Die Veneris, 29 Martii, 1650.
AN Act for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and better Maintenance of the Ministers in the
City of Bristoll, was this Day read the Third time; and,
upon the Question, after some Amendments at the Table,
passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
A Tenement to be delivered up.
Ordered, That the Slaughter House belonging to the
late King, with the Yards, and all other Appurtenances
thereunto belonging, situate upon the Mill Banck in the
City of Westminster, be and is hereby ordered and appointed for a Store-house for Coals, and other Fuel, for
the Use and Service of the Parliament: And that the
Possession of the said House, with the Appurtenances, be
forthwith delivered to Edward Birkhead Esquire, Serjeant
at Arms attending the Parliament: And all Person or
Persons, whom it doth concern, are required to deliver up
the Possession thereof to the said Edward Birkhead accordingly: And the Trustees and Contractors for Sale of the
Crown Lands are required and injoined to forbear to
proceed in the Sale of the said Slaughter House and Premises: And that the same be kept from Sale, and reserved
for the Use aforesaid.
Mr. Weaver reports Amendments to the Act for providing Maintenance for Preaching Ministers: Which
were twice read.
Resolved, That the Committee for regulating the Universities be the Committee in this Act.
Ordered, That Mr. Ralegh, Mr. H. Nevill, Mr. Darley,
Mr. Dove, Mr. Weaver, Earl of Pembroke, Mr. Say, Earl
of Salisbury, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Dixwell, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Sir Wm. Masham, Lord Howard, Colonel Harrison, Colonel Wauton, Colonel Jones,
Mr. Masham, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Edward Ashe, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Pierpoint, Colonel
Barker, Mr. Challoner, Colonel Fleetwood, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Gurdon,
Mr. Millington, Mr. Clement, Mr. Baker, Alderman
Pennyngton, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Brewster, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, be added to the Committee for regulating the
Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to whom
this Bill was committed, to bring in Instructions for the
Trustees; and one of them to be for the Easing of those
whose Rents were taken away by the late King, or the
Scotts, or any other Army or Authority: And that they
be not called to Account for the Rents . . . Arrear during
those Times, and compelled to pay the same again.
The Amendments, being put to the Question, were
A Clause was tendered to this Act, in these Words:
"And because the Ancestors of the Walloones of Norwich
have been received at the said City of Norwich; and have
enjoyed the Benefit of a Preaching Minister of their own
Language, to their Congregation, for the Comfort of their
Souls; and now their Poverty is such, they cannot provide competent Maintenance; Be it therefore Enacted,
by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Trustees, their
Heirs and Assigns, shall allow, and cause to be paid, yearly,
for the pious and godly Use aforesaid, unto the Minister
for the Time being, of the said Congregation of Walloons
in the City of Norwich, the Sum of Forty Pounds; which
said Sum shall be so employed only, and to no other Use,
Intent, or Purpose whatsoever; And that Peter D' Assignee
Minister, shall have the said yearly Forty Pounds during
his Life, if he continue Minister to the said Congregation:" Which was read.
And the Question being put, That it be read the Second time.
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That there be an Instruction brought in, upon the Debate of the House; That the Trustees have
respect to the immediate Tenants, in leasing the Premises
at reasonable Rents.
Resolved, That the Time of the Continuance of this
Act shall be Three Years.
And the Bill, so amended, . . . . ordered to be ingrossed,
and brought in This-day-sevennight.
Incest and Adultery.
Mr. Weaver reports Amendments to the Bill against
Incest, Adultery, and Fornication: Which were twice
read: And adjourned the Debate to This-day-sevennight;
and then to be taken up the first Business.