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 5th of April, 1653.
Ld. Howard's Fine.
THE humble Petition of Edward Lord Howard was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Fine of Ten thousand Pounds, imposed, by Judgment of Parliament, on Edward Lord Howard, be discharged.
Resolved, That Mr. Sedgwick be excused from preaching before the Parliament on Tuesday the 12th of April instant.
Ordered, That Mr. Philip Nye be desired to preach and pray before the Parliament, at Margarett's Church, Westminster, on Tuesday the 12th Day of April next, being a Day set apart for Publick Thanksgiving: And that Mr. Henry Darley do give him Notice thereof.
Col. Gell pardoned.
The humble Petition of John Gell, Colonel, was this Day read
Ordered, That Colonel John Gell be pardoned for all Misprision of Treason, of which he stands convicted by the Judgment of the High Court of Justice, and of and from the Fine for his said Offence: And that Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Pardon for that Purpose, in common Form: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to pass the same under the said Great Seal, accordingly.
Adventurers for Ireland.
Colonel Sidney reports Amendments to the Act for the speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland; and of the Arrears due to the Soldiery; and for the Encouragement of Protestants to plant and inhabit Ireland: Which were twice read.
Ordered, That Colonel Sidney do proceed with his Report on Thursday Morning next, the first Business: And that the Petition of Sir Hardres Waller be then also reported: And that the Petition of the Committee of Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and the Petition of Sir Robert King, be then also read.
Ordered, That the Petition of Colonel John Bradley be also read on Thursday Morning next, and then taken into Consideration.
The humble Petition of the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of Bristoll, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Arrears of the Fee-farm Rent, due to the Commonwealth, out of, and for, the Castle of Bristoll, in the City of Bristoll, be discharged: And that the Committee of the Revenue do discharge the same accordingly.
Resolved, That the Castle of Bristoll be forthwith dismantled; and the Place dis-garisoned: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see it done accordingly.
Resolved, That the Committee of the Revenue do pay One hundred Pounds to the City of Bristoll, in Consideration of the Use of the Castle of Bristoll, and of the Arrears of the Fee-Farm Rent, due to the Purchaser, issuing out of the said Castle.