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 Jovis, 6 Junii, 1650.
Relief of Creditors.
A BILL for the more effectual Recovery of Debts, and Relief of Creditors, was this Day read the First time.
And the Question being propounded, That the said Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday sevennight;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That the said Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday sevennight.
Ordered, That the Bill to enable the Sale of Lands for Payment of the Debts of Sir Peter Temple's be read on Tuesday sevennight, next after the Bill for Relief of Creditors.
Late King's Creditors.
A Bill for Security of the Tenants of the Manor of Clitheroe, and for Satisfaction of Sir Allen Apsley, and other the Creditors of the late King Charles, the Sum of Four thousand Pounds, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Navy: And that Colonel Thompson, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. John Goodwin, Sir John Hippisley, Colonel Jones, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Martin, Colonel Downes, Mr. Garland, Mr. Bond, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hayes, Colonel Humfrey, Mr. Weaver, be added to that Committee, as to this Purpose: And that the said Committee do meet, and fit thereupon, this Afternoon; and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to confer with the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, touching the Interest to be paid by such Delinquents as have not paid in the Second Moiety of their Fines set upon their Compositions; and to consider of all Acts and Orders touching the same; and to state the Business with their Opinion therein: Viz. to Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Ashe, Alderman Allen, Mr. Miles Corbet, Colonel Harrison: And they, or any Two of them, are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and report it to the House To-morrow Morning.
Army Arrears, &c.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Votes of the Committee to whom the Examination of the Business touching Potter's List, and the Waggoners, was referred; viz.
"That it doth not appear to this Committee, that the said List was gained in any undue manner."
"That one Month's Pay, and no more, shall be paid to the Persons comprised in the said List, in full Discharge of all Arrears due upon the said List."
"That it doth appear to this Committee, that the Waggoners have been duly paid all their Arrears."
"That the Sense of the House be desired to be known concerning the Waggoners Demands for Horses pretended to be lost in the Service of the Parliament, amounting to Two thousand Six hundred Ninety-five Pounds Seven Shillings and Eight-pence, as is pretended."
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That one Month's Pay, and no more, shall be paid to such of the Persons comprised in Potter's List, who will accept of the same, in full Discharge of all Arrears due upon the said List.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Auditors of Worcester House, and the Treasurers at Ely House, to certify the House, how much the Month's Pay upon Potter's List doth amount to.
Counsel for the Commonwealth.
The Lord Commissioner Lisle reports the Names of Counsel for the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That there be Two Serjeants at Law appointed for the Commonwealth.
The Question being put, That Sir Thomas Widdrington be one of the Serjeants at Law for the Commonwealth;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Yeas:||33.|
|Sir John Hippisley,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Bond,||Tellers for the Noes:||22.|
|Alderman Allen,||With the Noes,|
So it passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, That Sir Thomas Widdrington be one of the Serjeants at Law for the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That Serjeant Green be one of the Serjeants at Law for the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That Robert Reynolds Esquire be Solicitor General for the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do prepare Patents for the said Sir Thomas Widdrington, Serjeant Green, and Mr. Robert Reynolds, respectively: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be, and are hereby, authorized and required to seal the same; and to give them their Oaths to be true and faithful to the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That the Business of the Earl of Tumond, and Sir Charles Coote's Letter, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, at Eleven of Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do then take the Chair.
Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State, That Four Gunners, and Twelve Matrosses, be allowed to Colonel Barkstead's Regiment, for the Managing of the Guns which shall be necessary for the Defence of their Quarters.
Resolved, That Four Gunners and Twelve Matrosses be allowed to Colonel Barkstead's Regiment for the Managing of the Guns which shall be necessary for the Defence of their Quarters: And that the Committee of the Army do give Warrant to the Treasurers of the Army, for Payment of the said Gunners and Matrosses, as Part of the Army, accordingly.