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, 13 Junii, 1649.
AN Act for the Promoting and Propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ in New England, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Holland, Mr. Baker, Mr. Salwey, Colonel Venne, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Challener, Colonel Bossevile, Alderman Atkin, Alderman Wilson, Mr. Cawley, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Darley, Mr. Smith, Colonel Wauton, Mr. Christopher Marten, Mr. Bond, Mr. White, Mr. Hallowes, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Garland, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Wm. Allenson, Lord Howard; or any Five of them: Who are to meet at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber, this Afternoon; and to bring in the said Act on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That it be referred to that Committee for Hospitals, to meet together To-morrow Morning; and consider how the Eleven hundred Pounds, formerly ordered to the maimed Soldiers, Widows and Orphans of Soldiers slain in the War, may be speedily paid; and to consider of the Obstructions; and present them to the House; with further Power to bring in Names of Sequestrators for London and Middlesex.
A Pardon for Margery Gaunt, Mary Crisby, Mary Howell, Susan Beck, Beata Clerk, Thomas Rowe, John Walker, James Gleaven, Sarah Daubney, Elizabeth Browne, George Flood, Margaret Lashford, Susan Ayres alias Eyres, John Sadler, Charles Bagley, Anthony Tallis, Susan Peytey, alias Peyto, Anne Edwards alias Parker, John Lowman, Elioner his Wife, John Serles, John Huddleston, Samuel Belleaw, An. Trafford, Wm. Morgan, Margaret Feffees, and Anne Goodman, was this Day read. And,
A Pardon for pardoning Danyell Compton, Elizabeth Herrick, Thomas Slaughter, Elyas Goad, Edward Mares, Thomas Hacluit, Thomas Powell, Griffith Harris alias Thomas, Anne Acton, Elizabeth Vergh, John Late of Dilwyn, Margaret Brindley, John Strefford, Maurice Smyth, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Judges of Assize for Kent, and to the Judges of the several other Circuits, to consider and certify, What Persons are fit to be pardoned, that are already condemned.
Late King's Children.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl and Countess of Leicester be required to take care, that no other Observance or Ceremony be used to the late King's Children, than is used to Noblemen's Children of this Nation.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Holland reports an Act for Payment of Three thousand Pounds to Mrs. Susan Blakiston, the Relict of Mr. John Blakiston, to the Use of herself, and her Children; and of Five hundred Pounds to Mr. George Blakiston; out of the sequestred Estate of the Earl of Newcastle, and Sir Wm. Widdrington in the County of Northumberland.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for New England: With Power to nominate some meet Persons to be trusted for the Good of the Children of Mr. John Blakiston: And that it be brought in, the first Business on Thursday Morning next.
Duty on Coals.
Ordered, That the Report touching taking off the Four Shillings per Chaldron imposed on Coals, be referred back again to the Council or State: And they are to present their Opinions therein: And that the same be reported, when the Report touching the Army is made, on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Act for New England is referred; to consider of the Petition; and report their Opinions to this House, How the Petitioners may be relieved: And that Colonel Thompson, Mr. Dove, Dr. Palmer, Mr. Boone, and Mr. Edward Ashe, be added to that Committee.
Vaughan and Palmer.
Ordered, That the Business concerning John Vaughan and Edmond Palmer, Owners of Three Vessels belonging to Barking, be referred to the Committee of the Navy; to hear and determine the same; and to give Satisfaction, if they see Cause.