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 Martis, 18 Februarii, 1650.
A LETTER from the Deputy of Ireland, from Waterford, of the Seventh of February 1650, was this Day read.
Another Letter from the Deputy of Ireland, from Waterford, of the Eighth of February 1650, was this Day read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care for the Provisions, and other Necessaries, for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be written to the Deputy of Ireland, taking Notice of his Letters and good Services: And that Mr. Solicitor General do write the Letter: And that Mr. Speaker do sign it.
Cumberland Delinquents Estates.
A Letter from Edinburgh, Februarii, 11 1650; from George Downing, was this Day read.
A Letter from the Lord General, from Edinburgh, of the Twenty-eighth of January 1650; with a Petition therein inclosed, intituled, "The humble Petition of the Justices of Peace, and Commissioners of the County of Cumberland, whose Names are subscribed;" were both this Day read.
Ordered, That the concealed Delinquents, and Undervalues of Delinquents Estates, in the County of Cumberland, since the First of November last, be granted for the Relief of such of the distressed well-affected Persons of the said County, who have been faithful to the Parliament, and for the speedy erecting a Manufacture of Wool in those Parts, that they may have Employment.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Compounding, in the Four Northern Counties, have Power hereby to order all things touching the said Concealments and Undervalues: And that they take speedy Order, That the same be employed in the Erecting of a Manufacture of Wools in those Parts, that the poor, distressed, well-affected People of the said County may be therein employed.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to consider of some fit Way for setting the Poor on work, The Opinion of that Committee; viz.
"That the Commissioners of the Great Seal be required to issue forth Commissions of charitable Uses, into all Counties, Cities, Corporations, and Places, as they shall think sit: And that they give particular Directions to the Commissioners, for the diligent Inquiry of what Monies, Lands, or other Things, were given for the Relief, or setting the Poor on Work; and of Misemployment thereof: And that these Commissions do issue without Charge."
"That all Cathedral Churches, where there are other Churches or Chapels sufficient for the People to meet in for the Worship of God, be surveyed, pulled down, and sold, and be employed for a Stock for the Use of the Poor."
Ordered, That the Debate touching the Poor be taken up on Thursday-fortnight.
Ordered, That the House do proceed upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates, To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Navy be made on Thursday Morning next, after the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates is passed.
Morgan's, &c. Nat.
An Act for the Naturalizing of Dame Anne Morgan, now Wife of Walter Strickland Esquire; Mary Skippon, Wife of Philip Skippon Esquire, and Major General of the City of London; Anne and Mary, Daughters of the said Philip and Mary; Dederick alias Richard Comes, and Anne Catherina Comes, Nephew and Niece of the said Mary Skippon, the Wife of the said Philip Skippon; was this Day read the Third Time; and, upon the Question, passed.