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, 7 Martii, 1650.
THE Lord Commissioner Whitlock reports An Act, and a Declaration, setting forth the Grounds and Reasons for setting apart Thursday the Thirteenth Day of March instant, for a Day of Publick Fasting and Elumiliation within the Cities of London and Westminster, and within the late Lines of Communication; and also, for setting apart Wednesday the Second Day of April 1651, for Publick Fasting and Humiliation throughout the Residue of this whole Commonwealth.
Ordered, That Alderman Atkins be desired to acquaint the Lord Mayor of London with the Act and Declaration for setting apart Thursday the Thirteenth of March instant, for a Day of Publick Fasting and Humiliation: And that the Lord Mayor do take care, that the said Act and Declaration be forthwith disposed to the Ministers of the several Parishes, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and late Lines of Communication; that the said Day may be strictly and religiously observed accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care that the said Act and Declaration be forthwith sent to the several Sheriffs of the respective Counties within this Commonwealth, to the end the same may be published and dispersed to the Ministers of the several Parishes, and strictly and religiously observed accordingly.
Duty on Coals.
A Bill for laying an Imposition upon Coals, towards the Building and Maintaining of Ships, for guarding the Seas, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Navy: And all that come to have Voices, as to this Business.
THE Commissioners for Compositious do humbly present to the Parliament the Case of several Persons, who have Petitions depending before them for their Resolutions; and a further Direction for proceeding thereupon: Which are as followeth;
"A, being a Delinquent, petitions to compound; and Path a Fine imposed; and, before the Payment of any hart thereof, dies, being seised as Tenant for Life only in his Estate. The Person next in Reversion or Remainder, being no Delinquent, petitions to have the Estate discharged without paying of the Fine."
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the Navy; to examine the Matter of Fact thereupon; and state it, and report it, to the Parliament, together with their Opinion therein; and to take into Consideration, how, or in what Manner, they may be impowered to sue for the Recovery of their own Right, and defend themselves; and to report their Opinion therein to the House: With Power to the said Committee, to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses.