Die Veneris, 29 Novembris, 1650.
COLONEL Thompson reports from the Committee
of the Navy;
"That there being an Estate of concealed Lands,
worth near Sixteen thousand Pounds, which was never
under Sepuestration, nor compounded for; which the
Parliament hath an Interest in: which Mr. Maidwell
is willing to discover; and he having already paid, and
being engaged to pay, Debts to the Value of Eight thousand Pounds, for the Persons interessed in the Lands,
who are Delinquents, humbly prays he may be allowed
one Moiety thereof, for the Discovery."
"Resolved, by the said Committee, That the same be
reported to the Parliament, to desire, that they will be
pleased to declare their Pleasure therein."
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the
Proposal aforesaid, reported from the Committee of the
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to examine the Business upon Oath; and what
Benefit shall come to the State by the said Discovery, deducting what shall be allowed to the Discoverer, shall go
for the Service of the Navy: And the Committee have
Power to send for Persons, Writings, and Papers.
A Letter from the Lord General of the Fifth of November 1650, touching John White, of Reding, was this
The humble Petition of John White, of Reding, in
the County of Berks, Yeoman, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the said Petition be referred to the
Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, to examine the Truth
thereof: And that the said Commissioners do give Warrant, from time to time, for Payment unto the said John
White of Reading, the Moiety of such Discoveries as
he shall make, unto the Commissioners at Haberdashers
Hall, not yet discovered, until he shall be thereby satisfied the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, towards Satisfaction of his Losses: And the Acquittance of the said
John White, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a
sufficient Discharge in that behalf.
Mr. Say reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill for Sale of the Lands of several Delinquents is referred, a Proviso to the said Bill, "That all Grants,
Charges, Assurances, or Conveyances, had, made, or suffered, by the Delinquents, or any of them, since the
Six-and-twentieth of March 1638, and before the Time
of the said Treason committed, upon good and valuable
Consideration of Monies, and upon Consideration of
Marriage before the Solemnization thereof, or other
good and valuable Consideration, shall be good and available in Law, as if this Act had not been made: "Which
was this Day read the First and Second time; and several
Amendments made at the Table.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to the same
Committee that brought in the Bill: And the Committee
are to meet at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in
Mr. Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem: And all
that come to have Voices: And this Committee have
Power to receive the Complaints of any Persons herein
concerned, not formerly taken into Consideration; and
to report such of them to the House as they shall see
Resolved, That this Committee have Power to consider
of, and present, the Names of other Delinquents, to be
inserted into this Bill.
Resolved, That the Debate upon the other Particulars,
already agreed upon by the Committee, be taken up on
Articles of Pendennis.
Resolved, That the same Committee have Power to
take into Consideration the General's Letters, touching the
Articles of Pendennis; and report their Opinions therein
to the House.
Resolved, That Colonel Birche's Petition be read on
Tuesday Morning next.
Comm rs of Assessments.
Resolved, That Richard Lucy Esquire, Thomas Wavell, and Thomas Legge, be added to the Commissioners
for the Assessments of One hundred and Twenty thousand
Pounds per mensem, in the Isle of Wight.
Resolved, That Edward Osborne Esquire, John Cokaine,
Henry Whitbread, and John Spencer, be added to the
Commissioners for the Assessment of the One hundred
and Twenty thousand Pounds per mensem, in the County
Sheriff of Hereford.
Resolved, That Francis Pember Esquire be, and is
hereby nominated and approved of to be, Sheriff of the
County of Hereford for the Year ensuing: And that
the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England
do issue forth a Commission to him, under the Great Seal,
to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.
A Letter from the General, dated the One-and-twentieth of November 1650, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Four Troops of Dragoons belonging
to Colonel Okei's Regiment, being already added to his
Two Troops of Horse, and commissionated by the General, as a Regiment of Horse, be established to be a
Regiment of Horse in the Army: And that the Committee of the Army be authorized and required to
admit the same Regiment of Horse into the Establishment of the Army, and take Order for their Payment,
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
take especial Care for speedy Sending of Backs, Breasts,
and Pots, to the Army in Scotland, according to the Desire
of the General.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.