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, 12 Decembris, 1649.
THE House according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, touching the Grand Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Stephens took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Stephens reports from the Grand Committee touching the Grand Excise, That the Grand Committee for the Excise have adjourned until To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, touching the Excise, To-morrow Morning: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
Ordered, That the Petition of the City of London be taken into Consideration This-day-sevennight.
Resolved, That the Commissioners of Excise, now in being, be continued in their respective Places and Powers, until the House take further Order.
Victories in Ireland.
A Letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter be forthwith printed and published: And that the same be sent to the Lord Mayor of London: And that the Lord Mayor do take care that the said Letters be sent and dispersed to the several Ministers of the several Parishes in and about the City of London, late Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality.
Ordered, That Publick Thanks be given to Almighty God, on the next Lord's Day, in all the several Churches in and about the City of London, and within the late Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality, for his great Mercies in giving us these seasonable and great Victories in Ireland: And that this Letter of the Lord Lieutenant be then publickly read in all the said several Churches in and about the said City, and within the Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, to consider how Three hundred thousand Pounds may be timely raised for the publick Use of the Commonwealth, either by Sale of Delinquents Estates, or otherwise; and report their Opinions therein to this House.