Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 12 Januarii, 1648.
THE humble Petition of the Trustees of the late Bishops Lands, in Behalf of themselves, and of the Lenders upon the Security of those Lands, was this Day read.
Ordered, That, Mr. Solicitor General, in all such Draughts of Letters Patents as shall be hereafter by him prepared to pass the Great Seal of England, unto any Person or Persons who already hath purchased, or shall at any time hereafter purchase, any of the late Bishops Lands, from the Trustees authorized for Conveying of the said Lands, or any Five of them do and shall insert these Words, "release and confirm," as well as "grant:" And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England be hereby authorized to pass all such Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General be required and authorized to prepare a Draught of Letters Patents, to be passed under the Great Seal of England, to the Trustees of the late Bishops Lands, and the rest of their Colleagues; and to all other Persons whomsoever employed by virtue of any Ordinance or Ordinances of this present Parliament, for the further Security of the Lenders, and of all and every of their or any of their Assignee or Assigns, respectively, for ever, who have purchased, or shall purchase, any of the said Lands or Possessions, by further ratifying and confirming, under the said Great Seal, as well the Inheritance of all and singular the Premises, to the said Trustees, their Heirs and Assignees for ever, and all other Powers and Authorities, Privileges, Immunities, and Indemnities granted to them, or any of them, for the disposing, selling or enjoying the same, or any Part of them, as of all and every Act and Acts done, or to be done, by them, their Agents, Officers, and Ministers, or Assignee or Assigns, claiming from, by, or under them; and likewise by the Contractors for the Sale of the said Lands, their Officers, Ministers, or Agents, or any of them, or by any of the several Treasurers, Receivers, Surveyors, Clerks, Registers, Accomptants, Comptrollers, and all other Person and Persons whatsoever, in pursuance of, and conformable to, the several Ordinances of this Present Parliament, in that Behalf made, respectively; and in as large and ample manner as may consist with the true Meaning of all and every the Ordinances touching the Premises to be presented, in usual Form; to the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, for the Time being: Who are hereby authorized and desired to pass the same, under the said Great Seal of England, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. John Corbet do, on Monday next, bring in the Ordinance touching Delinquents, at Goldsmiths Hall.
Sir J. Pawlett.
Ordered, That Mr. Salwey do make his Report touching Sir John Pawlett, on This Day-sevennight.
Dean and Chapters Lands.
Colonel Harvey, Mr. Marten, Colonel Ludlow, Colonel Bosevile, Colonel Ven, Mr. Thomas Challoner, Lieutenam General Cromwell, Mr. Scott, Mr. Gold, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Blagrave, Colonel Moore, Mr. Fry, Colonel Jones, Lord Mounson, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Browne, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Prideaux, Lord Grey, Alderman Atkins, Sir James Harrington, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Garland, Mr. Leaman, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Dove, Mr. Clement, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Holland, Mr. James Temple, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Love, Sir John Bourchier, Mr. Pelham;
This Committee is to take into Consideration, How Three hundred thousand Pounds may be forthwith raised out of the Dean and Chapters Lands, Two hundred thousand Pounds thereof for the Use of the Navy, and the Residue for other publick Service: And this Committee is likewise to consider of some way, How a sufficient Maintenance may be provided for the Ministry of this Kingdom, and the Advancement of Learning.
Ordered, That the Committee for taking a View of the Monies of the Publick be added to this Committee: And that the said Committee shall have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records, Copies of Records, &c. And all Clerks and Officers are hereby required to deliver such Records; Copies, &c. And this Committee is to meet on Tuesday next, in the Queen's Court, and the especial Care of this Business is committed to Colonel Harvey.