Die Sabbati, 7 Novembris, 1646.
ORdered, That Mr. Samuel Browne do move the Lords
to appoint a Day, when the Committee shall meet,
for considering how the Great Seal shall be disposed, at
the Expiration of the Time appointed for the Seal to continue in the Custody of the Speakers of both Houses.
The humble Petition of Sir John Wollaston Knight,
John Warner, and Thomas Andrewes, Aldermen of the
City of London, Treasurers for the Money and Plate
brought in and issued upon the Propositions for Money,
Horse, and Plate, was this Day read; desiring, That
they may have some Recompence for their Care, Pains, Attendance, Loss, and Damage, to be allowed upon their Accompt; and that what shall be due to them, upon their
Accompt, it may be taken as lent upon the Propositions:
For which they may have the Publick Faith.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Sum of Five
thousand Pounds be granted to the Petitioners, and to the
Executors of Alderman Towse, deceased, in Recompence
of their Care, Pains, Attendance, Loss, and Damage, in
their Service of being Treasurers for the Money and Plate
brought in upon the Propositions; the said Five thousand
Pounds to be allowed to them, upon their Accompt, and
taken as Money lent by them upon the Propositions: For
which they shall and hereby have the Publick Faith.
A Letter from the Committee of Cumberland, from
Cockermouth, of 26 Octobris 1646, directed to Mr.
Speaker; and likewise a Letter from the same Committee
to their Knights and Burgesses, complaining of their great
Sufferings, both by the Scotts Forces, and by the MosseTroopers; were this Day read; and ordered to be referred
to the Consideration of the Committee for the North:
Who have likewise Power to receive the Informations
concerning Northumberland; and bring in their Report
what is sit to be done upon All, for the Redress of the
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it was referred
to make Answer to the Papers delivered in by the Scotts
Commissioners, concerning the Conference touching the
Disposal of the Person of the King, be injoined to bring
in that Answer on Monday next, if possible it may be.
It is likewise referred to this Committee, to examine who
was either the Printer or Publisher of the Papers delivered in by the Scotts Commissioners, concerning the late
Conference touching the Disposal of the Person of the
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Speaker, who is
hereby authorized, to receive such Informations as shall be
given unto him by divers Persons, that are come out of
Cumberland, and other Northern Parts.
Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Stockdale hath
the Chair, do bring in, on Monday Morning next, the Declaration referred to that Committee to prepare.
The Order, Yesterday made, for taking into Consideration, at what Rates the Bishops Lands shall be sold for,
in Possession, and in Reversion, for Lives, or for Years, was
this Day read: And
The House took the same into Debate and Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That a Value shall be set, under which
the Contractors shall not go, in the Sale of the Lands of
the late Archbishops and Bishops.
Resolved, &c. That the Values, under which the Demesne Lands of the late Archbishops and Bishops, in Possession, shall not be sold, shall be as they were worth in the
Resolved, &c. That the Demesne-Lands of the late Archbishops and Bishops, in Possession, shall not be sold under
Ten Years Purchase, of the full Value they were at in the
Year 1641: The same Rule to be observed proportionably, in the Sale of Reversions expectant upon Estates for
Lives or Years.
The Question was propounded, Whether a Rate shall
be set, for the Contractors to proceed by, in the Sale of
Reversions of the Lands of the late Archbishops and Bishops, upon Leases for Lives:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And upon putting the Question accordingly;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
Sir John Holland,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "the same Rule to
be observed proportionably in the Sale of Reversions expectant upon Estates for Lives or Years," be added to the
former Vote, for appointing the Sale of the Lands of the
late Archbishops and Bishops, in Possession, not to be
under Ten Years Purchase.
Resolved, &c. That the due Respect to be had, by the
Contractors, to the immediate Tenants of any of the late
Archbishops or Bishops, shall be, in admitting them to
the Pre-emption of those Manors, Lands, Tenements, and
Hereditaments, wherein they have any Interest; so as the
said Tenants do come within Thirty Days after the Return
of the Certificates by the Surveyors, and agree to purchase the same: And, in case they do not agree within
the said Thirty Days, that then the Contractors do sell
the same to any other Person or Persons, that shall desire
to purchase them; so as such Sale be made at a higher
Rate, than was offered by the said Tenants.