Die Martis, 19 Martii, 1649.
THE House being informed, that some of the Inhabitants of the City of Westminster were at the
They were called in: And, after a short Preamble
made by Mr. Martyn, they presented a Petition: Which,
after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was
intituled, The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the
City and Liberty of Westminster.
Ordered, That the Trustees and Contractors for Sale
of the Lands of the late Dean, Deans and Chapters, be
injoined and required to forbear to make Sale of the
Royalty of Westminster, and the Issues and Profits thereof, until this House take further Order.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Obstructions; to consider of the whole Petition;
and to state the Matter of Fact; and present their Opinion
therein to this House: And that such of the Governors
of the College of Westminster, who are Members of this
House, be added to this Committee, as to this Purpose.
East India Company.
The humble Petition of the Governor and Company
of Merchants of London, trading into the East Indies,
was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Governor and Company of Merchants of London, trading into the East Indies, have Leave,
for this Time, to transport, in the Ships named the
William, Love, Aleppo Merchant, Golden Fleece, and
Supply, now ready to set Sail to the East Indies, the Sum
of Fourscore thousand Pounds, in Foreign Coin and Bullion: And that the Commissioners of the Customs be authorized and required to pass the said Foreign Coin and
Petition from Arundell.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Burgesses, and
well-affected Inhabitants of the Borough of Arundell in
the County of Sussex, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Corporations; to consider thereof; and report
their Opinions to the House.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Jurats, and Commonalty, and of the Bailiffs, Jurats, and Commonalty
respectively, of the Cinque Ports, Two ancient Towns,
and their Members; and of all the Barons and Inhabitants of the said Ports, Towns, and Members, was this
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Corporations; to take the same into Consideration; and to report their Opinions therein to the House.
Mr. Salway reports from the Committee appointed
Yesterday to withdraw, a Declaration for Explanation of
the Act for removing Delinquents out of London and
Westminster, and Twenty Miles, and confining them to
their Houses, and a Vote in further Prosecution of that
Act, being in these Words:
"The Parliament doth declare, That nothing in the
late Act, intituled, An Act for removing all Papists, &c.
shall extend to any Delinquents that have made their
Compositions, and paid in or secured their Fines, or
whose Delinquencies have been pardoned by the Parliament, not having acted any thing against the Parliament
since they made their Compositions; they having taken
and subscribed the Engagement to be true and faithful to
this Commonwealth, as the same is now established, without a King, or House of Lords."
"That Power be given to the Council of State, to
remove from London and Westminster, and from any
Place within Twenty Miles of the same, every such Person
or Persons, whose Abode there shall to them appear prejudicial or dangerous to the Safety of the Parliament, or
Peace of this Commonwealth: And every such Person
and Persons so ordered by the Council of State to remove,
are injoined to conform thereunto accordingly, upon all
and every the Penalties expressed in the late Act, intituled, An Act for removing all Papists, &c. from London
Representative and Elections.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do take the Chair Tomorrow at Eleven a Clock: And that the Grand Committee touching an equal Representative, and regulating
Elections, do adjourn accordingly.