Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 23th of May, 1651.
THE humble Petition of John Moyle Esquire, a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That all the Bonds and Specialties given by John Moyle Esquire, a Member of Parliament, to Thomas Balitho, late Treasurer for Sequestrations for the County of Cornwall, for several Sums of Money by him discovered to the Committee of Sequestrations for that County, to have been by him owing, by several Bonds and Specialties, unto several Delinquents in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, for Payment of several Sums of Money to the Use of the State, be forthwith delivered up unto the said Mr. Moyle, to be cancelled: And that the said Debts and Monies, due from him unto the State, upon the said Bonds and Specialties, be remitted; and the said Mr. Moyle be absolutely discharged of and from the same: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to call in the said Bonds and Specialties; and to deliver up, or cause the same to be delivered up, and cancelled, accordingly.
Ordered, That the said Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to cause the several Persons, to whom those Debts were originally due from the said Mr. Moyle, to bring in unto the said Commissioners all the original Bonds and Specialties for the said Debts, to be delivered up unto the said Mr. Moyle: Or that they, and every of them, in case the said Bonds and Specialties cannot be produced, do release and discharge the said Mr. Moyle, his Sureties, and their Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, of and from the same: And that the Commissioners for Compounding do see, or cause, the same to be done, accordingly: And that the said Mr. Moyle, and his Sureties, and his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, be absolutely discharged of and from the said original Bonds and Specialties given to the said several Delinquents; and of and from the Payments of any Monies due for Principal or Interest upon the same, and every of them.
The humble Petition of William, Mary, and Bridget Chaundler, fatherless Children, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, to examine the Suggestions therein; and, if they find them to be true, and that the said Undervaluation be not formerly discovered, to admit the Executors of the said Thomas Chaundler to a Composition, for the Undervaluation of Barton Farm, near Wynton, in the County of Southampton, in the Composition of Thomas Chaundler, deceased, as in case the said Thomas Chaundler had come in within the Rule formerly prescribed, and the time thereby limited.
Propagating the Gospel.
An Act for the better Propagation and preaching of the Gospel, and Maintenance of Ministers, and other pious Uses, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be now read again, the Second time.
And the said Bill was now read again, the Second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of plundered Ministers: And all that come, to have Voices, as to this Bill: And Mr. Millington and Mr. Lechmere to have Care of it: And that the Members of the House do bring in, to that Committee, the Names of Persons to be Trustees in the respective Counties for which they serve.
A Letter from the publick Minister of the King of Portugall was this Day read.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.