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 Martis, 29 Maii, 1649.
Sir P. Temple's Debts.
THE humble Petition of the Creditors of Sir Peter Temple Knight and Baronet, whose Names are under the Petition subscribed, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of James Davenport Esquire, John Plumer, and Edward Smith, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Sir Peter Temple Knight and Baronet, a Member of this honourable House, and of Dame Christian his Wife, was also this Day read.
Ordered, That these several Petitions be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Act for Prisoners and Debtors, where Colonel Rigby hath the Chair; to examine the whole Business; and to present the State of it to the House; and if they find Cause, to bring in particular Acts for Relief to the Petitioners in these particular Cases: And Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Love, Mr. Reynold, Mr. Say, Mr. Millington, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, are added to that Committee: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to bring in the publick Act To-morrow Morning; and to report these particular Cases with all Speed.
Winchester, &c. Colleges.
An Act, declaring, That the Act for Abolishing of Deans and Chapters, &c. doth not extend to the Colleges of Winchester and Eaton, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for regulating the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, to nominate Visitors for Regulating of the Colleges of Winchester and Eaton.
Turner's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Richard Turner, Maurice Get. . ., Tempest Milner, and Hannah Wollaston Widow, be [read] on Saturday next.
An Act for draining the great Level of the Fens, extending itself into the Counties of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincoln, Cambridge, and Huntington, and the Isle of Ely, or some of them, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed: And ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the State of the Business touching the Twelve thousand Acres of Ground, which was to be given to the late King for draining the great Level, Parcel of the Ninety-five thousand Acres mentioned in the Act touching the Fens; and report it to the House: And, if they find a particular Right therein to any particular Person, or to the Commonwealth, to bring in an Act or Acts touching the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that was the Committee for the last Bill for the Fens: And this Committee have Power to consider of any Matter that shall be further offered to them, touching this Business, for the Benefit of the Commonwealth; and report it to the House.
Bishops Lands, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands do meet this Afternoon; and prepare Instructions and Rules for doubling on Dean and Chapters Lands, according to former Order; and report the same to the House To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for removing Obstructions in Sale of Bishops, and Dean and Chapters Lands, to consider of the State of the Business touching the Charge of the first Four hundred thousand Pounds charged on the Excise collaterally with Bishops Lands; and likewise of the second Four hundred thousand Pounds; and how the Business stands touching the same, upon the several Ordinances in that Behalf; and report the same to the House on Friday next.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy be injoined to give an Account, on Friday Morning next, of their Proceedings concerning the first Four hundred thousand Pounds charged collaterally on the Excise, together with the Bishops Lands; and touching the Receipts of the Excise.
Navy and Excise.
Ordered, That Colonel White, Colonel Harrison, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Burrell, Mr. Henry Marten, Mr. Wilde, Major Salwey, Mr. Pierepoint, Commissary General Irton, Mr. Francis Rous, Mr. Millington, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Christopher Marten, Mr. Luke Hodges, Mr. Salwey, senior, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Love, Mr. Reynolds, Major General Skippon, Mr. Lassells, Sir Edward Bainton, Mr. Apsley, Mr. Leaman, Mr. Purefoy, Mr. Peter Temple, Mr. Hallowes, be added to the Committee of the Navy: And that the same Persons be added to the Committee for the Excise.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the removing Obstructions in the Excise, to consider of Six thousand Pounds, formerly ord. . . . for the Repair of the Walls and Fortifications of Hull, [whether] it be discharged from the Excise.
Ordered, That Major Salwey and Mr. Masham be added to the Committee for Obstructions in Sale of Bishops Lands.
Mr. John Corbett reports Amendments to an Act for Settling of Twenty thousand Pounds per Annum, for Maintenance of Ministers, which were this Day read; and assented unto.
And the Act, so amended, being put to the Question, was ordered to be ingrossed.
Debt to Aldsworth.
Ordered, That the Sequestrators, and the Committees for Sequestrations, for the County of Wiltes, do, and are hereby required, out of the Rents, Profits, and Revenues, of the Sequestrations, and the sequestred Estates of such Persons as are excepted from Composition, or shall not compound by the Time limited, forthwith pay the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, due upon Bond, unto one Mr. Aldsworth (which was borrowed of him towards the Payment of the Charges of a Regiment of Horse raised under the Command of Colonel Ludlow, for the Service of the Parliament in the County of Wiltes); for which Debt Sir John Danvers Knight, and Hugh Audley Esquire, standeth bound, and Sir Edward Hungerford, Knight deceased, and Sir Nevill Poole, gave Counter Security to save the said Audley harmless; and the said Audley, having paid (as he alledgeth) the said Five hundred Pounds unto him the said Mr. Aldsworth, hath sued the Executrix of the said Sir Edward Hungerford, and the said Sir Nevill Poole, to an Outlawry upon the said Counter Bond: And that the said Committees and Sequestrators be required forthwith to pay the said Five hundred Pounds, raised as aforesaid, unto Giles Hungerford Esquire, Brother to the said Sir Edward Hungerford: Who is hereby authorized to receive the same; and therewith to discharge the said Bond. And
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Indemnity, to consider of the same Business, concerning the said Suit; and to proceed therein, as they shall see Cause. And
It is further Ordered, That Colonel Harrison, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Weston, Mr. Long, Mr. Oldesworth, Mr. Humphrey Edwards, Mr. Toll, and Sir Gregory Norton, be added to that Committee: And all that come are to have Voices.