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, 11 Decembris, 1650.
Parliaments and Elections.
Stamford Charter, &c.
The humble Petition of the Aldermen, Com-Burgesses, and Common Council of the Borough of Stamford in the County of Lincoln, with their humble Desires annexed, concerning the Renewing of their Charter, were this Day read.
Resolved, That Fifteen hundred Pounds be given to the Town of Stamford, out of such Discoveries of concealed Delinquents Estates as they shall make to the Commissioners for Compounding; to be employed towards the making Welland River navigable: and that it be referred to the Council of Trade, to take Security, that the same be employed to that Purpose: And that the said River be made navigable to the Town of Stamford, accordingly, with that Money.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding: Who are hereby authorized and required, to receive such Discoveries: And, after Security given, as aforesaid, that the said Commissioners do give Warrant for Payment of the said Fifteen hundred Pounds, out of the Monies arising by such Discoveries, to such Persons as the Aldermen and Com-burgesses of the said Town shall appoint: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Persons shall be their sufficient Discharge in that behalf.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for Corporations to consider of the rest of the Particulars in the said Petition, and Desires annexed; what is sit to be granted, and what are not sit to be granted: and how those things that are sit to be granted may be so settled as may consist with the Advantage and Good of this Commonwealth, and not prejudicial to the Publick Good thereof; and to report their Opinions therein to the Parliament, for their further Consideration and Resolution.
And the said Bill was, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Challenor, Alderman Pennington, Sir James Harrington, Major Salwey, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Robinson, Major Lister, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Garland, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Goodwin, or any Five of them: And all that come to have Voices: And the said Committee are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem.