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, 7 Decembris, 1649.
THE Act for an Assessment, for Six Months, from the Twenty-fifth of December 1649, for Maintenance of the Forces raised by Authority of Parliament, for the Service of England and Ireland, at the Rate of Ninety thousand Pounds Per mensem, for the Three first Months, and at the Rate of Sixty thousand Pounds for the last Three Months, was this Day read the Third time; and some Amendments made at the Table.
A Proviso was tendered, in Parchment, to the said Act, That if any of the Commissioners in the Act, or any other Person or Persons, shall obstruct the making a Pound Rate in the several Counties and Cities; then the Commissioners, or any Three of them, to rectify the same; and to certisy, under their Hands, every such Neglect to the Committee of the Army: And thereupon that Committee to have Power to impose Fines on such Persons obstructing, not exceeding One hundred Pounds: Which was this Day read the First time.
Commissioners Names were tendered, in Parchment, to be added to the said Act for the County of Radnor; viz. Peter Price Esquire, John Dancy Esquire, and Richard King Gentleman: Which were this Day read; and, upon the Question assented unto; and ordered to be inserted into the Bill.
Commissioners Names were tendered, in Parchment, to be added in the said Act for the City of Liechfield; viz. the Bailiffs of the City for the Time being, Mr. Saxon, Mr. Mynors, Mr. Mott: Which were this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be inserted into the Bill.
Commissioners Names were tendered, in Parchment, to be added to the same Act, for the Town and County of Hull; viz. Robert Overton, Colonel John Anlaby Esquire, Lieutenant Colonel Ealmon, Mr. Launcelott Rooper, Mr. Maccabeus Hollys, Mr. Cuthberd Priestwood, Mr. Richard Wood, Mr. John Rogers, Mr. James Shepard, Mr. Lawrence Scortreth, Mr. John Harrison, Mr. John Gayton of Kirk Elvelah, Gentleman, Mr. William Cissen, Mr. Francis Duick, Mr. John Bacchus: Which was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be inserted into the Bill.
Commissioners Names were tendered, in Parchment, to be added in the said Act, for the County of Somerset; viz. Roger Hill, of Taunton, Gentleman, Peter Roynon Esquire, John Turbervill Esquire, George Millard Gentleman, Stephen Haskett Gentleman, Henry Plumtey Gentleman, Thomas Mead Gentleman, the Mayor of Wiltes for the Time being, Edward Thuerston Gentleman, Robert Morgan Gentleman, George Stidman Gentleman, Lisleborne Long Esquire: Which were this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be inserted into the said Bill.
A Proviso was tendered, in Parchment, to the said Act, 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: Which was this Day read the First time.
|Colonel Harrison,||Tellers for the Noes:||28.|
|Colonel Purefoy,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Thomas Challener,||Tellers for the Yeas:||25.|
|Colonel Birch,||With the Yeas,|
The Question being propounded, That Thirty Pounds for the first Three Months be taken off in this Assessment, from Coventry, and laid upon the County of Warwick; and that Twenty Pounds for the last Three Months be taken off in this Assessment from Coventry, and laid upon the said County of Warwick;
Resolved, That the several and respective Sums charged on the several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places, in this present Act, shall not be taken for the future in Precedent against any of them.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do cause a competent Number of the Acts of Assessments to be printed, and sent down into the several Counties, for the speedy putting the said Act in Execution.
Resolved, That the Committee for the Army be required to prepare Letters, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent down into the several Counties, to the respective Commissioners for Assessments, for the better and more speedy putting the Act in Execution: And that Mr. Speaker be authorized to sign the said Letters, so prepared, accordingly.