Die Veneris, 22 Novembris, 1650.
Duchy of Lancaster.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster do grant a Patent,
under the County Palatine Seal, to Henry Wrigley
Esquire, nominated and approved of to be Sheriff of
Lancashire for the Year ensuing, to be Sheriff of the said
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
regulating the Laws, to consider what is fit to be done
touching the Duchy of Lancaster; and report their
Opinions therein to the Parliament.
Gift to Beck.
Ordered, That Five Pounds, out of the Money in the
Box, be bestowed upon Nevill Beck: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do forthwith pay
the same to the said Nevill Beck: And the Acquittance
of the said Nevill Beck, testifying the Receipt thereof,
shall be a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.
The House, according to former Order, did this Day
resume the Debate upon the Report from the Committee
of the Navy, touching the Contract for Provisions for the
Articles of Agreement, indented, made, and concluded,
the Nineteenth Day of November, Anno Domini 1650, between the Committee of the Navy and Customs appointed
by Authority of Parliament, on the one Part; and Colonel
Thomas Pride, Nathaniel Andrewes, Colonel Wm. Beale,
Captain Thomas Alderne, Slingsby Bethell, John Upton,
Henry Brandreth, Captain Nathanael Lacey, and Captain
Richard Price, Citizens of London, on the other Part;
were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Committee of
the Navy, to proceed concerning this Contract upon the
Debate now, but upon the former Rules; to make a final
Contract with such Persons, and in such Manner, as may
be best for the Service, Advantage, and Safety, of the
Commonwealth, as they shall think fit: And that the
Commissioners of the Navy do subscribe the Contract.
Law Proceedings in English.
An Act for turning the Books of the Law, and all Process and Proceedings in Courts of Justice, into the English
Tongue, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon
the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed
and published: And that the Lords Commissioners for the
Great Seal of England do issue forth a Certiorari to the
Clerk of the Parliament, to transmit the said Act into the
Chancery, to the end the same may be sent and dispersed
into the several and respective Counties of this Commonwealth.
Ordered, That the Act for registring Conveyances be
read the Second time This-day-sevennight, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Lord Commissioner Whitelock do
relate to the House the Proceedings of the Judges in their
respective Circuits, on This-day-sevennight, next after
the Act for registering Conveyances.
Army in Scotland.
Resolved, That it be referred to the special Care of the
Council of State, and that they be required to take effectual Course and give strict Command to all the Officers
and Soldiers belonging to the Army in Scotland, presently
to repair to their respective Charges there: And that the
Lord General be desired from this House, to take it into
his special Care to keep Officers and Soldiers there, with
their particular Charges, for the Service of the State.
Ordered, That the Remainder of the Monies, besides
what is already charged upon the Fee-farm Rents, that
shall arise by Sale of the Fee-farm Rents, shall be set apart
for defraying the extraordinary Charge in the carrying on
the War in Scotland: And that the Council of State be
impowered, from time to time, to issue Warrants for Payment of the Monies so to be raised for the Uses aforesaid;
giving Account thereof, from time to time, to the
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State to
consider of the State of the Accompt of the Fee-farm
Rents; how it stands; and what will be the most effectual
Way for bringing in the Remainder of the Money to be
raised by the Sale of the said Rents, for the Uses aforesaid;
and present their Opinion to the House.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.