Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 15th of August, 1653.
Losses by Fire.
COLONEL Rous reports from the Committee for Petitions, the humble Petitions of divers distressed Families in the Parish of Sepulchres, London.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Long-Sutton, in the County of Lyncoln:
The humble Petition of the poor distressed Inhabitants of the Town of Bungay in Suffolk:
The humble Petition of the poor distressed Inhabitants of the Parish of Wallington in the County of Hertford:
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Newmarket in the County of Suffolk, for some Relief for several great Losses by Fire, together with the several Sums certified, and the Counties and Cities: Which the Committee have set out, wherein the Contributions may be collected respectively.
The Question being put, That the House doth agree with the Committee in this Report;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Colonel Clerk,||Tellers for the Yeas:||41.|
|Captain Cust,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel West,||Tellers for the Noes:||32.|
|Colonel Blunt,||With the Noes,|
So it was Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in this Report.
Resolved, That several Patents be prepared for the several Collections in the respective Counties and Cities, according to this Report: Viz.
For the Relief of divers distressed Families in the Parish of Sepulchres, London; for a Collection in the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, and Kent.
For Relief of the Inhabitants of Long Sutton, in the County of Lincoln; for a Collection in the Counties of Lincoln, Norfolk, Cambridge, and York; and in the Cities, of York, Norwich, London, and Westminster.
For Relief of the poor distressed Inhabitants of the Town of Bungay in Suffolk; for a Collection in the Counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Kent, Middlesex; the Cities of London and Westminster; the Counties of Sussex, Hartford, Cambridg, Lincoln, Bedford, Stafford, Derby, Northampton, Nottingham, Leicester, Huntington, and Rutland:
For the Relief of the Poor distressed Inhabitants of the Parish of Wallington in the County of Hertford, for a Collection in the Counties of Hertford, Bedford, Buck', Berks, Southampton, and Oxford:
For Relief of the Inhabitants of Newmarkett, in the County of Suffolk, for a Collection in the Counties of Lincoln, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridg, York, and in the Cities of York, Norwich, London, and Westminster: 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: And that the Committee who made this Report, be authorized and impowered to set down what Fees shall be taken for the Passing of the said Patents, for easing the Charge of the Petitioners; and that no other Fees be taken for the same.
Resolved, That the Direction in the said Patent be, "To the Overseers of the Poor, to make the several Collections."
Resolved, That the Time of the Continuance of the said Patents shall be, the Space of Six Months, and no longer, from the Time of passing the said respective Patents.
Resolved, That the Report touching Sir John Stowell, be taken into Consideration on Friday next.
The humble Petition of Robert Stansby, of Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk, Clerk, in Behalf of EmanuellCollege in Cambridge, the Towns of Preston and Lavenham, in the said County of Suffolk; and also in his own Behalf; was this Day read.
A Bill, intituled, An Act for Disappropriating of the Rectory Appropriate of Preston, in the County of Suffolk; and for the Union and Consolidation of the said Rectory, and of the Vicarage of the Church of Preston aforesaid; and for assuring the Advowson and Right of Patronage of the same unto the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Emanuell-college in Cambridge, and to their Successors for ever; was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for Tythes to prepare a Bill to be brought into the House, so as the charitable Intention may be preserved; and present it to the House.
Major-General Desborow reports from the Council of State, The humble Petition of some of the Inhabitants of Gloucestershire, concerning the Planting of English Tobacco: Which was this Day read.
Petition from Bristoll.
Mr. Warner reports from the Committee for Trade and Corporations, The humble Petition of the Society of Merchants-Adventurers, and other the Inhabitants, Tradesmen, of all Sorts, within the City of Bristoll: Which was also this Day read.
He also reports, A Certificate from the Mayor of the City of Bristoll, dated the 13th Day of July 1653: Which was also read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That there be an Inquiry into this Riot mentioned in this Certificate, according to Law.
Resolved, That Three-pence upon every Pound of Tobacco planted in the County of Gloucester, shall be paid by the Planters to the Use of the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That the Planters of English Tobacco in Gloucestershire shall enjoy the English Tobacco by them planted this Year only, without Interruption or Molestation: And that Captain Crofts do bring in an Act to this Purpose.