Die Jovis, 25 Octobris, 1649.
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.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
|Sir John Danvers,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||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 Question being put, That this Question be now
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