Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 23 Septemb. 1653.
Leave of Absence.
Union with Scotland.
Sale of Forests.
Alderman Titchborne reports from the Committee for the Improvement of the Sale of Forests, That it is the Opinion of the Committee, that the only Way in View for Improvement of the Sale of the Forests to the best Advantage of the Commonwealth, is, by the accepting of the Propositions annexed; viz.
1. THAT the Debt presented in May 1645, to the Committee of the Navy, being Two hundred Seventy-six thousand One hundred Forty-six Pounds, as by their humble Petition is expressed, may be made Publick Faith, upon the Sale of the Forests Lands.
|The First of December next||100,000|
|The First of February next||100,000|
|The First of May next||50,000|
|The First of September next||26,146|
Mr. Strickland reports from the Council of State, The humble Petition of the Officers of the Army, on the Behalf of the Army, and Supernumeraries whose Arrears are comprised within the Security of the late King's Lands, presented to the Council: As also, The humble Petition of the Officers of the Army, to the said Council: Which were both this Day read.
Sale of Forests.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of the Petitions now reported; and, upon hearing the Officers of the Army, to state the Master; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Resolved, That there be a Committee appointed for the better Preservation of the Customs, and preventing the Deceits and Abuses to the State therein; viz. to Mr. Moyer, Alderman Titchborne, Mr. Strickland, Alderman Ireton, Colonel Jones, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Maior, Colonel Clerk, Colonel Mountague, Captain Howard, or any Three of them: And this Committee are to bring in fit Powers to be given to this Committee, upon Debate of the House, To-morrow Morning.