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, 25 Maii, 1649.
Relief under Articles.
AN Act for the Relief of all such Persons as have been, are, or shall be, sued, molested; or damnified, contrary to Articles or Conditions granted in Time of War, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Reynolds, Mr. John Corbett, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir William Strickland, Commissary General Ireton, Serjeant Thorpe, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Myles Corbett, Sir Wm. Brewerton, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Purefoy, Sir John Bourchier, Sir William Allanson, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Pierpoint, Colonel Venn, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Scott, Mr. Westhorpe, Colonel Wayte, Mr. Leman, Mr. Garland; or any Five of them: And this Committee are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And the said Committee are to present to this House Names of Commissioners to be inserted into the said Act.
Stile in Negociations.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do stile himself Speaker of the Parliament of England, in all Letters to be written to Foreign States.
Murder of Dr. Dorislaus.
Ordered, That these Words; viz. "so proceed;" be added: And that the Word "Members" be amended, and made "Numbers," in the Act touching the Murder of Dr. Dorislaus.
Ordered, That Mr. Miles Corbet, Mr. John Corbet, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Long, Mr. Garland, Mr. Rigby, Commissary General Ireton, Mr. Thomas Challener, Mr. James Challener, Colonel Martin, or any Two of them, shall be a Committee; to supervise and peruse, from time to time, the Acts and Orders of Parliament; and see the same be rightly entered.
Commissary General Ireton reports an Act for the more speedy examining and stating the Accompt of Officers and Soldiers: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and upon the Question, committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill concerning Articles is referred: And that Colonel Charles Fleetwood, Colonel Jones, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Peirpointe, Colonel George Fleetwood, Mr. Burrell, Major Salway, Mr. Wm. Stephens, Mr. Dove, be added to that Committee.
Resolved, &c. That there be a Provost Marshal appointed for the City of Westminster, and within the late Lines of Communication on this Side the River of Thames.
Ordered, That Zachary Bishopp be, and is hereby, nominated and appointed Provost Marshal for the City of Westminster, and within the late Lines of Communication: And that he have the same Powers for those Parts, as the Provost Marshal for the City of London hath or may lawfully exercise: And that he do execute the said Place accordingly.
Ordered, That Captain Munck, of Southwark, be Provost Marshal for all Places on the other Side the Water, within the late Lines of Communication, excepting the City of London, and Liberties: And that he have Power to put in Execution and Exercise all such Powers and Authorities as the Provost Marshal of the City of London, within the said City and Liberties, now hath, and may lawfully exercise.
Ordered, That Colonel Rigby do report the Bill touching Marriages, &c. on Monday Morning, the First Business.
Ordered, That the Act for Ministers be reported on Tuesday next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Report of the Dutch Officers be made on Wednesday next.