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 Sabbati, 23 Martii, 1649.
Attendance of Members.
RESOLVED, That every Member of this House, that doth not attend the Service of the House at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, shall pay Twelvepence to the Poor: And that the Serjeant at Arms be required to collect the same duly of all those Members that shall come after that Time.
Sir Christofer Hatton.
Sir Arthur Haslerigg reports from the Council of State, That it appears by several Letters, that Sir Christofer Hatton, called the Lord Hatton, is beyond the Seas, with the late Queen, and her Son; and is active there against this Commonwealth; and yet enjoys his Estate here according to his Composition.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to examine, upon Oath, the Truth of the Matters contained in the Letters of Mrs. Rebecca Jermin; and the Abuse therein supposed in obtaining the Composition of her Husband; and to certify the House how they shall find the same.
Resolved, That all further Proceedings in the Composition of Mr. Jermin be stayed, until the said Mrs. Jermin shall satisfy the Council of State of the Truth in the several Particulars mentioned in the said Letters.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, to examine the State of the Matter touching the Statutes, and other Incumbrances laid upon the Estate of Mr. Thomas Jermin; whereby the Benefit that should accrue to the Commonwealth hath been taken away; and to do therein as they shall think fit.
"This Committee doth humbly desire the Resolution of the Parliament, Whether the said Lawrence Caldwell the Son shall be admitted to the Possession of the Estate upon a single Composition for his own Delinquency; or, Whether this Committee shall require a double Composition, as for an Estate in Fee, for the Delinquency of the Father and of the Son."
"Ordered, That Sir Arthur Hesilrig be likewise desired to report to the House, Whether such Persons that still continue beyond the Seas, shall be admitted to Composition, and whether the Composition of such Persons, who still remain beyond the Sea, shall stand; they being not admitted to compound, by Order of the House; and to know the Resolution of the House therein."