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, 30 Novembris, 1649.
Learning, &c. in Ireland.
AN Act for the Encouragement and Advancement of Learning, and the true Knowledge and Worship of God, and the Advancement of the Gospel, in Ireland, and for Erecting of Two Colleges in Ireland, for that End, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Weaver, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Challener, Mr. Fry, Earl of Pembrooke, Mr. Holland, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Bond, Colonel Birch, Lord Lisle, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Stephens, Colonel Harrison, Mr. Gurdon, Alderman Hoyle, Mr. Aldworth, Colonel Temple, Colonel Purefoy, Earl of Salisbury, Mr. Clement, Colonel Bossevile, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Pury, Mr. Oldesworth, Colonel Ludlow, Mr. Browne, Colonel Ven, Mr. Scott, Colonel Fenwick, Mr. Anlaby; or any Five of them: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, on Monday in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock; and so de die in diem.
And the more particular Care hereof is referred to Mr. Weaver.
Correspondence with Car. 2.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, That this Council hath several Informations, that many Persons that adhere unto the late King's eldest Son, do continue in this Commonwealth, and hold their Correspondencies with him, and carry on his Designs, and particularly by holding Intelligencies with Persons of his Party in and about London; which may prove of great Danger to the Commonwealth; and therefore do desire the Parliament, to take into their Consideration, and to pass some Law for the Prevention of the Danger which may come thereby, in some such manner as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Council of State, to consider of and present an Act to the House, for the preventing of these Mischiefs: And that they do it with all Speed.
Colonel Marten reports from the Council of State, That the Garison of Liverpoole is in need of Repair; and that Six hundred Pounds will supply it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care to see that Garison repaired.
Colonel Ven reports from the Committee of the Army, Amendments to an Act for the Assessments: Which were read the First and Second time.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Bill, That all those Persons who have left the Commonwealth, and removed themselves beyond the Seas to inhabit, shall be affessed a double Proportion upon their Lands, Stocks, and Chattels, of what others pay for the Lands, Stocks, and Chattels, of the like Values in the Assessment: Which Proviso was read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That the said Proviso be Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the rest of the Amendments and Provisoes in this Bill.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Bill, That no Inhabitant, Merchant, or Trader, within the City of London, shall be exempted from the Payment of this Tax, under any Pretence of Privilege whatsoever: which was this Day read the First time.
And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the said Proviso be rejected.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Bill, That the Doctors resident in the Doctors Commons shall be rated, for their several and respective Chambers in the said Doctors Commons, according to the Proportion of the several Rents of the said Chambers, and not otherwise: Which was this Day read the First time.
And the Question being put, That the said Proviso be read the Second time;
It passed with the Assirmative.
The said Proviso was read the Second time.
And the Question being put, That the said Proviso be Part of the Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
A Proviso being tendered to the said Bill, That the Town of Lynne in Norfolk pay no more than according to that Proportion which the Committee of Lords and Commons, for the eastern Association, ordered that Town should pay, as, by their Order of the Twentieth of November 1645, appeareth, was this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That the said Proviso be part of the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Bond,||Tellers for the Yeas:||17.|
|Colonel Wauton,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Lechmere,||Tellers for the Noes:||20.|
|Colonel Downe,||With the Noes,|
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Mayor of Hull.
Resolved, That this House doth leave it to Mr. Peregrine Pelham, to accept of, or refuse, the Office of Mayor of the Town of Hull, to which he is elected.
Ordered, That all private Business be forborn for one Month now next coming; to the end that the publick Business may be dispatched, and not interrupted.
Resolved, That the House doth adjourn itself till Tuesday next, Eight of Clock.