Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, the 17th of September, 1653.
A BILL for Confirmation of the Sales made of the Estate and Lands of Sir John Stowell Knight of the Bath: Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for Petitions.
Paper from a Person in custody.
Colonel West reports from the Committee for Raising of Money, Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An Act enabling the Commissioners of Parliament for Compounding with Delinquents, to dispose of Two Parts of the Lands and Estates of Recusants, for the Benefit of the Commonwealth, and for the Extirpation of Popish Priests and Jesuits: Which were twice read; and put to the Question, one by one: And the Proviso, contained in the Four last Lines of the Bill, with the Amendments thereunto, in these Words; "Provided that this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend to any Priest attending upon any Extraordinary Ambassador coming into this Commonwealth, so that the said Priest, attending upon such Ambassador, be not an Englishman, or a Person born within this Commonwealth, or any the Territories thereof; and do not exercise his Function in any other Place or Places, than only within the House, or Place of Abode, of such Ambassador, during his Residence within this Commonwealth; and only to the particular Family of such Ambassador;" being read, was, upon the Question, agreed: And the rest of the Amendments were agreed.
The Question being put, That these Words, in the last Proviso save one, viz. "or shall not manifest their Conformity by taking the Oath of Abjuration, within the Time last-mentioned," do stand in the Bill;