Die Jovis, 4 Octobris, 1649.
A LETTER from the General, from Kensington,
of the First of October 1649, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of the Council of Officers of the
Army, under the Command of his Excellency the Lord
Fairefax, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter and Petition be referred
to a Committee, upon the Debate of the House, to consider what is sit to be done therein: Viz. unto Mr.
Attorney General, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Garland, Colonel
Venn, Mr. James Ashe, Mr. Myles Corbett, Colonel Rich,
Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Edwards, Sir Thomas Wroth,
Colonel Thompson, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Rawley,
Colonel Jones, Colonel Moore, Mr. Cawley, Colonel
Feilder, Mr. Holland, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir James Harrington, Lord Munson; or any Five of them: And all
that come to have Voices: With Power to send for, and
confer with, any Persons that they shall think sit; and to
sit this Afternoon, and so de die in diem, in the Place
where the Committee of the Army sit; and present their
Opinions therein; and report the same to the House Tomorrow Morning.
Mr. Robinson is to take care of it.
Lord Mayor Elect.
The House being informed that the Lord Mayor
Elect of the City of London was at the Door, to be presented to the House, according to the Order of this
He was called in; and presented by the Recorder of
London, attended with divers Aldermen of the City: And
Mr. Recorder made an eloquent Oration, expressing the
great Providences of God to the Parliament, and this
Nation, in these late Years; and the constant Affections
of the City to the Parliament, and the Cause they engaged in; and declaring, That the City have chosen Mr.
Alderman Thomas Foote to be Lord Mayor for the Year
now next ensuing; with a large Testimonial of the Fidelity,
Integrity, and Abilities of the said Alderman, and his
Qualifications for that great Office and Trust; and desirring the Approbation of this House to their said Election.
And, being all withdrawn,
It was Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve
of the Election of Mr. Alderman Thomas Foote, to be
Lord Mayor of the City of London, for the Year ensuing:
And that he be sworn accordingly.
The Lord Mayor Elect, Recorder, and Aldermen, being again called in; and being come to the Bar, Mr.
Speaker, by Command of the House, gave this Answer;
My Lord Mayor Elect,
You have been presented unto the Parliament of England, by Mr. Recorder, for their Approbation: And the
Parliament of England have commanded me, in their
Names, to declare unto you, That they do well approve
and confirm the Choice of you to be Lord Mayor of the
City of London, for the Year ensuing: And, out of their
Experience of your great Service and Fidelity to this
Commonwealth and Parliament, and the Confidence they
have of your Abilities for the Discharge of so high a Trust,
they are well pleased that such an eminent Stamp of
Authority is so fitly placed; and they have ordered, That
you shall be sworn accordingly.
Mr. Scott reports from the Committee for the Miners
of Derbishire, the Opinion of that Committee, That
Colonel Sanders be appointed to execute the Office of
Barghmaster, so far as it is judicial: And that Mr. Cook
do attend the Committee for the Miners of Derbishire;
to shew what Title he hath, or pretendeth to have, in the
said Office, either judicial or beneficial.
The Question being propounded, That this House doth
agree with the Committee, That Thomas Saunders Esquire
do execute the Office of Barghmaster in Derbishire, so far
as it is judicial, for Six Months;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, &c. That Thomas Sanders Esquire do
execute the Office of Barghmaster in Derbishire, so far as
it is judicial, for Six Months.
An Act for taking and receiving the Accompts of the
Colonel Thompson reports Amendments to the Act for
Garbling: Which were twice read; and, upon the
A Proviso was tendered to the said Act, That all such
Spices, Drugs, and other Merchandizes garblable, which
by this Act are at Liberty, or may be sold or divided, to
be transported ungarbled, shall, before the Delivery thereof, be first viewed and sealed, by the Garbler, or his
Deputy, with a Seal for that Purpose; he taking, for the
viewing, sealing, and keeping the Accompts touching
the same, for every Hogshead, Fat, Bag, Bale, or other
Parcel, so sealed, the Sum of Three-pence, and not above;
upon Pain of Forfeiture of the said Spices, Drugs, or
other Merchandizes, so sold or divided, to be transported
and not viewed and sealed as aforesaid, or the Value
thereof, in as full and ample manner, to all Intents,
Constructions, and Purposes, as by the said Act of Parliament, made in the First Year of King James, for Garbling
of Spices, is already enacted; any thing in this Act to
the contrary notwithstanding: Which was once read.
And the Question being put, That the said Proviso be
read the Second time;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill be
ingrossed; and brought in on Tuesday next.
The Lord Lisle reports from the Council of State, the
Opinion of that Council, That Twelve hundred Pounds
may be provided speedily for the Repair of Dover Pier;
of which Four hundred Pounds, being the Moiety of
Eight hundred Pounds, a Seizure due to the State, to
be a Part; and the other Eight hundred Pounds to be
paid out of some present Money.
Ordered, That the Four hundred, of the Eight
hundred Pounds seized at Dover, for the Use of the
State, be employed to the Repair of the Pier of Dover:
And that the same be paid to the Commissioners of the
Port of Dover, or such other Persons as they shall appoint for that Purpose: And the Acquittance of the
said Commissioners, or such Person or Persons as they
shall appoint to receive the same, shall be a sufficient
Discharge for the same, to such Person as they shall pay
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy be required
to pay unto the said Commissioners of the Port of Dover
Eight hundred Pounds more, for repairing the said Pier:
And that the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to give Warrant to their Treasurers to
repay the whole Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds unto
the Committee of the Navy, out of the Sequestrations in
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to examine and consider what Revenue and Means
hath been assigned for the Repair of the Breaches, and for
the Preservation of the Pier and Harbour of Dover; and
how the same hath been expended, or employed, since
the Beginning of this Parliament; and to consider of some
way how the same may be maintained for the future;
and report the same to the House.