Wednesday the 3d
of December, 1651.
ORDERED, That Colonel Bennett be added to
the Committee of the Navy.
Bishop's Lands, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. John Stephens be added to the respective Committees of Obstructions for Sale of Bishops
Lands, Dean and Chapters Lands, Crown Lands, and
Ordered, That Colonel Thompson, Colonel Stapley, Mr.
Scott, and Alderman Atkyn, be added to the Committee
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Strickland be added to the
Committee for regulating of the Universities.
An additional Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates
forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, was this
Day read the First time.
And the Question being put, That this Act be now
read a Second time.
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the said additional Act was now read the Second
time, accordingly: And, upon the Question, committed
unto Mr. Garland, Mr. Say, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Solicitor, Sir John Bourchier, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Cawley, Major Marten, Mr. Nevill, Colonel
Morley, Colonel Staply, Colonel Lassells, Colonel Pyne,
Colonel Dove, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Bond, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Arthure Hesilrige, Lord * Grey, Mr. * Ashe,
Mr. Marten, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Westrow, Mr. Attorney
General, Mr. Holland, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Bennet, Lord
General, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Wauton, Mr. Long,
Mr. Lechemere, Serjeant Withrington, Sir John Danvers,
Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Leman, Captain Skinner; and all
that come to have Voices: And this Committee are to
meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in Mr.
Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee to
present to the Parliament, the Names of all such Persons
who are declared, by the Parliament, to be uncapable of
Composition, to be put into this Bill.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Whitehall, to see how the upper Bench may be removed,
and set in some other convenient Place of the Hall;
and how fit a Passage to the Parliament House may be
made: And to take Order for the doing thereof, if they
shall find it may be conveniently done, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Parliament doth allow and approve
of the Accompts of Colonel William Siddenham, amounting to the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Seventyeight Pounds and Six Shillings; the same being stated
according to Ordinance of Parliament, as the same are
stated, drawn up, and certified by the Committees and
Commissioners of the County of Dorsett. And it is
further Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do
issue forth a Debenture unto the said Colonel William
Siddenham, for the same, in pursuance of the Ordinance
of Parliament of the Twenty-fourth of December 1647:
And that the Trustees appointed by Act of Parliament
for Sale of the Honours, Manors, and Lands belonging
to the late King, Queen, and Prince, be and are hereby
authorized and enabled to allow of the said Debenture,
so to be made out by the Committee of the Army, upon
any Purchase made, or to be made, by the said Colonel
Wm. Siddenham, of any the said Lands, in such Manner,
as all other the Debentures of the Officers of the Army
have been allowed of, and accepted upon that Security.