Die Martis, 29 Maii, 1649.
Sir P. Temple's Debts.
THE humble Petition of the Creditors of Sir Peter
Temple Knight and Baronet, whose Names are under
the Petition subscribed, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of James Davenport Esquire,
John Plumer, and Edward Smith, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Sir Peter Temple Knight and
Baronet, a Member of this honourable House, and of
Dame Christian his Wife, was also this Day read.
Ordered, That these several Petitions be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee for the Act for Prisoners
and Debtors, where Colonel Rigby hath the Chair; to
examine the whole Business; and to present the State of
it to the House; and if they find Cause, to bring in
particular Acts for Relief to the Petitioners in these particular Cases: And Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Gourdon,
Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Love, Mr. Reynold, Mr. Say, Mr.
Millington, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, are added to that
Committee: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock
this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to bring
in the publick Act To-morrow Morning; and to report
these particular Cases with all Speed.
Winchester, &c. Colleges.
An Act, declaring, That the Act for Abolishing of
Deans and Chapters, &c. doth not extend to the Colleges
of Winchester and Eaton, was this Day read; and, upon
the Question, passed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for regulating the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, to
nominate Visitors for Regulating of the Colleges of Winchester and Eaton.
Turner's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Richard Turner, Maurice
Get. . ., Tempest Milner, and Hannah Wollaston Widow,
be [read] on Saturday next.
An Act for draining the great Level of the Fens, extending itself into the Counties of Northampton, Norfolk,
Suffolk, Lincoln, Cambridge, and Huntington, and the Isle
of Ely, or some of them, was this Day read the Third
time; and, upon the Question, passed: And ordered to
be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the State of the Business touching the Twelve
thousand Acres of Ground, which was to be given to the
late King for draining the great Level, Parcel of the
Ninety-five thousand Acres mentioned in the Act touching the Fens; and report it to the House: And, if they
find a particular Right therein to any particular Person,
or to the Commonwealth, to bring in an Act or Acts
touching the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that was
the Committee for the last Bill for the Fens: And this
Committee have Power to consider of any Matter that
shall be further offered to them, touching this Business,
for the Benefit of the Commonwealth; and report it to
Bishops Lands, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for removing Obstructions
in the Sale of Bishops Lands do meet this Afternoon;
and prepare Instructions and Rules for doubling on Dean
and Chapters Lands, according to former Order; and
report the same to the House To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for removing Obstructions in Sale of Bishops, and Dean and
Chapters Lands, to consider of the State of the Business
touching the Charge of the first Four hundred thousand Pounds charged on the Excise collaterally with
Bishops Lands; and likewise of the second Four hundred
thousand Pounds; and how the Business stands touching
the same, upon the several Ordinances in that Behalf;
and report the same to the House on Friday next.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy be injoined
to give an Account, on Friday Morning next, of their
Proceedings concerning the first Four hundred thousand
Pounds charged collaterally on the Excise, together with
the Bishops Lands; and touching the Receipts of the
Navy and Excise.
Ordered, That Colonel White, Colonel Harrison, Sir
Wm. Massam, Mr. Burrell, Mr. Henry Marten, Mr.
Wilde, Major Salwey, Mr. Pierepoint, Commissary General Irton, Mr. Francis Rous, Mr. Millington, Sir Wm.
Strickland, Mr. Christopher Marten, Mr. Luke Hodges,
Mr. Salwey, senior, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Love, Mr.
Reynolds, Major General Skippon, Mr. Lassells, Sir Edward Bainton, Mr. Apsley, Mr. Leaman, Mr. Purefoy,
Mr. Peter Temple, Mr. Hallowes, be added to the Committee of the Navy: And that the same Persons be added
to the Committee for the Excise.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
removing Obstructions in the Excise, to consider of Six
thousand Pounds, formerly ord. . . . for the Repair of
the Walls and Fortifications of Hull, [whether] it be
discharged from the Excise.
Ordered, That Major Salwey and Mr. Masham be added
to the Committee for Obstructions in Sale of Bishops
Mr. John Corbett reports Amendments to an Act for
Settling of Twenty thousand Pounds per Annum, for
Maintenance of Ministers, which were this Day read;
and assented unto.
And the Act, so amended, being put to the Question,
was ordered to be ingrossed.
Debt to Aldsworth.
Ordered, That the Sequestrators, and the Committees
for Sequestrations, for the County of Wiltes, do, and are
hereby required, out of the Rents, Profits, and Revenues, of the Sequestrations, and the sequestred Estates of
such Persons as are excepted from Composition, or shall
not compound by the Time limited, forthwith pay the
Sum of Five hundred Pounds, due upon Bond, unto
one Mr. Aldsworth (which was borrowed of him towards the Payment of the Charges of a Regiment of
Horse raised under the Command of Colonel Ludlow, for
the Service of the Parliament in the County of Wiltes);
for which Debt Sir John Danvers Knight, and Hugh Audley Esquire, standeth bound, and Sir Edward Hungerford,
Knight deceased, and Sir Nevill Poole, gave Counter
Security to save the said Audley harmless; and the said
Audley, having paid (as he alledgeth) the said Five hundred
Pounds unto him the said Mr. Aldsworth, hath sued the
Executrix of the said Sir Edward Hungerford, and the
said Sir Nevill Poole, to an Outlawry upon the said Counter
Bond: And that the said Committees and Sequestrators
be required forthwith to pay the said Five hundred Pounds,
raised as aforesaid, unto Giles Hungerford Esquire, Brother to the said Sir Edward Hungerford: Who is hereby
authorized to receive the same; and therewith to discharge
the said Bond. And
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Indemnity, to consider of the same Business,
concerning the said Suit; and to proceed therein, as they
shall see Cause. And
It is further Ordered, That Colonel Harrison, Colonel
Fleetwood, Mr. Weston, Mr. Long, Mr. Oldesworth, Mr.
Humphrey Edwards, Mr. Toll, and Sir Gregory Norton,
be added to that Committee: And all that come are to