Die Sabbati, 10 Martii, 1648.
AN Act for altering the Judicial Seal for the Counties
of Carnarvon, Merioneth, and Anglesea, was this
Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
An Act for the Altering the Judicial Seal for the
Counties of Brecknock, Radnor, and Glamorgan, was this
Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Grant to Noble.
Ordered, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds, over-and-above the Sum of Seventy Pounds, formerly bestowed
upon Mr. James Noble, be given, and forthwith paid, out
of Sir Charles Chemish his Fine, unto the said Mr. Noble,
for his former good Service, and great Journies taken by
him, for the Good of the Publick.
Ordered, That the Petition of the late Bailiff, Wardens and Assistants of the Company of Weavers, London,
be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Leave to speak with Prisoner.
Ordered, That Sir William Armyn and Mr. Gurdon
have Leave to speak with Mr. Thomas Cawton, who is
committed for Treason.
Justice of Denbigh, &c.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports the Form of a Patent to John
Bradshawe, Serjeant at Law, of the Office of Justice of
the Counties of Denbigh and Montgomery in Wales, &c.
with the Alterations and Amendments: Which, being
read, were, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England be hereby authorized to pass a Grant
unto Mr. Serjeant Bradshaw, under the Great Seal,
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee of the
Navy, the Want of Stores for setting out the Fleet; and
that, for raising of Money to supply the same, it will be
necessary to pass an Act for Payment of the Seventeen
thousand Five hundred and Five Pounds, charged on the
Customs, to the Judges, &c. to the Use of the Navy,
according to the Order of the Nineteenth of January
last; and to enable the Committee of the Navy to take
up Money upon Credit.
An Act to transfer the Salaries of the Judges, and
others, for the Use of the Navy, was this Day read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy be, and are
hereby, impowered to borrow what Monies they can,
upon the Credit of the said Act, for the better carrying
on the Affairs of the Navy for the future.
Ordered, That the present Commissioners for the Recept of the Excise be continued, with the like Powers as
formerly, until the Four-and-Twentieth of June next,
unless the House shall, in the mean time, take, other
Order, for the better Management thereof.
Ordered, That the Committee of Excise be required to
sit, and take into Consideration some Ways of improving
the Benefit of the Excise, for the Advantage of the Commonwealth, and for the better Regulation of it; and report it to the House: And Commissary General Ireton,
Colonel Rich, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Blakeston, Mr. Dove, Mr. Hum. Edwards, Mr. Feilder, Colonel Harrison, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Peter Temple, Colonel
Wawton, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Hallowes. . . . . . .: And Mr. Miles Corbett is
to have a special Care hereof: And the said Committee
are to consider, with the Commissioners of Excise, and
such Persons as they shall think fit, By what way the Accompts touching the Excise may be passed in the Exchequer; and to report the same to the House on Friday.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of Excise be injoined forthwith to call in all the Arrears of the Excise,
from the several Sub Commissioners in the Country, or
Council of State.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do, upon the
Rising of this House, daily send to the Council of State
such Orders of this House as concern them.
Relief of Debtors, &c.
Mr. Martyn reports an Act for freeing Mens Persons
from Imprisonment, for Debt only, both in England
and Wales; and also for Relief of Creditors and Sureties
for Debt: Which was this Day read the First time; and
laid aside: And
That the Committee appointed to consider of something to be offered to the House, to the Release of poor
Prisoners, be revived; and required to bring in a Bill on
Friday next, touching the Relief and Release of poor
Prisoners for petty Debts: And Colonel Harrison, Alderman Atkyns, Mr. John Corbett, and Mr. Garland, are
added to that Committee: And they are to meet on
Monday in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Act touching
Delinquents do meet in Mr. Speaker's Chamber, as soon
as the House doth rise; and bring in the Act on Monday
Ordered, That the Members of this House, of . . .
several Counties, do present to that Committee the
Names of Gentlemen in the several and respective
Counties, to execute the Powers given, in that Act, to
the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care, that the Saltpetre Works (the Act concerning which determines the Fifteenth of this instant March)
be continued; and to treat with such as they shall think
fit concerning the same: And that the said Council of
State have the same Powers in ordering and managing
the same, as were heretofore placed in the Committee of
Safety, or late Committee at Derby House: And that
Mr. Scott do bring in an Act to that purpose, with all
Ordered, That Mr. Scott do, on Friday next, report to
the House the Bills in his Hands, touching Trade and
Abolishing Deans and Chapters.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act for
abolishing Deans and Chapters is referred, be, and is
hereby, injoined to sit when the House riseth; and bring
in the Act on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Act for settling the Militia of Westminster, be read on Wednesday next.