Thursday, 21st July, 1653.
A BILL for compelling the late Farmers of the
Customs, and their Under-Sharers, to pay their
proportionable Shares and Parts of the Composition of
One hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, formerly paid
in to the Use of the Commonwealth, by some of the said
Farmers, was this Day read the First time.
Advancement of Learning.
Sir Wm. Roberts reports, from the Committee, The
Names of Members of the House, to be of the Committee for Advancement of Learning, and receiving all
Propositions tending thereunto: Which were, upon the
Question, agreed unto; viz. Mr. Strickland, Mr. Sadler,
Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Wingfield, Dr. Goddard, Colonel
Barton, Mr. Spence, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Colonel
Sidenham, Alderman Titchborne, Colonel Mountagu, Mr.
Lockart, Sir Robert King, Colonel Blunt.
Resolved, That the Quorum of this Committee be Five.
Resolved, That Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. John St. Nicholas,
Colonel Mathewes, Captain Cust, be added to this
Committee: Who are to meet in the Duchy-Chamber
this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Army, to prepare a Bill, containing such Powers as are
necessary to be given to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Business touching Hospitals be
referred to the Committee for the Poor.
Propagating the Gospel.
The Question being propounded, That it be referred to
a Committee, to consider of removing all Laws and Ordinances, that are Hindrance to the Progress of the Gospel;
And the Question being put; That this Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being now put; It was
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the removing all Laws and Ordinances, which
are Hindrances to the Progress of the Gospel; and to
report the same to the House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Probate of Wills.
Ordered, That the Quorum of the Commissioners for
Probate of Wills, be Three; and that Mr. Sadler do
bring in an Act to that Purpose To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Law, do take into
Consideration the Business concerning Probate of Wills
Ordered, That no Person, or Printer, do print or publish
any Acts, Orders, or Proceedings of the Parliament, unless
the same be first licensed under the Hand of the Clerk of
the Parliament to be printed by such Person.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, for settling the
Powers of the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy
in the former Act, upon the Commissioners now acting,
together . . the Persons added by the Parliament, without the Restriction to the Quorum mentioned in the
former Act; and that Mr. Broughton do bring in an Act
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty
and Navy do set down the whole State of the Office of