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.
MR. Henry Darley reports from the Council of State, touching the continuing of Billet Money:
"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."
Resolved, That Billet Money be continued for Three Months longer, from the Time of the End of the former Order.
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.
And the Question being put, That the said Bill be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed.
Late King's Property, &c.
Ordered, That the additional Act, for Sale of the late King's Goods, and List of the late King's Servants, be reported on Wednesday next, when Mr. Speaker takes the Chair.
Ordered, That the Bill touching Honours conferred at Oxford be reported on Tuesday next.
Propagating the Gospel.
Ordered, That the Bill for propagating the Gospel be reported on Friday next.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
The Question being put, That Mr. John Arundell, of Trerise, do stand in the Bill, for to have his Land sold;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Fine to be set for the Composition of John Arundell, of Trerise, for his Delinquency, be Ten thousand Pounds;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; That the Fine to be set for the Composition of John Arundell, of Trerise, for his Delinquency, be Ten thousand Pounds;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|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,|
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the Fine to be set for the Composition of John Arundell, of Trerise, Esquire, and of Richard Arundell, his Son, for their Delinquency, be set at Ten thousand Pounds.
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 this Vote be sent to the Commissioners for Goldsmiths Hall: Who are hereby required to take care for the due Observation thereof.
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.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, A Proclamation, commanding all Officers of the Army to attend their Charge, and all Soldiers to repair to their Colours.
Which was this Day read.
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.
Resolved, That the House do proceed on the Debate of the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates, on Tuesday Morning, the first Business.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself until Tuesday Morning, Eight of Clock.