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, 9 Octobris, 1650.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That the Thanks of this House be given unto Mr. Strong, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon preached Yesterday at Margarett's, Westminster, being a Day set apart for Publick Thanksgiving: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: And that he have the like Privilege in Printing, as others in like Case have usually had: And that Colonel Feilder do give him the Thanks of this House, accordingly.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Thanks of this House be given unto Mr. Brookes, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon preached Yesterday at Margarett's, Westminster, being a Day set apart for publick Thanksgiving: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: And that he have the like Privilege in Printing, as others in like Case have usually had: And that Colonel Jones do give Mr. Brookes the Thanks of this House accordingly.
The humble Petition of Dame Anne Myldmay, was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Francis Kempe, convicted and condemned for robbing the House of Sir Henry Mildmay, and now in Newgate, be reprieved: And that Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Pardon, in common Form, to be passed under the Great Seal for the said Francis Kempe: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England be, and are hereby, authorized and required to pass the said Pardon, under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.
Pardon of Ashley.
Mr. Attorney General reports from the High Court of Justice, That Captain Henry Ashley, condemned by the said High Court, for Treason, in subscribing an Engagement against the Commonwealth, is, in their Opinion, a fit Subject for the Parliament's Mercy.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Captain Henry Ashley be reprieved: And that Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Pardon, for pardoning the said Captain Henry Ashley: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be, and are hereby, authorized and required to pass the same under the Great Seal of England: And that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex be required to cause Execution to be forborn in the mean time.
Mayor of Wickcome.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, That, for the better settling of the Peace of Wickcome, and the promoting of the Parliament's Interest there, That Stephen Bates, a discreet religious Person, nominated by the Wellaffected of that Town, be appointed Mayor of GreatWickcome for the Year ensuing.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Stephen Bates be, and is hereby, nominated and appointed Mayor of the Town of Wickcome in the County of Buck', for the Year ensuing: And that he shall have and enjoy all Rights, Privileges, and Advantages whatsoever, as any Mayor of the said Town heretofore had, or may have, by Force or Virtue of the Charter of the said Town.
Non-observance of Thanksgiving.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Lord Mayor of London, and the several Militias of London, and Westminster, Southwarke, and the Hamlets of the Tower, do give an exact and speedy Account to the Parliament, of all such Ministers, who did not observe, and yield Obedience to, the Act for appointing the Eighth of October 1650 a Day of Publick Thanksgiving, according to the said Act.
Resolved, &c. and the Parliament doth Declare, That the Vote of the Second of October instant, touching the Admittance of Delinquents to compound, against whom any Information is depending, or Judgment given, or who shall be discovered by Information to any other Person than themselves, doth extend only to the Real Estate: of such Delinquents; and not to any Sum or Sums or Money belonging to any of them, or due by Bond, Statute, Judgment, Mortgage, or other Security; but that the Commissioners, as to such Personal Estate, proceed according to former Rules and Instructions; any thing in the said Vote notwithstanding.
Kinsey's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Richard Kinsey, Vintner, Francis Mathews, Mealman, convicted Prisoners in Newgate, was this Day read.
Mayor of Kendall.
A Letter from Gervas Benson and John Archer, Aldermen of Kendall, dated 28 Septembris 1650, with a Note of the Names of the * *.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the Choice of Anthony Preston to be Mayor of the Burgh of Kirkby Kendall in the County of Westmoreland for the Year now ensuing: And that the said Anthony Preston be authorized and required to execute the Office of Mayor of the said Town; and to exercise all Powers and Authorities, and to enjoy all Profits, Privileges, and Advantages belonging to the Mayor of the said Town: And that the same shall not be any Prejudice or Infringement for the future to the Charter of the said Borough.
Resolved, That all such Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Kirkby Kendall, who have not subscribed the Engagement, according to the Act of Parliament, are discharged and disabled from executing the Place or Office of Alderman, Justice of Peace, or Burgess of the said Town: And that such of the Aldermen and Burgesses of the said Borough as have subscribed the Engagement do proceed to the Election of new Burgesses for the said Town of Kendall, in the place of the Persons so certified to be Delinquents or Non-subscribers.
Resolved, That an Act be brought in, to disable all such Persons as have been Delinquents to keep any School: And Sir James Harrington is to take care of it.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue out Warrants to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, to make Payment forthwith unto the Treasurer of the Corporation for the Poor, in the City of London, of the Sum of One thousand Pounds, appointed to be paid unto the said Treasurer, by an Act, intituled, An Act of the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and the Punishing of Vagrants, and other disorderly Persons, within the City of London, and Liberties thereof: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the Treasurer of the said Corporation shall be their sufficient Discharge for the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of all the Laws now in Force touching the Poor; and to present unto the Parliament such further Act as shall be necessary for setting the Poor on Work, through the whole Commonwealth: Viz. Colonel Morley, Mr. Holland, Sir Henry Mildmay, Major General Harrison, Mr. Attorney, Mr. Salwey, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Lechmere, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Long, Mr. Leman, Mr. Garland, Mr. * Corbett, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Hill, Colonel Jones, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Salwey senior, Mr. Hallowes: And all that come, to have Voices: And that this Committee do meet in Mr. Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and so de die in diem: And the special Care hereof is committed to Mr. Holland, Mr. Ellis, and Mr. Long.
Sale of Manors, &c.
Colonel Harvey reports from the Committee for Obstructions, Amendments to the Act, intituled, An Act for Sale of the Manors of Rectories, and Glebe Lands, late belonging to Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, and Chapters.
Which were Twice read.
The Question being put, That the Proviso, in the Amendments to the Act, "That this Act shall not extend to the Sale of any Parsonage, or Vicarage, or any Barns, Stables, or Out-houses, or to any Orchards, Gardens, Courts, or Yards belonging unto them, or any of them, or unto any Church, or publick Chapel, or any Churchyard, or Ground used for a common Burialplace," do stand in the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir James Harrington,||Tellers for the Yeas:||26.|
|Sir John Hippisley,||With the Yeas,|
|Alderman Pennyngton,||Tellers for the Noes:||23.|
|Sir Thomas Wroth,||With the Noes,|
So it passed with the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Amendments to this Bill, be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, Eight of Clock.