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, 27 Novembris, 1650.
Parliaments and Elections.
Relief of Tenants.
"That, in Discharge of the Trust committed to the Council, and for the Preservation of the Peace and Safety of some Garisons within this Nation, they have given Order to the Governors for the removing out of their Garisons some Ministers, who, by their refusing to subscribe the Engagement, and disowning the present Government, are of ill Example to others: Notwithstanding which Removal, the Council finds, that a full Remedy is not given to that Evil; the Parties sent out of Garisons, settling their Abodes very near to their former Stations; by reason of which, Opportunity is given to the People of those Places to resort to the said Ministers, to the further Strengthening of their Discontents and Dissatisfaction: That it be therefore ordered to the Parliament's Consideration, for Prevention of the Prejudice and Evils which otherwise may happen, to give such a general Rule, for the Removing of the Ministers forth of Garisons, Cities, and great Towns, who shall, upon further Tender, refuse to acknowledge the Government, by Subscribing of the Engagement, to such Distance from the same, and for such Time, as to their Judgments shall seem meet."
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Council of State be authorized and required to remove out of all Garisons, Cities, Market Towns, and great Towns, all such Ministers, who shall, upon further Tender, refuse to acknowledge the present Government of this Commonwealth, by Subscribing of the Engagement, to such Distance from the same, and for such Time, as they shall think meet.
Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, to state the Accompts of the Printers for the Parliament; according to the Order made Yesterday; Viz. unto Mr. Bond, Mr. Fell, Colonel Jones, Mr. Browne, Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Holland, Mr. Whittacres, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Birch, Colonel Marten, Mr. Strickland, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Garland, Colonel Wauton; or any Three of them; Who are to meet Tomorrow in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And it is ordered, That the Accompts and Writings in the Hand of Colonel Jones, touching Mr. Husbands, be delivered over to the said Committee.