Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 25th Day of April, 1651.
Earl of Northumberland.
THE humble Petition of Algernon Earl of Northumberland, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee; viz. Unto Alderman Allen, Mr. Long, Mr. Bond, Lord Lisle, Colonel Sydney, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Dove, Mr. Holland, Mr. Solicitor, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Salwey, Colonel Marten, Mr. Ellis, Sir Thomas Jervoice, Mr. Dixwell, Colonel Bossevill, Colonel Lister, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Say, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Trenchard, Earl of Salisbury, Mr. Darley, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Ash, Mr. Garland, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Love, Colonel Stapley, Mr. Edwards, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Smyth, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. * Gurdon, Mr. Morley, Mr. Oldesworth, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Hodges; or any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court; and so de die in diem; and Mr. Solicitor and Mr. John Goodwyn, or one of them, to take care of it; to examine the Matters in this Petition, upon Oath; and to report the Truth of the Business, with their Opinions, to the Parliament: And the Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses.
Resolved, That the Petition of about a Hundred maimed and sick Soldiers be referred to the Committee for maimed Soldiers, to consider of it: With Power to examine the Number of the said maimed and sick Soldiers, who are necessarily to go to the Bath, as they shall be satisfied by the Physicians and Surgeons; and to give them such convenient Allowance as they shall find needful: With Power to issue a Warrant to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, for Payment of such Sum for that Purpose, not exceeding the Sum of Five hundred Pounds: And that the Warrant of the said Committee shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same.
Ordered, That the Bill for better Maintenance of sick and maimed Soldiers be reported on Wednesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Debate touching the Propositions for Ireland be adjourned until Tuesday next.
Ordered, That Mr. Millington's Petition be taken into Consideration next after the Report of the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
Ordered, That the Petition of Mr. Hallowes be then taken into Consideration, next after Mr. Millington's Petition.
Ordered, That the Bill for the due Payment of Tythes be reported on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business, nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Report touching the reforming the Proceedings in Law be proceeded in on Friday Morning next.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of the several Delinquents Estates.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom the said Bill was committed, The humble Petition of Sir Francis Howard, of Corby in the County of Cumberland, Knight; with a Certificate from the Commissioners for Compounding.
Which were this Day read.
The Question being put, That Sir Francis Howard be omitted out of this Bill, for this time;
It passed with the Negative.
Mr. Garland reports from the said Committee, The humble Petition of Cuthbert Collingwood, of Daldon in the County of Duresme, Esquire; together with a Certificate from the Commissioners for Compounding.
Which were this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Cuthbert Collingwood be omitted out of this Bill, for the present.
Mr. Garland reports from the said Committee, The humble Petition of Dame Allice Benyon and George Benyon Esquire, Wife and Son of Sir George Benyon Knight.
Which was this Day read.
Mr. Garland reports from the said Committee, The humble Petition of Wm. Gage, of Framfield in the County of Sussex, Esquire; with a Certificate from * *.
Resolved, That Wm. Gage, of Framfield in the County of Sussex, Esquire, be omitted out of this Bill, for the present.
Ordered, That the House resume the Debate upon the Amendments to this Bill on Tuesday Morning next.
Transactions with Holland.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, The Answer of the publick Minister of Portugall to the final Demands sent to the said publick Minister of Portugall, by the Council of State, 3 Maii, Stilo Novo.
Which Answer was now read.
The Question being put, That this Answer of the publick Minister of Portugall is satisfactory;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Council of State, to demand, from the publick Minister of Portugall, a positive and clear Answer to the Resolution of Parliament last sent unto him by the Council, to be by him returned to the said Council within Three Days after the same shall be so sent unto him: With Power to the said Council, That if the said publick Minister shall come up fully and clearly to the said Resolution of the Parliament, then to settle both the Manner and Time of the Performance: And, if the said publick Minister shall not return such Answer by that Time limited, then to report the same to the Parliament, that such further Order may be by them taken as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be, and are hereby, impowered to issue out their Warrant to the Treasurers at Wars, to pay the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, out of the Monies come in upon the North Wales Compositions, to the Lady * Cullam, late Wise of Colonel Jones, deceased, according to the former Order of Parliament of the Twenty-fifth of June 1650, referring the Consideration thereof to the said Committee.
A Letter from the Lord General, from Edenburgh, of the Eighteenth of April 1651, was this Day read.
The House, according to former Order, dajourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.