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 23d of September, 1652.
Call of the House.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, was committed, a Proviso to be inserted into the said Bill: Which Proviso was in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it enacted, That if it shall appear to the Commissioners for Compounding, before the Day of 1652, that any of the Persons, whose Names are inserted, and Estates exposed to Sale by this Act, were not, by Authority of Parliament, upon the 1st Day of December 1651, under actual Sequestration, for bearing of Arms against the Parliament, or for assisting or adhering to the Enemies thereof, in the late Wars; or who, having been sequestred, have compounded for their Delinquency, and received a Discharge for the same by any authorized by Parliament thereunto; shall be, and is hereby declared to be, exempted out of this Act to all Intents and Purposes, as if such Person's Name had not been inserted in this Act; any thing to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding: And, upon a Certificate thereof from the said Commissioners to the Trustees and Contractors, in this Act named, the said Trustees and Contractors are hereby required to forbear all Proceedings therein against any such Persons therein by themselves, or any other Officers under them:" Which Proviso was twice read; and, upon the Question agreed unto.
Mr. Garland also reports, from the said Committee, another Proviso; which was Twice read, and was as followeth; viz. "Provided always, and be it Enacted, That such of the Traitors in this Act named, as shall be certified by the Commissioners for Compounding to the Trustees aforesaid, to have committed any Act of Treason or Rebellion since the 30th of January 1648, such Traitor or Traitors shall in no wise have and enjoy any Benefit or Advantage of any Clause for Compounding; but his or their Estates shall be sold as confiscate to the Use of the Commonwealth: any thing in this Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was twice read, and agreed.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Proviso be committed to the Committee to whom the Bill for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason was committed; and brought in To-morrow Morning.