Die Martis, 25 Junii, 1650.
Grant to Browne.
A BILL for Three thousand Pounds to be paid to John
Browne Esquire, for Loss of his Office, out of sequestred Estates of some particular Delinquents, or out of
their Compositions, was this Day read the Second time.
And the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the Question being put, For the Passing of the
It passed with the Negative.
Clerk of Parliament.
Ordered, That the Form of an Oath be prepared to
be administered to the Clerk of the Parliament: And
that Mr. Corbett, Mr. Solicitor, and Mr. Weaver, do prepare the same; and report the same to the House: And
that all the Records, late belonging to the late House of
Peers, and this House, be all delivered into the Hands of
the present Clerk of the Parliament: And that Mr. Browne
be required to deliver over the same, by Inventory, accordingly: And that thereupon Mr. Browne be discharged
of and touching the same: And Mr. Corbett, Mr. Solicitor, and Mr. Weaver, are to take care the same be done
Clerk of late House of Peers.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of a Compensation to be given to John Browne
Esquire, late Clerk of the late House of Peers: Viz. to
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Lechmere, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Salwey, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr.
Millington, Mr. Say, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Gurdon, Mr.
Weaver, Mr. Long, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Pierrepoint, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr. Burrell, Sir John Bourcher, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Garland, Captain Skinner, Mr.
Trenchard, Mr. Love, Mr. James Challoner, Mr. Baker,
Mr. Carey, Colonel Ven, Mr. Dormer, Sir John Hippisley,
Mr. Hallowes; or any Five of them: And they are to
meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon,
in the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr. Millington is to take
Compensation to Stamford, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the afore-named Committee, to consider of a Compensation to be given to Christofer Stamford, John Everard, Thomas Cole, John Ryme,
William Gefferies, John Morris, Marten Langley, of Colchester, and Widow Miller, late Wife of Hugh Miller;
and report it to the House.
Bills to be read.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Sale of the Manors
and Lands of Francis Lord Deincourt, and the Bill touching the Earl of Downe, be read on Thursday Morning
next, after the Reports from the Navy.
An Act for the advancing and regulating the Trade of
this Commonwealth was this Day read the third time.
Resolved, That, in the Tenth Instruction within this
Act, these Words, "and be no longer continued," be
left out, and instead thereof these Words be inserted;
viz. "in such Manner as the Parliament shall think fit."
Resolved, That the further Debate on this Bill be
adjourned till This-day-sevennight.
Resolved, That the Committee for the Bill for Sale of
Delinquents Lands be injoined to meet To-morrow in
the Afternoon at Two of the Clock: And that they
bring in the Act on Thursday next.
Petitions to be read.
Resolved, That the Petitions of the Countess Dowager
of Exeter, Mr. Smithby, Lieutenant Colonel Smyth, and
Sir Gerard Lowther, be read on Tuesday next.
House to sit.
Resolved, That the House do sit at Two of Clock this
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker take the Chair To-morrow
Morning: And that the Lord Commissioner Whitelock do
then make the Report in his Hands, from the Council of
State, the first Busisness.
Representation and Elections.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee on Wednesday sevennight, touching an equal
Representative, and for regulating Elections.
Ly. Culme, &c.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland reports from the
Council of State, The humble Petition of Dame Mary
Culme, late Wife of Lieutenant General Michael Jones,
and Executrix of his last Will and Testament.
Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That so much Lands of the Irish Rebels, in
Ireland, as are of the clear yearly Value of Two hundred
Pounds, be settled on Doctor Henry Jones, and his Heirs:
And that the Committee to whom the Act for settling
Lands of Five hundred Pounds per Annum on Lieutenant
General Jones, and his Heirs, do consider what Lands
are fit to be settled; and present an Act to the House for
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to consider how Two hundred Pounds may be
advanced to be paid to the Lady Culme, upon Account,
towards her present Subsistence; and report it to the
General Fairfax's Resignation.
THE Lord Whitelock reports from the Council of
State, That the Council being acquainted by my
Lord General, that some Difficulties were upon him concerning the Undertaking of the Service required of him by
the new Commission sent unto him from the Parliament;
thereupon the Council appointed a Committee to confer
with my Lord, and to endeavour his Satisfaction:
Which was endeavoured by the Committee, upon a long
Debate with my Lord General: The Result upon which
Conference was to this Effect; That my Lord General
doth conceive, That, upon the new Commission coming
to him, the former Commission of the General is at an
end, and he free from that Charge; and, in regard of his
own Infirmities, and want of Health, and want of Freedom to undertake this Service, as a new Employment,
and the Greatness and Weight of the Charge, he humbly
desireth to be excused; and for that Purpose intends to
signify his Mind herein unto the Parliament.
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Resolved, That the Door be shut.
Army Committee, &c.
Colonel Ven reports from the Committee of the Army,
An Act for the Continuance for the Committee for the
Army, and Treasurers at Wars.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, That this Bill be
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Bill, being put to the Question, passed.
Forces in City Lines.
He also reports, An Act for constituting Major General Philip Skippon, Major General and Commander in
Chief of all the Forces within the City of London, and
Liberties thereof, and late Lines of Communication,
and weekly Bills of Mortality.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be
forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That Mr. Garland do bring in the Act
touching Major General Skippon, upon Thursday next.
Colonel Ven also reports, An Act for enabling Thomas
Foote, and others of the Militia of the City of London,
or any Three of them, to put in Execution an Ordinance of Parliament of the Third Day of December 1644,
for Raising Five thousand Four hundred Eighty-two
Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Six-pence monthly, in the
City of London, and Liberties thereof, for paying the
Charge of the Fortifications and Guards, and to get in
the Arrears of the Monies collected by virtue of the said
Which was this Day read the First time.
A Letter from the General, of this Five-and-twentieth
Day of June 1650, was this Day read.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Salwey the elder have Leave to go
out of the House.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to go to the
Lord General Fairfax, to let him know the Parliament's
high Esteem, and good Acceptation of those eminent and
faithful Services, which have, by the Blessing of God upon
his Endeavours, been by him performed for this Commonwealth: That the Parliament are persuaded of his
continued Fidelity and Affection to this Commonwealth:
Viz. Colonel Harrison, Colonel Sidney, Sir Henry Vane,
senior, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Solicitor, Sir
Thomas Widdrington, Sir Wm. Armyn, Earl of Pembroke,
Major General Skippon, Alderman Allen, Mr. Wallop,
Colonel Ven, Mr. Henry Darley.