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, 29 Septembris, 1648.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
UPON Mr. Annesley's Report from the Grand Committee, to whom the Ordinance for the Sale of the Lands of Deans, Deans and Chapters, was referred;
It is Ordered, That the Grand Committee for the said Ordinance do meet on Wednesday next, at Eight of Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. John Stephens, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country; and to be absent for a Month.
Privilege -assaulting a Member.
Resolved, &c. That Shepperd, a Parson, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for affronting and wounding Mr. Miles Corbett, a Member of this House.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, to examine the Business concerning the Insolency and Injury done to Mr. Miles Corbett; with Power to them to secure such Persons as, upon Examination of the Business, they shall find Cause.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Wheeler brings Answer from the Lords, of the Message Yesterday delivered unto them, That the Lords do agree to the declaratory Vote touching the Treaty: To the Safe Conduct for Sir James Carmichell: To the Ordinance for Addition of One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Week out of the Sequestrations, for Relief of wounded Soldiers and Widows: To the Ordinance for the Sequestrations in the County of York: To that for Mr. John Wheeler, to be Receiver of the First Fruits: They will take them into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir H. Cholmeley.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what Sir Henry Cholmeley, and his Officers and Forces under him, have done, in Pursuing of the Enemy into other Counties; and other Things done against the Enemy.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Sir Henry Cholmeley, to buy him Horses: And that the said Sum of Two hundred Pounds be paid unto the said Sir Henry Cholmeley, or his Assignee, by the Committee for Sequestrations in the County of York, out of the first Monies that shall come in upon the Sequestrations of the Estates of the new Delinquents of that County, in the late Engagements, lying in that County: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir Henry Cholmeley, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the Payment of the said Two hundred Pounds, accordingly.
Defaulter's Fine remitted.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Ceely be excused for his Absence upon the last Call of the House; and be admitted to sit in the House, without paying down the Fine of Twenty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds be secured and raised, out of the Sequestration and Composition of the Estates real and personal of Mr. Stafford, Sir Thomas Harris, and Mr. Thomas Jermyn, for the Pay and Maintaining of the Horse Guards that attend the Parliament: And that the Committee that made the Report do prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose. It is more particularly referred to the Care of Colonel Copley.
Pass for Jermyn.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Jermyn have a Pass, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to return into England, to make his Composition for his Delinquency; provided that he do proceed therein with Effect, within Two Months after the Date hereof.
Resolved, &c. That Benjamin Norton Esquire, and Mr. Edward Horseman Gentleman, be added to the Committee of Sequestrations, and all other Committees, in the County of Rutland.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Miles Corbett presents, from the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed for regulating the Excise, the humble Petition of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, directed to that Committee: The which was read.
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons, for regulating the Excise, or to any Five of them, to make Allowance, from time to time, of all such Monies collected by way of Excise, which heretofore have, or hereafter shall be, by Force or Violence, taken away from the Commissioners of the Excise, their Sub Commissioners, or Officers, or any of them, by any Person or Persons whatsoever; provided that such Violence be made appear, by Oath, before the said Committee, or any Five of them, or such Persons as they shall appoint; who have hereby Authority to give the said Oaths unto every and all such Person or Persons as shall be produced before them in this Behalf: As also that the said Committee be satisfied, that such Monies were not taken away, as aforesaid, through any Neglect or Compliance of any the Sub Commissioners of the Excise, or their Officers: And the Order or Orders of the said Committee, or any Five of them, shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Auditor, to allow of all such Monies upon the respective Accompts whereunto the same appertain.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take care, and give Order, That all such Monies as shall be taken by any Governor of any Garison, Commander, or Officer, that are within the Establishment and Pay of the Army, from the Commissioners of the Excise, their Sub Commissioners or Under Officers, and shall be charged upon the said Committee, may be duly paid over unto the Commissioners of Excise.
Resolved, &c. That all the Members of the House be added to the Committee of the Excise, as to this Business only; viz. to consider, How the Excise may be regulated and carried on in the several Counties; and How the whole Receipts of the Excise may be improved and carried on for the best Advantage of that so great and important a Service; and to report their Opinions hereupon to the House: And the said Committee is appointed to meet and sit, upon this Business, every Friday in every Week, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon constantly, in the Star Chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Fuller, of Botolph Bishopsgate, be desired, by Mr. John Gurdon, to preach before this House, at Margaret's, Westminster, on the next Fast Day; Dr. Temple having desired to be excused, by reason of his Occasions, that will not permit him to be here in Town at that Time.
Resolved, &c. That the Three Judges of the Admiralty, appointed by Ordinance of the Thirteenth of April last, shall have, to every one of them, the Sum of Four hundred Pounds per Annum paid unto them severally, out of the Receipts of the Customs.
An Ordinance for allowing unto every one of the Judges of the Admiralty, the Sum of Four hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Receipts of the Customs, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That an hundred Pounds per Annum Salary be added to each of the Judges of the Court of Admiralty.
Resolved, &c. That this Proviso be added to the foresaid Ordinance; vis.
"Provided, and be it further Declared, that the said Judges of the Admiralty, or any of them, or any Judge that shall be hereafter of that Court, do not take any Fees of the Subject, upon any Claim or Pretence whatsoever."
The Ordinance, with these Additions, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Reformadoes, in Colonel Coplie's Hands, be reported Tomorrow Morning, the first Business, before the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall.