House of Commons Journal Volume 6
25 October 1649

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 25 October 1649', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 313-314. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25775 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 25 Octobris, 1649.

Prayers.

Walwyn's, &c. Petition.

A PETITION being tendered, in the Name of William Walwym, Thomas Prince, and Richard Overton, Prisoners in the Tower of London, intituled, "To the Supreme Authority of England, the Commons, assembled in Parliament;" and subscribed by the Petitioners;

And the Question being put, That the House do now proceed to read the Petition;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Ludlowe, Tellers for the Yeas: 21.
Colonel Marten, With the Yeas,
Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Noes: 35.
Mr. Reynolds, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Goldsmiths Hall Revenue.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Report of Goldsmiths Hall.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the Fourteen thousand Pounds, borrowed for defraying the Charges of the Treaty at the Isle of Wight, or so much of it as hath been really advanced, do continue charged, either upon the publick Receipt of Goldsmiths Hall only, or upon the Grand Receipt of the Excise only; to the end that both Securities may not be clogged therewith: And that the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall do treat with the Persons interested therein, which of the said Securities they will elect, and rest upon singly, that the other may be discharged of that Charge.

Resolved, That the Sum of Two hundred and Thirty Pounds per Week, to poor and maimed Soldiers, do continue charged on the publick Receipt of Goldsmiths Hall.

Resolved, &c. That the Pension of Two hundred Pounds to Mrs. Nedham, do continue charged on that Receipt.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Thirty-two thousand Five hundred and Seventy-one Pounds Ten Shillings, charged upon the Receipt by the Council of State, do continue charged on that Receipt.

The Question being propounded, That the whole Revenue of the Sequestrations, in the several Counties of the Commonwealth, be brought into the publick Treasury of Goldsmiths Hall, there to be disposed of for the Maintenance of the Army, and for other publick Uses, in order to abate the Charges of Assessments for Ease of the People;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, &c. That the whole Revenue of the Sequestrations, in the several Counties of the Commonwealth, be brought into the publick Treasury of Goldsmiths Hall, there to be disposed of for the Maintenance of the Army, and for other publick Uses, in order to abate the Charge of Assessments for Ease of the People.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall have Power to receive, from any Person or Persons who shall present the same to them, any Ordinance, Act, or Orders of Parliament, whereby any Charge is imposed on the Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates; and to examine the Grounds and Nature of them; and present the State of those several Engagements to the House.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the same Committee, to take into Consideration the several Penalties incurred by Delinquents, by any Act or Ordinance of Parliament, for not paying in their First or Second Payments; and to report the State thereof to this House; and what effectual Way may be taken for bringing in those Compositions and Penalties; and likewise to consider what Delinquents Estates, who have not compounded, or neglect to pay in their Monies, are sit to be consiscated and sold to the Use of the Commonwealth; and report it to the House.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That all Treasurers, Subcollectors, Committees, and other Officers of Sequestrations, in the several Counties, be injoined from henceforth not to make Payment of any Rents, Issues, or Profits, of sequestred Estates, by them received, or to be received, to any other Person or Persons, save unto the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, or such as those Treasurers there shall appoint, upon Penalty of making good and answering, out of their own Estates, to the Use of the Commonwealth, such Sums of Money as they, or any of them, respectively, shall so pay contrary to this Order.

Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to consider of a Way how the Rents and Profits of all sequestred Estates, in the Hands of any Collectors, Tenants, or other Persons, may be brought in to the Use of the Commonwealth; and present the same to the House.