Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 26th of August, 1652.
ORDERED, That the Articles touching Virginia be read, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The humble Petition of divers Merchants-Adventurers of London, and others, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Business touching Colonel Owen Row is referred, to consider what Monies are behind, and what hath been paid, and out of what Receipts, and upon what Contracts; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament: And that the said Committee be revived: And that Colonel Thompson, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Strickland, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Dove, Mr. Love, be added to that Committee: And that this Committee do meet in the Exchequer-Chamber this Afternoon; and sit de die in diem.
Ordered, That the Report touching Colonel Owen Row be made on Wednesday Sevennight.
Ordered, That on Wednesday next, the Act for Articles be read.
The humble Petition of Major Anthony Morgan was this Day read.
Resolved, That Major Anthony Morgan be, and is hereby declared, capable to serve the Commonwealth in any Office, or Place of publick Trust, notwithstanding the for mer Delinquency of the said Major Anthony Morgan.
The humble Petition of John Clark was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Compounding be enjoined to see, that the Agreement made between the late Committee of Parliament, for Advance of Money, with the Petitioner John Clarke, touching the Discoveries mentioned in this Petition, be performed according to the Orders of that Committee, out of the Monies, which are or shall come in upon the Discoveries which he hath made: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said John Clark shall be a sufficient Discharge therefore.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, to examine the Truth of the Debt claimed by the Petitioner John Clarke; and that they do satisfy so much of the said Debts as shall not be satisfied out of the Monies to be paid to him, upon the former Orders, out of such Discoveries as the said John Clark shall make of Delinquents not pardoned by the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.
Claims on Publick Faith.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, to whom the Business touching the publick Faith is referred, where Colonel Marten hath the Chair, to prepare and bring in an Act for Payment of the Publick Faith, out of such Discoveries, or Concealments, as are not pardoned by the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.
Ordered, That the same Committee have Power to consider how the Monies due upon the Publick Faith may be ascertained; and in what way it is sit to be put for the better ascertaining thereof; and what Time is sit to be fixed, beyond which no publick Faith shall be claimed, that is not so ascertained; and to report their Opinion to the House, either by bringing in an Act to that Purpose, or otherwise; and that the Committee do speed this Report.
The humble Petition of Thomas Poole of Wedsbury, in the County of Stafford, now a Member of the Army, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the additional Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates is committed, to examine whether the Petitioner have a Judgment, as is informed in the Petition, and for how much; and what hath been paid, or satisfied, unto the Petitioner, and what remains unsatisfied; and to bring in a Clause in the said Act, for allowing the same, not exceeding Four hundred Pounds, to the Petitioner, as doubled Monies, in Purchase of such Lands and Estates as shall be exposed to Sale by the said Additional Act.
The humble Petition of Sir John Blagrave Knight was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be committed to the Committee, for enabling Insants to suffer Recoveries, and to hear all Parties concerned; with Power to send for Persons; and to bring in an Act to the Purpose in the Petition desired, if they see Cause: And the special Care thereof is referred to Mr. John Goodwyn.
Earl of Lindsey's Petition.
The humble Petition of Mountague Earl of Lindsey was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Trustees and Contractors for Sale of the Lands of the late King, &c. to examine, and state the Matter of Fact, and certify the Truth thereof to the Parliament.
Grant to White.
The humble Petition of Elizabeth White, Widow, late Wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter White, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds, be settled upon Elizabeth White, late Wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter White, and the Children of the said Lieutenant-Colonel White, in such sort, as the Commissioners of the Parliament for managing the Affairs of Ireland shall think sit, in full of all Demands, claimed by the said Elizabeth, and her said Husband, from the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of Parliament for managing the Affairs of Ireland, and that they be required, to settle Lands of Two hundred Pounds per Ann. upon the said Elizabeth White, and her said Children, according to the former Vote; and put her into Possession, accordingly.
The humble Petition of Captain William Parsons was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, to examine how much of the Debt, formerly ordered to be paid to Captain Wm. Parsons, hath been paid unto him upon the former Orders, and what remains unpaid to him; and that the said Commissioners do give Warrant for Payment of the Remainder out of the Treasury of Goldsmiths-Hall, by Ten Pounds a Week, until the whole Sum be paid: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Captain Wm. Parsons, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the said Money, which he shall so receive, accordingly.
St. John's Petition.
The humble Petition of John St. John of Cold-Overton, in the County of Leicester, Esquire, was this Day read.
The Question being put, That this Petition be referred to a Committee, to examine, and state the Case to the House; and report the same, with their Opinion therein; but this not to stop any Proceeding in Law or Equity;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir James Harrington,||Tellers for the Yeas:||18.|
|Colonel Marten,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir John Danvers,||Tellers for the Noes:||22.|
|Lieut. Gen. Fleetwood,||With the Noes,|
So it passed with the Negative.
The Question being propounded, That it be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to proceed according to Equity in the Case of the Petitioner and Halford, notwithstanding any Outlawries pleaded;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to bring in a Bill for preventing the Mischiefs that accrue to Persons that may be barred from Relief in Equity, by pleading Outlawries.
Ordered, That this be referred to the Committee appointed for receiving Reports from the Committee for considering of the Inconveniences in Proceedings in the Law.