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 Lunæ, 2 Julii, 1649.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Council of State, to send for the Commissioners of Excise: And that they have Power to treat with them, or any other Person, touching the Advance of the Sum of One hundred Fifty thousand Pounds, upon the Security held forth in the late Act; and, with all Speed, to report to the House their Proceedings therein.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Ordered, That the Committee for removing Obstructions in Sale of Bishops and Dean and Chapters Lands do meet this Afternoon, and sit de die in diem, till those Businesses, formerly referred to those Committees, receive a Dispatch; and report to the House their Opinions what is fit to be done upon the whole Matter, with all convenient Speed.
Sir W. Dick.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Sir William Dick be made To-morrow-sevennight, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
The humble Petition of the Felt-makers in and about London, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of the Hat-band makers, most Citizens and Freemen of the City of London, was this Day read.
An Act restraining the Importation of Hats and Hat-bands was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Scott, Colonel Thompson, Lord Grey, Colonel Venn, Mr. Leman, Mr. Smith, Mr. Baker, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Luke Hodges, Mr. Garland, Alderman Atkins, Mr. John Goodwyn, Sir Wm. Masham, Colonel Fleetwood, Sir Guilbert Pickering, Mr. Salway, Colonel Russell, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. James Challener, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Humphrey Edwards, Mr. Hallowes, Colonel Rich, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Harrison; or any Five of them: And this Committee are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And Mr. Garland, and Mr. Luke Hodges are to take care hereof.
An Act for prohibiting Weighing of Butter with unwarrantable. Weights, and for Marking of Firkins in which the Butter is to be packed up, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the same Committee to whom the Act for the restraining the Importation of Hats and Hatbands is committed.
Transactions with Scotland.
A Letter, subscribed by the Lord Loudoun, Chancellor and President of the Parliament of Scotland, dated at Edenburgh, the Twenty-sixth of June 1649, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Council of State; to take Consideration how the Demands formerly made in the Letter sent from the Parliament of the Kingdom of Scotland, may be prosecuted; and the Parliament, and their Proceedings, vindicated from the Aspersions in this Letter.
Grant to Row.
Ordered, That the Council of State do give Order for One hundred Pounds to be paid to Captain Matthias Row, for his Service done for the State, over and above what hath been formerly paid him.
Dr. Usher's Pension.
Ordered, That the Pension of Four hundred Pounds per Annum, formerly allowed to Dr. Usher, be continued, and paid unto him, for Six Months longer.
Ordered, That, for Eight Days, nothing but publick Business be taken up; and that Matters of Money have the Precedency.
Debt to Phipp.
Ordered, That, according to an Ordinance of Parliament of the Five-and-twentieth of May 1647, the Five hundred Pounds Principal Money, due unto George Phipp, of Allhallows Barking, London, from John Marquis of Winton, as his proper Debt; and for which Sir John Danvers stands bound as Surety, with the said Marquis; together with the Interest that is, or shall be, due for the same, until Satisfaction be given; be forthwith paid, out of the first Monies that are or shall be received from the said Marquis' Estate, notwithstanding the Ordinance of the Fifth of June 1648: And that the Trustees and Commissioners, and their Officers, and all other Persons intrusted and employed about the Receipt of the Profits of the said Marquis' Estate, are to take notice hereof, and give Obedience thereunto accordingly.
Powell's &c. Petition.
Ordered, That Mrs. Powell's Petition, and Mrs. Gunter's Petition, be read on Thursday-come-sevennight.
Ordered, That the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The humble Petition of the Carmen of London, Southwark, and Places adjacent, being part of the Company of Woodmongers, London, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Act touching Hats and Hat-bands is committed; to take Consideration of what is fit to be done therein; and report their Opinions to the House: And the Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses, or any thing else that may conduce to the Business.
Ordered, That a Lifeguard of Threescore and Ten Horse be allowed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: And that the Committee of the Army do pay the said Lifeguard, according to the former Establishment.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr. Owen, Minister, to go into Ireland with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds per Annum be allowed to the Wife and Children of Mr. Owen, for their Subsistence, until this House do take further Order for their Maintenance, to be paid by Quarterly Payments.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, to consider where the said Hundred Pounds per Annum may be fixed to be paid; and report it to the House with all Speed.