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, 13 Julii, 1649.
Sheriff of London.
The Question being propounded, That this House doth leave it to Alderman Wilson to serve as Sheriff of the City of London; and this House doth declare that they shall take it as an acceptable Service to the Commonwealth, if he doth accept of the said Office;
It was Resolved, &c. That this House doth leave it to Alderman Wilson to several as Sheriff of the City of London: And this House doth declare, That they shall take it as an acceptable Service to the Commonwealth, if he doth accept of the said Office.
The House has considered of your Petition, which concerns Two Gentlemen, Members of this House: One of them, Mr. Leman, is now absent; and the House will take a Time to consider of him: And as touching Alderman Wilson, they have commanded me to let you know what their Resolution is, "That this House doth leave it to the said Alderman Wilson to serve as Sheriff of the City of London: And this House doth declare, That they shall take it as an acceptable Service to the Commonwealth, if he doth accept of the said Office for the Year now next coming."
Upon the Question, it is Ordered, That that Clause; viz. Provided * * * * * in the Proviso, Yesterday tendered to the said Act, be omitted out of the said Proviso: And that this Proviso, now reported, be added to the Proviso Yesterday tendered to the said Act.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, That this Act extend not to the Honour, Manor, and Parks of Woodstock, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Oxford: Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
A Proviso being tendered to the said Act, That the said Act extends not to the Site of Pontefract Castle, or the Parks and Lands, with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging; which was this Day read the First and Second time;
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, That this Act extends not to the House called the Wardrobe, with the Appurtenances, nor to the House wherein Sir John Heydon formerly dwelt, belonging to the Office of the Ordnance, in the Parish of Trinity Minories in the County of Middlesex, &c. and the Ground called the Old Artillery Grounds, with all Houses thereon built, situate, lying, and being, without Bishopsgate, in the Parish of Botolph Bishopsgate, London, and the new Artillery Ground: Which was twice read.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, upon the Debate of the House, to present some Expedient to the House, in the Matter now had in Debate: Viz. Mr. Attorney General, Colonel Harrison, Colonel Rich, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Marten, Colonel Jones, Mr. Millington, Mr. Goodwin, Major General Skippon, Mr. Challoner, ambo, Mr. Garland, Mr. Holland; or to any Three of them: And this Committee is to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber; and to report to the House To-morrow Morning.
A Proviso being tendered to the Act, That original Creditors by Debentures shall have Pre-emption for Ten Days, according to the Rules in the Act, Which was read the First and Second Time; and, with some Alteration at the Table, was, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be Part of the Act.
Attorney General of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Attorney General do prepare a Patent for Mr. Basill to be Attorney General for Ireland, in the same Form that the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of England is now made: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do pass the same under the Great Seal of England accordingly.