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 Lunæ, 28 Januarii, 1649.
Sheriff of Leicester.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That Arthur Staveley Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Leicester, have Liberty to go out of the County upon his urgent Affairs, as his Occasions shall require, notwithstanding his being Sheriff.
Sheriff of Wiltes.
Ordered, That the Records which lie in the Room over this House, be removed to the Room where the Records of the Court of Wards now are: And that it be referred to the former Committee, to take Order, That the same be done accordingly: And that the same Committee have Power and Authority to remove the said Records of the Court of Wards to such convenient Place as they shall think sit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider of the Petition of John Gifford Gentleman, and how the Commonwealth may be best secured against the further Consumption of the Woods by reason of his Iron-works, and how the Petitioner may have Relief; and report their Opinions to the House: And that, in the mean time, the Execution of the former Order, as to the Pulling down of the Iron-works of the said Captain Gifford, be suspended, until the Twenty-fifth of March next.
Sheriff of Cornwall.
Resolved, That John Lampen, of Linkenhorne, Esquire, be constituted and appointed to be High Sheriff of the County of Cornwall for this present Year: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal do issue a Commission to him to be High Sheriff of the said County accordingly.
Sheriff of Bucks.
Ordered, That Richard Atkins Esquire, High Sheriff for the County of Bucks, have Liberty to come to London, and to be or reside out of the said County, upon his urgent Affairs, as his Occasions do require, notwithstanding his being Sheriff.
Petition from London.
They were called in: And Mr. Sheriff Pack told Mr. Speaker, That he, and the rest of the Aldermen with him, were commanded by the Lord Mayor and Common Council to present their humble Petition to this honourable House; and their Desire, that it may be received and read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee for Corporations; to take the Particulars of this Petition into Consideration; and to consider how the said Business may be reconciled; and report their Opinions to the House: And Colonel Thompson, Mr. Snelling, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Alderman Pennington, and Colonel Ven, be added to this Committee: And all that come to have Voices.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Sum of Five thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Pounds, to be allowed in the Repairs of the Garison of Barwick, according to the Particulars in the said Paper.
Ordered, That the Sum of Nine hundred and Thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings, which was, by Ordinance of Parliament, appointed to have been paid to Sir Walter Earle, out of the additional Excise for Arms and Land Forces, from the Twenty-fourth of June 1649, to the Twenty-fifth of December 1649, be forthwith paid over unto Tempest Milner Esquire, for the Repair of the Works in the Garison of Berwick, upon Account: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Tempest Milner, for the said Monies, or any Part thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the Commissioners of the Excise, and such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same: And that the said Tempest Milner be authorized and required to pay over the said Nine hundred and thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings to the Mayor of Berwick, for the Uses aforesaid: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mayor of Berwick shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Tempest Milner for the same.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, remaining due from the Lord Pagett upon his Composition, be likewise paid over to the said Tempest Milner, to be by him paid to the Mayor of Berwick, for the Purposes aforesaid: And the like Acquittance and Acquittances, as were formerly ordered for the Nine hundred and Thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Person or Persons who shall pay the same: And that it be referred to the Committee of Haberdashers Hall, to take Order, That the same be done accordingly.
Ordered, That the Remainder of the said Sum of Five thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Pounds, for the Repairs of the Garison of Berwick, over and above the said Sums of Nine hundred and Thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings, and Five hundred Pounds aforesaid, be supplied and made up out of that Twenty thousand Pounds, payable unto the Committee of the Army for the Composition of North Wales.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to issue out their Warrants to the Treasurers at Wars, to make Payment thereof accordingly unto Tempest Milner Esquire: Whose Acquittance and Acquittances to the said Treasurers at War shall be their sufficient Discharge for Payment thereof: And that the same be paid over, by the said Tempest Milner, to the Mayor of Berwick, for the Purposes aforesaid: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mayor of Berwick shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Tempest Milner for the same.
Ordered, That no further Part of the said Twenty thousand Pounds be disposed of, for any other Use or Purposes, until the true State of the Matter of Fact, and of the Persons for whom this Twenty thousand Pounds, or any Part of it, was appointed, be made to the House.
Petition from Berwick.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Compositions with Delinquents in the Four Northern Counties, to take and receive the Profits of the Sequestration of the said Lord Mordington's Estate, until the House take further Order, to the same Uses, to which the same was appointed by former Order.
Gospel in Wales.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Town of Berwick upon Twede do from henceforth hold and enjoy their Privileges and Customs, according to their Charter formerly granted them, until this House shall take further Order; notwithstanding any Act, Ordinance, or Order of Parliament to the contrary.