Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, 3 Novembris, 1647.
|Sir Michaell Livesay,||Tellers for the Yea:||112.|
|Sir John Curson,||With the Yea,|
|Lord Cranborne,||Tellers for the Noe:||152.|
|Mr. James Fienis,||With the Noe,|
Mr. Samuell Clerk, excused; Sir Francis Drake, excused; Mr. Alderman Hoyle, excused; Sir John Wray, excused Æ;grot'; Mr. John Blakiston, excused; Mr. Heveningham, excused; Sir Thomas Jercoise, excused; Mr. Clement Walker, excused.
Propositions to the King.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the first Business, the Ordinance for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and Punishment of the Vagrants, and other disorderly Persons, be read the Second time: And that, in the next Place, the Ordinance concerning Layton Bussard be read.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Report, now made by Mr. Miles Corbett, concerning the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, be re-committed to the Grand Committee, upon the whole Debate now had in the House hereupon: And that the Grand Committee do meet upon it on Saturday Morning next, at Eight of Clock, the first Business.
Leave of Absence.
The Alterations and Additions, formerly sent from the Lords to the Ordinance concerning Guernsey, Sark, and Alderney, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed.
Mayor of Maidston.
Ordered, That the whole Business concerning the Election of the Mayor of Maidston, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Indemnity, to whom the Cases concerning the Election of Officers by Ordinance, is referred: Who are to consider of the whole Business; and to apply Remedy, in case it be within the Power of the said Committee; otherwise, to state and report the Business to the House.
Ordered, That the Petition of Captain Thomas Plunkett be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Navy, to make due Satisfaction and Payment to the Petitioner, in such Manner as they shall think just and reasonable.
Whereas by an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, of the First of October 1647, Richard Wilcox, Henry Broad, Nicholas Bond, and James Prince, Gentlemen, or any Two of them, were authorized to examine and determine the Accompts of certain Persons therein mentioned, according to the Rules and Instructions which passed both Houses the Eight-and-twentieth of May last; and were required to dispatch the same; to the end the Persons to be lifted might receive such present Relief as is therein expressed: And whereas the said Committee do find, that the said Persons to be lifted cannot at present produce such Evidence to make good their Arrears, as the said Instructions do require: It is hereby Ordered, That the said Committee, or any Two of them, do proceed to examine by the Muster Rolls, or by the best means which at present they can, such Certificates and Papers of the aforesaid Persons to be inlisted, as the said Persons already have, or are able at present to produce, to make good their Demands; deducting for Free Quarter, in such Cases, and according to such Rates, as are mentioned in the said Instructions; and so to present a List or Lists thereof, under their Hands, to the Parliament, together with the Proofs.
Ordered, That the Sum of Nine hundred Pounds, remaining at Weavers Hall, be borrowed and secured, and repaid out of the first Monies of the Ten thousand Pounds formerly charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall; and assigned to the Relief of poor indigent Persons: And that the said sum of Nine hundred Pounds be paid unto Mr. Greenhill, Mr. Pocock, Treasurers, appointed by former Ordinance for Officers, to be distributed according to the former Orders made to the said Treasurers: And the Treasurers at Weavers Hall are hereby required to issue forth and pay the said Nine hundred Pounds to the said Treasurers, to be disposed of as aforesaid: And that the Acquittance of the said Treasurers shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of Nine hundred Pounds accordingly.
Articles of Truro.
Ordered, That Mr. Sallwey do, To-morrow, go to the Lords, to desire their Approbation of the Articles of Truro; and further desire them to give Expedition to such Ordinances concerning Delinquents, as are sent to them from this House.
It is Ordered, That the said Petitioners shall have Liberty to transport and pass, upon the said Ship the Loyalty, bound, as aforesaid, in a Voyage to the East Indies, the Value of Six thousand Pounds, in Foreign Coin, and Foreign Bullion of Silver: And that the Commissioners of the Customs do permit the said Foreign Coin, and Foreign Bullion, to the Value of Six thousand Pounds, to be transported and passed upon the said Ship Loyalty, accordingly.