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 3d of September, 1651.
THE Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, from the Council of State, a Letter from Major Salway, from Specksley, Monday the First Day of September 1651; with a Copy of a Letter inclosed: Which were this Day read.
A Letter from Spicksley of the First of September 1651, from Robert Stapylton, was this Day read.
A Letter from Colonel Robert Lilburne, from Warrington, of the Thirtieth of August 1651, was this Day read.
Army, &c. Committee.
An Act for Continuance of the Committee for the Army and Treasurers at War, was this Day read the first and second time: And the Question being put, That these Words, "with the Continuance of Allowance of Pay for three Waggons," stated in the Bill;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act being put to the Question, passed.
And it is ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
St. Alban's Minister.
Ordered, That the Bill for Maintenance of a Minister in the Town of St. Alban's be read on Friday Morning next.
Lord Broghill's Estate.
Ordered, That the Bill for settling Lands on the Lord Broghill, and his Heirs, be read on this Day Sevennight.
Lady Loftus' Ditto.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lady Loftus be read on this Day Seven-night, next after the Lord Broghill's Bill.
An Act for incorporating the Carmen of London, Southwark, &c. to be a distinct Company and Fellowship from the Woodmongers, was this Day read the second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the former Committee: And that the Committee be revived to that Purpose; and all that will come to have Voices: And they are to meet in the Exchequer-Chamber To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon; and so de die in diem. Mr. Garland, and Mr. Nevill, or one of them, are to take Care of it.
The humble Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Company of Woodmongers, London, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee, to whom the Act for incorporating the Carmen is referred, to take the same into Consideration.
The humble Petition of several Merchants, Shopkeepers, and other Traders, living in and about the City of London, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee, to whom the Act touching the incorporating of the Carmen . . London is referred, to take the same into Consideration. And the said Committee are further impowered to take into Consideration such other Petitions, as shall be preferred before them touching the said Business.
Invalid Soldiers, &c.
An Act for making Provision for maimed Soldiers, and Widows, was this Day read the third Time.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, that this Act shall continue and be in Force until the First Day of February 1652, and no longer: Which was this Day read the first and second time, and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, That the Debate upon this Act be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Gildar's, &c. Estate.
Mr. Love reports, from the Committee of Obstructions, the Case upon the Petition of Thomas Gildar and Edward Dew; viz. That
A Lease made by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, dated 7 Febr. 1641, to Banks and Gildar, of the Manor of Islipp in Com. Oxon, under a reserved yearly Rent for One-and-twenty Years, to commence at Michaelmas next before the Date, upon Consideration of the Surrender of a former Lease, made in 1634. Oath hath been made before the Committee of Obstructions, that, in November 1641, a Contract and an Agreement was made by the Lessees with the Dean and Chapter for the renewing of the Lease, and the Money then paid; but, by Reason of some Difference amongst the Copy-holders touching Woods, th Lease was not sealed until January or February following: It is humbly offered to the House, with Desire, that they will be pleased to declare their Sense as to this Particular.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree, that the said Lease be allowed as a good Lease; and that there be a Reprize made to the Purchaser in respect of the said Lease; and that the Contractors for Dean and Chapters do make a Reprize thereof to the Purchaser, aceordingly.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning Cheshire be made, and taken into Consideration, on Friday Fortnight.