Die Mercurii, 14 Novembris, 1649.
THE Grand Committee of the House sat again upon
the Business of Excise: And adjourned till Friday
Morning, Eight of the Clock.
Mr. Stephens reported from the Grand Committee of the
House, That the said Committee bath adjourned till Friday Morning, Eight of the Clock; and desire the Leave
of the House, that the said Committee may then sit.
Resolved, That the House be adjourned on Friday
Morning: And that the Grand Committee of the House
do then sit accordingly.
Resolved, That the Report be made, and the Bill read,
concerning the Debentures of the Soldiers, To-morrow
Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That Alderman Andrewes be enjoined to forbear Payment of any Part of the Five hundred Pounds
given to Irish Women, until the Parliament take further
Sir Wm. Allanson, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Myles Corbett,
Colonel Rich, Mr. Trenchard, Sir James Harrington, Mr.
Dove, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Leman, Mr. Corbett, Colonel
Fielder, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Browne, Mr. Garland; or
any Two of them: And this Committee is to examine
the Abuse of the Woman some time called Mrs. Cary,
and other Persons named in the List of the Irish Women,
amongst whom the Five hundred Pounds is to be distributed; and to report the same to the House: And the
Committee have Power to commit her unto safe Custody,
if they find Cause, until the House give further Order:
And this Committee is to sit in the Exchequer Chamber,
at Two of the Clock this Afternoon; and so de die in
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
calling to their Assistance the Committee of the Army,
to take Consideration of the several Ordinances and Acts
for Assessments for Payment of the Army; and to take
special Care for the speedy Bringing in of the Arrears of
the Assessments in the City of London, or elsewhere; and
the Putting of the Acts and Ordinances in Execution
for the Preventing of Free Quarter, both in the City
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and Common Council
of the City of London be required to take effectual Care
for the speedy Bringing in of the Arrears of the several
Assessments for the Army, for prevening Free Quarter
upon the City.
Ordered, That Major General Skippon do make his Report touching the Admiralty, To-morrow Morning.
The House being informed that there were divers
Aldermen at the Door;
They were ordered to be called in: And, being come
to the Bar, Mr. Alderman Avery spake to this Effect;
The Corporation for the Poor of the City of London,
who do act by your Authority, have sent us up to attend
the honourable House; and acknowledge your former Favours in erecting that Corporation, for a Mcans to supply
the Necessity of the Poor: And we do, with all Humbleness, ask the Favour of this honourable House, in so
good a Work; which we doubt not will be acceptable to
God and Men: And, though we come in forma pauperis,
we do not come to beg any new thing; but that you,
by your Act, would perfect that good Work which you
have begun, by reducing those Votes into an Act: The
Cries of the Poor importune us to present this Petition,
to that End, that, as you have laid the Foundation, so
you may have the Honour to lay too the Top Stone of
so pious a Work, that will make you famous to all Posterity: And humbly desire the honourable House, That
this short Petition may be read.
Which Petition being received in; and the Aldermen,
and others, withdrawn; the Petition was read; and was
intituled, "The humble Petition and Desires of the President and Governors for the Poor of the City of London,
and Liberties thereof."
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Act for settling certain Houses upon the
Corporation of the President and Governors for the Poor
of the City of London, and Liberties thereof,
Resolved, That the said Bill be re-committed; and reported on Wednesday.