House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 1 August 1650

Pages 450-451

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, 1 Augusti, 1650.


Conspiracy discovered.

SIR Henry Mildmay reports from the Council of State, as followeth:

"That the Council having had Discovery made unto them by the Examination of some who are now in Custody, and by other concurrent Intelligence, of a Design ready to break out, which would have been of imminent Danger to the Parliament, and all that adhere to them, if not timely prevented, many being engaged therein, the Discovery being from such as were engaged in the Design; the Council did thereupon order a Search for, and Seizure upon, the Horses in the City, and Parts adjacent, to prevent Use to be made of them by those who were in this Design; which, as we are informed, was near breaking out; but, as we hope, may hereby be broken."

Resolved, That this House doth approve of what the Council of State have done in this Business, and what hath been done by the several Militias, and all other Officers and Persons employed in Seizing and Securing of Horses, in pursuance of their Order.

Trade with Scotland.

Mr. Corbett reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Act for prohibiting Trade and Commerce with Scotland: Which were twice read; and, upon the Debate, recommitted to Lord Commissioner Lisle and Mr. Corbett: Who are to withdraw, and to bring in the same forthwith.

Fee-farm Rents.

An Act for the further Explanation of the former Act intituled, An Act for Sale of Fee-farm Rents belonging to the Commonwealth of England, formerly payable to the Crown of England, Duchy of Lancaster, and Duchy of Cornwall, was this Day read the First and Second time, and, upon the Question, committed.

Resolved, That this Act be referred to the Committee of the Army: And all that come to have Voices, as to this Bill.

Resolved, That the Rate for the Sale of the Fee-farm Rents, &c. be not under Eight Years Purchase, and so proportionably for Reversions upon Lives or Years.

Door shut.

Resolved, That the Door be shut until Twelve of Clock.

Delinquents Estates.

An Act concerning Mortgages, Extents, and other Incumbrances, upon Delinquents Estates, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published

Resolved, That the Time for delivering in the Particular mentioned in this Bill, be, the Thirtieth of August 1650.


The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill of Trade.

The Question being propounded, That these Words, in the Tenth Article in this Bill; viz. "and no other Order or Ordinances, made or executed in place of them by any of the said Companies, before they be first perused and allowed by the Parliament, or Council of State;" do stand in this Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, That Jeremy Blackman be one of the Commissioners in this Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That Mr. Thomas Boone be one of the Commissioners in this Act.

The said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed: And

It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published.