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, 23 Januarii, 1650.
THE House, according to former Order, this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
Resolved, That it be amended through the whole Bill, according to the Vote of the Ninth of January instant, That the Time of the Forfeiture be from the Fourth of January 1641.
Ordered, That the Amendment in the Act, Folio 8, Line the First; viz. " and every the Estates and Interests given, granted, demised, allowed of, or confirmed," &c. be committed unto Mr. Purey, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Garland, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Say; or any Three of them: And that they do forthwith withdraw, and amend the same; and report it to the House forthwith.
Embassy to Holland.
Sir Gilbert Pickering reports from the Council of State, The Persons to go as Publick Ministers from the Parliament to the Assembly of the States General of the United Provinces.
"That this Council, in pursuance of their Order of the One-and-twentieth instant, have thought sit to present to the Parliament, the Lord Chief Justice Saint John, and Walter Strickland Esquire, to be sent as Ambassadors Extraordinary from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England to the present Assembly of the United Provinces."
The Question being propounded, That the Lord Chief Justice Saint John be sent Ambassador Extraordinary from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England to the present Assembly of the United Provinces;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being now put;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Lord Chief Justice Saint John be sent Ambassador Extraordinary from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England to the present Assembly of the United Provinces.
Resolved, That Walter Strickland Esquire be sent with the Lord Chief Justice Saint John, as Ambassador Extraordinary from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England to the present Assembly of the United Provinces.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of all Accommodations for the Speedy Sending away of these Ambassadors; and where Money may be had for that Purpose; and to report the same, together with the Instructions, Commission, and Letter to be sent with them, forthwith to the Parliament.
Embassy from Spain.
Resolved, That the Five Members of this House nominated to go to the Spanish Ambassador, or any Three of them, do go and deliver the Answer from the Parliament, to him, together with the Letters and other Papers.
Army in Scotland.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports the Proceedings of himself, and Mr. Scott, sent to the Army in Scotland: And gives an Account of that Service.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of sit Persons to be sent as Commissioners into Scotland, as well for Settling of all Things that may conduce to the Accomodating of the Army in Scotland, as to the Advantage of this Commonwealth, in easing the Charge thereof, by making the best Profit of the Lands within the Quarters of the Army there; and to prepare Instructions for them; and report the same forthwith to the House.
Resolved, That Sir Arthur Hesilrig, and Mr. Scott, have the Thanks of this House given them, for their great Pains and good Service performed in their Employment into Scotland.
Mr. Speaker gave them the Thanks of this House, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Hill and Mr. Long do bring in the Act for Doubling upon Fee-farm Rents.
Mr. Garland reports, The Amendment to the Act for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
Which was read the First and Second time.
The Question being put, to agree to this Amendment; viz. "and every the Estates and Interests given, granted, demised, allowed of, or confirmed, by any Act, Order, or Ordinance of Parliament, or lawful Authority derived from them, unto any Person or Persons, Body Politick or Corporate, who have constantly adhered, and been faithful unto this Parliament; and whose Estates have not otherwise been revoked or altered by this Parliament;"
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Noes:||21.|
|Colonel Wauton||With the Noes,|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||Tellers for the Yeas:||32.|
|Mr. Trenchard,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed with the Affirmative.