Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 4th of August, 1653.
A BILL for the quiet enjoying of certain Manors, Lands, Tenements, and other Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Possessions of Sir Thomas Dawes, was this Day read the First time.
Mr. Sadler reports from the Committee for publick Debts, The humble Petition of Colonel Anthony Buller; together with certain Proposals by him made to the said Committee: Viz.
THAT, in Consideration of the Mark of Honour, which the Parliament voted him, for his faithful Service, and the many Wounds which he received in their Service from the First, which cost him a Thousand Pounds curing; and for Four thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Pounds, that he disbursed for the Parliament Service, of his own and Wife's Portion; of all which no Part is now left him; and for near Four thousand Pounds Arrears, due for Eight Years Service; and for his barbarous and close Imprisonment Eighty-eight Weeks, and his Life threatened upon the late King's being put to Death; and that he being in the State's Service, in 1647 and 1649, when the Parliament did vote, That all which were then in the Service should have their Arrears secured with Lands in England;
1. That his Money laid out may be paid out of some Treasury (as the Excise), or some other Treasury:
2. And that his Arrears may be satisfied out of some Delinquents Lands in England, according to the Votes 1647 and 1649:
3. Or, that his Money, disbursed for the Parliament's Service, may be allowed him (as so much ready Money in doubling his Arrears) on Delinquent's Estates in England:
4. Or, that he may have Forest Lands, as it is sold:
5. Or, that he may have Liberty, for and in Consideration above mentioned, to bring in a Thousand Ton of French Wines, from any Part of France to any Port in England, and dispose of it by himself or Agent, without paying Custom and Excise, for full Satisfaction of the above-mentioned Sums due unto him.
Your faithful Servant,
Ordered, That this whole Business concerning Colonel Buller be referred to the Commissioners for Scottish and Irish Affairs: And Colonel Clerk, Colonel Bingham, Major Saunders, Mr. Strickland, be added to them for that Purpose, to examine how this Debt hath been contracted; and the whole Transaction of that Business of Scilly; and the Carriage of the said Colonel Buller therein; and report the same to the House.
Petition from Kent.
The House being informed, That there were some Justices of Peace of the County of Kent at the Door, with a Petition; they were called in:
And, being come to the Bar, after a short Speech, they presented a Petition: Which, after they were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, The humble Petition of many of the Well-affected in the County of Kent.
The Petitioners were again called in;
And, being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, did return them this Answer; That the House doth take Notice of their good Affection to the Parliament; and had commanded him to tell them, that the Business in their Petition is, and shall be in due time, under Consideration; and that the House will do therein as the Lord shall direct: And thereupon they withdrew.
Resolved, That the House do take the Business of the Court of Chancery into Consideration To-morrow Morning.