February 1647: An Ordinance for establishing Commissioners of Lords and Commons to sit at Goldsmith Hall to Compound with Delinquents, and to act according to the several Orders and Ordinances already made by both Houses of Parliament concerning the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.

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Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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February, 1647

[8 February, 1646/7.]

Names of Commissioners to sit at Goldsmiths Hall for compounding with delinquents; Richard Waring and Michael Herring to Treasurers; Power to Commissioners to suspend sequestrations of delinquents that compound.; Proviso.

Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament Assembled, that Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Robert Earl of Warwick, Theophilus Earl of Lincoln, Bazil Earl of Denbigh, Edward Earl of Manchester, James Earl of Middlesex, Edmond Earl of Mulgrave, Henry Earl of Stanford, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Willoughby, Dudley Lord North, William Lord Gray of Wark, John Lord Roberts, William Lord Maynard, Edward Lord Howard of Escrig, Members of the Lords House of Parliament. Sir Henry Vane jr, Oliver Saint-Johns Esq., His Majesties Solicitor-General, Denzil Holles Esq; Sir Anthony Irby Baronet, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Arthur Hazlerig, Mr. Henry Darley, Mr. John Ash, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Boyse, Mr. Robert Reynolds, Mr. Cornelius Holland, Mr. Robert Jenner, Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Sir Nathl. Barnardiston, Sir John Yongue, Sir Thomas Soam, Mr. Thomas Hatcher, Mr. John Trenchard, Mr. Dennis Bond, Mr. John Brown, Mr. Alderman Pennington, Mr. Edward Ash, Mr. Alderman Hoyle, Mr. John Blackiston, Mr. Roger Hill, Mr. Francis Allen, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. John Salway, Members of the House of Commons; Sir David Watkins Knight, Mr. Richard Bateman, Mr. Christopher Pack, Mr. John Oldfield, Mr. Samuel Moyer, Mr. William Tompson, Mr. Richard Shute, Captain Richard Venner, Mr. George Tompson, Mr. Laurence Bringley, or any seven of them, whereof three to be Members of Parliament, are hereby Commissioners to sit at Goldsmiths-Hall for compounding with Delinquents; and to act according to the several and respective Ordinances or Orders already made by both or either of the Houses of Parliament concerning the Committee at Goldsmith's-Hall. And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That Richard Wareing and Michael Herring are appointed Treasurers to receive all such sums of money as shall be paid in by or for any Delinquent, and shall not issue out any moneys to be charged upon such Compositions without the Order or Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament. And it is lastly Ordered and Ordained, That the said Commissioners have power to suspend the Sequestrations of such Delinquents as shall compound with the said Commissioners; and that such suspensions as have been already made by the Committee at Goldsmith's Hall shall stand good; The Delinquents having paid the moyety of the fine compounded for, and given security to the said Commissioners for payment of the Remainder of such fine according to such proportion as shall be set by both Houses of Parliament. Provided, That every such person so compounding do pay the Remainder of his said fine, and sue forth his pardon under the Great Seal within six weeks after his Composition shall be alowed by both Houses of Parliament, or otherwise the suspension to be void.