Die Sabbati, 3 Februarii, 1648.
ORDERED, That Mr. Foxly's Business be heard on
Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Prince of Orange have Leave to
transport Ten Horses into Holland, Custom and Impost,
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Ordered, That Mr. Gould be admitted and received
into the House.
Ordered, That Mr. John Ashe be admitted and received
into the House.
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Exchequer Seal, &c.
Mr. Love reports from the Committee of Lords and
Commons for the publick Revenue, their Desire touching the Custom-house Books, for the Year ended 25 Decembris 1648: And the Exchequer Writs and Process,
bearing Date the last Day of Michaelmas Term last, and
the Three-and-twentieth of January last, should be sealed
with the old Exchequer Seal.
Ordered, That the Seal of the Court of Exchequer be
altered in the like manner as the Great Seal is altered: And
that the Title of the said Seal be, from henceforth, Sigillum Scaccarii Publici: And that the Writs and Process to
issue out of the said Court, which bear Date the last Day
of Michaelmas Term last, and the Three-and-twentieth of
January last, shall be sealed with the old Exchequer Seal.
And it is referred to the former Committee appointed
to prepare the Great Seal, to prepare an Act for that
Purpose: And are also to prepare an Act for Alteration
of all other Seals belonging to the several Courts in Westminster Hall: And they are likewise to consider of the
Antedating of Writs.
Petition from Hereford.
The humble Petition of the Grand Jury and Justices
of the Peace, and other Gentlemen, at the Quarter Sessions, holden at Hereford, for the same County, the Ninth
Day of January 1648, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee who are to consider of
Petitions of like Nature,
Ordered, That Thanks be returned to the Petitioners
for their good Affections.
The Petitioners being called into the House; Mr.
Speaker returned them this Answer;
Gentlemen, You of the County of Hereford; There
hath been a Petition read To-day, presented by you to
this House: Who hath taken into Consideration your
Desires therein; and have put it in a ready Way to give
Dispatch to it: They have likewise commanded me to
tell you, they take Notice of your good Affections; and
many of your Persons being well known to divers Members of this House, who give an ample Testimony of
your continual good Affections to the Publick: And the
House hath commanded me to give you hearty Thanks:
And, in the Name of the House, I do return you the
hearty Thanks of this House.
King's Body, &c.
Ordered, That those Gentlemen that attended the King
at Windsor, be employed with Lieutenant Colonel Beecher,
in guarding Duke Hamilton: And that the Guard for the Body of the King be continued: And that it be referred
to the Committee of Revenue, to take Course for their
A Member re-admitted.
The Opinion of Mr. John Frye, touching the Trinity,
tendered to the House for Satisfaction, touching the
Charge against him, being subscribed by him, was this
The Question being propounded, Forasmuch as Mr.
John Frye, a Member of this House, hath, under his
Hand, declared to this House, That he doth abominate
the Opinions charged on him; therefore, this House,
being satisfied therewith, that Suspension be taken off;
and that he be re-admitted;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. Forasmuch as Mr. John Fry, a Member of the House, hath, under his Hand, declared unto
this House, That he doth abominate the Opinions charged
on him; therefore, this House being satisfied therewith,
that his Suspension from the House be taken off; and
that he be re-admitted.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley, and the Clerk to the
Committee for Privileges, be required to deliver over
the Papers touching the Election of the Burgesses of
Cyrencester: And that Mr. Pury do make Report thereof
on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Letter from
the Governor of Hull be referred to the Committee of
the Navy, to take speedy Course for the Security of those
Taking Ld. Capell.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue be
required forthwith to pay Forty Pounds to those Persons
that took the Lord Capell, as Colonel Harrison shall think
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of securing the Lord Capell at St. James' House.
Dissents to Vote of 5 Dec.
Mr. Boone reports Colonel Thompson's Dissent to the
Vote of the Fifth of December last.
Ordered, That Colonel Thompson be admitted into the
Settling the Government.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Business touching the
Lords House, upon the Order Yesterday made, be taken
up on Monday Morning, the first Business; nothing to
intervene: And Mr. Speaker is injoined to put the House
in mind hereof.
