House of Commons Journal Volume 6
26 April 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 26 April 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 404. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25901 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Die Veneris, 26 Aprilis, 1650.

Prayers.

Dr. Moreton's Claims.

THE humble Petition of Dr. Moreton, late Bishop of Duresme, was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That, out of the Arrears of the Revenue of the late Bishoprick of Duresme (not within the additional Act for providing Maintenance for Preaching Ministers, and other pious Uses) which are concealed, and not paid in to the State, and shall be discovered unto the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, which did incur and grow due before the Lands of the Bishops were vested in the Trustees, the Sum of Fourteen hundred Pounds shall be paid unto Dr. Thomas Moreton, late Bishop of Duresme; he first taking and subscribing the Engagement: And that it be referred to the said Commissioners, to take a speedy Course for the Bringing in of such Arrears, and for Payment of the said Fourteen hundred Pounds accordingly: And that the said Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to examine the whole State of the Arrears of the Revenue incurred and grown due before the Time aforesaid, as well of the said Bishoprick of Duresme, as of all other Bishopricks in England and Wales, not being comprised in the said additional Act for providing Maintenance for Ministers, &c.; and what the same do amount unto; and in whose Hands the same is; and certify the same to the Parliament, that the same may be disposed of as the Parliament shall think fit.

The Question being propounded, That these Words; "he first taking and subscribing the Engagement, before the Money be paid;" be added to the former Question, after the Words "late Bishop of Duresme;"

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That these Words, "he first taking and subscribing the Engagement before the Money be paid," be added to the former Question, after the Words "late Bishop of Duresme."

And so it was Resolved, by the Parliament, That, out of the Arrears of the Revenue of the late Bishoprick of Duresme (not within the additional Act for providing Maintenance for Preaching Ministers, and other pious Uses) which are concealed, and not paid in to the State, and shall be discovered unto the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, which did incur and grow due before the Lands of the Bishops were vested in the Trustees, the Sum of Fourteen hundred Pounds shall be paid unto Dr. Thomas Moreton, late Bishop of Duresme; he first taking and subscribing the Engagement, before the Money be paid: And that it be referred to the said Commissioners, to take a speedy Course for the bringing in of such Arrears, and for Payment of the said Fourteen hundred Pounds accordingly: And that the said Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to examine the whole State of the Arrears of the Revenue incurred and grown due before the Time aforesaid, as well of the said Bishoprick of Duresme, as of all other Bishopricks in England and Wales, not being comprized in the said additional Act for providing Maintenance for Ministers, &c.; and what the same do amount unto; and in whose Hands the same is: And certify the same to the Parliament, that the same may be disposed of as the Parliament shall think fit.

Officers Petition.

The House being informed, That divers Officers of the Army were at the Door;

They were called in; and presented a Petition from the General Council of Officers.

Which (after they were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Officers of the Army, in the Behalf of themselves and the Soldiers."

Resolved, That this Petition, together with the Report from the Committee concerning the Earl of Salisbury, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.

Incest and Adultary.

Sir James Harrington reports Amendments to the Act against Incest, Adultery, and Fornication: Which were twice read: And, after, the House took up the Debates upon each Part.

And the First Clause of the First Proviso, reported, being put to the Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Marten, Tellers for the Noes: 22.
Colonel Ludlow, With the Noes,
Major General Skippon, Tellers for the Yeas: 14.
Alderman Allen, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Time to be limited in this Clause be Three Years; and that the Word "and" be made "or."

Resolved, That, in the next Clause, the Time be also Three Years.

And several other Clauses, being put to the Question, with some Amendments, passed.

And the Debate . . . adjourned till This-day-sevennight.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself until Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.