Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 9 Augusti, 1649.
Seditious, &c. Writings.
SIR John Danvers reports from the Council of State, an Act against seditious and scandalous News, Rumours, and Writings.
Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Darley, Sir John Danvers, Lord Commissioner Whitlock, Sir William Strickland, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Lord Grey, Mr. Wilde, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Fell, Mr. Garland, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Thomas Challenor, Mr. Bond, Colonel Venn, Mr. Rawleigh, Major General Skippon, Mr. Leman, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. James Challener, Mr. Downes, Doctor Palmer; or any Five of them: And all that come to have Voices: And this Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
And Mr. Garland is to take care hereof.
Sir John Danvers reports from the Council of State, an Act against unlicensed and scandalous Books and Pamphlets, and for better Regulating of Printing.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for the former Bill.
And Mr. Garland is to take care hereof.
Ordered, That those Gentlemen who were appointed, by this House, to have the Custody of the Regalia, do deliver them over unto the Trustees for Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen, and Prince: Who are to cause the same to be totally broken; and that they melt down the Gold and Silver of them; and to sell the Jewels for the best Advantage of the Commonwealth; and to take the like Care of those that are in the Tower.
Isle of Guernsey.
Sir Gilbert Pickering reports from the Council of State, That, upon the Re-commitment from the House, unto them, the Council are of the same Opinion, That John March, John Santhy, Esquires, Moses Wall and Roger Frith, Gentlemen, or any Three of them, may be Commissioners to go into Guernsey, for the Ordering of the Affairs there according to an Ordinance, dated the Third of November 1647.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Opinion of the Council of State herein.
Mr. * Ashe reports from the Committee for Compounding, as followeth:
At the Committee for Compounding, &c.
9 Augusti, 1649.
In pursuance of an Order of Parliament, of the Twentyfifth of July 1649, referring it to this Committee, to consider how, and by what Means, the Rents of sequestred Estates, stayed in the Hands of the several Tenants, by former Order of Parliament, may be gotten in for the best Advantage of the State; and report it to the House; we have considered thereof, and do humbly conceive, That the safe and most readiest Way to bring in the said Rents, That Warrants be sent, by the Command of the Parliament, enabling, authorizing, and requiring the Solicitors of the respective Counties to collect and gather all such Arrears of Rents as are due from, or remaining in the Hands of, any the said Tenants by virtue of the said Orders; and to pay the same into what Treasury the House shall think fit; and, together with the said Monies, to bring up a perfect Account of all such Receipts with the Names of the several Persons out of whose Estates the same do arise; the Places where the said Estates do lie; and the Value of them; and what is received upon every particular Estate.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, to issue Warrants, and take an effectual Course, for collecting the Arrears of Rents due from, or remaining in the Hands of, any the Tenants, by virtue of former Orders and Restraints; and cause the same to be brought into the Treasury at Goldsmiths Hall; and there to be kept in a distinct Treasury; to be disposed of as the Parliament shall hereafter appoint.
Ordered, That the Business of the Excise be reported To-morrow Morning the first Business.