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 Mercurii, 2 Octobris, 1650.
Resolved, That all such Delinquents, whose Compositions having been set, have not paid in all, or any Part thereof, at the times limited; and, for Non-payment have incurred the Penalties formerly imposed; and shall pay in their whole Fines, or such Part thereof, as yet remains unpaid, with Interest for the same, since the time the same should have been paid; viz. All such whose Habitations are within Eighty Miles of London, before the Tenth Day of November next ensuing: And all others at a greater Distance, before the Four-and-twentieth of November aforesaid, shall be discharged from the said Penalties: And the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents are ordered to return to the Parliament, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, the Names of all such Delinquents as shall not, within the respective Days herein before limited, pay in the whole Fine imposed on them, with Interest as aforesaid, in order to the Speedy Sale of their Estates.
Resolved, That, for the enabling such Delinquents to perfect their Compositions, as are willing to compound, the said Commissioners are impowered, if it shall appear to them, that a Delinquent is not able to raise his Fine, without Sale of some Part of his Estate, to give a full Discharge to such reasonable Proportion of the Estate as they shall think fit to give way to the Sale of, towards the Raising of such Fine, as is or shall be imposed; so as the Residue of his Estate shall be liable to make good any Forfeiture which the Delinquent shall incur, by undervaluing any Part of the Estate compounded for; provided Licence be obtained from the said Commissioners, and the Fine paid within the times limited, by means of such Sale.
Resolved, That all such Delinquents, who, upon the Setting of their Fines, have had Savings to certain Parts of their Estates, under several Pretences, that the said Estates were litigious, shall have Liberty to compound for such Part of their Estates so saved or reserved, at the same Rate and Value, that they compounded for the other Part of their Estates, if they shall perfect the same within the times limited; viz. All such Delinquents as are inhabiting within Eighty Miles of London, before the Tenth Day of November next ensuing: And all others further distant, before the Four-and-twentieth Day of November aforesaid: And, in Default thereof, the Estate of any Person or Persons, so saved or reserved, shall be liable to be sold, as the Lands of other Delinquents uncompounded for; unless the Commissioners for Compositions, &c. shall, upon good Cause shewn, give further Time for such Saving or Reservations to continue.
Resolved, That all such Delinquents, whose Compositions have been set, as shall, within the respective times before mentioned, discover to the said Commissioners any Part of their Estate, which, at the Time of their Composition, was undervalued or concealed, and ought to have been compounded for, shall, in such Case, where no Information is depending, or Judgment given, be admitted to compound for such Part of his or their Estate, so undervalued or concealed, as aforesaid, according to the Rates and Proportions at which they did formerly compound; so as they pay in their whole Monies before the Four-and-twentieth Day of November next ensuing: And that all such Delinquents, against whom any Information is depending, or Judgment given, or who shall be discovered by Information of any other Person than themselves, within the times before limited, shall be admitted to compound at the Rates and Proportions following; viz.
Every Person who hath formerly compounded at a Sixth Part, shall pay one full Third Part; and all such who formerly did compound at a Third, shall pay one full Moiety; of what is concealed or undervalued, respectively, according to the present Rules for Compositions; so as the said Persons do pay the whole Fines, to be imposed upon such Omissions or Undervaluations, before the said Four-and-twentieth of November.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for Compounding be impowered and authorized to grant Leases of the Two Third Parts of the Estates of Papists, for the Term of Seven Years, if it shall so long continue in the Hands of the State.
Resolved, That the Four First Resolutions of Parliament be forthwith printed and published: And that it be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, to take care the same be sent to the Sheriffs, in the respective Counties: Who are enjoined and required, immediately after Receipt thereof, to publish the same, or cause them to be published, in all Cities, Boroughs, and Market Towns, and affixed and set up in the Places accustomed.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding; to examine the Matter of Fact, and state the Truth of it, and what the Fine for the Composition will amount unto; and certify the same to the House.
A Pardon for Thirty-two poor Prisoners; in the Gaol of Newgate, being convicted and attainted of several Facts and Offences therein mentioned, under the Hands of the Lord Mayor, Recorder, and divers Aldermen of the City of London, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to pass the said Pardon, under the Great Seal, for the several Persons aforesaid, voted by the Parliament to be inserted into the said Pardon.
Ordered, That a Pardon be prepared by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for Pardoning of Richard Braddocks and John Genoa: And that the same, together with the Certificates of the Judges touching their Crimes and Offences, be presented to the House.