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, 25 Aprilis, 1649.
Late King's Children.
THE Lord Lysle reports from the Council of State, touching the King's Children, A Letter, from the Earl of Northumberland, of the Sixth Day of April 1649, touching Maintenance for the late King's Children: A Letter from the Lady Elizabeth, of the Two-and-twentieth of January 1648: A Letter from the Lady Elizabeth, of the Second of April 1649: Which were all this Day read.
Late King's Servants.
The humble Petition of such Servants as, by Ordinance of Parliament, were Attendants upon the late King's Children, but suspended by the Earl of Northumberland.
Late King's Children.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, and that they be required to pay unto the Earl of Northumberland such Monies as are due to him, according to several Orders and Ordinances of Parliament, for Maintenance of the Duke of Gloucester and Lady Elizabeth until this Day; and to take care, out of those Monies, that all the Servants appointed by the Parliament to attend the Duke of Gloucester, and Lady Elizabeth, shall be satisfied the Arrears of their Wages, and Allowances for their Diet, until this Day.
Sir Henry Myldmay reports from the Committee of the Revenue.
The Question being propounded, That the Lady Elizabeth have Leave to go beyond Sea, according to her Desire in her Letter;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Michael Livesey,||Tellers for the Noes:||29.|
|Sir Wm. Brereton,||With the Noes,|
|Sir William Masham,||Tellers for the Yeas:||24.|
|Sir William Allanson,||With the Yeas:|
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Pounds per Annum be settled for the Maintenance of the Duke of Gloucester and the Lady Elizabeth.
Resolved, &c. That the Care and Tuition of the Duke of Gloucester and the Lady Elizabeth, with the Allowance aforesaid, be committed to Sir Edward Harrington.
Resolved, &c. That the Three thousand Pounds per Annum, for the Maintenance of the Duke of Gloucester and the Lady Elizabeth, be charged upon the Revenue: And that the Committee be required to take care that the same be duly paid to Sir Edward Harrington accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to send for Sir Edward Harrington; and to consider of fitting Instructions to be given to him, touching the Custody, and Maintenance, and Education, of the Duke of Gloucester and the Lady Elizabeth.
Ordered, That the Lord Lysle be desired to acquaint the Earl of Northumberland, with the Resolutions of this House herein: And that Care shall be taken for Payment of what is due and arrear to him.
Alderman Wilson reports from the Council of State, the Form of several Stamps for Coin, with the Inscriptions.
Resolved, &c. That the Inscriptions, which are to be put on the Coin of England, shall be written in the English Tongue.
Resolved, &c. That the Inscriptions shall be these; viz. on the one Side, on which the English Arms do stand alone, This; "The Commonwealth of England;" on the other Side, which bears the Arms of England and Ireland, "God with us."
Resolved, &c. That the like Impresses and Inscriptions be made upon all Coin in Crown Gold and Silver, mutatis mutandis.
Resolved, &c. That Thomas Symon be appointed to be sole Chief Engraver to the Mints and Seals.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, according to these Resolutions, to perfect the Business touching the several Sorts of Coin in Crown Gold and Silver.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General be required to bring in the Indentures, and an Act for establishing the Form of Coin, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to give Order for Payment of such Monies as shall be ordered by the Council of State, for Making of such Stamps for Coin, and such Number of them, as the Council of State shall appoint; and take care the same be paid accordingly.
Act of Oblivion.
Commissary General Ireton reports from the Committee touching Delinquents, some Heads preparatory to an Act of Oblivion.
Resolved, &c. That an Act of Oblivion shall be brought in.
The Question being put, That the Time to be set in that Act, from which no Action or Suit shall be commenced or prosecuted, for any thing done or said in the Time of the War, and in Prosecution thereof, shall be before the First Day of this Term.
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Commiss. General Ireton,||Tellers for the Yeas:||25.|
|Colonel Rich,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Gurdon,||Tellers for the Noes:||22.|
|Mr. Rigby,||With the Noes,|
And so it passed in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Time to be set in that Act, from which no Action or Suit shall be commenced or prosecuted, for any thing done or said in the Time of the War; and, in prosecution thereof, shall be before the First Day of this Term.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, who are Members of this House, and Mr. Attorney General, to prepare and bring in an Act of Oblivion on these Votes, and the Debate had in the House.
Ordered, That the Bill for Maintenance of Ministers be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Arrears of Colonel Hutchinson, a Member of this House, being stated, and Debentures given him for the same, be paid out of such concealed Delinquents Monies as he hath already, or shall hereafter discover to Haberdashers Hall.