Wednesday, the 21st of September, 1653.
Leave of Absence.
RESOLVED, That Captain Neast have Leave to
go into the Country.
Resolved, That Mr. Phesant have Leave to go into
the Country for a Month.
Resolved, That Colonel Kenrick have Leave for a
Fortnight to go into the Country.
Relief of Creditors.
Mr. Anlaby reports further Amendments to the Bill
for Relief of Creditors and poor Prisoners: Which were
twice read: And several of the said Amendments were
put to the Question; and agreed.
Resolved, That the Allowance for the Commissioners
for London be Two-Pence in the Pound.-
The humble Petition of John Bartlett, Citizen and
Stationer of London, was this Day read.-
A Clause was tendered to this Bill, in these Words:
viz. "And it is Enacted, That all Persons that lie in
Prison, or that have done any Wrong by Colour of ShipMoney or by Order of the Council Board, in the Time
of the late King, whatever there hath been recovered,
that their Lands and Estates shall be liable to satisfy the
Persons wronged, with all Damage and Costs, although
the same, or any Part thereof, hath been conveyed away
to their Children, or any others, since the Wrongs
done: Which was twice read.
Resolved, That this Bill be re-committed to the same
Committee: And Mr. Sadler, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper,
Alderman Titchborne, Mr. Broughton, be added to this
Committee, for this Purpose: And the Committee are
to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock in the
Resolved, That a Bill be brought in for Sale of the
Estates of such Persons as have been Delinquents since
the 30th of January 1648; and that there be a Clause
for allowing a Sixth Part to any who shall discover such
Resolved, That it be referred to Mr. St. Nicholas, Mr.
Sadler, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Squib, Colonel James, or
any Two of them, to prepare a Bill to this Purpose: And
to report the same to the House.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Committee for
Inspections of the Treasuries be authorized to give Order
to the Commissioners of Excise, to farm out the Excise
of such Counties of England and Wales, as to the said
Committee shall appear to be most advantageous for the
Commonwealth, and the Ease of the People; to commence the 29th Day of this present September, and continue till the 25th of December next; so as the same be
not at a less Rate than the Excise of such County was
farmed at the last Year.
Colonel Thomlinson reports from the Council of State,
Seven Papers presented to the Council, by Mr. Wm.
Thompson, and Mr. Gilbert Mabbott, on Behalf of the
City of Edenburgh, and Town of Lieth, in Scotland.
Resolved, That these Papers be referred to the Committee for Scotland.
Resolved, That the Bill for Ireland be read the first
Business To-morrow Morning.