Die Jovis, 6 Junii, 1650.
Relief of Creditors.
A BILL for the more effectual Recovery of Debts,
and Relief of Creditors, was this Day read the First
And the Question being propounded, That the said
Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday sevennight;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That the said Bill be read the Second
time on Tuesday sevennight.
Ordered, That the Bill to enable the Sale of Lands for
Payment of the Debts of Sir Peter Temple's be read on
Tuesday sevennight, next after the Bill for Relief of
Late King's Creditors.
A Bill for Security of the Tenants of the Manor
of Clitheroe, and for Satisfaction of Sir Allen Apsley, and
other the Creditors of the late King Charles, the Sum of
Four thousand Pounds, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the
Committee of the Navy: And that Colonel Thompson,
Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. John Goodwin, Sir John Hippisley,
Colonel Jones, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Martin, Colonel Downes,
Mr. Garland, Mr. Bond, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hayes, Colonel Humfrey, Mr. Weaver, be added to that Committee,
as to this Purpose: And that the said Committee do meet,
and fit thereupon, this Afternoon; and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to confer
with the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, touching the
Interest to be paid by such Delinquents as have not paid
in the Second Moiety of their Fines set upon their Compositions; and to consider of all Acts and Orders touching
the same; and to state the Business with their Opinion
therein: Viz. to Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Ashe, Alderman
Allen, Mr. Miles Corbet, Colonel Harrison: And they, or
any Two of them, are to meet this Afternoon at Two of
the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and report it to the
House To-morrow Morning.
Army Arrears, &c.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Votes of the Committee to
whom the Examination of the Business touching Potter's
List, and the Waggoners, was referred; viz.
"That it doth not appear to this Committee, that the
said List was gained in any undue manner."
"That one Month's Pay, and no more, shall be paid
to the Persons comprised in the said List, in full Discharge
of all Arrears due upon the said List."
"That it doth appear to this Committee, that the Waggoners have been duly paid all their Arrears."
"That the Sense of the House be desired to be known
concerning the Waggoners Demands for Horses pretended
to be lost in the Service of the Parliament, amounting to
Two thousand Six hundred Ninety-five Pounds Seven
Shillings and Eight-pence, as is pretended."
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That one Month's Pay, and no more, shall be
paid to such of the Persons comprised in Potter's List,
who will accept of the same, in full Discharge of all
Arrears due upon the said List.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Auditors of Worcester House, and the Treasurers at Ely House, to certify
the House, how much the Month's Pay upon Potter's List
doth amount to.
Counsel for the Commonwealth.
The Lord Commissioner Lisle reports the Names of
Counsel for the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That there be Two Serjeants at Law appointed
for the Commonwealth.
The Question being put, That Sir Thomas Widdrington
be one of the Serjeants at Law for the Commonwealth;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Henry Mildmay,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir John Hippisley,
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, That Sir Thomas Widdrington be one of the
Serjeants at Law for the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That Serjeant Green be one of the Serjeants
at Law for the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That Robert Reynolds Esquire be Solicitor
General for the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do prepare Patents for the said Sir Thomas Widdrington, Serjeant Green,
and Mr. Robert Reynolds, respectively: And that the
Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be,
and are hereby, authorized and required to seal the same;
and to give them their Oaths to be true and faithful to the
Resolved, That the Business of the Earl of Tumond, and
Sir Charles Coote's Letter, be taken into Consideration on
Wednesday next, at Eleven of Clock: And that Mr.
Speaker do then take the Chair.
Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State,
That Four Gunners, and Twelve Matrosses, be allowed to
Colonel Barkstead's Regiment, for the Managing of the
Guns which shall be necessary for the Defence of their
Resolved, That Four Gunners and Twelve Matrosses
be allowed to Colonel Barkstead's Regiment for the
Managing of the Guns which shall be necessary for the
Defence of their Quarters: And that the Committee of
the Army do give Warrant to the Treasurers of the Army,
for Payment of the said Gunners and Matrosses, as Part
of the Army, accordingly.