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 Veneris, 23 Augusti, 1650.
AN Act for more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and better Maintenance of the Ministers, in the City of Coventry, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Purefoy, Colonel Bossevile, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir John Bourchier, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Strickland, Major General Harrison, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Oldsworth, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Masham, Mr. Garland, Colonel Temple, Colonel Marten, Sir John Travor, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Rous, Mr. Love; or any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet on Tuesday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Door be shut until Twelve of Clock.
Surrender of Duncannon.
A Letter from Bristoll, of the One-and-twentieth of August 1650, from Sir Robert King, with Articles of Agreement concerning the Surrender of Duncannon, were this Day read.
Magazine of Victuals.
Resolved, That Ten thousand Pounds be forthwith provided for a Magazine of Victuals, and laid in Store at Berwick, Carlisle, and such other Places Northwards, as the Council of State shall think fit, to answer all Emergencies, over and above the Provisions that are usually made, and paid for out of the Pay of the Army.
Resolved, That Six thousand Pounds, Part of the said Ten thousand Pounds, be charged upon the Receipt of Haberdashers Hall: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue their Warrants, from time to time, to the Treasurers of the Receipt at Haberdashers Hall, to make Payment thereof as the same shall come in, as the Council of State shall appoint: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of such Person and Persons, as the Council of State shall appoint to receive the same, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Treasurers for the same.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider how the other Four thousand Pounds may be forthwith provided; and where it may be charged; and to make Report thereof to the House with all Speed.
And the special Care hereof is commended to Mr. Scott.
Act to be read.
Resolved, That the Act for Institutions and Inductions be read on This-day-sevennight, the first Business.
Resolved, That the Report of Amendments to the Bill for Maintenance of Ministers in Colchester be reported on This-day-sevennight.
E. of Northampton's Compositions.
Alderman Allen reports from the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, the whole Matter of Fact, concerning the Composition of the Earl of Northampton; viz.
IN Obedience to an Order of 28 Junii 1650, we humbly certify, That we find a Report of the former Commissioners in the Case which we have hereunto annexed: And, as to the Proceeding of this Committee we did, upon the Order of Parliament of 9 Aprilis 1650, peruse the Report of the Sub Committee, drawn up upon the Particular of his Lordship's Estate; and thereupon set the Fine of Twenty-one thousand Four hundred and Fifty-five Pounds Fourteen Shillings at a Third, and allowed Six hundred and Thirty-five Pounds Three Shillings and One Peny for Issues, which left the Fine Twenty thousand Eight hundred and Twenty Pounds Ten Shillings: At which time his Lordship craved Allowance of Two Deeds; the one made in 1629, by his Grandfather and Father, for Payment of Twenty-six thousand Three hundred and Fifty Pounds; which was disallowed; the other made by his Father, in 1635, for the Raising of Twenty thousand Pounds for Portions to his younger Children, after the Payment of the said Debts; which we did allow as to the Portions, for which there was abated Six thousand Six hundred and Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: And the Fine was thereby reduced to Fourteen thousand One hundred and Fifty-three Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence.
The humble Petition of Robert Andrewes Esquire, a Member of this House, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Susan Cade, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of James Earl of Northampton, was this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That the Fine for the Earl of Northampton be Twenty thousand Pounds;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being propounded, That the Fine of the Earl of Northampton be Sixteen thousand Pounds;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Yeas:||18.|
|Sir Miles Livesay,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Gilbert Pickering,||Tellers for the Noes:||21.|
|Colonel Purefoy,||With the Noes,|
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this House doth agree, That the Sum of Fourteen thousand One hundred and Fifty-three Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence be the Fine to be paid by the Earl of Northampton, for his Delinquency.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Commissioners for Compounding, to see the Fine be paid accordingly, by the Times limited in the Rules.
Resolved, That the several Petitions of Robert Andrewes Esquire, and Susan Cade be referred to the Committee of Indemnity; to examine the Truth of the Matter of Fact, and state the Business; and report the same to the House: With Power to this Committee, to send for Witnesses and Persons; and to administer an Oath, as in other Cases they have Power to do.
Resolved, That the Report from Goldsmiths Hall by Colonel Fleetwood be reported on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That Colonel Purefoy do make his Report touching the Business of Money on Tuesday next.
Sir Henry Lingen.
Ordered, That the Report from Goldsmiths Hall touching Sir Henry Lingen be made on Tuesday next.
The House according to former Order adjourned itself unto Tuesday next, Eight of Clock.