Die Martis, 4 Septembris, 1649.
Lincolne poor Freemen.
THE humble Petition of divers poor, aged, impotent, and decayed, Freemen of the City of Lincolne,
was this Day read.
Whereas the Founder of Sutton's Hospital, being possessed of a Lease for Term of Years, then in being, of
the Rectory of Glentum in the County of Lincolne, then
belonging to, or Parcel of the Possessions of the late
Dean and Chapter of Lyncolne, did grant and appoint
the same Lease, and the Benefit thereof, to the Mayor
and Corporation of the City of Lincolne, for and to the
Use of Twenty poor Men, Freemen of the said City, to
be nominated by the Mayor and Aldermen of the said
City, from time to time, who were to receive Twelvepence per Week, weekly, out of the same; which Lease
now is expired, or is near Expiration: It is Ordered, by
the Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Trustees for Sale of the Lands of the late Dean and Chapter
be, and are hereby authorized and required to renew the
said former Lease; or, in case the same be expired, to
grant a new Lease of the said Rectory, for the Term of
One-and-forty Years, unto the said Mayor and Corporation of Lyncolne, unto the Use and Uses directed and
appointed by the said Founder; reserving upon the said
Lease, so to be renewed or granted, the former and ancient Rent reserved, with usual Clauses, Covenants, and
Relief of Debtors.
An Act for discharging poor Prisoners, unable to satisfy
their Creditors, was this Day read the Third time: And
some Amendments made at the Table.
A Proviso was tendered, That this Act extend not to
any other Person or Persons than such as are now in
Prison; nor unto any Person or Persons in Prison for any
Cause save for Debt; nor to any Persons who have been
in Arms, or adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, That the last Clause in
the said Proviso; viz. "nor to any Persons who have
been in Arms against the Parliament, &c." do stand;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
Colonel Thompson being in the House when the Question was put; and being withdrawn; was called in; and
required to declare his Vote;
Declared his Vote with the Yeas.
So it passed with the Affirmative.
And the whole Proviso, being put to the Question,
was assented unto.
And the Bill, so amended with the Proviso, was, upon
the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and
The humble Petition of Captain Henry Thorneton, late
Captain in the Parliament's Service, and now close Prisoner in the Fleet, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall: With Power, if they find
Cause, to refer it to the Commissioners at Worcester House,
to state the Petitioner's Accompts: And that the said
Committee do state the Case; and report it to the
Prisoners at Sea.
Sir Henry Myldmay reports from the Council of State,
the Act touching Prisoners taken at Sea.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of
Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Marten, Lord Commissioner Lysle, Sir Henry Myldmay, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Challenor, Mr. Toll, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Venn, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Whittacre, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Edwards, Colonel Bosvile, Mr.
James Challenor, Colonel Rich, Mr. Rawley, Mr. Leman,
Mr. Garland, are added to that Committee, for this Purpose: And all that come to this Committee, for this Purpose, to have Voices: And the Committee are to meet
at the same Place where the Committee of the Navy do
sit, To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon;
and so de die in diem; and report it speedily to the House.
Sir A. Apsley.
Ordered, That Colonel Hutchinson do report from the
Committee of the Navy, the Business touching Sir Allen
Apsley, and the Tenants of Cletheroe, on Thursday Morning; and nothing to intervene.
Sir. J. Mounson.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney do report the Business of
Sir John Mounson, upon Articles, on Friday next.
Earl of Thomond.
Ordered, That Mr. John Goodwyn do make Report of
the Business of the Earl of Thomond on Friday next, the
Ordered, That John Scudamore, of Kynechurch, Esquire,
Bridstock Harford Doctor in Physick, John James Esquire, John Patesalke Esquire, Richard Nicholetts Esquire, John Herring Esquire, and John Flackett senior,
Esquire, be added to the Committee of the County of
Hereford for Sequestrations.
The Act for Relief of Feltmakers and Hatbandmakers
against Aliens and Strangers importing such Wares, to
the Hindrance of the Manufactures, was this Day read
the Third time.