Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, 20th of October, 1653.
Thieves and Highwaymen.
COLONEL Blount reports from the Committee to whom the same was referred, A Bill for the better and more effectual Discovering and Prosecution of Thieves and Highwaymen: Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
A Clause was tendered to this Bill, to authorize Justices of Peace to raise and draw out Horse or Foot, by their Warrant for Watches and Wards, to suppress and apprehend such Persons: Which was read the First time; and, upon the Question, laid aside.
|Colonel Barton,||Tellers for the Yeas:||23.|
|Mr. King,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Jones,||Tellers for the Noes:||48.|
|Colonel Clerk,||With the Noes,|
A Bill, intituled, An Act enabling the Commissioners of Parliament for Compounding with Delinquents, to dispose of Two Parts of the Lands and Estates of Recusants, for the Benefit of the Commonwealth, was this Day read the Third time.
It was afterwards agreed between Sir Sackvile Crow, and the other Lessees, that he might alien his Part: Sir Sackvile Crowe and Mr. Peck make a Bargain, that Mr. Peck shall have Eight hundred Pounds per Annum, out of his Part of the Profits of the Premisses; which comes to Seven thousand Two hundred Pounds: In pursuance of which Bargain,
Sir Sackvile Crow demised the Premisses to Sir Thomas Pelham, Mr. Peck, and others, for Sixteen Years; upon . . . that Mr. Peck should enjoy the Premisses Nine Years, and receive to his own Use Eight hundred Pounds per Annum; and account for the Residue: And in case he were not satisfied the Seven thousand Two hundred Pounds in Nine Years, to hold it over till he were satisfied; and then, and not before, to surrender his Interest.
Embassy to Sweden.
Mr. Strickland reports from the Council of State, The Letters Credential, in Latin and English, to be given to the Lord Ambassador Whitelock, together with the Commission, to be passed under the Great Seal, both in Latin and English: Which were both read and agreed.
Ordered, That this Commission be ingrossed: And that Mr. Speaker do sign the same: And the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal be authorized and required to pass the same under the said Great Seal accordingly.