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 Lunæ, 11 Junii, 1649.
Earl of Chesterfeild.
THE Lord Munson reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, the State of the Case touching the Earl of Chesterfeild: Upon which the Committee are of Opinion, That the Sum of Four thousand Pounds may be such a Composition as his Lordship may, by his Credit, procure, and which the Parliament may accept, left the whole be lost.
The Question being put, That this House doth concur with the Committee herein;
It passed with the Negative.
Late King's Children.
A Letter from the Countess of Leicester, touching the late King's Children, of the Fourth Day of June 1649, was this Day read; together with a Letter from the Earl of Northumberland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to take Consideration of the said Letters; and to consider, What is fit to be done in the Particulars contained in the said Letters; and to give Order therein for Satisfaction of the Desires; or to report their Opinion therein to this House.
Payment for the Mace.
Ordered, That the Committee of Revenue be authorized and required forthwith to pay unto Thomas Moundey, of London, * *, the Sum of One hundred and Thirtyseven Pounds One Shilling and Eight-pence, in Discharge of his Bill of Charges for making the new Mace for the Service of this House.
Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State, the State of Mountgomery Castle: The humble Petition of Richard Lord Herbert, of Cherbury; together with a Certificate from the Committee of Sequestrations in the County of Mountgomery.
Which were both this Day read; together with a Certificate, subscribed by Sir Thomas Middleton.
Resolved, &c. That Mountgomery Castle be totally demolished: And that the Council of State do take care the same be done accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Herbert, of Cherbury, shall have Reparation, in respect of the said Castle, out of the Second Payment of the Fine for his Delinquency.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take Consideration of the Charges of the demolishing the said Castle; and what Damage the Lord Herbert, of Cherbury, shall receive thereby; and to take care for the Disposition of the Materials towards defraying the said Charges and Damages; and to certify to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, What is further fit to be allowed to the said Lord Herbert, of Cherbury: Which the said Committee are hereby authorized to give Allowance unto the said Lord Herbert, out of his Second Payment of his Fine for his Delinquency; which is, in the mean time, respited.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider, How the Castle of Winchester may be made untenable, so as no Damage may come to the Commonwealth thereby; and to consider, How Satisfaction may be made to Sir William Waller, for such Damages as he shall sustain by reason thereof.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds to be allowed unto the Earl of Rutland, in Consideration of demolishing Belvoyer Castle.
Ordered, That the Arrears of the Fee-farm Rent of Belvoyer and Croxten, payable by the said Earl to the State, be allowed in Part of the said Fifteen hundred Pounds; and that the Remainder of the said Fifteen hundred Pounds shall be satisfied out of the growing Rent, until the Whole shall be satisfied: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to make Allowance and Defalcation to the said Earl accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to inform themselves, Whether the said Castle be demolished; and to take care the same be effectually done, according to the Agreement.
Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Committee of the Navy, touching the first Four hundred thousand Pounds charged on the Excise.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane junior, Major Salway, Commissary General Ireton, Mr. Boone, Mr. Gold, Mr. White, Mr. Allen, do withdraw; and peruse the several Ordinances; and state the Business; and report it to the House forthwith.
An Act for altering the original Seal for the Three Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
An Act for altering the former Seal of Nisi prius, belonging to the Court of Common Pleas, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Excise be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene: And that Sir Henry Vane junior do then make Report, from the Council of State, of the Business touching the Navy, and of the Business touching Colonel Popham, and the Commissioners of the Navy, the next Business after the Business touching the Excise.
Articles of York.
Ordered, That the Articles of York be taken into Consideration on Saturday next.
The humble Petition of the sick and wounded Soldiers in the Savoy, was this Day read.
Relief under Articles.
Major Salwey reports Amendments to the Bill concerning Articles.
Which were twice read.
The Question being put, That Costs shall be given against the Commonwealth, or any Person or Persons against whom Complaints shall be made upon Articles;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, in the Amendments now reported, shall be as followeth; viz. "Relief and Redress, so far as, in Justice, they ought to have by the said Articles, either by staying any Proceeding in Law or Equity, discharging Outlawries, Judgments, or Executions, and Decrees, or by Restitution in Specie, or in Value, of what hath been taken, recovered, or with-held from them, contrary to the said Articles; but without charging any Costs, or further Damages against the Commonwealth, or against any Person or Persons, against whom the Complaint is made. And be it also Enacted, That the said Commissioners, or any Nine or more of them, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to examine Witnesses, upon Oath, for discovering where any Person or Persons had Benefit of Articles, to the Prejudice of the Commonwealth, where they were not comprised in the said Articles, or have had more Benefit by the said Articles than they ought to have had; and in all and every such Case, so appearing, to take Order for Satisfaction to be given unto the State, or Party aggrieved."
And the other Amendments, being put to the Question, one by one, were agreed.
And the Bill, so amended, was assented unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.
Business to be done.
Ordered, That, in Order to this House to declare a Time when they think fit to adjourn, it be referred to the Council of State, to prepare, and present to this House, such Things as are necessary and fit to be taken into Consideration, and passed in this House, before an Adjournment; and report their Opinions to the House with all Speed.
Dr. Dorislaus' Funeral.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker, and the Members of this House, do meet at Worcester House, on Thursday next, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon, to accompany the Corpse of Dr. Dorislaus to his Funeral.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Hospitals, to confer with the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall and Excise, How relief may be given to the sick and maimed Soldiers, according to the Votes passed on Friday last.