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 Veneris, 6 Octobris, 1648.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
THE Grand Committee sat upon the Ordinance for the Sale of Deans, Dean and Chapters Lands.
Mr. Bacon in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That, on This-day-seven-night, the Ordinance for Sale of Deans, Dean and Chapters Lands, be reported.
Sir Robert Harley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for settling the Militia in all the Counties, Cities, and Places, within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed.
Forces in Dorsett.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be allowed and bestowed upon the County of Dorsett, out of the Monies arising upon the Sequestrations of that County, for the Pay and Disbanding of the Forces lately raised in the said County, upon the late Alarms and Insurrections.
Petition from Kent.
Divers Clothiers of the County of Kent were called in; and did present a Petition, complaining of the Seizing and Sealing of their Cloths.
The which was read; and, upon the Question, referred to the Consideration of the Committee formerly appointed for the Business of Wools, where Mr. Thorp had the Chair: And they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers and Records: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Dodderidge and Mr. Bois.
It is further Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed for Grievances, be added to this Committee, as to the whole Business of Trade.
This Committee has further Power to receive all Complaints touching the Abuses in the Manufacture of old Draperies, and new Draperies; and to present some effectual Course for Redress and Remedy therein.
They have likewise Power to receive all Complaints, and consider of the Grounds of the Decay of Trade, in general; and, in particular, of the Silk Trade, and the Manufactures thereof; and to consider of, and propound effectual Remedies therein.
This Committee is also to consider and confer with the Barons of the Exchequer; and so provide, That the Proceedings upon Seizures may be had in such way as may be to the least Prejudice of the Subject, and of Trade: And this Committee is to sit on Monday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And are to give public Notice of their Sitting and Meeting: And are to make Reports with all convenient Speed.
Col. Jones' Claims.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in the Order passed 3 Aprilis 1648, for appointing the Sum of One thousand Pounds to Colonel Michael Jones, and charging it upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, with Interest from the said Third of April.
Mr. Annesley is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords will take the Ordinance concerning the Militia into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from the Lord General, from Hieth, at Colchester, of 29 Augusti 1648, relating his Proceedings, in relation to those taken in Colchester, was now again read, in reference to the Proceedings upon the Lord Goring.
A Letter from the Lord Goring, from Windsore Castle, of 3 Octobris 1648, signed Goring and Norwich, was again now read; taking notice, That he had received an Order, acquainting him, That an Ordinance for attainting him of High Treason had been read, &c.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the General, to desire his Explanation of that Clause of his Letter, of 29 Septembris 1648, that concerns the Quarter given to the Lord Goring and Lord Capell, and leaving them to the further Justice and Mercy of the Parliament.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Wheeler, and Sir John Maynard, are appointed to prepare this Letter, and bring it in Tomorrow Morning.