Die Martis, 22 Octobris, 1650.
Sale of Manors, &c.
AN Act, intituled, An additional Act for more speedy
effecting of the Sale of the Manors of the Rectories,
and Glebe Lands, late belonging to Archbishops, Bishops,
Deans, Deans and Chapters, and other Offices and Titles,
which late were of or belonging to, any Cathedral, or
Collegiate Church or Chapel, within England or Wales;
and for the better Encouragement of Lenders upon the
Security thereof; and of other Lands and Hereditaments
of the said Deans, Deans and Chapters, &c.; was this
Day read the First and Second time.
And, after some Amendments at the Table, the Question being put, That the said Bill be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the
Question, passed. And
It is Ordered, That the said Act, together with the
former Act, for Sale of the Manors of Rectories, &c. be
forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That the Business touching Mr. Cleve, who
had Goods taken from him, and employed for the Use
of the Commonwealth, be referred to the Committee of
Obstructions; to examine the same; and state the Matter of Fact; and report their Opinions therein to the
Mr. Hill, &c.
Ordered, That the several Businesses concerning Mr.
Richard Hill, Mr. Huggin, Mr. Thomas Oviatt, Mr.
William Berry, and Mr. Maccabeus Hollis, be referred
to the Committee of Obstructions; to examine, and
state the same; and report their Opinions therein to the
Bailiffs, &c. Accompts.
An Act for easing the Charge of Lords of Manors
or Liberties, and their Bailiffs, in passing their Accompts
in the Court of the Publick Exchequer, was this Day
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed unto the Committee of Obstructions.
Resolved, That this House do take into Consideration
the Regulation of the Proceedings of the Laws, and of
all Delays and Charges in Courts of Justice; as also of all
exorbitant Fees, and other Grievances, for the better Ease
and Benefit of the People; on Friday Morning next, the
first Business; and nothing to intervene: And that Mr.
Speaker do put the House in mind thereof: And that all
former Orders and References made by the House, touching these Particulars, be searched out, and prepared, that
the House may have an Account thereof, at that time.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration,
To-morrow Morning, the Naming of Two Barons of the
Court of Exchequer, in the place of those Two who are
Resolved, That the several Militias of the several Counties, or any Two of them, and such as they shall appoint,
be authorized and required to tender the Engagement, in
every Parish within their Jurisdictions; and take the Subscriptions thereunto; and return the Names of the Subscribers to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal:
And that all Stewards, of the several Leets within England and Wales, be likewise enjoined to tender the Engagement, and take the Subscriptions, unto and of all
Persons within their Leets; and to return the Names of
such Persons unto the Committee of the Militia in that
County, to be returned to the Lords Commissioners for
the Great Seal.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor of
London, and to the Committee of the Militia of London,
or any Two of them, to tender the Engagement to every
Master, Warden, Liveryman, and to all and every Person and Persons belonging to the several Companies of
the said City; and likewise to tender the same in the several Parishes within the said City, and Liberties thereof;
and to take the Subscriptions thereunto: Which they are
to return unto the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal