Die Martis, 26 Martii, 1650.
ORDERED, That the Amendments to the Bill touching settling the Tenths and First Fruits, for Maintenance of Ministers, be reported on Friday Morning next.
High Court of Justice.
An Act for establishing a High Court of Justice, was
this Day read the Third time.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Act, "That this
Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall extend to the
diminishing or lessening any Power or Authority formerly
given to the Lord General, or his Council of War, or to
the Generals at Sea, by Authority of Parliament, for the
Executing of Martial Law: Which was read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be
Part of the Act.
And the Act, after some Amendments at the Table,
being put to the Question, passed: And
It is Ordered, That the same be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care that this Act be published.
City of Norwich.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great
Seal of England do issue forth a Commission of the Peace,
to the Mayor, Recorder, and Steward of Norwich for
the Time being, John Rayles, Edmond Boreman, Aarian
Permiter, and Henry Watts Aldermen of the said City of
Norwich, for the Government within the Close of Christ
Church, and the Bishop's Palace, in Norwich.
Resolved, That the Concernment of Articles of War,
so far as the same hath relation to the Act lately passed,
intituled, An Act for removing all Papists, and all Officers and Soldiers of Fortune, and divers other Delinquents,
from London and Westminster, and confining them, &c.
be referred to the Consideration of the Commissioners for
Articles; to do therein according to Justice.
Resolved, 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 and Westminster.
Articles of Pendennis.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration
the Business touching the Articles upon the Rendition of
Pendennis, on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Petition of the reduced Officers be
taken into Consideration on Thursday next, next after the
Articles of Pendennis.
Colonel Thompson reports Amendments to an Act for
Redemption to the Captives: Which, being twice read.
were, upon the Question, agreed.
And the Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the Act, so amended, being put to the Question,
passed: And ordered to be printed and published.
The humble Petition of Dennis George, Wife of Christofer George, of Haveringward in the County of Essex,
with a Certificate from divers Inhabitants of Haveringward in the County of Essex, on the Behalf of the said
Christofer George, was this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That Christofer
George, of Haveringward in the County of Essex, be
reprieved from Execution till the next Assize;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That Christofer George, of Haveringward in the County of Essex, being convicted at the last
Assizes for the said County, and condemned, be reprieved
from Execution until the next Assizes.