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, 16 Julii, 1649.
A LETTER from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of the Eleventh of July 1649, was this Day read.
Earl of Northampton.
The humble Petition of James Earl of Northampton was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to compound with the Earl of Northampton, according to the Rules given for compounding with Delinquents.
The Question being propounded, That Three Pounds per Week be allowed to Dame Mary Leigh;
It passed with the Negative.
South Wales Petition.
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen of South Wales were at the Door;
They were called in; and presented a Petition to this House.
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of divers Gentlemen and Inhabitants of South Wales, whose Names are subscribed, on the Behalf of themselves, and Thousands more of the Well-affected there."
Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the General, to take care to secure those Parts in South Wales, in the Absence of Colonel Horton.
The Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker, by Command of this House, gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House had read your Petition; and they do very well like your good Intentions: And, as to the Matters therein, they have taken the same into Consideration What is fit to be done upon it: And have commanded me to give you the Thanks of this House for your good Affections.
Ordered, That the Act touching the Sequestrations of the new Delinquents in the late Engagement in the County of Yorke, be read on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Mr. Bond, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon preached before this House, at Margaret's, Westminster, on Wednesday the Eleventh of this instant July; a Day set apart for Publick Fasting and Humiliation: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: And that he have the like Privilege in printing the same, as others in like Case have usually had.
Ordered, That Mr. Bond do give him the Thanks of this House accordingly.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Mr. Strong, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon preached before this House, at Margaret's, Westminster, on Wednesday the Eleventh of this instant July; a Day set apart for Publick Fasting and Humiliation: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege, in printing the same, as others in like Case have usually had.
Ordered, That Mr. Gurdon do give the Thanks of this House to Mr. Strong accordingly.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Mr. Carryll, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon preached before this House, at Margaret's, Westminster, on Wednesday the Eleventh of this instant July; a Day set apart for Publick Fasting and Humiliation: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege in printing the same, as others in like Case have usually had.
Ordered, That Mr. Love do give the Thanks of this House to Mr. Carryll accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, to take Consideration of some Provision to be made for Mr. Theodore Hake, in such Sort as they are to do for Mr. Owen, Mr. Peter Dumolin, Mr. Samuel Hartlib, Mr. Peter Sterry, and Mr. Thomas Foxley, by an Order of the Eighth of June last.
A Letter from Kinsale was this Day read, bearing Date * *.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take Course for the safe Custody of Captain Francis Darsie, Captain of the Frigate mentioned in that Letter, if they find him to be a Person fit to be secured.
A Letter from Yorke, dated Thirtieth of June, was this Day read; and other Letters from thence.
Ordered, That the Consideration of these Letters be referred to the Council of State; to take such Course as they shall think fit, that those Parties that were Actors in the Abuse expressed in that Letter, may be punished, and the Business settled for the Security of the Country.
Mr. Holland reports from the Committee for the Bill for Sale of the King's Lands, a Proviso to be added unto the said Bill, That this Act, or any thing therein contained shall not extend unto any Forests within this Commonwealth; nor to any Manors, Lands, Hereditaments, or Tenements, within the ordinary and usual Limits, Precincts, or Perambulations, of the same, touching so much thereof as are within the same, not being any of the Parks before mentioned, and hereby intended to be granted to the said Trustees; nor to any Impropriation, or Parsonage Impropriate; nor to any Advowson, Right of Patronage, or Presentation, unto any Parsonage or Vicarage, or Churches donative or presentative; nor to any Reversion or Remainder in the Crown, expectant upon Estate Tail: Which, being read, was assented unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.
And the same, being ingrossed, and read, was, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be part of the Bill.
He likewise reports an Amendment, in the First Skin, the Forty-third Line, after the Words "or any of them," these Words following; viz. "And which were in the actual Seisin or Possession of them, or any of them, or of their or any of their Tenants, Agents, Servants, Trustees, Officers, or Ministers, in their Right, or for their Use, or in Trust for them, or any of them, on the First Day of April in the Year of our Lord 1635, or at any time since; or for which they have been answered the Profits, or have otherwise received the same in the Year aforesaid, or any time sithence:" Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and ordered to be ingrossed.
And the same, being ingrossed, and read, was, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be made Part of the Bill.
