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, 13 Decembris, 1649.
THE House, according to former Order, was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Business of the Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Stephens took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Stephens reports from the Grand Committee, That the Grand Committee desire Leave, that a Report may be made from that Committee To-morrow Morning, as soon as Mr. Speaker takes the Chair, how far they have proceeded in the Business of the Excise: And that the Committee have adjourned till Tuesday Morning, Eight of Clock; and desire the Leave of the House therein.
Resolved, That Mr. Stephens do make Report from the Grand Committee To-morrow Morning, as soon as Mr. Speaker takes the Chair.
Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on Tuesday next, upon the Business of the Excise: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, That they take Consideration of the Wood called CanWood, in the County of Hereford; and likewise of the other Wood in Kent, Parcel of the late Dean and Chapters Lands; and report the State of the Business to the House.
Ordered, That the Sale, and all further Proceedings thereupon, and likewise the Cutting down of the said Woods, or any of them, be stayed, until this House take further Order: And the Trustees and Contractors for Sale of Dean and Chapters Lands, and all others whom it concerns, are to take notice hereof.