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, 14 Novembris, 1649.
Mr. Stephens reported from the Grand Committee of the House, That the said Committee bath adjourned till Friday Morning, Eight of the Clock; and desire the Leave of the House, that the said Committee may then sit.
Sir Wm. Allanson, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Myles Corbett, Colonel Rich, Mr. Trenchard, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Dove, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Leman, Mr. Corbett, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Browne, Mr. Garland; or any Two of them: And this Committee is to examine the Abuse of the Woman some time called Mrs. Cary, and other Persons named in the List of the Irish Women, amongst whom the Five hundred Pounds is to be distributed; and to report the same to the House: And the Committee have Power to commit her unto safe Custody, if they find Cause, until the House give further Order: And this Committee is to sit in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon; and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, calling to their Assistance the Committee of the Army, to take Consideration of the several Ordinances and Acts for Assessments for Payment of the Army; and to take special Care for the speedy Bringing in of the Arrears of the Assessments in the City of London, or elsewhere; and the Putting of the Acts and Ordinances in Execution for the Preventing of Free Quarter, both in the City and Country.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and Common Council of the City of London be required to take effectual Care for the speedy Bringing in of the Arrears of the several Assessments for the Army, for prevening Free Quarter upon the City.
The Corporation for the Poor of the City of London, who do act by your Authority, have sent us up to attend the honourable House; and acknowledge your former Favours in erecting that Corporation, for a Mcans to supply the Necessity of the Poor: And we do, with all Humbleness, ask the Favour of this honourable House, in so good a Work; which we doubt not will be acceptable to God and Men: And, though we come in forma pauperis, we do not come to beg any new thing; but that you, by your Act, would perfect that good Work which you have begun, by reducing those Votes into an Act: The Cries of the Poor importune us to present this Petition, to that End, that, as you have laid the Foundation, so you may have the Honour to lay too the Top Stone of so pious a Work, that will make you famous to all Posterity: And humbly desire the honourable House, That this short Petition may be read.
Which Petition being received in; and the Aldermen, and others, withdrawn; the Petition was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition and Desires of the President and Governors for the Poor of the City of London, and Liberties thereof."
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Act for settling certain Houses upon the Corporation of the President and Governors for the Poor of the City of London, and Liberties thereof,