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, 16 Novembris, 1649.
THE House this Day, according to former Order, was resolved into a Grand Committee, touching the Grand Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Stephens took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Stephens reported from the Grand Committee, That the said Committee hath adjourned itself till Wednesday next, at Eight of the Clock in the Morning.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on Wednesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
A Letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from Rosse, of the Twenty-fifth of October 1649, together with the Transactions and Articles touching the Surrender of Rosse, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter, with the Transactions and Articles, be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to send over Boots, Stocking, and Shoes, and all other Necessaries desired by the Lord Lieutenant, with all Expedition, for the Supplies of the Army in Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred unto Colonel Harrison and Mr. Herbert, to consider how the Arrears due to Colonel Horton may be satisfied to his Son; and present their Opinion to the House.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Assessment for the Army, be read on Tuesday next.
Vancouter's, &c. Petition.
Major General Skippon reports from the Court of Admiralty, the State of the Business, upon the Petition of Abraham Vancouter and Adrian Hendrix, Merchants of the Intercourse; with the Opinion of the Court of Admiralty thereupon, after Examination of the Business.
Ordered, That the said Business be committed to the Committee of the Navy; to hear and determine the same; or otherwise to certify their Opinions therein to the House.
Mr. Holland reports from the Council of State, an Act impowering the said Council to administer an Oath unto the Jury, for the Making of Two Standard Pieces of Gold and Silver, to be approved of by this House: The Copy of which Oath followeth, in hæc verba;
"You shall swear that, according to your best Skill and Judgments, you shall make Two Standard Trial Pieces, the one Piece in Gold, commixed in Proportion of Twenty-two Carrets of fine Gold, and Two Carrets of Allay in the Pound Weight Troy of England, of such Quantity as in your Discretions you shall think fit, for the Making of Four Standard Trial Pieces of the Commonwealth's Money of Gold, to be made in England; and One Piece of Silver, commixed in Proportion of Eleven Ounces Two-peny Weight of sine Silver, and Eighteen-peny Weight of Copper in the Pound Weight Troy of England, of such Quantity as in your Diseretions you shall think fit, for the Making of the Standard Trial Pieces of the Commonwealth's Monies of Silver, to be made in England; the said Standard Pieces to be indented and printed according to the Pleasure of the Parliament, declared in the present Indentures, between the Keepers of the Liberty of England, by Authority of Parliament, and Aaron Guardon Master Worker of the said Monies."
Which said Act was this Day read; and upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Act for the reduced Officers be read on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the House doth adjourn itself until Tuesday Morning, Eight of Clock.