Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 2, April 1657 - February 1658. Originally published by H Colburn, London, 1828.
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Thursday, June 18, 1657.
Ordered, that the report of amendments to the Bill for recovery of small debts, and relieving persons in cases of small trespasses, within their respective counties, be made the second Thursday after the next meeting of the Parliament.
Resolved by the Parliament, that it be offered to his Highness the Lord Protector; that his Highness will be pleased to issue his warrant under the Privy Seal, authorising and requiring the Commissioners of his Highnesse's Treasury, out of such monies as shall come into the receipt of his Highnesse's Exchequer, by monies arising by prizegoods, next after the sum of 4000l. formerly ordered to be paid to Colonel Ralph Welden, to pay to Colonel Alexander Blake, for the use of General Robert Blake, the sum of 3815l. 16s., appearing by a debenture, under the hands of the Commissioners of Accounts, sitting at Worcester House, to be due unto the said General Robert Blake, for his personal pay, for his land-service in England, and in satisfaction and discharge of the said sum of 3815l. and the debenture for the same.
Ordered, that all prosecution at law against Algernon, Earl of Northumberland, Thomas Lord Coventry, Philip Earl of Pembroke, heirs; and William Earl of Salisbury, and others, the executors of Philip Earl of Pembroke, and Montgomery, deceased, and the rest of the obligers in the bonds, which were given to Mr. Flyer, and others, mentioned in their petition exhibited to the Parliament the 30th of April, and now referred to the Committee, be stayed until the second Friday after the next meeting of the Parliament, and that then this business be taken into consideration.
A Bill for discovering, convicting, and suppressing of Popish Recusants, was this day read the third time.
Resolved, that the blank in the Bill, for the time for the person accused of Popish recusancy, to make it appear that he hath frequented public congregations allowed of in these nations, be filled up with " six months."
Ordered, that this Bill be tendered to his Highness the Lord Protector, for his consent.