House of Commons Journal Volume 6
8 March 1649

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 8 March 1649', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 158-160. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25611 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Die Jovis, 8 Martii, 1648.

Prayers.

Committees.

ORDERED, That the Members of this House be injoined not to sit in any Committee in the Morning, on those Days that the House doth sit, as they will answer the contrary to this House.

Council of State.

Ordered, That the Council of State do not sit after Nine of the Clock in the Morning, on any Day that the House sits.

Publick Fast.

Ordered, That Mr. Gurdon, Sir William Masham, Mr. Weaver, and Mr. Say, be added to the Committee for drawing up a Declaration, to satisfy the Grounds of the Observation of This-day-fortnight, for a Day of Humiliation: And that the said Committee, or any Two of them, do forthwith meet, and prepare the said Declaration: And that Sir James Harrington and Mr. Weaver do take care of it; and bring in the same on Monday next.

Ordered, That the Day of publick and solemn Humiliation, formerly intended to be kept on This-day-fortnight, shall be observed in all Places through England and Wales on Thursday the Fifth of April next, instead of the Day formerly appointed; to the end convenient and timely Notice may be given, that the same may be the more religiously and solemnly observed: And the Ministers, formerly desired to preach that Day before the House, have Notice thereof.

Berks Writ.

The Form of a Writ for Election of a Knight for the County of Berks to serve in this present Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and was in hæc verba; viz.

CUSTODES Libertates Anglie, Auctoritate Parliamenti Vicecomiti, salutem. Quia Franciscus Pyle Baronettus nuper electus fuerat unus Militum Comitatus predicti, pro presenti Parliamento inchoato apud Civitatem Westminister, Tertio Die Novembris, Anno Regni nuper Caroli Regis Decimo sexto; quodque ipse sic electus, et debito modo retornatus, juxta Formam Statuti in hujusinodi Casu editi et provisi, in Parliamento Anglie, prout inter Recordas Parliamenti, in Cancellaria residentes, plene constat; ac idem Franciscus postmodum Diem suum obiit extremum, ut accepimus; ratione cujus Populus Comitatus predicti de uno alio Milite ad tractandum pro Utilitate ejusdem in dicto Parliamento destituti sunt: Nolentes tamen, quod Communitas Anglie, in dicto Parliamento ad Negotia et Statum Anglie aggregata, ex Causa predicta, minueretur, seu exenuaretur, quominus Negotia illa debitum sortiantur Effectum; tibi precipimus, quod, loco prefati Francisci, unum alium Militem in pleno Comitatu tuo, proxime post Receptionem hujus Brevis nostri, tenendo, Gladio cinctum, idoneum et discretum Comitatus predicti, Proclamatione prius de Premissis, ac de Die et Loco, facta, libere et indifferenter per illos, qui Proclamationi illi interfuerint, juxta Formam Statuti inde editi et provisi, eligi faciatis; et nomen ejusdem Militis in quibusdam Indenturis inter te et illos, qui hujusmodi Electioni interfuerint, inde consiciendum, licet hujusmodi eligendus presens fuerit: vel absens, inseri, eumque ad Parliamentum venire faciatis; ita quod idem Miles sic\?\eligendus plenam et sufficientem Potestatem pro se et Communitate Comitatus predicti habeat, ad faciendum et consentiendum hiis, que in Parliamento predicto contigerint ordinari super Negotiis antedictis; nolentes tamen, quod tu, aut aliquis alius Vicecomes, aliqualiter sit electus: Et Electionem illam sic factam, distincte et apparate, sub Sigillo tuo, et Sigillis eorum, qui Electioni illi interfuerint, in Cancellaria certifices indilate; remittens alteram Partem Indenture Presentibus consuetam, una cum hoc Brevi. Testibus, &c.

Army.

The House this Day resumed the Debate touching the Payment of the Forces in England and Ireland, and the Way to take off Free Quarter.

Resolved, &c. That One hundred Twenty thousand Pounds per mensem shall be provided for Six Months, for the Maintaining of the Forces of England and Ireland; to the end Free Quarter may be taken off.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Addition of Ten thousand Pounds to the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, for Payment of the Forces in England; and to the Twenty thousand Pounds per mensem for Ireland.

Resolved, &c. That, towards the Sum of One hundred Twenty thousand Pounds per mensem, for the Payment of the said Forces for England and Ireland, there shall be Fourscore and Ten thousand Pounds per mensem levied, by way of Tax, for Six Months, to begin from the Twenty-fifth of March instant.

Ordered, That the Charge on every County, for raising the said Fourscore and Ten thousand Pounds per mensem, shall be according to the several Proportions in the former Ordinance: And that an Act be brought in for that Purpose by the Committee of the Army: And that the Members of this House do repair to that Committee, in case they shall think necessary to have any Alteration of Names in the Act.

