That Thanks be given to the Petitioners, for
their good Affections expressed in their said Petition.
The Petitioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker
Gentlemen, The House hath read your Petition; and
referred it to be taken into Consideration: They have
commanded me to take Notice of the Time when this
Petition was delivered, being this Day: And they have
taken Notice of your good Affections therein expressed:
And have commanded me to give you hearty Thanks.
Crown, Sceptre, &c.
The Lord Grey reports, That the Committee appointed
for securing the Crown, Sceptre, and Jewels, and other
Things, late the King's, have disposed of them in a Room,
under several Doors, now locked up.
Ordered, That the same Committee do take special
Care that the Crown, Sceptre, and other Things, so secured, be safely kept; and bring in a Particular of them