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, the 28th of January, 1651.
Grant to Col. Birch.
WHEREAS, by a Vote of Parliament, of the Third of December 1650, it was resolved, that the Sum of Eighteen hundred and Five Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, should be allowed unto Colonel Thomas Birch, in the Purchase of any Lands of Delinquents, which should be exposed to Sale, as doubled Monies:
It is this Day Ordered, by the Parliament, That the said Sum of Eighteen hundred and Five Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, be allowed unto the said Colonel Thomas Birch, by the Treasurers appointed by the Act for Sale of the Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, as so much doubled Monies upon the said Lands and Estates: And that the said Treasurers do give a Receipt, or Certificate thereof; for which this Order shall be their Warrant and Discharge.
Ordered, That the Report touching Colonel Gill be made This-day-sevennight.
Sir J. Gill.
Ordered, That Sir John Gill have Three Months further Liberty from his Imprisonment, upon the like Security as was formerly ordered.
Act of Oblivion.
The House this Day, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the several Particulars offered from the Committee appointed to read over the Bill of Oblivion and General Pardon, and the Amendments thereunto.-
Duty on Coals.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to examine what Charge or Imposition is laid upon Coals, and received, without Authority of Parliament: and to state the Matter of Fact thereupon; and to report the same to the Parliament; together with their Opinion thereupon.-
Act of Oblivion.
The Question being put, To agree, that these Words, (viz.) "and also all Offences for which any Information, Petition, or Complaint, hath been presented to the Parliament since the First of December 1651, which Petition or Complaint stands referred or committed," be added in this Bill;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Henry Vane,||Tellers for the Noes:||27.|
|Major Lister,||With the Noes,|
|Sir James Harrington,||Tellers for the Yeas:||18.|
|Mr. Strickland,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Word "Profession," do stand in the Clause of the Bill where it now doth.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, be taken up To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Relief under Articles.
Resolved, That an Act be brought in, for reviving the former Act for giving Relief to Persons concerned in Articles; with the like Powers as are in that Act: And Mr. Attorney-General is appointed to bring in an Act for that Purpose.