Commissary General Ireton, Mr. Luke Robinson, Mr. Love, Mr. Heveningham, Colonel Stapeley, Colonel Temple, Mr. Scott, Mr. Lister, Mr. Leman, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Dove, Mr. Skynner, Sir Wm. Brewerton;

This Committee are to consider of a Way of an equal Rule to be made both for Lands and Goods, in Assessments; and propound it to the House: And the Committee of the Army are added to this Committee for this Purpose: And all that come to have Voices.

Ordered, That this Debate be taken up To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Letter read.

A Letter from the General, March 8th, 1648, touching the Earl of Holland, and Lord Capell, was this Day read.

Petitions from condemned Persons.

Several Petitions were tendered, on the Behalf of the Earl of Cambridge, the Earl of Holland, the Lord Capell, the Lord Goringe, and Sir John Owen.

Petitions from condemned Persons.

And, after some Debate touching the Reading of the said Petitions:

Condemned Persons.

And the Question being propounded, That the said Petitions be read;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the Question being put, That the said Petitions be read;

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petitions be now read.

The humble Petition of Robert Earl of War-wick, the humble Petition of Henry Earl of Holland, the humble Petition of Isabella Countess of Holland, the humble Petition of George Lord Goring, the humble Petition of James Earl of Cambridge, the humble Petition of Arthur Lord Capell, and of the Lady Capell, were all this Day read.

The humble Petition of Captain Francis Gay, Robert Thompson, Charles Thynne, Robert Boyle, Isaac Jones, John St. Amond, William Hippesley, Thom. Nevett, Richard Bogan, Thomas Masham, John Tolly, Robert Buckland, Henry Berry, Eliz. Dent, Daniel Charlewood, Richard Bankes, Eli\?\. Bankes, and Francis Ellys, for themselves, and many more, Creditors of George Lord Goring, was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, and the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And then the main Question being put, That a further Consideration be had of these Petitions;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Heslerigg, Tellers for the Noes: 28.
Lieut. General Crumwell, With the Noes,
Colonel Ludlow, Tellers for the Yeas: 31.
Sir Wm. Masham, With the Yeas,

Resolved, &c. That a further Consideration be had of these Petitions.

Ordered, That no Member of the House do depart out of this House without Leave.

Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre have Leave to go forth of this House.

Ordered, That Candles be brought in.

The humble Petition of Henry Earl of Holland was again read.

Ordered, That Alderman Atkins have Leave to go forth of this House.

The Question being propounded, That the Desire of the Earl of Holland, in his Petition, be granted;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

The main Question being put, That the Desire of the Earl of Holland in his Petition be granted;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being propounded, That the Execution of the Sentence upon the Earl of Holland be respited for a short time;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arthur Heslerigg, Tellers for the Noes: 27.
Mr. Robinson, With the Noes,
Commissary Gen. Ireton, Tellers for the Yeas: 31.
Sir William Masham, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put, That the Execution of the Sentence upon the Earl of Holland be respited for a short time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Heslerigg, Tellers for the Noes: 31.
Commissary Gen. Ireton, With the Noes,
Sir Wm. Brewerton, Tellers for the Yeas: 30.
Sir Wm. Masham, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Negative.

The humble Petition of George Lord Goring was again read.

The Question being put, That the Execution of George Lord Goring be respited for a short time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Martin, Tellers for the Yeas: 24.
Sir Henry Myldmay, With the Yeas,
Sir Arthur Heshrigge, Tellers for the Noes: 24.
Lieut. Gen. Crumwell, With the Noes,

And Mr. Speaker being desired to declare his Opinion, he declared himself to be for the Yeas.

So it passed in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Execution of George Lord Goring be respited for a short time.

The humble Petition of James Duke of Hamilton, sentenced to die by the High Court, under the Name of Earl of Cambridge, was again read.

The Question being put, That the Execution of the Earl of Cambridge be respited for a short time;

It passed in the Negative.

The humble Petition of Sir John Owen Knight was again read.

The Question being propounded, That the Execution of Sir John Owen be respited for a short time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Commissary Gen. Ireton, Tellers for the Yeas: 28.
Mr. Martyn, With the Yeas,
Sir John Bourchier, Tellers for the Noe: 23.
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, With the Noe,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Execution of Sir John Owen Knight be respited for a short time.

The humble Petition of Arthur Lord Capell was again read.

The Question being put, That the Execution of the Lord Capell be respited for a short time;

It passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That the Orders for respiting the Execution of George Lord Goring, and Sir John Owen Knight, be forthwith sent to the Lord President, and such Officers whom it may concern.