Die Veneris, 28 Decembris, 1649.
A LETTER from Sir Charles Coote, from Belfast, of
8 Decembris 1649; another Letter from Sir
Charles Coote, from Carrickfergus, 13 Decembris 1649;
were both this Day read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That One hundred
Pounds be given unto Captain Oliver St. George, who
brought the News of taking Carrickfergus, in respect of
his Pains and Charges: And that the Council of State
do take care, that the same be forthwith paid to him
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed for
bringing in an Act for settling Lands, of Five hundred
Pounds per Annum, on Sir Charles Coote, be revived:
And that they bring in an Act to that Purpose with
Ordered, That the Consideration of these Letters be
referred to the Council of State, to take care therein.
Commrs of Assessment.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Barnardiston be added to
the Commissioners for the monthly Assessment in the
County of Suffolk.
Resolved, &c. That, before the House rise, Colonel
Wauton do make a Report from the Committee of the
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Corbett do now make a Report
of the Bill for subscribing the Engagement.
Mr. Myles Corbett reports from the Committee to
whom the Act for subscribing the Engagement was committed, the Amendments to the said Act: Which were
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the Preamble
of the said Act.
The Question being propounded to agree, That these
Words, "Demandant or Demandants," be added to
the Clause in this Act, beginning with these Words;
viz.; * * * * and ending with these Words; * * * *
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put, To agree to the
Clause so amended;
It was resolved with the Affirmative.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Act; viz. "Provided that the Penalties in this Act, shall not extend to
such Persons that have constantly adhered to the Parliament, and were never aiding or assisting to the late King,
or any other the Enemies of the Commonwealth, in the
late unhappy Wars, who shall not take and subscribe the
said Engagement; so as they shall satisfy the Council of
State, or such as they shall appoint, of their good Assection to the Publick Peace; and give them sufficient
Security before the First of March 1649; that they, for
the Time to come, shall and will live quietly and peaceably under the present Government of this Commonwealth; and that they will neither directly or indirectly
contrive or practise any thing to the Disturbance of the
same: Which Satisfaction and Security the said Council, or such as they shall appoint to take the same, shall
certify, under their Hand, in Writing, to the Clerk of
the Parliament, before the First of April 1650:" Which
was this Day read the First time.
And the Question being put, That the same Proviso
be read the Second time;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Proviso was, upon the Question, rejected.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the said Bill be
Ordered, That Mr. Dove do make the Report for the
poor Irish Ladies and Gentlemen, on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That this House proceed only upon publick
Business for One Month longer: And that no private
Business be taken up in the mean time.
Resolved, That the House, at the Rising, do adjourn
itself until Tuesday Morning next.
Colonel Wauton reports an Estimate of the Charge for
sitting and setting out Ships for the next Summer's
The House, according to former Order, did adjourn
itself till Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.