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, 21 Martii, 1650.
"That the Time for Billet Money is near Expiration: That the Council have written to the Lord General about it; from whom we have received no Return; which we conceive to be by reason of his Indisposition: But the Council, being of Opinion, that the said Billet Money is necessary to be continued for One Month longer, from the time of the End of the former Order, have therefore offered the same to the Consideration of the Parliament, to order the same, if they think fit."
Colonel Purefoy reports Amendments to the Bill for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and the better Maintenance of Ministers, in the City of Coventry: Which were this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Late King's Property, &c.
Propagating the Gospel.
|Sir Arth. Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Yeas:||20.|
|Mr. Scott,||With the Yeas,|
|Earl of Pembroke,||Tellers for the Noes:||24.|
|Mr. Carey,||With the Noes,|
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, to take this Fine for the Composition of John Arundell, of Trerise, Esquire, and Richard Arundell, his Son; so as the same be put in at such usual Days and Times as they use to appoint, for Payment of Fines of Delinquents compounding.
Resolved, That whatsoever Person shall be found guilty of committing any Treason against this Commonwealth, since the First of February 1648; or at any time henceforth, shall not be admitted to any Composition.
Resolved, That such Persons as were in Pendennis Castle at the Time of the Surrender, and are included within those Articles, not being within the last Rule, shall be admitted to Composition at the Rates following; viz. Such Persons as were Members of Parliament, at Two Thirds; and the rest at One Third: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized to admit the Composition of such Persons accordingly; provided they perfect such their Compositions within Three Months.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care for sending away forthwith of all Officers and Soldiers belonging to the Army in Scotland; and for the Punishment of such of them as shall come away from their Colours without Licence.