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, 30 Julii, 1650.
Thanks for Sermons.
ORDERED, That the Thanks of this House be given unto Mr. Bridges, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon preached before the Parliament, at Margaret's, Westminster, on Friday last, the Twenty-sixth of this instant July; being a Day of Publick Thanksgiving: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: And that he have the like Privilege in Printing thereof, as others in like Case usually have had.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do give him the Thanks of this House, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given unto Mr. Bond, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon preached before the Parliament, at Margarett's, Westminster, on Friday last, the Twenty-sixth Day of this instant July; being a Day of publick Thanksgiving: And that he be desired to print his Sermon at large, as he intended the same: And that he have the like Privilege in Printing thereof, as others in like Kind usually have had.
Ordered, That Mr. Millington do give him the Thanks of the House, accordingly.
Grant to Bridge.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds per Annum be settled upon Mr. William Bridge, of Yarmouth, during his Life, out of the Impropriations, late Parcel of the Possessions of Bishops, Deans, and Chapters, or that are in the Power of Parliament, appointed for the Maintenance of Preaching Ministers.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for regulating the Universities, to see the same performed, accordingly.
A Bill for Satisfying of the Sum of One thousand Five hundred Eighty-three Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, unto Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, by settling of Deans and Chapters Lands upon the said Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, and his Heirs, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, after some Amendments at the Table, passed.
Ordered, That the Business touching Norwich and Norfolk be taken into Consideration on Thursday-sevennight.
An Act, on the Behalf of the Tenants of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That Major General Skippon make the Report in his Hands, touching the Navy, on Thursday-sevennight.
An Act for enabling the Judges of Assize to hold an Assize at Duresme, on Monday the Twelfth Day of August 1650, was this Day read.
And the Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Bill, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Gervas Scroope, and the Bill for Trade, and the Business touching the Lady Ranalagh, be taken into Consideration To-morrow, when Mr. Speaker takes the Chair.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, a Letter of the Lord Newburg, intercepted; and that the Lord Newburgh hath an Office in Chancery; and to desire the Parliament to declare their Pleasure about it.
A Letter from the Earl of Newburg, of July Fourteenth, 1650, was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the said Office in Chancery, of the Lord Newburg, be sequestred for the publick Use.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, to state the Matter of Fact touching the said Office; and to consider how the Profits may be best received for the publick Use; and report it to the House: And that the Lords Commissioners do nominate a fit Person to receive the Profits of the said Office; and, in the mean time, secure the same, together with such Profits thereof as are in the Hands of any Person to the Use of the Earl of Newburgh, to the Use of the Commonwealth.
Carriages for the Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider what Carriages, and in what manner, are fit to be allowed to every Regiment of Horse.
Trade with Scotland.
Resolved, That the Committee, to whom the Bill inhibiting Trade with Scotland is committed, be injoined to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and report to the House To-morrow Morning: And that Mr. Speaker do take the Chair at Ten a Clock.
Business to be done.
Resolved, That, from and after Wednesday next, all private Business be laid aside for a Fortnight from thence next coming; and that no other Matter be taken into Debate, but Business of Money, and other publick Affairs of the Commonwealth.
Proceedings concerning Ld. Howard.
The humble Petition of John Earl of Rutland, with the Case thereunto annexed, were this Day read.
A Letter from Sir David Cunningham, of 1 Januarii 1649, to the Lord Howard, was this Day read.
A Lease from the Committee for Advance of Money, of the Fourteenth of December 1649, to the Lord Howard, of Walling ford House, was this Day read.
A Writing, under the Hand of the Earl of Rutland, whereby he engaged himself, before the Twenty-fourth of June, to deliver up the Possession of Walling ford House to the Lord Howard; a Letter from the Lord Howard to the Earl of Rutland, of the Eleventh of May, with the Earl of Rutland's Answer thereunto; were this Day read.
An Order for the Lease from the Commissioners for Compounding of Wallingford House, of the Two-andtwentieth of March 1649, for Six Years, from the Expiration of a Lease granted to his Lordship from the Committee for Advance of Money, at One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum; an Order from the Commissioners for Compounding, of the Thirtieth of May 1650; Votes by the Commissioners for Compounding, of the Twentieth of June 1650, That the Lord Howard have a Lease of Wallingford House for Seven Years, from the Twenty-fourth of June instant, for One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum; an Order of the Commissioners for Compounding, of the Twenty-fifth of July 1650, to put the Lord Howard in the Possession of the said House; were all this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That the Parliament doth approve of the Lease made of Wallingford House to the Lord Edward Howard, by the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall.
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the Lease made of Wallingford House to the Lord Edward Howard, by the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to receive such Information as shall be given in against the Lord Edward Howard, from Mr. Thomas Gell; and to examine the Truth thereof: Viz. unto Major General Skippon, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Henry Darley, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Say, Colonel Purefoy, Colonel Downes, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Cowley, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Love, Colonel Birch, Mr. Marten, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr. Nevill, Earl of Pembroke, Colonel Wayt, Mr. Gold, Lord Grey, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Michael Livesey, Colonel Thompson; or any Five of them: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of Clock.
Declarations from Scotland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Declarations from Scotland; and to report to the Parliament, what they think fit to be done therein.