Die Veneris, 6 Septembris, 1650.
AN Act for the Encouragement and Indemuity of
such Persons as voluntarily engage themselves in
the Service of the Parliament, in this Time of common
Danger, was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed unto Major General
Harrison, Sir Henry Vane, Major Salway, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Alderman Allen, Colonel Jones, Sir Thomas
Jervois, Mr. Strickland, Sir John Hippisley, Colonel
Fielder, Mr. Leman, Sir John Bourchier, Colonel Purefoy,
Colonel Stapley, Colonel Morley, Sir James Harrington,
Mr. Scott, Mr. Bond, Mr. Carew, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr.
Hodges, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Hollowes, Sir Wm. Strickland;
or any Five of them: And this Committee are to meet in
the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon: And all that come to have Voices: And this Committee have Power to present Names for the Committee in
the Bill: And Major General Harrison is to take care of it.
Resolved, That the Door be shut until Twelve of Clock.
Aldermen of Hull.
Resolved, That * Ramsden be discharged of and from
the Office and Place of Alderman of the Town of Kingston
upon Hull; and that another be appointed in his Place.
Resolved, That Francis Dewick be, and is hereby, nominated and appointed Alderman of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, in the place of the said * Ramsden: With
all the Privileges and Advantages of an Alderman there,
according to the Charter: And
It is Ordered, That the Mayor of the said Town, or his
Deputy, be authorized or required to administer, unto the
said Francis Dewick, the Oath of Alderman, accordingly.
Resolved, That John Key be, and is hereby, nominated
and appointed Alderman of the Town of Kingston upon
Hull, in the Place and stead of John Jefferson, deceased,
with all the Privileges and Advantages of an Alderman
there, according to the Charter: And that the Mayor of
the said Town, or his Deputy, be authorized and required
to administer, unto the said John Key, his Oath of Alderman there, accordingly.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That this
being done at this Time, shall not be in Prejudice to the
Charter of the said Town of Kingston upon Hull for the
future, nor drawn into Precedent to the Disadvantage of
the said Town.
Resolved, That the Committee of the Navy have Power
to give Warrant to search in any House, Wall, or Ground,
for any Money or Goods, heretofore belonging to the
late Bishop of Canterbury, which they shall receive Information of from John Robinson, Merchant; provided that
such Search be made in the Presence of one or more of
the said Committee: And that such Damages, as shall be
occasioned by the breaking down of any Wall, or Digging
up of any Ground, be forthwith made good at the Charge
of the said John Robinson: And that the said Committee
have hereby Power to examine upon Oath: And that
this Power shall continue until the First Day of October
next, and no longer.
Ordered, That the Act against Drunkenness be read
on Friday Morning next, the first Business.
A Certificate from Mr. Littleton, and Mr. Bulstrode,
from Bala, 23 Augusti 1650, of the Matter of Fact
touching the Trial of Major Chedle, for murdering Mr.
Richard Bulkley, was this Day read.
The Question being put, That the Reprieve of Major
Chedle be continued until the next Assizes;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Lord Commis. Whitelock,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir John Danvers,
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England do consider, how the Engagement may
be tendered to all Persons in any Cities, Towns, or Counties, within England or Wales, who are willing to take
the Engagement: And that the said Lords Commissioners
be authorized and required to nominate and appoint fit
Persons, in the several Counties, Cities, Towns, or Places,
to take such Subscriptions, in such sort as they had formerly Power to do by the Act, the Time thereby limited
being elapsed; and to cause Returns to be made thereof,
according to the said Act, by such Times as they shall
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Proposition touching raising Money, by way of Loan, upon
the Security of the Fee-farm Rents.
Resolved, That this Proposition be re-committed to the
same Committee: And Colonel Morley is added to that
Committee: And all that come, to have Voices: And
this Committee is to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem; and to
bring in their Report on Tuesday next, the first Business.
Ordered, That, on the Second Day of October next, the
Parliament do take into Consideration, how Infants, and
their Estates, may be preserved during their Infancy.
Hertford, &c. Circuit.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great
Seal of England be, and are hereby, impowered and
authorized to appointed one or more Judges to perfect the
Circuit in the Counties of Hertford and Essex; and to issue
Commissions for that Purpose.
Sheriff of Surrey.
Resolved, That William Hynde, of Walworth, in the
County of Surrey, be, and is hereby, nominated and appointed to be High Sheriff of the said County of Surrey
for the Remainder of this Year, and the Year ensuing:
And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of
England do issue forth a Commission under the said Great
Seal for him to be Sheriff, accordingly.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself till Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.