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 Martis, 11 Decembris, 1649.
Writs of Error.
A Bill for Redress of and Prevention of Mischiess and Delays arising to the People by Writs of Error, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Sir Arth. Hesilrige, Mr. Scott, Mr. Lechmere, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Ashe, Alderman Allen, Mr. Leman, Mr. Ash, Colonel Jones, Mr. James Challoner, Earl of Pembroke, Mr. Weaver, Major Salwey, all the Lawyers of the House; or any Five of them: And the Care of it is committed to Sir Arthur Hesilrige and Mr. Lechmere: With Power to this Committee to present unto the House any other Bill for rectifying any other Proceedings in the Law, for the Good of the People: And this Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And all that come to this Committee are to have Voices.
Resolved, That the Petition of Mr. Weaver, a Member of this House, be referred to that Committee; to take the same into Consideration; and to examine the Truth of it; and to report to the House their Opinion, how the Petitioner may be relieved therein.
A Bill for ordering, managing, and letting, the Estates of Papists and Delinquents sequestred, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. John Ashe, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Dove, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Pury, Mr. Attorney, Mr. Lechmere, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Lislebone Longe, Mr. Bond, Colonel Wayte, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Browne, Sir Henry Mildmay, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel Birch, Mr. Scott, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Leman, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Lister, Alderman Allen, Mr. Masham, Colonel Rich, Mr. Hallowes, Colonel Ven, Sir John Bourchier, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. H. Nevell, Mr. Peter Temple: And all that come to have Voices: And Mr. Trenchard to take care of it: And this Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to state the Case to the House, touching allowing Judgments, Statutes, Mortgages, and Recognizances, to which the Estates of Delinquents, who shall compound, are liable; and report the same to the House.
Ordered, That the Barons of the publick Exchequer have, and are hereby authorized and impowered to use and exercise, in all Cases of Appeal now depending, or which shall depend before them, by Delinquents or others, all such Powers and Authorities as the late Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations had, by any Ordinance of Parliament, in Cases of Appeals.
Major Salwey reports from the Committee to whom the Petition of Aylesbury was referred, touching their Right of Common Pasture Grounds, and how the same may be settled and confirmed to the Inhabitants of the said Borough of Aylesbury:
We find, That the Fine imposed on Sir John Packington, for his Delinquency, is Seven thousand Six hundred Seventy Pounds; whereof he hath paid Three thousand Five hundred Pounds: We further find, That the Estate belonging to the said Sir John Packington, mentioned in the said Order, is of the yearly Value of One hundred Ninety Pounds: Which if it please the House to confer upon the Inhabitants of the Borough of Aylesbury; the Committee think fit to allow unto the said Sir John Packington the Sum of Two thousand Six hundred Seventy Pounds, out of his said Fine: So that there will remain to be paid by Sir John Packington, over and above Three thousand Five hundred Pounds already paid, the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee herein: And that the said Committee do give Order for settling the Estate by Sir John Packington upon the Inhabitants of Aylesbury; and thereupon allow unto him the Sum of Two thousand Six hundred Seventy Pounds, out of his said Fine, in lieu thereof, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General be authorized and required to prepare a Grant of the Estate of Sir John Packington, in the said Order and Report mentioned to be made to the Inhabitants of the Town of Aylesbury, if they shall require it: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to pass the same under the Great Seal of England.
Whereas some Soldiers belonging to several Troops of Horse, now in the Parliament's Service in this Nation, are to be reduced: And to the end such of them as shall engage for Ireland may receive Encouragement and Dispatch: It is Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Accompts of such of the said Soldiers as their several Captains shall, under their respective Hands and Seals, certify to engage for Ireland, be forthwith stated, and Debentures given them, by the Committee of Accompts for the Soldiery, sitting at Worcester House: Who are therein to proceed, in such sort and manner as Accompts were stated, and Debentures given, for those who engaged with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in the late Expedition thither: Which the said Committee are also to do for the Officers and Soldiers of Colonel Henry Cromwell's Regiment, which is also speedily to go over. Provided, That this Priority of stating their Accompts shall be void, and no way advantageous unto any such of the said Soldiery as shall not go to Ireland according to such Engagement.