Die Veneris, 7 Septembris, 1649.
ORDERED, That the Lords Commissioners for the
Great Seal of England be authorized and required to
insert in every Commission which shall be by them issued,
grounded upon the Statute of charitable Uses, a Clause,
authorizing the Commissioners in the said several Commissions, to examine what Sum and Sums of Money
have been collected by any Person or Persons upon the
Act of Parliament, made in the Seventeenth Year of the
late King, intituled, An Act for a speedy Contribution
and Loan towards the Relief of his Majesty's distressed
Subjects of the Kingdom of Ireland, or upon any other
Act or Ordinance of Parliament, towards the Relief of
the Protestants in Ireland: And that the said Commissioners have the like Power and Authority to proceed by
Inquisition of Juries, to examine and make Decrees therein against such Collector, or other Person, his and their
Executors and Administrators, for Payment of all such
Sum and Sums of Money to the Treasurers of Christ
Church, formerly appointed by Parliament for Contributions for the Protestants driven out of Ireland; and to
be distributed, by the Committees appointed by the Parliament for that Purpose, for the Uses appointed by the
said several Acts and Ordinances of Parliament, in like
Sort, as by the Act of Parliament they are enabled to
do, for all Monies given to any charitable Use or Uses,
mentioned in the Act of Parliament of 43 Eliz. touching
charitable Uses: And that the said Lords Commissioners
of the Great Seal of England have like Power and Authority to proceed in all and every Case, concerning such
Sum and Sums of Money so collected upon the Acts or
Ordinances asoresaid, as by the said Act of 43 Eliz. the
Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of
England, for the Time being, have Power to do.
Earl of Denbigh's Claims.
Colonel Purefoy reports from the Committee to whom
Colonel Marten's Business was referred, That there is
Arrears of the Pension of Six hundred Sixty-six Pounds
Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per Annum, due to
Basill Earl of Denbigh, the Sum of Five thousand Six
hundred Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Fourpence for Eight Years, ending at Michaelmas 1648, and
the Sum of Seventeen hundred Seventy-four Pounds, in
Arrear of his Entertainment of Six Pounds per diem, due
to him as Extraordinary Ambassador to the State of Venice,
ending the Fifteenth of April 1642: And whereas there is
further demanded for Reportation One thousand Pounds,
and for Intelligence a greater Sum: It is the Opinion of
the Committee, That the former Two Sums, making, in
toto, Seven thousand Four hundred Forty Pounds Thirteen
Shillings and Four-pence, be made up into the entire Sum
of Nine thousand Pounds, to be charged on the Proceed
of the Sale of the King's Goods.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That the
Sum of Seventeen hundred Seventy-four Pounds be paid
to the Earl of Denbigh.
Ordered, That the said Sum of Seventeen hundred
Seventy-four Pounds be charged upon the Publick Revenue: And that the Committee of the Revenue be authorized and required to make Payment of the said Seventeen hundred Seventy-four Pounds unto the said Earl of
Denbigh, or his Assigns: And that the Acquittance and
Acquittances of the said Basil Earl of Denbigh, or his
Assigns, for the said Seventeen hundred Seventy-four
Pounds, or any Part thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge
to the said Committee of Revenue, and to the Receiver
General of the Publick Revenue; or such other Person
and Persons as shall make Payment thereof.
An Act, with further Instructions to the Treasurers,
Trustees, Contractors, Registers, Surveyors, and other
Persons, employed in the Sale of the Honours, Manors,
and Lands, belonging to the late King, Queen, and
Prince, was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being propounded, That the last
Clause in the said Act; viz. "That all Honours, Manors,
and Royalties, &c.;" be Committed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the Remainder of the said Bill was, upon the
Question, committed unto the Committee of Obstructions
for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands: And all that
come to have Voices, as to this Business.
And Mr. Allen is to take care of it.
An Act, That the Committee named in an Act of the
Twentieth of June 1649, for removing Obstructions in
the Sale of the Lands of the Deans, Dean and Chapters,
&c. was this Day read the First and Second time; and,
upon the Question, committed to the same Committee.
Prisoners in the Tower.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, That it
is the Opinion of that Council, That Mr. Walwyn, Mr.
Overton, and Mr. Prince, now Prisoners in the Tower
of London, have the Liberty of the Tower allowed unto
Ordered, That Mr. Walwyn, Mr. Overton, and Mr.
Prince, now Prisoners in the Tower of London, have the
Liberty of the Tower allowed unto them.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Miners be
made on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Fens be
made on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That those Business that were appointed for
this Day, be heard on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Norwich be
heard on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Guernsey be
made on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Bill for the Captives be read on
The humble Petition of the wounded, maimed, and
sick Soldiers, in the Savoy Hospital, and at Ely House,
was this Day read.
Whereas the Sum of Eleven hundred Pounds was heretofore ordered to be paid for Satisfaction of Arrears, to the
wounded, maimed, and sick Soldiers, and charged upon
the Treasurers at Guildhall: It is now Ordered, That the
said Sum of Eleven hundred Pounds be paid out of the
Sequestrations of Goldsmiths Hall, or out of the Sequestrations of Guildhall, which shall first happen: And that the
same be disposed of according to the former Order: And
that the said former Order be vacated.
Reduced Officers, &c.
The humble Petition of several reduced Officers, and
others, whose Names are hereunto subscribed, was this
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; to consider of this Petition;
and present their Opinion to this House therein; and
what is fit to be done upon it, for the Petitioners
Ordered, That the Petition of the Officers formerly of
the Garison of Plymouth, be referred to the Committee
of Goldsmiths Hall; to consider thereof; and to present
their Opinions to this House therein; and what is fit to
.. done upon it, for Satisfaction of the Petitioners.
Ordered, That the Petition of Edward Walford Gentleman be referred unto Colonel Rich, Mr. Allen, Mr. Millington, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Holland, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Say,
Captain Smyth, or any Five of them; to examine whether
the Tenement over the Gate of Worcester House, do belong to the Commonwealth: And if, upon Examination,
it appears to belong to the State; that then the Petitioner
have the same conserred upon him.
Grant to Bennett.
Ordered, That Thomazsine Bennett Widow have Eight
Shillings per Week paid her, from the Time of the
Death of her Husband: And that the Committee for
maimed Soldiers be authorized and required to order the
Payment thereof accordingly, out of the Eleven hundred
Six Pounds, deducting what she hath already received;
and to continue the Payment thereof for the future.
Ordered, That the Report touching Garbling be made
on Wednesday next.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adjourn itself
until Tuesday next, Eight of Clock.