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, 3 Augusti, 1649.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee of Obstructions, for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, or any Three of them, to consider of such Particulars as shall be offered to them, by the Commissioners appointed for Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen, and Prince, whereby the Sale of the said Goods is obstructed; and to consider how the said Obstructions may be removed; and report their Opinion therein to the House, To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Ordered, That Sir John Hippesley be admitted to come in, as a Purchaser of Deans and Chapters Lands, for the Sum of Thirteen hundred Pounds, by him lent to the Use of the State: And that he have Interest allowed him for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, from the Time of the Loan thereof: And that he have the like Benefit and Advantage, as any other Person or Persons, whose Debts are transferred from the Excise, and Goldsmiths Hall, by the Act for abolishing of Deans and Chapters, &c. or by any other Act or Instructions, touching the Sale of the Lands of the said Deans and Chapters, have, or ought to have: And that if the said Sir John Hippesley shall double the said Thirteen hundred Pounds, and Interest, that then he shall have the like Benefit, as other Persons that come in upon Doubling: And the Trustees, Contractors, Treasurers, and Register Accomptant, for Sale of the said Lands, respectively, are authorized and required to allow of the said Sum of Thirteen hundred Pounds; and to cast up the Interest; and to admit him as a Purchaser; and to contract with the said Sir John Hippesley; and to make Conveyance or Conveyances upon such Contracts accordingly.
Admission of a Member.
Mr. Weaver reports Amendments to the Act for Examination of Witnesses, upon Informations or Articles exhibited to the Committee of Indemnity, against any malignant or delinquent Magistrate; and upon Complaints, in other Cases, before the said Justices: Which were, upon the Question, assented unto.
An Act for taking the Accompts of the Commissioners Collectors of the Customs, Collectors Commissioners for Prize Goods; the Treasurer, Commissioners, and Victuallers for the Navy; the Lieutenant and other Officers of the Ordnance, and others; was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Marten, Mr. Holland, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Bond, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Lister, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Ven, Colonel Harrison, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Corbett, Lord Howard, Mr. Smith, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Burrell, Colonel Rich, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Goodwyn, Alderman Wilson, Mr. Clement, Mr. Boone, Mr. Leman, Mr. Darley, Mr. Fell; or any Three of them: And this Committee to meet in the Treasury Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
Taking down late King's Arms.
Probate of Wills, &c.
An Act, for receiving and taking the Accompts of the Commonwealth was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee appointed for the Bill for taking the Accompts of the Officers of the Navy.
Correspondence with Hamborough.
Letters from the Burgimasters and Senators of the City of Hamborough, written in Latin, and dated 25 Junii 1649, superscribed thus, "Illustrissimis, Excellentissimis, Nobilissimis, ac Magnificis Dominis, Dominis Celsissimæ Domus Parliamenti in Anglia Ordinibus, Dominis nostris Observandissimis;" and subscribed thus, "Illustrissimarum vestrarum Generositatum & Dominatum Observandissimi atque Officiosissimi Proconsules & Senatores Civitatis Hamburgensis;" was this Day read in Latin; and after Englished by the Clerk.
Ordered, That these Letters be referred to the Council of State, to prepare a Letter to be sent, by way of Answer thereunto, from the Parliament, to be signed by Mr. Speaker; informing them, That this House hath taken the Letter into Consideration; and likewise to take notice of the Abuse done, by surprising of some English Merchants at Hamborough; and desire some Course to be taken for their Release.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Letters from the Burgimasters and Senators of the City of Hamborough be referred to the Committee of the Navy: And all that come to have Voices to this Purpose: And they are to report their Opinions to the House: And this Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to know by what authority Monsieur Goman, who desires a Pass, did come over into this Commonwealth; what his Business hath been, and is, here; and to give him a Pass, if they see Cause.