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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.