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, 8 Maii, 1649.
ORDERED, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to send a Writ to the Lord Mayor of the City of London, to cause the Act, intituled, An Act declaring the Grounds and Causes of making Prize the Ships and Goods that shall be taken from time to time, by the Parliament Ships at Sea, and for the Encouragement of Officers, Mariners, and Seamen, to be proclaimed upon the Old Exchange, and in other usual and Publick Places, and at the usual Times.
Mr. Reynolds reports Amendments to an Ordinance for the Draining of the Great Level, extending itself into the Counties of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolne, Cambridge, and Huntington, and the Isle of Ely, or some of them: Which Amendments were twice read.
It was Resolved, &c. That the said Ordinance be recommitted unto Sir John Danvers, Mr. Reynolds, Lord Howard, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Peirpointe, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir Henry Myldmay, Mr. Leman, Colonel Bosvile, Lord Lysle, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Garland, Mr. Dove, Colonel Martyn, Mr. Frye, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Scott, Lord Munson, Mr. Lechmere; or any Five of them: And all that will come to have Voices: And are to meet To-morrow at Two a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And that the said Ordinance be brought in again This-day-sevennight. And the especial Care hereof is referred to Mr. Reynolds.
The humble Petition of the Undertakers and Participants with Robert Earl of Lyndsey, deceased, in the Draining of that Part of the Fens in Lincolnshire, lying between Bourne, Boston and Lincolne, commonly called the Earl of Lyndsey's Draining, was tendered to be read.
Colonel Wauton reports from the Council of State, a Letter from the Generals at Sea, of the Fifth of May; and also the Letter of Captain Peacock, and the Extract of Colonel Popham, from Plymouth Sound, of the Second of May 1649; and Part of Captain Fearmes his Letter: Which were all this Day read.
Mr. Scott reports an Amendment to an Act of the Commons of England, assembled in Parliament, for taking and receiving the Accompts of the Commonwealth: Which Amendment was this Day read; and the said Act, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Scott, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Holland, Mr. Love, Mr. Garland, Sir Hen. Myldmay, Mr. Edwards, Colonel Venne, Colonel Feilder, Mr. Lister, Colonel Wauton, Colonel Stapeley, Mr. Heys, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Frye, Mr. Burwell, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Clement, Colonel Sydney, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Martyn; and all that come to have Voices:
This Committee, or any Five of them, are to consider of the former Ordinances, touching Accompts; and to prepare and present somewhat that may be fit to pass, for taking the Accompts of the Commonwealth; and to nominate fit Persons to be employed in that Service: And the said Committee are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon: And are to sit de die in diem.
Queen of Bohemia.
Resolved, &c. That the Pension of Twelve thousand Pounds per Annum, and all other Payments, ordered by Parliament to be made to the Queen of Bohemia, be discharged: And that the Committee of the Revenue, and all other Persons who are to pay the same, be discharged from any further Payment thereof.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do present to the House, on Tuesday next, a List of all such Pensions and Fees for Offices as are paid by that Committee, out of the Revenue, by any Order or Ordinance of Parliament; and of the several Persons to whom the same are paid: And that the Payment of all such Pensions and Fees be suspended in the mean time.
Clerk of Parliament.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal be authorized and required to issue a Warrant, for a Writ to pass under the Great Seal of England, to be directed to Henry Scobell Esquire, Clerk of the Parliament, for transmitting the Book of Rates, with the * *, into the Exchequer.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take Order for the Demolishing of Belvoyer Castle; and give Satisfaction to the Earl of Rutland for the same, not exceeding the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds.
Claims on Publick Faith.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and Common Council of the City of London, and the Committee of Arrears, be required forthwith to pay in to the Treasurers at Guildhall the Sum of Seven-and-twenty thousand Four hundred Pounds, out of the Arrears due from the City for the Army, according to the Resolution of the General and Officers of the Army; to the end the Committee of the Army may issue out their Warrants to the said Treasurers, for Payment of the said Sum of Twenty-seven thousand Four hundred Pounds in to Weavers Hall, to be issued out for Satisfaction of the Sums lent upon Public Faith, according to former Order.
Ordered, That the Persons named the Contractors for the Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, shall be the Persons by whose Order the Treasurers at Weavers Hall shall pay out the said Twenty-seven thousand Four hundred Pounds, to such Person and Persons as the said Contractors shall order it; according to such Orders and Instructions as the said Contractors shall, from time to time, receive from the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to bring in Instructions for disposing of the said Money so ordered to be paid in to Weavers Hall: And that, in these Instructions, respect be had to these Petitioners.