The Question being propounded, That these Words be omitted out of the Proviso, touching Timber Trees, tendered to the Act; viz. "in Proportion to the Value of the Timber hereby excepted;"
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Claypole be omitted in the said Act; and that Mr. John Hunt be put in, and named, a Trustee in this Act.
Resolved, &c. That this Act, with the several Provisoes and Amendments made at the Table, do pass.
Ordered, That Ralph Darnall Esquire be of Counsel for the Sale and Conveying of the Honours, Manors, and Lands, of the late King, Queen, and Prince, according to the Act for Sale thereof: And the Trustees are required to take notice hereof.
Colonel Fleetwood reports the Opinion of the Committee to whom the Business touching the Office of Colonel Downes, as Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, was referred, in hæc verba; viz.
Upon a special Reference, from the House, of Colonel Downes his Petition, to consider of what Allowance is fit to be made unto the said Colonel Downes, in Satisfaction for his Office as Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, which will be taken away by the Act for the Sale of the said Duchy Lands; the Committee to whom the same was referred, do humbly certify, That the said Colonel Downes hath a legal Interest in the said Office during his Life, by virtue of Letters Patents under the late Great Seal of England; and hath granted to him, by the said Letters Patents, the yearly Fee of Two hundred and Twenty Pounds, payable half-yearly by the Receiver General of the Revenue of the said Duchy; and also all other Fees and Profits; as amply as any other Auditor had enjoyed the same; and that those other Fees, and casual Profits, communibus annis, amount unto about One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum: In all, Three hundred and Forty Pounds per Annum: And that the said Office, in Probability, would have been of much greater Value, if the Prince had been installed into the said Duchy: In Consideration whereof, the Committee is of Opinion, That the said Colonel Downes shall have Three thousand Pounds allowed unto him, in Satisfaction for the said Office: And, in Consideration that the Profits of the said Office is much of his Subsistence for himself and Family, the Committee do humbly present it unto the House, That the said Three thousand Pounds may be charged upon the First Receipts of the Revenue; the rather, because the said Office belonged unto the Revenue; or out of what other Receipts the House shall think fit, which may sooner bring in the same: All which they submit to the Judgment of this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the said Committee, That the said Colonel Downes have the full Sum of Three thousand Pounds allowed unto him, in Satisfaction for the said Office.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds thereof be charged on the publick Revenue in general: And that the Committee of Revenue do pay the same unto him, or his Assignees, accordingly: And that the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds, Residue of the said Three thousand Pounds, be charged upon the King's, Queen's, and Prince's Goods; and be paid to him, or his Assigns, out of the Monies raised by Sale thereof: And that the Treasurers, appointed by the Act for Sale of the said Goods, do pay unto the said Colonel Downes, or his Assigns, the said Fifteen hundred Pounds accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Colonel Downes, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for Payment thereof accordingly.
Relief of Debtors.
Ordered, That the Prisoners Bill be reported, the first Business, To-morrow Morning; nothing to intervene.
Chancellor, &c. of Lancaster.
Mr. Garland reports an Act for constituting the Lord President of the Council of State Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, and Bartholomew Hall Attorney General of the said Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster.
Which was this Day read.
And the Question being put, That the said Act do pass;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Wm. Armyn,||Tellers for the Yeas:||21.|
|Lord Comm. Whitelock,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Bond,||Tellers for the Noes:||25.|
|Mr. Allen,||With the Noes,|
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Clerk of late House of Peers.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee concerning Mr. Browne, Clerk of the late House of Lords, That he hath lost his Office, as Clerk of the Parliament for the House of Lords, estimated, per Annum, Five hundred Pounds; his Fee, Forty Pounds per Annum; his House Sixty Pounds per Annum; the whole Loss, Four thousand Pounds; And that it is their Opinion, That he be admitted to come in for the same on Dean and Chapters Lands.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth approve of the Sum of Three thousand Pounds to be given to John Browne Esquire, in Satisfaction of the Loss of his said Office; his Fee, of Forty Pounds per Annum, out of the Hanaper; and his Estate in the House used and enjoyed by him as Clerk of the said late House of Lords.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the same Committee, to consider how, and by what Way, the said Three thousand Pounds may be satisfied unto the said Mr. owne; and to report it to the House: And that Mr. Dennis Bond be added to that Committee.