Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 31st of March, 1657.
MR. Burton reports Amendments to the Bill for enabling George Faunt of Foston, in the County of Leicester, Esquire, to sell and convey Part of his Lands, for Payment of several Debts and Legacies; charged upon his Estate by Sir William Faunt Knight, deceased, &c. Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That this Bill, thus amended, shall be ingrossed.
A Bill enabling several Trustees to purchase in Impropriations, and other Revenues, to maintain several Ministers and Lecturers in several Parishes within this Nation, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Alderman Foote, Sir Lilebone Long, Master of the Rolls, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Lee, Mr. Bond, Mr. Gorges, Mr. Grove, Mr. Drake, Major-General Whaley, Major Beake, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Lloyd, Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Sheild, Sir Francis Norris, Colonel Bridges, Colonel Grosvener, Mr. Rous, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Jenkinson, Doctor Clerges, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Fowell, Colonel Fothergill, Colonel Fitz James, Mr. Delanoy, Mr. Sherley, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Waller, Mr. Secretary, Colonel Mathewes, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Alsop, Colonel Clerk, Major-General Haines, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Fr. Bacon, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Captain Lilborne, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Moody, Mr. Vincent, Major Owen, Lord Broghill, Sir Richard Onsloe, Mr. Buller, Captain Stone, Mr. Martin, Colonel Wilton, Mr. Downing, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Desbrowe, Captain Blackwell, Colonel Weldon: And are to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Resolved, That the Bill for Horn-Church be reported on Friday next.
The humble Petition of John Fitz-James Esquire was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for stating Accompts at Worcester-house, and the said Commissioners are hereby impowered and authorized, to state the Accompts of Colonel John Fitz-James; and to give him Debentures for such Arrears as shall appear to be due upon the said Accompt so stated: And that the Trustees for the Sale of the Lands of the late King and Queen, be authorized and required, thereupon, to give him Bond, according to the Rules prescribed for the Officers of the Army; notwithstanding the said Colonel Fitz-James was not in Service in the Year 1647.
Relief of Edwards, &c.
Doctor Clerges reports Amendments to the Additional Act for the ascertaining and setting out Lands in Ireland in Consideration of Losses sustained by Anthony Edwards, and other the Well-affected Inhabitants of the City of Gloucester: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Ld. Mohun's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Warwick Lord Mohun, John Samtabin, Humphry Noye, Richard Shute, and Edmund Philips, on the Behalf of themselves, and many others, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee; and that the Committee do send for Mr. John Greenvile, and hear what he can say herein: And they have Power to send for Witnesses, Papers, and Records; and to bring in a Bill, if they shall think fit, for the Purchaser's Relief: Viz. to Sir Christofer Pack, Sir John Reynolds, Mr. Alsop, Mr. Trevor, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Desbrow, Captain Hatsell, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Bampfield, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Mr. Waller, Captain Mason, Sir John Hobart, Colonel Grosvenor, Colonel Fitz-James, Mr. Westlake, Mr. Buller, Mr. Moody, Captain Stone, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Timbes, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Recorder of London, Doctor Clerges, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Fowell, Major Beake, Mr. Burton, Sir Tho. Wroth, Baron Parker, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Grove, Mr. Cary, Mr. Lucy, Sir Alexander Wedderborne, Mr. Downing, Mr. Hampden, Major-General Whalley, Mr. Bedford, Colonel Gorges, Lord Broghill, Colonel Carter: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-Chamber.
Bill of Indemnity.
A Bill for Indemnifying of such Persons as have acted for the Service of the Publick, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Baron Parker, Master of the Rolls. Sir Liliebone Long, Sir Tho. Wroth, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Godfrey, Sir John Reynolds, Mr. Carey, Mr. Burton, Doctor Clerges, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Gorge, Captain Stone, Mr. Price, Mr. Alsop, Alderman Tigh, Colonel Jones, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Grove, Colonel Welden, Mr. Bampfeild, General Desborow, Mr. Bacon, Colonel Carter, Mr. Smith, Mr. Jenkinson, Major Aston, Mr. Ash, Mr. Roll, Captain Lilborne, Lord Broghill, all the Gentlemen of the Long-Robe: And all that come to have Voices: And are to meet in the Exchequer-Chamber, at Two of the Clock To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Petition and Advice presented to Protector.
The House rose at Eleven of the Clock: And Mr Speaker, attended by the whole House, repaired to the Banqueting-House at Whitehall, to present unto his Highness the Lord Protector the humble Petition and Advice.
His Highness, attended by the Lord President of the Council, and other Officers of State, came thither: Where, after a learned Speech made to his Highness by Mr. Speaker, he presented, in the Name of the Parliament, the said humble Petition and Advice: Which was read by the Clerk of the Parliament: And, that being done, his Highness gave Answer therein to this Effect;
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