Die Veneris, 3 Augusti, 1649.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee
of Obstructions, for Sale of Deans and Chapters
Lands, or any Three of them, to consider of such Particulars as shall be offered to them, by the Commissioners
appointed for Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen,
and Prince, whereby the Sale of the said Goods is
obstructed; and to consider how the said Obstructions
may be removed; and report their Opinion therein to
the House, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Garland do take care hereof.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Hippesley have Leave to go to
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Ordered, That Sir John Hippesley be admitted to come
in, as a Purchaser of Deans and Chapters Lands, for the
Sum of Thirteen hundred Pounds, by him lent to the
Use of the State: And that he have Interest allowed him
for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent.
per Annum, from the Time of the Loan thereof: And
that he have the like Benefit and Advantage, as any other
Person or Persons, whose Debts are transferred from the
Excise, and Goldsmiths Hall, by the Act for abolishing
of Deans and Chapters, &c. or by any other Act or
Instructions, touching the Sale of the Lands of the said
Deans and Chapters, have, or ought to have: And that if
the said Sir John Hippesley shall double the said Thirteen
hundred Pounds, and Interest, that then he shall have
the like Benefit, as other Persons that come in upon
Doubling: And the Trustees, Contractors, Treasurers,
and Register Accomptant, for Sale of the said Lands,
respectively, are authorized and required to allow of the
said Sum of Thirteen hundred Pounds; and to cast up
the Interest; and to admit him as a Purchaser; and
to contract with the said Sir John Hippesley; and to
make Conveyance or Conveyances upon such Contracts
Admission of a Member.
Ordered, That Colonel Syddenham be admitted into
Mr. Weaver reports Amendments to the Act for
Examination of Witnesses, upon Informations or Articles
exhibited to the Committee of Indemnity, against any
malignant or delinquent Magistrate; and upon Complaints, in other Cases, before the said Justices: Which
were, upon the Question, assented unto.
And the Act, so amended, was, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
An Act for taking the Accompts of the Commissioners
Collectors of the Customs, Collectors Commissioners for
Prize Goods; the Treasurer, Commissioners, and Victuallers for the Navy; the Lieutenant and other Officers of
the Ordnance, and others; was this Day read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed
unto Mr. Marten, Mr. Holland, Mr. Edwards, Mr.
Bond, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Stephens,
Mr. Lister, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Robinson, Colonel
Ven, Colonel Harrison, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Corbett, Lord Howard, Mr. Smith, Mr. Trenchard, Mr.
Burrell, Colonel Rich, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Goodwyn, Alderman Wilson,
Mr. Clement, Mr. Boone, Mr. Leman, Mr. Darley, Mr.
Fell; or any Three of them: And this Committee to
meet in the Treasury Chamber, at Two of the Clock this
And Mr. Fell and Mr. Bond are to take care of it;
and that it be brought in on Monday next.
Taking down late King's Arms.
Ordered, That Mr. Martyn, Mr. Garland, and Mr.
Robinson, do bring in an Act for taking down and Demolishing the Arms of the late King in all publick Places;
and likewise all Statues and Inscriptions.
Probate of Wills, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Stephens do make his Report, from
the Committee touching Probate of Wills, To-morrow
Morning, next after the Business of North Wales.
Ordered, That Mr. Garland do make his Report
concerning Norwich on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Act for the Advance of Trade be
read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Act for Prisoners be made on Monday Morning the first Business.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, the Act
touching Redeeming of Captives be read.
An Act, for receiving and taking the Accompts of the
Commonwealth was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee appointed for the Bill for taking the Accompts
of the Officers of the Navy.
And the special Care hereof is commended to Mr.
Correspondence with Hamborough.
Letters from the Burgimasters and Senators of the
City of Hamborough, written in Latin, and dated 25
Junii 1649, superscribed thus, "Illustrissimis, Excellentissimis, Nobilissimis, ac Magnificis Dominis, Dominis
Celsissimæ Domus Parliamenti in Anglia Ordinibus,
Dominis nostris Observandissimis;" and subscribed thus,
"Illustrissimarum vestrarum Generositatum & Dominatum Observandissimi atque Officiosissimi Proconsules & Senatores Civitatis Hamburgensis;" was this Day read in
Latin; and after Englished by the Clerk.
Ordered, That these Letters be referred to the Council
of State, to prepare a Letter to be sent, by way of Answer
thereunto, from the Parliament, to be signed by Mr.
Speaker; informing them, That this House hath taken
the Letter into Consideration; and likewise to take
notice of the Abuse done, by surprising of some English
Merchants at Hamborough; and desire some Course to
be taken for their Release.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Letters from
the Burgimasters and Senators of the City of Hamborough
be referred to the Committee of the Navy: And all that
come to have Voices to this Purpose: And they are to
report their Opinions to the House: And this Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to know by what authority Monsieur Goman, who desires
a Pass, did come over into this Commonwealth; what
his Business hath been, and is, here; and to give him a
Pass, if they see Cause.