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 Sabbati, 28 Aprilis, 1649.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
THE House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill for abolishing of Deans and Chapters.
The Question being propounded, That the Proportion of the Purchase to be made, by any Person, upon any Debt or Debts transferred upon Deans and Chapters Lands, shall not be under Fifteen Years Purchase for Lands in Possession; and for Reversions after the same Proportion;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
And so the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, &c. That the Proportion of the Purchase to be made, by any Person, upon any Debt or Debts transferred upon Deans and Chapters Lands, shall not be under Fifteen Years Purchase for Lands in Possession; and for Reversion after the same Proportion.
Resolved, &c. That there be an Office of Comptroller for Sale of Dean and Chapters Lands.
Resolved, &c. That Alderman Fookes be Comptroller for Sale of Dean and Chapters Lands: And that he execute and discharge the said Office for the former Salary settled upon him.
A Proviso, touching Fifteen Years Purchase to be given by such Persons whose Debts are transferred from the Excise, or Goldsmiths Hall, except those Debts be doubled, was tendered at the Table; and read the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That this Proviso do pass; and be made Part of the Bill.
Discovery of Delinquent's Property.
Whereas Information was given of a Sum of Money discovered, belonging to a Delinquent: It is Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or one or more of his Deputies, do go, with Lieutenant Colonel Medopp, who gave the said Information, and forthwith secure the said Money, and give an Account thereof to the Council of State: Who are to examine, To whom the same doth belong: And in case it shall appear to belong to any Delinquent; whereby the same is sorfeited to the State; then they are to give such Recompense, out of the said Money, to the said Lieutenant Colonel Medopp, for the Discovery thereof, such Sum as they shall think fit.