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 Lunæ, 16 Octobris, 1648.
UPON Mr. Swynfen's Report from the Committee appointed to examine, What Damage Mr. Peck has sustained in his Interest in the Iron Works in the Forest of Deane, by any Act done by the Parliament; and of the Opinion of the said Committee, How the same may be satisfied;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That this House doth agree with the said Committee; and do order, That Mr. Peck be satisfied the Sum of Four thousand Two hundred Fourscore-and-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings Four-pence Halfpeny, due to him out of the Iron Works in the Forest of Deane, out of the Two Thirds of the Estates of Sir Thomas Timpley, of Hintlesham in the County of Suffolk, Knight; Sir Francis Mannox, of Gifford's Hall, in Stoke juxta Nayland in the said County, Knight; and Sir Roger Martyn, of Long Melford in the said County, Knight, Recusants, payable to the State, and sequestered for their Recusancy; the same to begin the Eight-andtwentieth Day of September last, and so to continue, until the said Mr. Peck be paid and satisfied the said Sum due unto him, by Receipt of the Two Third Parts of the Rents and Profits of the said Estates: And the Committee for Sequestrations of the said County, and their Treasurers, and the Tenants and Occupiers of the said Lands, are required to take notice hereof, and to pay the Two Thirds of the Rents and Profits of the said Estates, from time to time, as the same shall grow due, to the said Mr. Peck, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, accordingly, until that he or they be fully satisfied the said Sum of Four thousand Two hundred and Eighty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence Half-peny: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Mr. Peck, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge unto the said Committee for Sequestrations, and their Treasurers, and to the Tenants and Occupiers of the said Lands; and to such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same.
Capture of an Irish Ship.
Resolved, &c. That the Captain of the Irish Vessel, and his Company, now Prisoners at Rye, shall have their Liberty, in case he do restore the Two Vessels, Tackle, and Lading, belonging to the Town of Rye, lately taken by him: And Six weeks Time is given for Performance hereof.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Darby House do grant a Commission to Major Gibbon, Governor of Rye, or his Deputy, from time to time, to man, and send forth, such Vessels as he shall think fit, for Taking and Apprehending of Pirates on these Coasts.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be forthwith paid to Michael Cadman, the Master of the Bark that took the Irish Man of War, for his Encouragement, by the Committee of Sussex: And the said Committee are to take notice hereof; and to make Payment of the said Twenty Pounds to the said Michael Cadman, or his Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Michael Cadman, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee, or to such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same.
Debts to Holcrost.
Mr. Pelham reports from the Committee of * * * *, an Ordinance for Payment of several Debts; the one of Eight hundred Pounds, and the other of Two hundred Pounds, and Three hundred Eighty-nine Pounds and Ten Shillings, with Interest and Costs, unto Sir Henry Holcroft, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, out of the sequestered Estate of Sir John Stowell: Which Ordinance was this day read the First time; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Debt to Powell, &c.
Ordered, That the Debt of One Thousand and Fifty Pounds, with Interest, due unto Mr. Powell, and others, be paid out of Sir John Stowell's Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in by Colonel Birch to that Purpose.
Leave of Absence.
Proceedings against Stowell.
Petition of London.
They were called in: And, after a short Preamble made by Sheriff Viner, he delivered his Message; That the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London, commanded him to deliver this their humble Petition: Which he did humbly present; and desired the same might be read;
Ordered, That the said Petition be committed to Mr. Knightley, Mr. Gesson, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Wheeler, Colonel Strode, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Vassall, Colonel Rigby, Colonel Copley, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Tate, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Priestly, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Sheriff Browne, Sir Wm. Lister, the Citizens and Burgesses of the City of London, Sir Robert Harley, Colonel Birch, Alderman Hoyle, Mr. Edward Stephens, Mr. Gott, Sir John Bowser; or any Five of them: And all that will come are to have Voices: The said Committee to have Power to confer with the Common Council of the City of London, or such as they shall appoint, How an Expedient may be found out, for settling Maintenance upon a Preaching Ministry within the said City: And are to consider of the Ordinance touching the late Dean and Chapter of Paul's; and how the same has been discharged; and to find out the Cause, Why the said Churches stand empty, and unserved: With Power also to consider of an Expedient, How a Preaching Ministry may be maintained in all other Cities within the Kingdom. The said Committee is to sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem; and, for what concerns the City of London, to make Report thereof forthwith to the House.
The House has considered of your Petition, and find it a Thing of very great Importance; and have referred the same to a Committee: Who are to sit this Afternoon; and are to confer with you, how an Expedient may be found out, for Maintenance of a Preaching Ministry within the City; and to report the same forthwith.