Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 11th of January, 1652.
New Translation of the Bible.
RESOLVED, That Mr. Scott do bring in a Bill for a New Translation of the Bible out of the original Languages: And that he present the Names of Persons fit to be employed in that Service to the House, for their Consideration.
Treaty with Portugall.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the Parliament, That he hath subscribed the Preliminary Articles of the Treaty with the Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Portugall; and caused the same to be sealed with the Seal of the Parliament, according to the Order of the House.
Ordered, That Colonel Marten do bring in the Bill for Satisfaction of the Publick Faith, by Sale of such Cathedrals as are fit to be taken down, and otherwise, on Friday next; and nothing to intervene.
Prices of Coals.
Alderman Atkin reports a Certificate, from the Court of Aldermen in Guildhall, dated, Monday, Januarii 3, 1652, touching the Prices of Coals, made according to an Order of Parliament of the 10th of December 1652: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor, and the several Courts of Sessions of the Peace for London and Middlesex, at their next Sitting; and that they be impowered to give in Charge to the Grand Jury, to inquire, what is a fit and indifferent Price for Sea-Coals; and, upon their Presentment, to set such Rate and Price as they shall think fit, both within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Liberties thereof, the Borough of Southwark, and County of Middlesex: And that all Woodmongers, Coal Merchants, and others, that sell either in Gross, or by Retale, within the said Cities, and Liberties thereof, the Borough of Southwark, and County aforesaid, be enjoined to sell the Coals, in their Possession, not exceeding the Rate and Price which shall be so set, accordingly: And that the Lord Mayor, and Justices of Peace, within the said Cities and Liberties thereof, and Boroughs and Counties aforesaid, respectively, do take care, that this Order be duly observed, and put in Execution with all possible Speed, for the Advantage and Relief of the Poor.
Probates of Wills, &c.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the House do take into Consideration the Certificate of the Trustees for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, the first Business.