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 Jovis, 2 Augusti, 1649.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Order for Restraint of all private Business be continued for Eight Days longer.
Irish Army Accompts.
Colonel Ven reports an Act for stating the Accompts of the Officers and Soldiers engaged for the Service of Ireland, whose Accompts are not yet stated.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, re-committed.
Delinquent Magistrates, &c.
An Act, impowering the Committee of Indemnity to transmit such Articles or Informations, as shall be exhibited to them against delinquent Magistrates, and Officers, to Justices of Peace of the respective Counties of England, or Dominion of Wales; and to impower the said Justices of Peace to examine Witnesses thereupon.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Weaver, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Robinson: Who are presently to withdraw; and report the same forthwith.
Ordered, That the Act for continuing the Assessment of Ninety thousand Pounds, per mensem, for Three Months longer, be forthwith printed and published.
Election of Officers.
Mr. Garland reports an Act for the regulating the Election of Officers in the Commonwealth.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Alderman Penington, Colonel Bosvile, Mr. Martyn, Sir Henry Vane, Sir William Strickland, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Bond, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Lister, Mr. Garland, Mr. Feilder, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Rawleigh, Colonel Barker, Colonel Venn, Colonel Harrison, Mr. Luke Hodges, Mr. Holland, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Fell, Colonel Jones, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Allen, Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, Colonel Harvey; or any Five of them: And all that come to have Voices: And this Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Ordered, That the Declaration touching Ministers Maintenances, and the Act to inhibit them from meddling with Matters of Government, be brought in on Saturday Morning.
And Mr. Weaver is to bring it in.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to consider of the Business concerning Mr. Brisco, Minister of Walmsley Chapel in Lancashire, touching his Suspension and Maintenance; to examine the Matter; and to hear and determine the same, and give Redress therein, if they shall see Cause: And if, upon their Examination thereof, they shall find any general Grievance fit to be redressed, that the said Committee do present their Opinions to the House for some Remedy therein.
Ordered, That the Act for North Wales be read on Saturday Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the Words "and other Necessary Incidents" be added in that Clause of the Establishment for Ireland, that concerns Allowances for Gratuities, and gaining Intelligence.
Ordered, That the Act for the Accompts of the whole Commonwealth, and the Act for the Accompts of the Navy, be read, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Act for appointing Justices of Peace within the Liberty of Havering be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Act, impowering the Committee of Indemnity to transfer Articles or Informations given against malignant Magistrates to Justices of Peace in the several Counties, to examine Witnesses thereupon, be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.