Die Jovis, 26 Aprilis, 1649.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Council of
State, to consider of the Indentures touching the
Mint; and to present to the House a Master of the Mint.
Officers of Customs.
Resolved, &c. That the several Officers, not named in
the last Model to be Officers for the Custom-house, be
discharged from officiating in the Custom-house: And that
they do forbear to execute the said Offices.
Duchy of Lancaster Debts.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, they calling to them Mr. Attorney General and
Mr. Rigby, to consider together of an Act to enable the
Court of Exchequer to levy the Debts incurred in the
Duchy of Lancaster; and to present the said Act to this
Fee Farm Rents.
Sir Henry Vane senior reports from the Committee
touching Fee Farm Rents, the Opinion of the said Committee, That the Arrears of Fee Farm Rents, due for
the Years 1646, 1647, and 1648, be forthwith levied:
which this House did approve of.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, and Committee of the Revenue, to confer together, concerning the Process that issues out against Recusants Lands; and what Arrears are due from Recusants;
and present their Opinions thereupon, with all Speed, to
Lancaster Justices of Peace.
An Act for constituting Justices of Peace in the County
of Lancaster was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
An Act for settling Twenty thousand Pounds per Annum for Maintenance of preaching Ministers, and other
charitable Uses, was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to the former Committee: And Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Pury, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Whittacre, Colonel Rich, Sir
Wm. Masham, Sir Henry Vane senior, Sir William Brewerton, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Holland, Mr. Rowse, Mr.
Long, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Commissary General
Ireton, Colonel Martyn, Colonel Venn, Colonel Temple,
Mr. Lister, Colonel Stapeley, Mr. Scott, Colonel Boswell,
Mr. Garland, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Dove, Colonel Jones, Mr. Lechmere, Earl of Pembroke, Mr. Masham, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Feilder, Mr. Skynner, Mr.
Gardiner, are added to that Committee: And the said
Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
And the special Care hereof is referred to Mr. Garland,
and Mr. Pury.
Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, to take
Mr. Hartley and Mr. Hake into their Consideration for
Maintenance; and what shall be further offered unto
them, for the Advancement of Arts and Learning.
Grant to the Speaker.
An Act for settling the Rectory or Parsonage House of
Burford in the County of Oxon, and some of the Glebe
Lands, upon William Lenthall Esquire, now Speaker,
and his Heirs, was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to the same Committee to whom the Act for settling Maintenance upon
Preaching Ministers is committed: With Power to consider of the Price, what is fit to be given for the said House
and Lands. And the special Care hereof is referred to
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and allow
of the Sum of Four thousand Five hundred and Eleven
Pounds Seven Shillings and Two-pence, to be a Debt
from the State due unto Colonel Alexander Popham, for
Monies disbursed for the States, as appeareth by Certicate of the Committee of Accompts.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Henry Mildmay,
Colonel Bosvile, Colonel Morley, Sir Peter Wentworth,
Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Gurdon, Mr.
Carew, Colonel Ludlow, Mr. Feilder, Mr. Edwards, or
any Three of them, to consider of the readiest and speediest
way, how this Sum of Four thousand Five hundred and
Eleven Pounds may be paid unto Colonel Alexander
Popham; and to confer with the Committee of the
Revenue for that Purpose.
Relief from Forfeitures.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, to give Power
to the Chancery to relieve such Persons as they shall find
to have been ruined in their Estates, against such Extremities, Forfeitures, and Payments, as are exacted during
the Time of the War, as they shall find agreeable with
Equity: And that Mr. Say do take care to prepare the
same, and bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Proceedings against Lilborne, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do attend the
Council of State, to advise with, and receive Directions
from them, how, and in what Way, the Proceedings shall
be had against Lieutenant Colonel John Lilborne, Mr.
William Walwyn, Mr. Thomas Prince, and Mr. Overton:
And that the Council of State do appoint Counsel to assist
and advise with Mr. Attorney in that Business, and a
Solicitor to prosecute the same.
Ordered, That the Sum of Three thousand Six hundred Pounds, due unto Henry Marten Esquire, a Member
of this House, for Money formerly lent, and long since
payable, be charged upon the Revenue; And that the
Committee of the Revenue be required to take care for
the speedy Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir John Fenwick Knight
and Baronet be read To-morrow Morning, the First
Ordered, That the Three hundred Pounds, paid by
Major George Wither for Interest for the Sum of Seven
hundred Pounds, being the Remainder of a greater Sum
heretofore due to him from the State, which Seven hundred Pounds is charged upon the Excise the Two-and-twentieth of March 1647, together with Interest for the
said Seven hundred Pounds from the Two-and-twentieth
of March 1647, be charged upon Haberdashers Hall, or
out of such Delinquents Estate that he shall discover to
that Committee; or out of such Delinquents Estates as
have compounded under the Value, as he shall discover
to Goldsmiths Hall.
Speaker to sign Letters.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be, and is hereby, authorized and impowered to sign such Letters as are to be sent
into the several Counties, which shall be presented to him
by the Committee of the Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Auditors at Worcester House, to state the Accompts of Colonel Martyn.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Mint, to consider of the List of the Officers for the
Mint, delivered in by Mr. Attorney General; and to
consider, who are fit to be continued in their Offices;
and which are fit to be displaced; and to present their
Opinions therein to the Council of State, for their Approbation.
Suits against Members.
An Act touching the Explaining of the Vote of the
Fourteenth Day of this instant April, giving Licence to
proceed at Law against Members of this House, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the former Committee appointed,
touching Colonel Popham's Business.
Discovery of Forfeitures.
Upon Information made, That there is a great Sum
of Money discovered to have been collected, for the
Effecting of some Design against the Parliament and Commonwealth; whereby the same is become forfeited;
It is Ordered, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Persons, who are the Discoverers thereof,
shall have a full Sixth Part of the said Monies so discovered, for a Recompence for their Pains and Service
therein, in case the same shall appear forfeited or forfeitable to the State; and the Residue of the said Monies
shall be employed for the present Service of Ireland;
And that Mr. Holland and Mr. Scott be impowered and
authorized to take care, and give Order for the Seizing
of the said Money where it shall be discovered to be;
and to secure the same: And that such Guards as they
shall find necessary and require, be injoined to attend
that Service, as they shall appoint.