Trying E. of Cambridge, &c.
An Act for erecting an High Court of Justice for Trying and adjudging of James Earl of Cambridge, Henry
Earl of Holland, George Lord Goring, Arthur Lord Capell,
and Sir John Owen Knight, was this Day read the Third
time; and several Amendments offered at the Table;
and, upon the Question, passed, with those Amendments.
Ordered, That the Commissioners named in the Act
for erecting an High Court of Justice for Trying and
Adjudging of James Earl of Cambridge, and others, be
required to meet on Monday next, in the Morning: And
Mr. Garland, Mr. Robinson, and Mr. Love, are to give
Notice hereof unto the Persons therein named.
The humble Petition of the wounded and sick Soldiers
in the Savoy, and Ely House.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations at
Guildhall be injoined, notwithstanding any former Ordinances, forthwith to pay Three thousand Pounds to the
Treasurers for sick and wounded Soldiers in the Savoy and
Ely House: And that Twelve hundred Pounds thereof be
paid for Satisfaction of their Physicians, Surgeons, and
Apothecaries. And it is especially recommended to the
Care of Mr. Holland and Mr. Allen, to see the Three
thousand Pounds paid and disposed accordingly. And
It is likewise Ordered, That the Residue of the Arrears
of the One hundred and Twenty Pounds a Week, over
and above that Three thousand Pounds, be likewise paid,
and the One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Week
constantly paid for the future, for their Relief, according
to former Order.
Ordered, That Mr. Love do make his Report touching
the Hospitals, on Thursday next.
Whereas, by Order of the Sixth of January last, it
was referred to the Committee of the Navy, to state the
Business concerning the Ship Zelandia, cast away about
the Isle of Wight; and report the same to this House
forthwith: It is this Day Ordered, That the said Committee have further Power to hear and determine the
Business touching the Ship Zelandia.
The Draught of an Answer to the Letters and Papers
of the Scotts Commissioners was this Day read, and, upon
the Question, committed to Mr. Corbett, Mr. Challener,
Mr. Martyn, Commissary General Ireton, Mr. Scott, Mr.
Allen, Mr. Holland, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Sir
Hen. Vane junior, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Harrison; or
any Three of them. And Mr. Martyn and Commissary
General Ireton are to take special Care of it; and to bring
it in on Monday next: And that it be done in way of a
Declaration, in Answer to those Letters and Papers.
Commissary General Ireton, Mr. Salloway, Dr. Palmer,
Mr. Humphry Edwards, Mr. Hill, Mr. Gurdon, Mr.
Lister, Mr. Challener, Mr. Love, Mr. Blakiston, Colonel
John Temple, Mr. Smith, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Robinson,
Mr. Darley, Mr. John Corbett, Colonel Jones, Sir Michael Livesey, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Weaver,
Sir Wm. Constable, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Heveningham,
Colonel Moore, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Allen,
Colonel Walton, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr. Lisle,
Mr. Dixwell, Mr. Armyn, Mr. Millington, Mr. Holland,
Colonel Harvey, Colonel Blake, Mr. Peter Temple, Sir
Gregory Norton, Lord Gray;
This Committee, or any Five of them, are to take into
Consideration a Book, intituled, "A Vindication of the
Ministers of the Gospel, in and about London, from the
unjust Aspersions cast upon their former Actings for the
Parliament, &c.;" and to examine the Authors, Publishers,
Printers, and Subscribers to the said Book; and by what
means the Subscriptions to the said Book were obtained,
and by whom: And this Committee is likewise to have
Power to take Information of such as have already preached, published, or printed, seditiously, the Proceedings in
bringing the King to Justice: That this Committee do
prepare and bring in an Ordinance to restrain publick
Preaching and Printing any thing against the Proceedings
of this House, and the High Court of Justice, in relation
to bring . . . the King to Justice. And Mr. Hill is to
take especial Care of it. And this Committee is to meet
on Monday at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the