Die Martis, 16 Januarii, 1648.
ORDERED, That on Thursday Morning next, the
Ordinances touching Colonel Rainborow, his Wife,
and Children, be read.
Resolved, &c. That the next Hilary Term be adjourned until Crastino Purificationis next: And that an
Ordinance be brought in to that Purpose.
An Act for Adjourning of Hilary Term next, from the
Return of Octabis Hil. until Crastino Purificationis next,
was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed
and published: And that the Members of this House do
take care for speedy sending it down to the Sheriffs of
the respective Counties within the Kingdom of England,
and Dominion of Wales.
An Act for Regulating of the Officers of the Customhouse and Navy was this Day read the Third time.
And, after the Reading thereof, several Amendments
were offered at the Table: Which Amendments were
thrice read: And the said Amendments, being put to the
Question, were assented unto.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do indorse
this Act in manner following; viz. "Decimo sexto Januarii
1648; read the Third time; and, upon the Question,
Resolved, That it be Enacted for a Law, and have the
Force of a Law."
Ordered, That the Title to be prefixed to the said Act
shall be in these Words; viz. "An Act of the Commons, in Parliament assembled, touching the Regulating
of the Officers of the Navy and Customs."
Ordered, That the Act, intituled, An Act of the Commons, in Parliament assembled, touching the Regulating
of the Officers of the Navy and Customs, be forthwith
printed and published.
Ordered, That Colonel Walton do make his Report
touching the Navy, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Gray, Mr.
Holland, Mr. Love, and Mr. Allen, or any Two of them,
to present to the House the Names of such Persons as
they shall think fit, for taking an Inventory, and for preserving all the Goods in all the King's several Houses.
An Ordinance to be brought in to that Purpose.