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, 22 Novembris, 1649.
THE humble Petition of divers Well-affected of the Town of Northampton, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee; to consider thereof, and of the Charter of the said Town; and consider of the Conveniencies and Inconveniencies thereof, in reference to the Commonwealth, as it is now established: With Power to send for Parties; and to hear what shall be propounded to them, for Alteration of the Charter for the Benefit of the Petitioners, so as may stand best with the Government now established, and the Good of the Commonwealth; Viz. unto Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Browne, Mr. Fry, Colonel Rich, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Garland, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Holland, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Fleetwood, Colonel Birch, Mr. Say, Mr. Harbert, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Miles Corbet, Colonel Ven: And all that come to have Voices: And this Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of Clock this Afternoon; and so de die in diem.
Petition from Newcustle.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Common Councilmen, and other well-affected Burgesses of the Town and Council of Newcastle upon Tyne, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Christopher Catchmay Esquire be, and is hereby, nominated and approved of to be High Sheriff of the County of Monmouth: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue forth a Commission to him, under the Great Seal of England, to be High Sheriff accordingly.
The like Order for John Herbert Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Glamorgan.
The like Order for James Phillippes Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Cardigan.
The like Order for Sampson Lort Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Pembroke.
The like Order for Sir Erasmus Phillippes to be Sheriff of the County of Carmarthen.
The like Order for Wm. Watkins Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Brecon.
The like Order for Henry Williams Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Radnor.
Resolved, &c. That John Skinner Esquire be discharged from being High Sheriff for the County of Hereford: And that John James Esquire is hereby nominated and approved of to be High Sheriff of the said County of Hereford: And that the Lords Commissioners, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Edward Wray Esquire be discharged from being High Sheriff of the County of Oxon: And that Mr. Robert Jenkinson be, and is hereby, nominated and approved of to be High Sheriff for the said County of Oxon: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal, &c.
Ordered, That, upon Tuesday Morning next; the Petition of the City of London be read, the first Business.
The Act for the Assessments for the Army, for Six Months, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That the same Rates on every of the Counties, which were in the former Assessment, be continued in this Act, for the first Three Months; and after the same Proportion for the last Three Months.
Relief of Debtors.
Resolved, That the Lord Commissioner Whitelock do report the Act for Relief of the Prisoners, and also touching the Messengers, on Tuesday Morning next, after the City Petition.
Resolved, That the said Bill for the Assessments of the Army be committed to the Committee of the Army: And all that come to have Voices: And that the same be brought in on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That it be referred to that Committee, to consider how those that are beyond the Seas may be double taxed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee to consider how the General Receivers for the Colleges, through the whole Commonwealth, may be brought to give a particular Account touching the College Rents; and how Obstructions in bringing in the same may be removed; and present their Opinions therein to the House.