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, 17 Octobris, 1649.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to send for the Parties whom it concerneth, and to treat with them about enlarging the publick Passage into Canon Row: With Power, if they see Cause, to agree with the Parties, and buy out their Title, that there may be a convenient Way left there to pass to Westminster Hall, for the Advantage of the Publick: And the said Committee of the Revenue are injoined to meet for that Purpose this Afternoon: And all Parties whom it doth concern, and their Workmen, are required to forbear to proceed any further in the Buildings there, in the mean time.
Sir J. Harrington's Claims.
The humble Petition of Sir James Harrington Knight, a Member of this House, was this Day read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That a Lease be made for Eleven Years, to Sir James Harrington, of certain Lands in the County of Rutland, late belonging to the Duke of Buckingham, Parcel of the Forest of Leefields, disforested by King James, whereof he had formerly a Lease, which expired the Twenty-fifth Day of March last, under the Great Seal of England; in Consideration of the Thousand Pounds, owing to the said Sir James Harrington, upon the Publick Faith; under the yearly Rent of Five Pounds, payable to the State.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal, and Mr. Attorney General, to examine the Debt of One thousand Pounds, mentioned in the said Petition to be due unto Sir James Harrington, upon the Publick Faith: And, if they find the same true, and that the Premises are now let to him by the Committee of Rutland, for the Rent of One hundred and Fifty Pounds for One Year, that then Mr. Attorney General be, and is hereby, required and authorized to prepare a Lease of the said Premises, to be passed under the Great Seal of England, unto the said Sir James Harrington, for the Term of Eleven Years, to commence upon the Twenty-fifth of March last; in consideration of the Sum of One thousand Pounds, so due to him upon the Publick Faith; reserving the yearly Rent of Five Pounds payable to the State: And, upon delivering up his Bills, for the said One thousand Pounds, to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, they are hereby authorized and required to pass the said Lease under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Ordered, by the Parliament, that the Widow Gosse's Business be reported To-morrow Morning.
Mayor of Hull.
A Letter from the Mayor and Aldermen of Hull, from Hull, of 2 Octobris 1649, touching their Election of Mr. Pelham, a Member of this House, Mayor of the said Town, was this Day read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Debate of this Business be taken up on Tuesday next: And that Mr. Pelham do, upon Notice, attend the House at that Time: And that the Town of Hull shall receive no Prejudice hereby, in respect of their Charter or Liberties, for not swearing the new Mayor To-morrow: And that a Letter be sent to the present Mayor, to let him know, that this House doth expect, that he do take care of the Government of the Town, until the new Mayor be sworn.
Recorder of Hull.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be inserted into the Letter, that Mr. Baron Thorpe cannot continue Recorder: And that the Town do proceed to the Election of a new Recorder; wherein they are to have care to chuse such a Person, that hath expressed a constant and publick Affection to the Parliament.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Sir Henry Vane junior do prepare a Letter, containing the Substance of these Votes: And that Mr. Speaker do sign the same accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That George Crompton be made one of the Treasurers in the Act for the Accompts of the Commonwealth, instead of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Crompton: And that Sir James Harrington do bring in an Act for that Purpose.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Act concerning Mr. Weston be reported, the first Business, on Friday next.
Army in Essex.
Colonel Ven reports from the Committee of the Army, according to an Order of the Nineteenth of January last, touching Satisfaction to be given to the Well-affected of the County of Essex, for their Disbursements for Provisions for the Army.
The Question be . . . propounded, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider what Agreements were made by that Committee, or any appointed by them, with the Gentlemen of Essex, touching Provisions for the Army; that, according to the Power to them formerly given, they do see the said Agreements performed accordingly;
The Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider what Agreements were made by that Committee, or any appointed by them, with the Gentlemen of Essex, touching Provisions for the Army; that, according to the Power to them formerly given, they do see the said Agreements performed accordingly.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Business of the Navy and Excise be reported on Friday next.
Ordered, That Mr. James Challoner do make Report of the Northern Business on Tuesday next.
Sir James Harrington reports an Act for making George Crompton one of the Treasurers, in the Act for Taking and Receiving the Accompts of the Commonwealth, in the place of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Crompton.
Which was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Colonel Fleetwood reports from the Committee, the Case of Captain Ralph Grundy.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That a Hundred Pounds be given unto Captain Ralph Grundy, out of Haberdashers Hall, for his present Subsistence: And that the Committee at Haberdashers Hall be authorized and required to give Warrant to the Treasurers for Payment thereof to the said Captain Grundy: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Captain Grundy shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers, for the said Hundred Pounds.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred back to the Committee that brought in this Report, to consider what Reparation is sit to be given to Captain Grundy, in respect of his said Damage, and out of whose Estate; having Respect therein to the States of the Persons who did him the Wrong and Damage: And that Colonel Jones be added to that Committee: And that the Care hereof be especially recommended to Colonel Jones.