Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, the 29th of October, 1653.
Advancement of Trade.
MR. Warner reports, from the Committee for Trade, A Bill for the Advancement and Regulating of the Trade of this Commonwealth: Which was now read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.
Isle of Wight.
Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State,
THAT, in this Juncture of Time, it hath been found necessary for the Council of State, upon Advice with the Lord-General, that Yarmouth Town, in the Isle of Wight, be fortified with all convenient Speed; and that the Parliament will be pleased to give Directions accordingly.
That, for the better Defence of the Isle Three Foot Companies, consisting of One hundred Men in each Company, together with Thirty Horse, Two Corporals, an Officer, to receive Cornet's Pay, to command them, may be added to the present Establishment of the Isle: And the Committee of the Army, to issue out their Warrants for Payment, accordingly.
And for further Security of the said Island, that the Governor of the Isle be authorized, by Parliament, to settle and order the Militia of the said Isle, as formerly.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That this House doth agree with this Report: And that it be reported to the Council of State, how this may be done with least Charge to the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That the Governor of the Isle of Wight be, and is hereby, authorized to settle and order the Militia of the said Isle, as formerly.
Writs of Error.
Mr. Broughton reports Amendments to a Bill for reviving an Act for Redress of Delays and Mischiefs arising by Writs of Error in several Cases: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That the First Blank in these Amendments be filled up with the said "Thirtieth Day of April 1653."
Resolved, That the next Blank be filled up with these Words, "Tenth Day of November 1653."
Resolved, That the next Blank be filled up with these Words, "The said Tenth Day of November 1653."
Ordered, That there be these Words added to the Title of this Act, "with some additional Clauses, touching Writs of false Judgment."
The Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Colonel Sydenham,||Tellers for the Yeas:||29.|
|Colonel Bennett,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. St. Nicholas,||Tellers for the Noes:||33.|
|Mr. Moyer,||With the Noes,|
So it passed in the Negative.
Embassy to Sweden.
The House being informed that the Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Lord Ambassador from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England to the Queen of Sweden, was attending the Pleasure of this House;
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do deliver unto the Lord Ambassador Whitelock his Commission, Letters Credential, and Instructions, in order to his Ambassy.
The Lord Ambassador was accordingly called in:
And, being attended by the Serjeant at Arms attending the House, came up to the Clerk's Table:
And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, did deliver unto him his Commission, under the Great Seal of England, Letters Credential to the Queen of Sweden, and his Lordship's Instructions: Which having received, and the Performance of mutual Civilities, departed, attended by the Serjeant at Arms.
Mr. Wingfield reports A Bill for regulating the great Exorbitances of Fees in the Law, and elsewhere: Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for Regulating the Law.
Advance of Money.
Mr. Moyer reports A Bill for continuing the Powers of Commissioners for Compounding, &c. Advance of Money, and for Indemnity: Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That the First Blank be filled up with these Words: viz. "First Day of January 1653."
Resolved, That Samuell Moyer, Arthur Squib, Richard Moore, Josias Berners, Edward Cary, Rice Williams, and John Upton, be Commissioners appointed by this Act: And that the Quorum be Four.
The Question being put, For ingrossing this Bill, so amended;
It passed in the Negative.
And the Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed: And was ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That Colonel West and Mr. Broughton do bring in a Bill, upon Debate of the House, for Settling the Powers touching Indemnity in the several Counties; and to report it to the House before the End of November.
Colonel Danvers reports from the Committee for Prisons and Prisoners, A Bill to enable Robert Peyton, Esquire, and Algernoon Peyton his Brother, to make Sale of Part of their Lands to pay their Debts: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the same Committee for Prisons and Prisoners.
E. of Huntington.
Ordered, That the Bill for the Earl of Huntington be read on Tuesday Morning next.