Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 21st of September, 1653.
Leave of Absence.
Relief of Creditors.
A Clause was tendered to this Bill, in these Words: viz. "And it is Enacted, That all Persons that lie in Prison, or that have done any Wrong by Colour of ShipMoney or by Order of the Council Board, in the Time of the late King, whatever there hath been recovered, that their Lands and Estates shall be liable to satisfy the Persons wronged, with all Damage and Costs, although the same, or any Part thereof, hath been conveyed away to their Children, or any others, since the Wrongs done: Which was twice read.
Resolved, That this Bill be re-committed to the same Committee: And Mr. Sadler, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Alderman Titchborne, Mr. Broughton, be added to this Committee, for this Purpose: And the Committee are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock in the usual Place.
Resolved, That a Bill be brought in for Sale of the Estates of such Persons as have been Delinquents since the 30th of January 1648; and that there be a Clause for allowing a Sixth Part to any who shall discover such Person.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Committee for Inspections of the Treasuries be authorized to give Order to the Commissioners of Excise, to farm out the Excise of such Counties of England and Wales, as to the said Committee shall appear to be most advantageous for the Commonwealth, and the Ease of the People; to commence the 29th Day of this present September, and continue till the 25th of December next; so as the same be not at a less Rate than the Excise of such County was farmed at the last Year.
Colonel Thomlinson reports from the Council of State, Seven Papers presented to the Council, by Mr. Wm. Thompson, and Mr. Gilbert Mabbott, on Behalf of the City of Edenburgh, and Town of Lieth, in Scotland.