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 26th of September, 1653.
Leave of Absence.
Committee for Petitions.
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper reports, That he hath acquainted the Lord General with the Offer of this House, touching the Exchange of Hampton Court for Newhall, according to the Order: Who returns his Acknowledgement of the great Respects of the House towards him therein; and his Desires, that the House would proceed to dispose thereof, according to their former Resolution.
Ordered, That the House called Hampton Court, with the Out-houses, and Gardens thereunto belonging, and the little Park wherein it stands, be stayed from Sale, until the Parliament take further Order; and that the Trustees do forbear the Sale thereof, accordingly.
The House, according to former Order, resumed the Debate, upon the Proviso tendered to the Bill for the speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, &c.: And the Proviso, being put to the Question, passed; and was ordered to be part of the Bill.
Another Proviso was tendered unto this Bill, in these Words; "Provided always, That if the Commander in Chief, and the Commissioners of Parliament, in Ireland, shall see it requisite for publick Use, or Advantage to the Commonwealth, to retain any of the Irish in the Provinces of Ulster, Lemster, or Munster, the said Commander in Chief, and Commissioners, or any Two of them, may license any such Person or Persons, to abide and remain in any of the said Provinces, by Writing, under their Hands; and such Person, so licensed, shall incur no Danger or Penalty for abiding and remaining in the said Provinces; notwithstanding any Act, Order, or Ordinance to the Contrary:" Which was read the First time.
Another Clause was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; "And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That, for the better Encouragement to the speedy Plantation of the said Nation of Ireland, it shall and may be lawful to and for every Person and Persons, who have any Estate for his, her, or their own Lives, or for the Life of any other Person or Persons in his own Right, or in the Right of any other in any of the Lands there, to make Leases of the same for the Term of One-andtwenty Years, to a Person or Persons who shall plant upon the same: And that such Lease or Leases, so made, shall be good against him, or those in Reversion or Remainder: any Law or Custom to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was read the First time.
The Question being put, That these Words do stand in the Proviso concerning Gloucester, viz. "according to the Rates set upon those Lands appointed by this Act to be set forth unto the Adventurers for Irish Lands;"
High Court of Justice.
Relief of Creditors.
Mr. Anlaby reports from the Committee for Prisons and Prisoners, Further Amendments to the Bill for Relief of Creditors and Prisoners: Which were twice read, and agreed: And Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.