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 Mercurii, 10 Octobris, 1649.
SIR Henry Myldmay reports from the Council of State, as the Desire of the Council, That the House would declare their Pleasure, what shall be done with those who were Officers in the Mint, by Patent from the late King, and have been called before a Committee of the Council for the Renewing of their Patents; but have refused either to deliver up their old Patents, or to take out new ones.
Resolved, &c. That such of the Officers of the Mint as either have or shall refuse to take new Grants for their Places and Offices there, under the Great Seal, and deliver up their old Patents, be forthwith displaced and discharged from executing the said Places and Offices respectively, and removed out of their respective Habitations belonging to their several and respective Places and Offices: And that the Council of State be authorized, and have Power, to call in all such old Grants and Patents, and to displace and remove such Persons as have or shall so refuse; and to place other sit Persons in their rooms; And that the said Council do give Warrant to Mr. Attorney General, to prepare Patents to such Persons, for such Places and Offices, quam diu se bene gesserint, which shall be a sufficient Warrant unto him in that Behalf: And the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England are hereby authorized and required to pass the said several Patents under the Great Seal accordingly.
Dean and Chapters Lands.
Mr. Lister reports from the Committee for Obstructions in the Sale of the Dean and Chapters Lands, an Act for Three-pence in the Pound to be paid to the Treasurers, for the Money raised by the said Sale.
Which Act was this Day read the First time.
A Letter from the said Treasurers, dated the Ninth of October, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Time, formerly limited for bringing in the Money to be doubled upon the Credit of Deans and Chapters Lands, shall be inlarged, and have continuance unto the Tenth of December 1649, as well for all Persons who live in London, and within Twenty Miles Distance from the same, as for all others of this Nation, or resient therein.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee for Obstructions for Dean and Chapters Lands, the Petition of Colonel Owen Rowe: And that this Committee are of Opinion, That the Debt of Three hundred Seventy-six Pounds, mentioned in the Petition of the said Colonel Owen Rowe, is a due Debt unto the said Colonel, and ought to be allowed unto him, with Interest, by way of Doubling, upon the Security of Deans and Chapters Lands.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the said Sum of Three hundred Seventy-six Pounds, as a Debt due from the State unto Colonel Owen Rowe.
Ordered, That Colonel Owen Rowe be admitted to come in for the said Three hundred Seventy-six Pounds, by way of Doubling, upon Deans and Chapters Lands: And that the said Colonel Owen Rowe shall have Interest for the Sum he shall pay in, by way of Doubling, from the Time he shall pay the same: And the Trustees, Contractors, Treasurers, and Register Accomptant, are to admit him accordingly.
Ordered, That Colonel Rich do, on Friday-fortnight next, make Report from the Northern Committee, touching the Widow and Children of George Stringer Merchant, deceased.
The Question being propounded, That the several Judges of the Upper Bench, Common Pleas, and Publick Exchequer, that are or shall be Members of this House, who have accepted, or shall accept, of the said Places, shall be discharged of their Attendance in this House, whilst they execute the said Places;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That the several Judges of the Upper Bench, Common Pleas, and Publick Exchequer, that are, or shall be, Members of this House, who have accepted, or shall accept of the said Places, shall be discharged of their Attendance in this House, whilst they execute the said Places.