Die Veneris, 16 Novembris, 1649.
THE House this Day, according to former Order,
was resolved into a Grand Committee, touching
the Grand Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Stephens took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Stephens reported from the Grand Committee,
That the said Committee hath adjourned itself till Wednesday next, at Eight of the Clock in the Morning.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on Wednesday Morning next, at Eight of
Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take
A Letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from
Rosse, of the Twenty-fifth of October 1649, together with
the Transactions and Articles touching the Surrender of
Rosse, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter, with the Transactions
and Articles, be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to send over Boots, Stocking, and Shoes, and all other
Necessaries desired by the Lord Lieutenant, with all Expedition, for the Supplies of the Army in Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred unto Colonel Harrison
and Mr. Herbert, to consider how the Arrears due to
Colonel Horton may be satisfied to his Son; and present
their Opinion to the House.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Assessment for the
Army, be read on Tuesday next.
Vancouter's, &c. Petition.
Major General Skippon reports from the Court of Admiralty, the State of the Business, upon the Petition of
Abraham Vancouter and Adrian Hendrix, Merchants of
the Intercourse; with the Opinion of the Court of Admiralty thereupon, after Examination of the Business.
Ordered, That the said Business be committed to the
Committee of the Navy; to hear and determine the same;
or otherwise to certify their Opinions therein to the
Mr. Holland reports from the Council of State, an
Act impowering the said Council to administer an Oath
unto the Jury, for the Making of Two Standard Pieces
of Gold and Silver, to be approved of by this House:
The Copy of which Oath followeth, in hæc verba;
"You shall swear that, according to your best Skill
and Judgments, you shall make Two Standard Trial
Pieces, the one Piece in Gold, commixed in Proportion of
Twenty-two Carrets of fine Gold, and Two Carrets of
Allay in the Pound Weight Troy of England, of such
Quantity as in your Discretions you shall think fit, for
the Making of Four Standard Trial Pieces of the Commonwealth's Money of Gold, to be made in England;
and One Piece of Silver, commixed in Proportion of
Eleven Ounces Two-peny Weight of sine Silver, and
Eighteen-peny Weight of Copper in the Pound Weight
Troy of England, of such Quantity as in your Diseretions
you shall think fit, for the Making of the Standard
Trial Pieces of the Commonwealth's Monies of Silver,
to be made in England; the said Standard Pieces to be
indented and printed according to the Pleasure of the
Parliament, declared in the present Indentures, between
the Keepers of the Liberty of England, by Authority of
Parliament, and Aaron Guardon Master Worker of the
Which said Act was this Day read; and upon the
Ordered, That the Act for the reduced Officers be read
on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the House doth adjourn itself until
Tuesday Morning, Eight of Clock.