Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, July 11th, 1660.
Privilege-a Person discharged.
ORDERED, That Thomas Blunt, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, upon his humble Submission, and Acknowledgment of his Fault by his humble Petition this Day, in arresting of Walter Curtis, an Officer of this House, belonging to the Serjeant at Arms, be discharged of his Imprisonment.
The humble Petition of the Bailiffs of the Borough of Scarborough, in the County of Yorke, with a Paper dated at the Common Council, holden in the Common Hall of Scarborough the Fourth of April 1660, being a Revocation of the Votes of the Subscribers, formerly given for Mr. Wm. Thompson, were read.
Leave of Absence.
Colonel King reports an Order for getting in the Rents due, and Arrear for the Rectories, lately under the Management of the Trustees, and for gathering and securing this Summer's Tithes: Which was read, and agreed unto, and ordered accordingly; and was as followeth; viz.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament, that the Committee, to whom the Business of Impropriate Rectories is committed, or any Four of them, have Power to appoint such Persons, as they shall think fit, to manage, let, set, and dispose of, all such Rectories, Tithes, Portions of Tithes, and other Profits and Advantages for this present Year, as have been, or lately were, settled, in Sir Henry Holcroft Knight, Sir John Thorowgood, and others, Trustees, appointed for that Purpose by several pretended Acts or Ordinances of Parliament; and to take an Account, how the Issues and Profits of the Premises, vested in the said Trustees have been employed and managed; and also to call to an Account all Collectors, Receivers, and other Officers of the said Revenue; and to send for all Books of Accounts, and all other Books and Writings, needful for the effecting hereof; and to examine, or cause to be examined, their Accounts, and the Monies in their Hands, or in the Hands of any Tenant or others, from whom the same shall appear due; and to cause an exact Account to be made up of all Receipts and Payments; and to allow fitting Salaries to such Persons as shall by them be employed for the carrying on of the said Service; and to examine the Salaries and Allowances, made by the Trustees formerly employed, unto their Clerks, Treasurers, Collectors, Receivers, or other Officers; and to manage the whole Revenue, for the present, so as may be for the best Advantage of the said Service.
Ordered, That the Order for the Payment of Monies to Mr. Alderman Backwell, for the Garison of Dunkirke, be enlarged; that the said Order, together with the Acquittance of the said Alderman Backwell, testifying his Receipt thereof, shall be, to the Commissioners of Excise, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.