Die Mercurii, 12 Februarii, 1650.
A Prisoner discharged.
THE humble Petition .. Philip Chetwyn, Prisoner in
Warwick Castle, was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. Chetwyn be
discharged of his Imprisonment: And that Mr. Speaker
do send his Warrant for his Discharge, accordingly.
Discovery of a Papist's Estate.
Colonel Thompson reports from the Committee of the
Navy, as followeth:
"A Proposition having been made unto this Committee, of discovering a personal Estate belonging to a
Papist, of a great Value, in case the Discoverer might be
admitted to compound for the same at the Rate of one
Moiety of the true Value; the former Ordinances of
Parliament, made in October 1643, allowing One Third
Part to such Delinquents of their Estates;
"Resolved, That the Parliament be moved to declare
their Pleasure, whether Liberty shall be granted to this
Committee to compound for the personal Estates of such
Papists as heretofore have not, or at present are not,
under Sequestration, at the Rate of One Moiety of the
true Value thereof, the former Third Part being included;
and that the other Moiety be employed to the Use of the
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy be, and are
hereby, authorized to compound for the concealed personal
Estate of One Papist, whose Name shall be discovered
to the said Committee within Two Days next ensuing,
at the Rate of One Moiety of the full Value of the
said Estate so discovered, or to be discovered (the former
Third Part allowed to such Papist being included); and
that the other Moiety be employed to the Use of the
Navy: Provided, That there neither hath been, nor is,
any Discovery already made of such Estate; nor Information made or exhibited touching the same; nor
he said Estate already sequestered.
Council of State.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Instructions
to be given to the Council of State for the Year ensuing.