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 19th of September, 1653.
ORDERED, That Power be given to such Persons as shall be named by the Committee for inspecting the Treasuries, &c. to examine what Fines have been received by the Sub-Commissioners, and Farmers of the Excise, in the respective Counties, and that an Act be brought in for that Purpose, by the Committee for Inspections, &c.
Countess of Ancram's Pension.
Colonel Rous reports from the Committee for Petitions, The humble Petition of the Lady Anne Countess of Ancram: Which was now read, together with the Opinion of this Committee; That, in Consideration of the Pension allowed by the late Parliament, which a Stop hath been made of, as to the Payment of the Pensions, something may be allowed her, for her present Subsistence, until the Parliament can be in better Condition to take her Petition into further Consideration.
Resolved, That a Pension of Five Pounds by the Week be charged on Goldsmiths-Hall and Haberdashers-Hall, and either of them, to be paid to the Lady Anne Countess of Ancram, until the House take further Order: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurers of those Receipts, and either of them, to make Payment of the said Pension weekly, from time to time, unto the said Lady Anne Countess of Ancram, or her Assigns: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lany Anne Countess of Ancram, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers, and either of them, for the same.
Ly. Burlace's Pension.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Pension of Four Pounds a Week, with the Arrears thereof, formerly granted by Order of the 24th of August 1653, to the Lady Alice Burlace, out of the Receipts of HaberdashersHall, be charged upon Goldsmiths-Hall and HaberdashersHall, and either of them: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurers of those Receipts, and either of them, to make Payment thereof, from time to time, to the said Lady Alice Burlace, or her Assigns, according to the Intent of that Order: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Alice Burlace, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers, and either of them, for the same.
Probate of Wills.
|Colonel Rous,||Tellers for the Yeas:||25.|
|Colonel Clerk,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Kenrick,||Tellers for the Noes:||39.|
|Major Saunders,||With the Noes,|
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for inspecting the Treasuries, to consider and examine what Monies belonging to the Commonwealth are in the Hands of Clerks, or others, belonging, or late belonging, to the Prerogative Court; and report the same to the House.
Claims on Publick Faith.
The humble Petition of some Few in Behalf of Themselves, and about Fifteen hundred inhabiting in and about London, for about Forty thousand Pounds, due unto them, upon the Publick Faith: Which was this Day read.
Petition from Chester.
Colonel Rous likewise reports from the Committee of Petitions, The humble Petition and Representation of many of the well-affected Inhabitants within the County of Chester, in the Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Faithful, in this Commonwealth: As also, The humble Petition of divers well-affected in the City of Chester: Which were this Day read.