Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 20 Novembris, 1646.
ACcording to former Order, the Grand Committee sat, to take into further Consideration the Ordinance for preventing the Growth and Spreading of Heresy.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
An Ordinance for a further Explanation, and better putting in Execution the late Ordinance, intituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, for appointing the Sale of Bishops Lands for the Use of the Commonwealth, was this Day read the First and Second time.
The Question being put, Whether a Peny in the Pound shall be allowed unto the Treasurers, upon the Debts due upon Publick Faith, and to be now brought in, and a Peny in the Pound upon the Defalcations;
The Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That Twenty Shillings per diem shall be allowed to the said Treasurers, for their Clerks and Tellers; the said Allowance to continue for a Year; and to be distributed among them, according to the Discretion of the said Treasurers.
Resolved, &c. That all Charges incident to the Treasury, which shall be discharged and paid by the said Treasurers, shall be allowed to them by the Committee formerly appointed to treat with the Committee of the Common-Council for the Advance of Two hundred thousand Pounds upon the Sale of Bishops Lands, or any Five of them.
Resolved, &c. That the former Committee shall fill up the Blank in the Clause, concerning such as shall determine the Validity of the Warrant of the Trustees to the Treasurers, and shall be the Committee named herein.
Resolved, &c. That a Clause shall be added to this Ordinance, That as well those as have not lent upon the Publick Faith, as those that have, that shall now bring in any Monies, until the Sum of Two hundred thousand Pounds be raised, shall have the same Security, and Repayment with Interest.
The Ordinance, thus amended, passed, upon the Question; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Holles is appointed to carry it to the Lords.