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.
Irish Army Accompts.
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.
Election of Officers.
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 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, 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.