Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 23d December, 1656.
Earl of Carlisle's Petition.
MAJOR-General Haines reports Amendments to the Bill for the Confirmation of an Improvement lately made by the Earl of Carlisle, in certain Lands in Nazing, in the County of Essex, for settling the same upon him, and upon his Tenants respectively: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Isle of Ely.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports Amendments to the Bill for Grant and Confirmation of the Liberties and Privileges within the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge: Which were twice read; and agreed.
Leave of Absence.
Grant to Gen. Monck.
Corn and Meal.
Resolved, That the Lord Eure, who presented this Petition to the House, do acquaint his Countrymen of the North Riding of York, That the House doth well accept of their good Affections, expressed in their Petition.
The Question being put, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that the Two thousand Three hundred Twenty-five Pounds, charged upon the Temple, and Inhabitants there, be forthwith assessed, and paid, or levied by Distress upon such as shall refuse to pay the same; in regard the Acts for Assessments expressly say, That no privileged Place, or Person, shall be exempted from Payment of the Assessments;
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That so much of the Two thousand Five hundred and Seventeen Pounds Nine Shillings, as was charged upon the said Offices, and Officers, be paid by, or levied upon, such Officers as have not been assessed in some other Place, where they lived, and did and ought to pay for their said Offices; as also, what hath been charged upon the Houses where the said Offices were kept; and, that the Remainder of the said Sum of 2,517£. 9s. together with the 12,330£. 18s. abated by the Commissioners, as aforesaid, be forthwith re-assessed upon the said City, according as the Acts for Assessments do direct.
The Question being propounded, to agree with the Committee, that the 6,685£. 9s. 4d. alleged to be discharged by the Act of Oblivion, be remitted, and the said City discharged therefrom; provided, That the Remainder of the said Arrear be paid in to the Treasurers at War, on or before the Day of;
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that the Six thousand Six hundred Eighty-five Pounds Nine Shillings Four Pence, alleged to be discharged by the Act of Oblivion, be remitted, and the said City discharged therefrom; provided, that the Remainder of the said Arrear be paid in to the Treasurers at War, on or before the 25th of March next.
Union with Scotland.
Union with Ireland.
E. of Derbie's Estate.
Ordered, That Mr. Drake, Colonel Grosvenor, Lord Cleypoole, Lord Richard Cromwell, Colonel Fitz-James, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Dickenson, be added to the Committee for the Petition for the Earl of Derbie's Bill.
Petition from London, &c.
|Mr. Barkley,||Tellers for the Noes:||74.|
|Mr. Barrington,||With the Noes,|
|Colonel Sidenham,||Tellers for the Yeas:||108.|
|Colonel Clerk,||With the Yeas,|
|Lord President,||Tellers for the Yeas:||91.|
|Lord Strickland,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Berkley,||Tellers for the Noes:||90.|
|Mr. Attorney-General,||With the Noes,|
And they were called in; and being come to the Bar, Mr. Joshua Sprigge presented a Petition: Which was received; and, when the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of divers peaceable and well-affected Persons in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, in Behalf of themselves, and many others."