Die Martis, 27 Novembris, 1649.
THE humble Petition of many Hundreds starving
Persons, contained in the List called Potter's List,
way this Day read.
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Commissioners for
compounding with Delinquents at Weavers Hall:
In Pursuance of an Order of Parliament, of the Fifteenth of November instant, 1649, re-committing the
Reports of this Committee touching Sanderson's and
Potter's Lists, and ordering this Committee to state the
Matter of Fact, &c.;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard be desired to report,
That this Committee do find the State of the Accompts
of those Lists to be as followeth;
That there was due unto the Three Lists, by the Name
of Wilcox, Potter's and Sanderson's Lists, Forty-two
thousand Pounds; which was ordered to be paid by the
Commissioners of Sequestrations at the Guildhall, out of
the Monies that should be paid unto them out of the
Rents and Profits of sequestred Estates.
That of those Monies there have been, at several times,
paid to the said Three Lists, Sixteen thousand Pounds,
besides Nine hundred Pounds since ordered to Sanderson's
List: So that there remains unpaid Twenty-five thousand
One hundred Pounds; viz. to Sanderson's List, Seven
thousand Six hundred and Seventy Pounds; to Potter's
List, Fourteen thousand Five hundred and Seventy Pounds;
and to Wilcox his List, Two thousand Eight hundred and
That Sanderson's List was, upon Composition, to be
paid Ten thousand Pounds, in lieu of Seventeen thousand
Pounds, which appears due unto them, upon Account.
Potter's List, having only received Two thousand Four
hundred and Thirty Pounds, is yet in arrear Fourteen
thousand Five hundred and Seventy Pounds.
Towards Payment of all which, in the former Report,
this Committee offered to the Consideration of the House,
That there was Eleven thousand Pounds out of Weavers
Hall, being an Engagement upon the Treasury of this
Committee, which was not disposed of to any particular
Use; which, if the House thought fit, might be ordered
to them, in Part of their said Arrears.
That since those Monies are, by Vote of the House,
ordered to go towards the Abatement of the monthly
Taxes, that this Committee cannot propose any way for
Satisfaction thereof, in respect that, by the late Votes,
they have ordered the said Eleven thousand Pounds, and
also the Profits of the Sequestrations, which were formerly assigned to this Use, towards the Abatement of
the monthly Taxes; and do therefore leave it to the Consideration of the House, what Provision may be made
for satisfying this Debt.
Ordered, That the Sum of Six thousand Pounds, Part
of the Eleven thousand Pounds which is to be paid in to
Weavers Hall by the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, be
paid unto the Trustees appointed for the Persons contained in Sanderson's List, in full Satisfaction and Discharge
of all the Monies claimed by them for their Arrears, and
of all Demands by them: And that the Committee of
Goldsmiths Hall be required, notwithstanding any former
Order, to give Warrant to the Treasurers of that Receipt
to make Payment of the said Six thousand Pounds, in
Course, accordingly, after such Monies as stand already
charged for the Use of the Publick.
Ordered, That the Five thousand Pounds, Residue of
the said Eleven thousand Pounds, shall be paid, in Course,
after such Monies as stand now charged for the Use of
the Publick to the Auditors at Worcester House, And
that the said Auditors for Accompts at Worcester House,
according to former Rules, be required to state the Accompts, what Monies are due from the State to each of
the particular Persons contained in Potter's List: And that
the said Treasurers do retain the said Five thousand Pounds
in their Hands, until the said Accompts are stated; and
then to issue out and pay the said Five thousand Pounds
unto such of the said Persons to whom there shall appear
Money to be due, proportionably.
Ordered, That the said Auditors do likewise consider
how much the Persons in the said List, or any of them,
have received by a weekly Pension: And that the same
be deducted in their said Accompts; and also whether
they have not been paid in any other List.
Ordered, That no Person or Persons who shall clamour
at the Door, and thereby interrupt the Business of the
House, shall, from thenceforth, receive any weekly Pension; but that the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers do,
from thenceforth, forbear to make Payment of the said
Pension to them, or any of them.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do on Friday next,
make a Report touching the Five hundred Pounds given
by the Parliament to several poor Persons.
Duresine Dean and Chapter.
Ordered, That Mr. Garland do make the Report from
the Committee for Obstructions, touching the Tenants of
the Lands of the Deans and Chapter of Duresme.
And Act for a general Subseription to the Engagement
throughout the Nation was this Day read the First and
Second Time; and, upon the Question, committed to
Sir Henry Vane senior, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Lislebone Long, Mr. Leman, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Robinson,
Lord Grey, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Scott, Mr. Weaver,
Mr. Bond, Mr. Gurdon, Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Salisbury, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Colonel Wogan, Colonel Ven, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Pury, Lord Howard,
Mr. Clement, Mr. Fry, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Allen, Colonel Marten, Sir Arthur Hesilrige,
Mr. Challener; or any Five of them: And all that come
to have Voices: And the Committee is to meet this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And the particular Care hereof is committed to
Mr. Myles Corbett; and to bring in a Report on Friday
Claims on Publick Faith.
Ordered, That the Petition touching such as have contributed upon the Publick Faith do come in Course, on
Relief of Debtors.
Ordered, That the Act touching Release of poor
Prisoners, and the Report touching the Messengers, be reported To-morrow Morning the First Business.
Ordered, That Thomas Smith of Binderton, Esquire, be,
and is hereby nominated and approved of to be, HighSheriff of the County of Sussex: And that the Lord
Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a
Commission to him to be High Sheriff of the said County
The Question being propounded, That Mr. Robert
Jenkinson Esquire, be discharged from being High Sheriff
of the County of Oxon;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir John Danvers,
||With the Yeas,
So the Question passed with the Negative.
A Letter from Dublyn, of 20 Novembris 1649, from
Wm. Basill to the Lord President Bradshaw; an Extract
of a Letter from Dublyn, of the Seventeenth of November
1649; an Extract of a Letter from Dublyn, of the Oneand-twentieth of November, 1649; an Extract of a Letter
from Chester, of the Twenty-fourth of this instant
November; were all this Day read.