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 Veneris, 31 Augusti, 1649.
Mr. Holland reports from the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, the State of the Business touching George Warner Esquire, and the Proceedings and Resolutions of the Committee.
Resolved, &c. That the Order of the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall made the Thirteenth of August last, in the Case of George Warner Esquire, be made null and void: and that the Order made, by that Committee, the Fourth of June last, do stand: And that the Suspension of the Sequestration of the Estate of the said George Warner be taken off; and the rest of his Estate not already sequestred, be sequestred, until he hath yielded Obedience to and performed the said Order of the Fourth of June: And that the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall do proceed accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the said George Warner have a Month's Time further to accept of the Favour of the House, by yielding Obedience to the former Order of this House: And that, in case the said George Warner do give Sir Peter Wentworth Security, according to the Order of the Twentieth of June last, then he shall have his Allowance granted unto him by the said Order, in Monies, out of Compositions; and not in restoring his Tythes back again, or any Part thereof: And that the said Committee be authorized and injoined to make such Allowance to him accordingly.
Ordered, That Serjeant Dendy, Serjeant at Arms attending the Council of State, do make Proclamation of the Act prohibiting the Importing of any Wines, Wool, or Silk, from the Kingdom of France into the Commonwealth of England, &c. this present Day, upon the Exchange, according to the said Act; and likewise Tomorrow, and on Monday next, at the Times appointed by the said Act: And that he do make Return thereof to this House.
W. India Islands.
An Act for settling the Islands in the West Indies, betwixt the Degrees of Twenty-four and Twenty-nine North Latitude, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Beer and Ale.
An Act prohibiting to brew for Sale any Beer or Ale above the Price of Ten Shillings the Earrel, besides Excise, was this Day read the First Time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Wednesday next.
Colonel Purefoy reports from the Council of State, a Letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of the Three-and-twentieth of August instant.
Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care to satisfy the Desires of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in the said Letter, for Supplies and Recruits; having regard to the Increase of the Charge of this Commonwealth.
Sir Peter Wentworth reports from the Committee touching Colonel John Feilder, That the Committee are of Opinion, That Twelve hundred Pounds be allowed unto Colonel John Feilder, for his Service as Governor of Portsmouth, from January 1642, until January 1644: And that That Twelve hundred Pounds, and the Eleven hundred and Forty-eight Pounds Eleven Shillings and One Peny, due upon his Accompts, be satisfied out of such Discoveries as he shall make of Delinquents that have compounded at undervalues.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds to be allowed unto Colonel John Fielder, for his Service as Governor of Portsmouth, from January 1642, until January 1644.
Resolved, &c. That as well the said Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds, as also the Sum of Eleven hundred and Forty-eight Pounds Eleven Shillings and One Peny, certified by the Committee of Accompts at Worcester House, to be due to the said Colonel Fielder, be paid and satisfied unto the said Colonel John Fielder, out of such Discoveries as he shall make to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, and out of such Under-valuations of Delinquents, who have compounded, as he shall discover to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall: And that the said Committees do satisfy and pay the same unto the said Colonel Fielder, out of such Discoveries, accordingly.
Colonel Purefoy reports from the Council of State, That Sir John Winter is here; and that it is the Opinion of that Council, That he is a dangerous Person: That Sir Kenelm Digby is now in England, without Leave, for aught that is known to the Council; and that they conceive him a dangerous Man; and to desire the House to declare their Pleasure concerning him: That the same Report be also made concerning Mr. Walter Mountague.
The humble Petition of Sir John Wyntour Knight, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Council of State do take Order for the Apprehension of the Body of Sir John Wintour Knight, and for Imprisoning him, and proceeding against him according to Law, and the former Resolutions of this House.
The Question being propounded, That Sir Kenelme Digby is within the Intention of the Votes of this House, of the Seventeenth of March last, touching the Coming in of Delinquents to compound.
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the Orders of 12 Maii, and 13 Julii, 1641, be renewed to Robert Deluke, Thomas Mayo, Francis Newton, and James Waddesworth, concerning the Apprehending of Priests and Jesuits, mutatis mutandis.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Walter Mountague do, within Ten Days next ensuing, depart this Nation, and all the Dominions thereof; and not to return again into this Nation, or any the Dominions thereof, upon Pain of Death, and Confiscation of his Estate.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do give notice to Mr. Walter Mountague, or his Sureties, of this Vote: And that such Notice be given to him, or his Sureties, shall be sufficient Notice hereof.
Resolved, That whosoever shall conceal him the said Walter Mountague within this Commonwealth, at any time after the said Ten Days, the Estate of such Person so concealing him, shall be sequestred.
Resolved, &c. That all these Votes be forthwith printed and published; and set up in the most publick Places within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof.
The Question being propounded, That Sir Kenelme Digby do depart this Nation, and all the Dominions thereof, within Twenty Days next ensuing: and not to return without particular Leave first had of the Parliament;
And the Question being put, That these Words; viz. "upon Pain of Death, and Confiscation of his real and personal Estate;" be added to the Question;
It passed with the Assirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Kenelme Digby do depart this Nation, and all the Dominions thereof, within Twenty Days next ensuing; and not to return without particular Leave first had of the Parliament; upon Pain of Death, and Confiscation of his Estate real and personal.
Ordered, That this Vote be forthwith printed and published.
Resolved, &c. That the Estate and Estates of all such Person or Persons as shall or do conceal the said Sir John Winter, Mr. Walter Mountague, and Sir Kenelme Digby, or any of them, shall be sequestred.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do take care to give Notice of these several Orders to the said Sir Kenelme Digby, and Mr. Walter Mountague; and to see these Votes printed, and posted up.
Prisoners at Sea.
Ordered, That the Act touching Prisoners at Sea be reported on Tuesday next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Bill for Prisoners be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Report for the Fens be made on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Act for removing Obstructions in the Sale of the Crown Lands be read on Wednesday next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the House doth adjourn itself until
Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.