Monday, the 4th of December, 1654.
Mr. Foxwist reports An Act for the better Regulating and Limiting the Jurisdiction of the High
Court of Chancery: Which was this Day read the First
Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Second time
on this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Bill for Salters-hall be reported on
this Day Sevennight.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Patsall, a Member of Parliament,
have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider how the Office of the Sheriffs and Under-Sheriffs
may be made less burthensome to themselves, or to the
Commonwealth: Viz. To Colonel Morley, Mr. York,
Colonel Fitz-James, Colonel Birch, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Anth.
Ashley Cooper, Mr. Hobert, Mr. Attorney-General, Colonel
Chadwick, Mr. Guyn, Mr. Solicitor-General, Mr. James,
Commissary-General Whaley, Mr. Wakering, Mr. Garland, Mr. Croke, Lieutenant-Colonel Baines, Colonel
Goff, Mr. Turnor, Lord of Salisbury, Mr. Wingate, Lord
Broghill, Colonel Ireland, Mr. Recorder, LieutenantColonel Dawkins, Mr. Hooper, Mr. Mason, Serjeant Glyn,
Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Mr. Long, LieutenantColonel Worsley, Mr. Read, Sir Tho. Honywood, Lord
Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Lechmere, Sir John Hobart, Sir
Ralph Hare, Colonel Wood of Norfolk, Mr. Bond,
Alderman Gibbes, Colonel Madrin, Mr. Vaughan, Mr.
Mathews, Mr. Beaumont, Mr. Raymont: And this
Committee are to meet the first Afternoon the House
doth not sit, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in
the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Turnor reports from the Grand Committee for the
Assessments, Amendments to the Bill for Assessment
for Three Months, at the Rate of Sixty thousand Pounds
by the Month: Which were read the First and Second
ORDERED, That, instead of these Words, "the
County of Stafford, with the City of Lichfield, Eight
hundred Pounds," that it be inserted in the Bill as followeth; viz. "the County of Stafford monthly, Seven
hundred and Eighty-eight Pounds; for the City and County
of the City of Litchfield, monthly, Twelve Pounds."
Ordered, That, instead of the Words "the County of
Worcester, with the City and County of the City of Worcester, One thousand Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings
and Four-pence," these Words be inserted in the Bill;
viz. "for the County of Worcester, One thousand and
Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for the
City and County of the City of Worcester, Fifty-three
Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence."
The said Amendments to the said Bill being put to the
Question, were assented unto.
Ordered, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Business reported from the Committee of the whole House, touching the Merchants of
the Intercourse, be referred to a Committee: Viz. To
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Turnor, Mr. Charles Lloyd, Colonel
Goff, Mr. Secretary Thurlo, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Birch,
Mr. Bulkley, Colonel Jephson, Colonel Morley, Mr. Pury,
Mr. Warcup, Mr. George Lilburne, Sir Richard Onslow,
Mr. Richard Jones, Colonel Ireland, Captain Stone, Mr.
Downing, Mr. Hoskins, Colonel Ceely, Colonel Shuttleworth, Lord Eures, Mr. Grove, Mr. Beake: And are to
meet To-morrow Afternoon, at One of the Clock, in the
House late the Lords House: With Power to send for
Persons, Papers; and to state the Business; and report
it, with their Opinion, to the House.