Die Veneris, 11 Maii, 1649.
A Prisoner on Parole.
ORDERED, That * Farmor, Postmaster of Toxester, be required not to render himself unto William
Thompson, and such others as are now in Arms against the
Parliament, notwithstanding any Parole.
Persons in Rebellion.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the General, to inform him of divers Persons that are now in Arms, and
commit divers hostile Acts against the Parliament: And
that he take especial Care therein: And Colonel Wayte
and Colonel Jones do withdraw, and prepare a Letter to
be signed by the Speaker.
Ordered, That Major General Skippon be required to
take especial Care, that the Forces in the City of London and Suburbs, under his Command, be in Readiness
for Service, for the Preservation of the Peace and Safety
of the Parliament and City, according to the Power
already given him; and according to such Directions as
he shall receive, from time to time, from the Parliament,
or Council of State.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia of London
and Westminster do take special Care, according to the
Power already given them, to preserve the Peace and
Safety of the Parliament and City ; and according to such
Directions as they shall, from time to time, receive from
the Parliament, or Council of State; and to confer with
the General, or the Officers of such of the Forces of the
Army as are in and about the City, touching the best way
for the Effecting thereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care that the Forces of the Army, in and about
the Cities of London and Westminster, do join and be
assisting to the Forces under the Command of the several
Militias of London and Westminster, for the Preservation
of the Peace and Safety of the Parliament, City, and
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act touching the Militia of the Hamlets is referred, do bring in
the said Act forthwith.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act touching the Militia of Southwarke is referred, do bring in the
said Act forthwith.
Ordered, That Colonel Harrison, Mr. Humphry Edwards, Colonel Purefoy, Colonel Fenwick, Colonel Stapley, Mr. Challener, Mr. Hallowes, Sir John Hippesley, be
added to the Committee to whom the Act for charging
Six hundred thousand Pounds, charged upon the Excise,
and other Securities, for the Arrears of the Soldiers,
upon the Manors, Lands, and Farms, late belonging to
the Crown, and for Sale of the said Manors, &c.
Colonel Harrison is to take care hereof.
Declaring Thompson, &c. Rebels.
Ordered, That a Proclamation do issue, to declare and
proclaim William Thompson, and all such as shall levy War
against the Parliament and Commonwealth, or without
Authority of Parliament, to be Traitors and Rebels to
the Commonwealth: And that Mr. Attorney General
be required forthwith to prepare a Proclamation to that
Ordered, That the Act touching taking off Free
Quarter be brought into the House forthwith.
Act of Oblivion.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Great Seal,
to whom the Act of Oblivion is referred, be required to
bring in the same on Monday Morning: And the Care
hereof is referred to Commissary General Ireton.
Letter to the General.
Colonel Jones reports a Letter to be sent to the General, to inform him of the hostile Acts done against the
Parliament: Which was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto.
Sitting of this Parliament.
The House this Day took up the Debate touching
putting a Period to this Parliament.
The Question being propounded, That the Debate
touching the putting a Period to the Sitting of this
Parliament be taken up in a Grand Committee of the
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, &c. That the Debate touching the
putting a Period to the Sitting of this Parliament, be
taken up in a Grand Committee of the House.
Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on Tuesday next, at Eight of the Clock in
the Morning, to take up the Debate now had in the
House, touching the putting a Period to the Sitting of
this Parliament: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to
take the Chair.
Hamlets, &c. Militia.
Ordered, That Mr. Dove do bring in the Act touching
the settling the Militia of the Hamlets, and Southwarke,
Admission of a Member.
Mr. Holland reports from the Committee touching
absent Members, That they have received Satisfaction
touching Mr. Henry Darley.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Darley be admitted to sit in
Declaring England a Commonwealth.
Mr. Corbett reports Amendments to a Bill, declaring
and constituting the People of England to be a Commonwealth and Free State: Which Amendments were twice
read: And, upon the Question, the Amendments were
omitted; and the Bill, without those Amendments,
ordered to be ingrossed.
Mr. Corbett reports Amendments to an Act, declaring,
What Offences shall be Treason: Which Amendments
were twice read.
Resolved, &c. That this Debate be resumed To-morrow, the first Business.