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, 19 Maii, 1649.
Castles in Kent.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, notwithstanding the Fine formerly imposed on him by Vote of this House, be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to compound at a Tenth, and not above.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Huett, notwithstanding the Fine imposed on him by a former Vote of this House, be admitted to his Composition at Goldsmiths Hall, according to the present Rules given to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Cases of all such Delinquents as were appointed; by Order, to be taken into Consideration this Day, be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; to hear and determine the same, as the Merits of their particular Cases shall require.
It was Resolved, &c. That the Cases of all such Delinquents as were appointed, by Order, to be taken into Consideration this Day, be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; to hear and determine the same, as the Merits of their particular Cases shall require, according to the Rules formerly given by this House.
Resolved, &c. That all such Delinquents as have compounded at Goldsmiths Hall; and their Compositions reported and allowed, and their Ordinances passed both Houses of Parliament, shall pay in their Monies, according to their Compositions, without expecting any further Review: And that all those whose Reports are made, and Ordinances passed this House, and not passed in the House of Peers, upon what Pretence soever, except for the Breach of Articles, shall pay in their Monies as aforesaid, without expecting any further Review.
Declaring England a Commonwealth.
The Act declaring and constituting the People of England to be a Commonwealth, and free State, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal be required to send a Writ in due Course of Law, for the Proclaiming of this Act.