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 Sabbati, 28 Julii, 1649.
Sufferers at Cambridge.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, to consider of the Petition of the poor People of the Town of Cambridge, being in all Fifteen Families; and to give them Satisfaction for their Houses pulled down, for Safeguard of the Castle, out of the Monies of the Eastern Association.
An Act impowering the Lord Mayor, Justices of Gaoldelivery for Newgate, or any Three or more of them, to transport Threescore Prisoners convicted of Felony, and other heinous Crimes, unto the Summer Islands, or other new English Plantations, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee where Mr. Garland has the Chair.
Mr. Garland reports an Act for altering the Seal of the Court of the Duchy Chamber of Lancaster at Westminster, and of the County Palatine of Lancaster.
Which was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Chancellor, &c. of Lancaster.
An Act constituting of John Bradshaw, Serjeant at Law, and Lord President of the Council of State, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, and Bartholomew Hall Esquire to be Attorney General of the Duchy of Lancaster, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, with some Amendments at the Table, upon the Question, passed.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports Amendments to an Act authorizing the Commissioners of the Customs to collect and receive the Monies due for Customs and Subsidies, or otherwise: Which were this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
And the said Act so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Pennington, Mr. Alderman Wilson, and Colonel Harvey, do, from this House, return Thanks unto Mr. Alderman Avery, and the rest of the late Commissioners of the Customs, for their good Service to the State, in that their late Employment.
Seals in Customs.
Ordered, That it be left to the Committee of the Navy, to take care, that such Seals as that Committee shall think fit, and give Order, to be used by the Officers of the Customs in London, and the Out Ports, be speedily sent down into all Ports: And that Mr. Love be added to the Committee of the Navy.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Council of State, to consider of some meet Persons to be sent as Agents into Foreign Parts, with all convenient Speed.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Mr. Garland reports Amendments to an Act, with further Instructions to the Trustees, Contractors, Treasurers, and Register for Sale of the Lands and Possessions of the late Deans, Subdeans, Deans and Chapters, &c. and the better Execution of the former Acts, Ordinances and Instructions, made concerning the same: Which were read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee for removing Obstructions in the Sale of the Lands of the late Deans and Chapters, an Act for the taking away the unnecessary and excessive Charges in passing an Accompt, or suing a Quietus est in the Court of Exchequer, by Lords of Manors, or their Bailiffs, concerning their Charters of Liberties
Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the same Committee for Obstructions: And Mr. Downes, Mr. Salwey, and Mr. Salwey junior, are added to that Committee.
And the special Care hereof is commended to Mr. Garland.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Trenchard do report the Business touching the Nine thousand One hundred Pounds deposited for the Soldiers, on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, to consider, upon the Debate now had in the House, touching the Obstruction occasioned by the Woods on the Lands not yet sold; and report their Opinions therein to the House, on Monday next.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee, An Act for regulating the Excise.
Which was this Day begun to be read.