Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 17th of August, 1659.
Trin. Col. Cambridge.
Ordered, That Dr. John Wilkins be, and is hereby, constituted and appointed Master of Trinity College in Cambridge, with all the Rights, Privileges, Profits, and Appurtenances thereunto belonging, to hold the said Mastership to him the said Dr. John Wilkins in as large and ample Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as any Master of the said College might and ought lawfully to hold and enjoy the same: And that, upon the said Dr. Wilkins taking the Engagement, Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Patent for passing the said Place to him accordingly: And that Mr. Speaker do sign a Docket for passing the said Patent under the Great Seal; and that the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal do pass the same under the Great Seal, accordingly.
Physician to Ely-House, &c.
The humble Petitions of several Persons, whose Names are subscribed, on the Behalf of themselves, and many others, who have made Discoveries of Concealments due unto, and unjustly detained from, the Commonwealth, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of Inspections do bring in a Bill for Sale of all the Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Goods, Chattels, and personal Estate, of Richard Best, one of the Farmers of the Excise, for Satisfaction of the Monies due by him to the State.
House to sit.
Wednesday, in the Afternoon, 17th August, 1659.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee of Inspections to state the Accompts of the Commissioners for the Customs and Excise, as to their Receipts and Disbursements and to Monies retained in their Hands for Salary, and otherwise; and present their Opinion therein to this House, what is fit to be done therein: And that Mr. Richard Darley and Mr. Dormer be added to the Committee for Inspections, as to this Business.
Duty on Wines, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for Inspection do prepare and bring in the Bill or Bills for settling the Excise and Customs in the Way it now is, on Monday Morning next, to continue for such time as this House shall think fit.
Taverns, Inns, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for Inspections do prepare and bring in a Letter, to be directed to the Justices of Peace, and Clerk of the Peace, in the respective Counties, to certify the Number of Taverns, Inns, and Alehouses, in the respective Counties; and what was spent in them, respectively, the last Year: The said Letter to be approved of by this House, and signed by the Speaker.
Union with Scotland.
Whereas it was ordered, That the House should have been resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Union of Scotland with England, To-morrow Morning; It is Ordered, That it be put off until Friday Morning: And that, on Friday Morning next, the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon that Business: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.