Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 1649.
Sheriff of Lincolne.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That * Trollop Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Lyncolne, shall have Leave, and is hereby licensed, to come out of his County for Eight or Ten Days.
The House resumed the Debate Yesterday adjourned, upon the Amendments to the Bill for Assessment of One hundred thousand Pounds per mensem, on England, Scotland, and Ireland.
And the said Amendments, being put to the Question, passed.
Resolved, That this Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Bill for Ireland be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Sir A. Cooper's Case.
Mr. Nevill reports, from the Council of State, The Examinations taken before the Council, or otherwise, in the Business of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, referred to the Examination of the Council, by Order of Parliament: It doth not appear to them, That there is any just Ground of Jealousy or Imputation upon him.
The Copy of the Examination of John Nicholas, of West-Gowre in Glamorganshire, the One-and-twentieth of August 1659, formerly read in this House the Twent-yfifth of August 1659, was now again read: And also the Examination of the said John Nicholas, * taken before John Whitway, and Edward Butler Esquire, the Twenty-fourth of August 1659, was read.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Council of State; and doth declare, That Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper is clear from the Accusation laid against him; and that there is not any just Ground of Jealousy or Imputation upon him.
Trial &c. of Ly. Howard.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider, How the Lady Mary Howard may be brought to a speedy Tryal; or to bail her, if they shall see Cause.
The humble Petition of divers Well-affected of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tine was read.
The humble Petition of George Weale Gentleman, for and on the behalf of the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Common-Council of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tine, was read.
A Bill for the better Government of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tine, for One Year, was this Day read the First time.
The Question being put, That this Bill be now read a Second time;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning, after the Bill for Ireland.
Mr. Nevill reports from the Council of State, That they will be pleased to authorize and impower the Commissioners for the Militia for the respective Counties and Cities in England and Wales to proceed to the Fining of all, or any such Persons that have been, in pursuance of the Act of Parliament for Settling the Militia, charged with Horse or Arms, and a Month's Pay; and have not observed the Orders of the said Commissioners, for bringing in the same: And that the said several and respective Commissioners for the Militia aforesaid do put in effectual Execution the Powers given by the said Act, for bringing in the several Sums of Money charged on such Persons, Defaulters, as aforesaid, for the better enabling the said Commissioners to pay off and discharge the Militia-Forces, in the several Counties.
That the Parliament be also humbly moved, That they will be pleased to declare their Acceptation of the good Service of all such Persons as have acted in Arms, for the preventing opposing, or suppressing, the late Insurrection and Rebellion against the Parliament; or otherwise appeared, for preserving the Peace of the Nation: And that they be protected, and saved harmless, as to what they have done therein, by the Power and Authority of Parliament.
Ordered, That this Report be referred back to the Members of this House, of the Council of State, to consider thereof; and of the Two former Votes of this House made touching the Militia-Forces; and deliver their Opinion, What they think fit to be done therein, to this House, forthwith.