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 Jovis, 15 Novembirs, 1649.
COLONEL Ven reports from the Committee to whom the Petition of the Council of Officers of the Army, and the General's Letter, were referred, the Proceedings of that Committee, with the Query of the Proposal from the Council of War unto the Committee, and the Trustees, as a Query, Whether any immediate Tenant shall be admitted to purchase any of the Lands aforesaid, with Debentures, during the Thirty Days allotted for Preemption; with the Answer of the Trustees, Treasurers, and Contractors for Sale of the late King's Lands, That, for aught appeareth unto them by the Act of Parliament for Sale of the said Lands, whereunto he is immediate Tenant, within the Thirty Days limited; and, having so contracted, hath Eight Weeks time for paying his First Moiety of the Purchase Money, and perfecting his Assurance; and hath Liberty, in that time, to defalk so much in assigned Debentures, as the Purchase amounts unto: And that the Committee are of Opinion, That if Sale should be made of the late King's Lands, according to the Opinion delivered in to that Committee by the Trustees, that thereby a greater Benefit will be afforded to the immediate Tenant, and a lesser Benefit to the original Creditor, than is intended them by the Act.
The Question being propounded, That this House doth declare, That if Sale should be made of the late King's Lands, according to the Opinion delivered in to the Committee by the Trustees, that thereby a greater Benefit will be afforded to the immediate Tenant, and a lesser Benefit to the original Creditor, than is intended them by the Act;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And so the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That this House doth declare, That if Sale should be made of the late King's Lands, according to the Opinion delivered in to the Committee by the Trustees, that thereby a greater Benefit will be afforded to the immediate Tenant, and a lesser Benefit to the original Creditor, than is intended them by the Act.
Ordered, That the Speaker do take the Chair Tomorrow at Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Act for a Committee for removing Obstructions in the Sale of the late King's Lands be reported To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that the Business appointed for this Day be then taken into Consideration, in the same Order as they were appointed for this Day.
Claims on Publick Faith.
The humble Petition of divers well-affected People, who were the Presenters of the Petition of the Eighth of May last, for the Money which they had lent upon the Publick Faith, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Remainder of the latter Fifteen thousand Pounds, allotted out of the Thirty thousand Pounds at Weavers Hall, for Payment of such Persons as are in Prison, and did voluntarily, in the Year 1642, contribute Money, Plate, or Horse, with their Furniture and Arms, upon the Propositions, in the Year 1642, and are not able to double; and such other particular Persons as are appointed to have Satisfaction out of those Monies, after those Prisoners, and Persons aforesaid shall be paid, according to the Votes of the Third of October last; shall be disposed of to the Satisfaction of such Persons in the List presented by the Committee, as did voluntarily, in the Year 1642, lend Money, Plate, or Horse with their Furniture, upon the Propositions, in the Year 1642: And that the Persons appointed for the Distribution of the said Fifteen thousand Pounds to the said Prisoners, and Persons aforesaid, shall have Power to distribute the Money to the said Persons in the said List, according to this Vote.
The humble Petition of about Two Thousand Five hundred Persons, contained in the List called Potter's List.
Ordered, That the Reports made from the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, touching Sanderson's and Potter's Lists, be re-committed: And that this Petition be referred to the same Committee; to state the Matter of Fact; and to consider what in Justice may be done towards the Satisfaction of the Persons within both the said Lists, and report it to the House on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and Common Council of the City of London do forthwith take care, effectually and speedily, to bring in the old Arrears of the Fortytwo thousand Pounds.