Die Jovis, 13 Septembris, 1649.
THE humble Petition of Colonel William Purefoy,
a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.
Ordered, That, in respect of the great Losses of Colonel
Wm. Purefoy, in the Burning of Part of his House by
Prince Rupert and Prince Maurice, and otherwise, the
said Colonel William Purefoy have the Sum of One
thousand Pounds, out of the real and personal Estate of
such Delinquents who have not compounded at a true
Value, as he shall discover to the Committee at Goldsmiths
Hall; as also out of the real and personal Estate of
such concealed Delinquents, as he shall make Discovery
of to the Committee of Haberdashers Hall: And the
said Committees respectively are to proceed upon such
Discoveries, and to make Payment, out of the same, of the
said One thousand Pounds to the said Colonel Purefoy
accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of
the said Colonel William Purefoy, or his Assigns, for the
said One thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, shall be
a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers of the said Committees, and either of them; and to such other Person
and Persons as shall pay the same.
The humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Mitton, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That all Process issued out for Payment of
the Sum of One thousand Pounds, or thereabouts, charged
upon Colonel Thomas Mitton for the Wardship of Colonel
Pope, and all Proceedings thereupon, be stayed, until this
House take further Order: And that the Barons of the
Exchequer, Sheriffs of the several Counties, and all
Officers and Ministers of the Court of Exchequer, are to
take notice hereof; and to stay Process accordingly.
The Question being propounded, That the Sum of
Two thousand Pounds be paid unto Colonel Thomas
Mitton, upon Account;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to take Consideration of the Petition of Colonel
Thomas Mitton; and to state the Business; and report it
to the House.
Grant to Ly. Beamont.
Ordered, That the Sum of Twenty Shillings per Week
be allowed and paid unto Dame Mary Beamont Widow,
late Wife of Sir Jeremiah Beamont Knight, deceased, for
her present Maintenance and Subsistence, until this House
take further Order: And that the same be charged upon
Haberdashers Hall: And the Committee at Haberdashers
Hall, and their Treasurers, are hereby authorized and
required to make Payment thereof accordingly.
Winchester City Officers.
An Act for constituting and appointing Edmond Riggs
Mayor of the City of Winchester, and Mr. William Howard, John Woodman, and John Complyn, Aldermen of
the said City, and John Cook and John Hildersley Esquires,
Thomas Riggs Gentleman, Thomas Muspratt, Edward
Hooker, Anthony Yarden, and John Campion, Benchers
of the same City, was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the County Troop, within the County of
Oxon, under the Command of Captain Smith, ..... and
be continued for Six Months, under the Commission and
Command of the General, as formerly: And that the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to
issue Warrants unto Mr. Appletree and Mr. Draper,
Two of the Committee of the County of Oxon, for the
Receiving of the Profits of the said Sequestrations within
that County, for Payment of the said Troop, during the
Time aforesaid: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Thomas Appletree and William Draper
shall be a sufficient Discharge unto such Person and Persons as shall pay any Sum or Sums of Money, according
to such Warrant from the said Committee at Goldsmiths
Hall: And the Committee for the County of Oxon are
required to give Order, and take care, that the said Troop
do secure the Highways and Passages within that County,
and the Parts adjacent, from Thieves and Robbers.
Ordered, That it be specially recommended to the General, to give out Orders to his Officers of Horse, That
the Horse under their Command be serviceable for securing
the Highways and Passages from Thieves and Robbers,
and for apprehending of such Thieves and Robbers: And
that they, being so apprehended, together with what shall
be taken in their Custody, be brought before some
Justice or Justices of the Peace, or other Magistrate, to
be proceeded against according to Law.
Ordered, That a Commission do issue, under the Great
Seal of England, for the Visitation of the University of
Cambridge, to such Persons as the Committee for regulating the said University shall nominate and appoint: And
that Mr. Attorney General be authorized and required
to prepare a Commission in common Form to that Purpose: And the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal
be authorized and required to pass the same under the
Great Seal accordingly.
The humble Petition of Thomas Lister Esquire, was this
Ordered, That the Sum of a Thousand Pounds be paid
unto Thomas Lister Esquire, out of the Sequestrations of
Lincolnshire, by the Order of the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall: And that the Sum of Two thousand Pounds
more be paid unto the said Mr. Lister, out of the real
and personal Estates of such Delinquents who have compouded at Under-values, or have not at all compounded,
as shall be by him discovered at Goldsmiths Hall and Haberdashers Hall respectively: And that the said Committees be authorized and required respectively to proceed
upon such Discoveries; and to make Payment, out of the
same, upon the said Mr. Lister accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mr. Lister, or his
Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, and their Treasurers, for the
said Sum of One thousand Pounds, and likewise to the said
respective Committees, and their Treasurers respectively,
for the said Two thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof as
he shall receive, upon such Discoveries, as aforesaid.
Ordered, That Colonel Fielder do make Report touching
Westminster College, on Tuesday next, the first Business.
Sir T. Jervois, &c.
Ordered, That the Acts for Sir Thomas Jervois and
Mr. Wallop be reported To-morrow Morning, the first
An Act for Relief of tender Consciences against the
Penalties of several Statutes was this Day read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed
to the same Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the
Speaker's Chamber; and to be brought in on Tuesday
Ordered, That the Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, and
Common Council of the City of Norwich be authorized
and enabled, for Prevention of future Mischiefs that may
happen in that City by any disorderly and disaffected Persons, to appoint such extraordinary Watches, either constantly, or upon emergent Occasions, as may appear to
them to be necessary; and to impose such Rates and Taxes
upon such Persons as shall refuse to yield Obedience to
their Orders therein, or shall not be adjudged fit, in respect of their Malignity, to be intrusted therein themselves, as shall be needful for the Satisfaction of such
well-affected Persons as shall be employed in that Service
of Watching and Warding, in their stead: And that Colonel Wastall do bring in an Act for that Purpose.