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, 17 Julii, 1649.
Late King's Creditors.
ORDERED, That the Report from the Navy, concerning the State of the Case between the Creditors of the late King, and Sir Allen Apsley Knight, be made on Thursday next, the first Business.
Late King's Servants.
Ordered, That the Report touching the late King's Servants be made, next after the Act touching Prisoners.
Admission of a Member.
Ordered, That Carey Ralegh Esquire, elected a Burgess for the Borough of Haselmere in the County of Surrey, be admitted into the House.
Relief of Debtors.
Mr. Marten reports an Act for the Enlargement of poor Prisoners for Debt.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Marten, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Say, Mr. Attorney General, Sir Henry Vane ambo, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Bond, Sir Wm. Masham, Lord Mounson, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Love, Mr. Garland, Mr. Valentyne, Mr. Carey, Mr. Lister, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Scott, Mr. Edward Ash, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Toll: And all that come to have Voices: And this Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon: And the Committee have Power to hear all Parties: And they are to report to the House with all Speed.
Relief of Creditors.
Ordered, That the Bill for Relief of Creditors, out of their Debtors Estate, be re-committed to the same Committee, either to join or sever the said Bills, as they shall think fit; and bring them in both together.
Resolved, &c. That the Quorum of the said Committee be any Five of the said Committee.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, That, upon Consideration had of a moving Body of Horse and Foot out of the Forces remaining in England, to take the Field upon Occasion; and Consultation being had herein with the Lord General, and the Officers of the Army; it is the Opinion of the Council, &c.
Resolved, &c. That there be added to the present Establishment of the Army, when the Council of State shall see Cause to make up the Regiments of Foot, Twelve hundred; the several single Companies, One hundred and Twenty; and the Troops of Horse, One hundred; and for such time only as the Council of State shall find the Safety of this Commonwealth to necessitate the same.
Resolved, &c. That, to the end the Regiment of Foot, in the several Garisons of Oxford, Herefford, Yarmouth, in the West and other Places of this Commonwealth, may be free, and in Readiness to take the Field when there is Occasion, that the Council of State do take care, according to their Instructions, to give Commissions for raising such Regiments of Volunteers, near the said Garisons and Places, as they shall find necessary: Which additional Forces are not to expect Pay, but when they are employed in Service; and are to be in Readiness to join with the marching Forces, or to put into Garisons, as the Lord General shall think fit; and shall be ordered, from time to time, by the Parliament, or Council of State.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do, on Tuesday next, report to the House the State of the Assessments.
Mr. Attorney reports the Amendments to the Table of the Rate of the Coins and Monies of England: Which were twice read.
And the Table itself, being read, was assented unto; and ordered to be ingrossed, with the Act.
The Act touching the Monies and Coins of England was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal be authorized and required to issue out a Writ out of the Chancery, to the Clerk of the Parliament, to certify into the Chancery the Act touching the Monies and Coins of England: And that the Lords Commissioners be likewise authorized to issue out Writs into all the Counties, for Publishing of the said Act, as in other Cases is usual.
An Act declaring what Offences shall be adjudged Treason, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed. And
Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to issue a Writ, under the Great Seal of England, to the Clerk of the Parliament, to certify into the Chancery, an Act of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act, declaring what Offences shall be adjudged Treason: And that the Lords Commissioners be authorized and required to issue out Writs into all the Counties, for publishing the said Act.
Sir J. Leveson.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal, and the Committee of the Revenue, and calling to them the Attorney General, and others, who are of Counsel with the Commonwealth, to examine the State of the Patent of Sir James Leveson, Lord Newburgh; and to state the Business; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, and the Committee of the Revenue, to give Order, and appoint a Day, for Tryal of the Pix, and for returning a Jury for that Purpose: And that they do likewise give Order, That the Jury do prepare a Standard of the several Coins, according to the Table now established.
Smyth's &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of John Smyth, John Westbrook, and James Pitson, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be referred to the Committee of Indemnity: And that they have Power to take Course for the Relief of the Petitioners; and to examine the other Matters in the Petition; and to hear and determine the same, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Militia of the Commonwealth be taken into Consideration on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Bill for New England be reported To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Late King's Servants.
Ordered, That the Business touching the King's Servants be taken up To-morrow Morning, next after the Bill for New England.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Hospitals be read on Thursday Morning.
Richmond Park settled on the City.
Mr. Salway reports an Act for settling the new Park of Richmond, alias Richmond Great Park, on the Mayor and Commonalty, and Citizens, of London, and their Successors for ever.
Which was read the First and Second time.
A Proviso, for excepting Timber Trees out of the Bill: Which was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Proviso be read the Second time.
The Proviso, being read the Second time, was, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
And the Act, with that Proviso, being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Mayor and Commonalty, and Citizens of London, as the Desire of this House, That the Keepers in the new Park be continued in their respective Places, and enjoy the Profits thereunto belonging; they continuing faithful to their Trust.
Ordered, That Major Salwey, Mr. Allain, and Colonel Venne, do acquaint the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, That the House hath passed an Act for settling the new Park of Richmond on the Mayor, Commonalty, and Citizens of London, and their Successors for ever, as a Mark of their Favour and Respect to the City.
The humble Petition of John Lowry Esquire was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be allowed unto the said Mr. John Lowry, for his Losses in the said Petition mentioned: And that the same be charged upon the Revenue: And the Committee of Revenue are authorized and required forthwith to pay the same: And the same is especially recommended to Sir Henry Vane senior, to take care the same be paid accordingly.
Sir Henry Vane senior reports an Act touching the Arrear of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Which was read; and, upon the Question, passed.