Die Jovis, 31 Maii, 1649.
SIR Henry Myldmay reports from the Committee of
the Revenue, That Thomas Gell Esquire, Receiver of
the Duchy of Lancaster, as to the Honour of Tutbury in
Staffordsheire, upon his Accompt at Michaelmas 1646,
was indebted Seven hundred Thirty-seven Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Ten-pence Farthing: For Two Years
and an Half, ended at Lady Day 1648, he hath not accompted: His Charge is Two thousand Four hundred
Pounds per Annum; for Two Years and an Half, Six
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, to proceed against the said Thomas Gell, a Member of this House, for the getting in the said Debt of Six
thousand Pounds, as they do proceed against any other
Persons indebted, that are no Members of this House;
notwithstanding his being a Member of this House.
House to dine with City.
The House being informed, That there were divers Aldermen, and others, of the City of London, at the Door;
They were called in: And Sir John Wollaston informed
the House, That the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London, being informed, that
the Parliament hath thought fit to set a part a Day of Publick Thanksgiving, for the great Mercy God hath vouchsared lately to you, and this Commonwealth; and have
commanded us to attend this House; and present their Desires, that yourself, and these Members of this honourable
House, will dine that Day, after the Sermons, at Grocers
Hall: And that you would be pleased to appoint some
convenient Place, where the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and
Common Council may join with this honourable House,
in solemnizing that Day of Thanksgiving, for so great a
The Aldermen and Citizens withdrew.
Resolved, &c. That Christ Church, London, be the
Place appointed for the Parliament to meet, for solemnnizing the Day of Publick Thanksgiving, on Thursday
the Seventh of June.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of this Invitation from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common
Resolved, &c. That they have the hearty Thanks of
The Aldermen and Common Council being again called
in; Mr. Speaker returned this Answer;
Sir John Wollaston, and the rest of the Aldermen and
Gentlemen with you;
The House doth take Notice of the good Respect of
the City of London to this House; And I hope it will
be an Evidence to all the World, of God's Goodness to
this Nation, to see such Forwardness and Unity between
the Parliament and City, in carrying on so great a Work;
and that it is a Pledge of future Mercies to this Commonwealth: And since God hath vouchsafed them such a
Ground to set apart a Day of Thanksgiving, and the City
of London hath given them this Invitation, they have
commanded me to declare their Acceptance of this Invitation from the City; and to return their hearty Thanks
to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council;
and that they have appointed Christ Church to be the
Place of their Meeting to perform that Worship; and
have named Ministers for that Work: The House hath
also taken notice of the Chearfulness of the Service performed by the Lord Mayor, and Aldermen which attended him Yesterday; and do approve thereof; and have
commanded me to return their hearty Thanks for their
ready Obedience, and good Affections, to the Commonwealth, in so great a Service: And they have likewise
taken notice of those Aldermen who did refuse to attend
that Service, according to the Order of the House therein;
and intend to take the same into further Consideration.
Proclaiming Abolition of Monarchy.
Mr. Alderman Pennington reports from the Lord
Mayor and Aldermen, their Proceedings in the Proclaiming of the Act for abolishing the Kingly Office by the
Lord Mayor, and Fifteen Aldermen: Two other Aldermen, being in Town (viz. Sir Thomas Soames, and Alderman Chambers), did not attend; and Alderman Gibbes
and Alderman Cullam, being in Essex; and of some Disturbance offered at that time; for which George Pryor,
and others, are apprehended.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Soame be summoned to
the Bar of this House To-morrow, to answer his Offence,
in not yielding Obedience to the Order of this House.
Resolved, &c. That Alderman Chambers be summoned
to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning, to answer
his Offence in not yielding Obedience to the Order of
Information against Pryor.
The Information of Henry Clare junior, Citizen and
Surgeon of London, Captain Robert Cotchett, and of
Richard Turner Gentleman, taken before the Lord Mayor
of London, upon Oath, the Thirtieth of May 1649, touching George Pryor. were all this Day read.
The humble Petition of George Pryor, now Prisoner
in the Gatehouse, Westminster, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Pryor, and such other Persons
as are apprehended for Crimes laid to their Charge Yesterday, be referred to be proceeded against in the ordinary Course of Justice: And that these Examinations be
transmitted thither for that Purpose.
Admission of Members, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Admitting of Members, to consider of, and present to the
House, the Names of such of the Members of this House
as have attended the Service of this House, in the House,
since the Eleventh of January last, and of those that have
not appeared, and sat in the House, since that time: And
that they do also present the Names of such of them as
they conceive sit to be admitted into the House: And
that Colonel Hutchinson be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration
the Arrears due to Rowland Wilson, upon his Account,
stated for his Service, as he was Mustermaster General of
the Forces in the County of Warwick, and the City and
County of Coventry, on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration
the Petition of the reduced Officers on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners do, To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock, report the Names of sit
Persons to be Judges.
Ordered, That Mr. Garland do report, on Saturday
Morning, the first Business, touching the Records of Parliament.
Sir J. Danvers.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Sir John Danvers be made on Friday next, come sevennight: And
that the same be taken into Consideration that Day the