Die Jovis, 16 Augusti, 1649.
ORDERED, That Bartholomew Hall Esquire, Attorney of the Dutchy, be admitted to practise within
the Bar: And that the Lords Commissioners for the
Great Seal, and the Judges of the several Courts, do
take notice hereof; and admit him accordingly.
The Commons of England, assembled in Parliament,
taking into Consideration the many Services done to the
Commonwealth by William Steele, of Grayes Inn, Esquire,
do Order, That the said William Steele be freed from
publick Readings; and be, to all Purposes, capable of
all Privileges, Places, and Employments, as if he had
actually read; and also that the said Mr. Steele have the
Privilege to practise within the Bar.
Ordered, That William Stephens Esquire be, and is
hereby, constituted and appointed Judge of the Admiralty, in the place and stead of Dr. Dorislaus, deceased;
And that Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Patent, in
usual Form, for constituting him Judge of the Admiralty accordingly: And the Lords Commissioners of the
Great Seal are hereby authorized and required to pass the
same under the Great Seal of England.
A Declaration touching the Thanksgiving for the
Victory, by God's Blessing, obtained against the Rebels in
Ireland, and a Narrative of the Particulars touching the
same, were this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do forthwith cause a proportionable Number of
these Declarations to be carried by his Servants, to every
Sheriff of the respective Counties and Cities in England,
Wales, and Town of Berwick: And that such of his Servants as shall be employed therein, shall be allowed Fourpence per Mile for every Mile that they shall ride in the
Execution of this Service.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs of the several Counties,
upon Receipt of a competent Number of the Declarations
and Act for Observation of the Day of Publick Thanksgiving, be required forthwith to disperse the same to the
several Ministers within their respective Counties, to the
end Notice may be given thereof in convenient time.
Col. Alured's Claims.
The humble Petition of Colonel John Alured, one of
the Members of this House, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Two thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced and paid unto Colonel John Alured, upon Account; And that the said Petition be referred to a Committee; to consider how the said Two thousand Pounds
may be speedily advanced and paid accordingly: and to
examine the Residue of the Petition; and to present to
the House some way how further Reparation may be
made unto him for his Losses: Mr. Weaver, Mr. Bond,
Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Garland, Sir Henry Vane junior,
Sir William Strickland, Colonel Jones, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Say, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Challener, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Thomas Challener, Mr. Oldesworth, Sir John
Danvers, Mr. Hallowes, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Henry
Myldmay; or any Three of them: And to sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Officers of the House.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Officers attending
this House be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Seamens Petition be read To-morrow Morning.
Petition from Ld. General, &c.
The House being informed, That divers Officers of
the Army were at the Door, with a Petition;
They were called in; and presented their Petition.
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read;
and was intituled thus: "The humble Petition of his
Excellency the Lord General, and Council of Officers."
Ordered, That the former Committee to whom the
Act touching tender Consciences is committed, do sit
de die in diem; and bring in an Act, on Debate of the
House, upon the First Proposal in the Petition of the
General, and Council of Officers, on Thursday next: And
Mr. Holland and Mr. Weaver are to take care thereof:
And the Committee are to meet this Afternoon, at Four
of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die
in diem: And Mr. Nathanael Bacon and Mr. Rous are
added to that Committee: And all that come shall have
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act for the
general Pardon is committed, be required to meet; and
to bring in an Act upon the Third Proposal in the said
Petition: And that they meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.-
Regulating the Laws.
Ordered, That the Committee touching the Laws,
where the Lord Mounson hath the Chair, do sit this Afternoon; and so de die in diem; and make their Report
to the House with all Speed.-
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do return Thanks
to the Petitioners.
The Officers who presented the Petition, being again
Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, declared
to them, That the House hath considered of the Petition;
and find . ., in the general Scope, tending to the Good
of Religion, and Civil Government: That heretofore
the House hath had, and now hath, divers of these Particulars, so judiciously represented in this Petition under
Consideration; and hath given Order for the expediting
thereof: And that the House hath commanded him to
give Thanks to the Petitioners for their good Affections,
and Care both for Religion and the Commonwealth: And
Mr. Speaker did give the Thanks of the House unto the
Grant to Jones.
Ordered, That the Act of Lieutenant General Jones
be reported To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Certificate of the Committee of the
County of Somersett, touching Colonel John Pyne's Accompts be referred to the Committee of Accompts at
Worcester House: And the said Committee are to examine
and state the said Accompts of the said Colonel John
Pyne, according to the Rules given to them the Twentyeighth of May last; and to give Debenture for what shall
appear to be due to him.
Mr. Blakiston's Claims.
Mr. Holland reports Amendments to an Act for Three
thousand Five hundred Pounds to the Wife and Children
of Mr. John Blakiston: Which were twice read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the