Die Jovis, 1 Augusti, 1650.
SIR Henry Mildmay reports from the Council of
State, as followeth:
"That the Council having had Discovery made unto
them by the Examination of some who are now in Custody, and by other concurrent Intelligence, of a Design
ready to break out, which would have been of imminent
Danger to the Parliament, and all that adhere to them, if
not timely prevented, many being engaged therein, the
Discovery being from such as were engaged in the Design; the Council did thereupon order a Search for, and
Seizure upon, the Horses in the City, and Parts adjacent,
to prevent Use to be made of them by those who were in
this Design; which, as we are informed, was near breaking out; but, as we hope, may hereby be broken."
Resolved, That this House doth approve of what the
Council of State have done in this Business, and what
hath been done by the several Militias, and all other Officers and Persons employed in Seizing and Securing of
Horses, in pursuance of their Order.
Trade with Scotland.
Mr. Corbett reports from the Committee, Amendments
to the Act for prohibiting Trade and Commerce with Scotland: Which were twice read; and, upon the Debate, recommitted to Lord Commissioner Lisle and Mr. Corbett:
Who are to withdraw, and to bring in the same forthwith.
An Act for the further Explanation of the former Act
intituled, An Act for Sale of Fee-farm Rents belonging
to the Commonwealth of England, formerly payable to
the Crown of England, Duchy of Lancaster, and Duchy
of Cornwall, was this Day read the First and Second
time, and, upon the Question, committed.
Resolved, That this Act be referred to the Committee
of the Army: And all that come to have Voices, as to
Resolved, That the Rate for the Sale of the Fee-farm
Rents, &c. be not under Eight Years Purchase, and so
proportionably for Reversions upon Lives or Years.
Resolved, That the Door be shut until Twelve of Clock.
An Act concerning Mortgages, Extents, and other Incumbrances, upon Delinquents Estates, was this Day read
the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be forthwith printed and published
Resolved, That the Time for delivering in the Particular
mentioned in this Bill, be, the Thirtieth of August 1650.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill
The Question being propounded, That these Words,
in the Tenth Article in this Bill; viz. "and no other
Order or Ordinances, made or executed in place of them
by any of the said Companies, before they be first perused
and allowed by the Parliament, or Council of State;"
do stand in this Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That Jeremy Blackman be
one of the Commissioners in this Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That Mr. Thomas Boone be one of the Commissioners in this Act.
The said Act, so amended, being put to the Question,
It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed