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, 26 Octobris, 1649.
Sheriff of York.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That Sir John Savile Knight be, and is hereby nominated and approved of to be, High Sheriff for the County of York: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal do issue a Commission to him, under the Great Seal of England, to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.
East India Company.
Commrs of Assessment.
Ordered, That Jeremiah Aspinoall Gentleman; John Walker, de Liverpoole, Gentleman; Wm. Williamson Gentleman; Robert Bickerstaff, of Aughton, Gentleman; Savile Ratcliffe Esquire; John Hartley Esquire; James Ashton, of Chatterton Esquire; Peter Holt Esquire; Alexander Norris, of Bolton, Esquire; Samuel Birch, of Ardwick, Gentleman; Thomas Strangwaies, of Gorton, Esquire; George Towlnson, of Lancaster, Gentleman; and Wm. West Gentleman; be added and named Commissioners for collecting the Ninety thousand Pounds per mensem, for the Army in the County of Lancaster.
Goldsmiths Hall Revenue.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to consider of the Rules already given concerning Appeals of Delinquents, and to present to the House what Course they shall think sit to be taken for Quickening of that Business, that, by their Delays, the State may not be prejudiced.
Ordered, That the Order made Yesterday, That all Treasurers, Sub-Collectors, Committees, and other Officers of Sequestrations, in the several Counties, be injoined, from henceforth, not to make Payment of any Rents, Issues, and Profits of sequestred Estate, by them received, or to be received, to any other Person, save unto the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, be forthwith printed and published: And that the Members of Parliament do forthwith send down the same to the several Committees in the Country; who are required to take care the same be observed accordingly.
Ordered, That all such Lands of Papists in Arms, and of Persons excepted from Pardon, as shall be in the Power of the Parliament, shall be disposed of and applied for publick Uses of the Commonwealth, in order to abate the Assessments, saving former Engagements, and due Rewards for Discoveries.
Resolved, &c. That no Papist, nor Popish Recusant, who hath been, now is, or shall be actually, in Arms, or voluntarily assisting against the Parliament, shall be admitted to Composition; saving the Right of Articles of War, confirmed by this House.