Tuesday, the 21st of October, 1651.
Sitting of this Parliament.
THIS Day the House, according to former Order,
was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Bill for setting a certain Time to the Sitting of this Parliament, and for Calling a new Parliament.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Ellis took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Lord Mayor of London.
Resolved, That Alderman John Kenrick, the LordMayor Elect, do attend the Parliament, on Thursday
next, at Twelve of Clock, for their Approbation.
Sir Hen. Mildmay reports, from the Council of State,
That divers Prisoners who stand committed to the Tower,
and also to other Prisons, all in so necessitous a Condition,
that they are not able any longer to subsist; but must of
Necessity be starved, unless some speedy Course be taken
for their Relief: That the Parliament be therefore moved,
to take the same into Consideration, that some Order may
be given for the future, whereby a fitting Maintenance
may be made and allowed unto such as are not able to
The Question being propounded, That it be referred
to the Council of State, to take Consideration of such of
the Scottish Prisoners in the Tower, as shall, by Address
to them, make known their Necessities; and to give
them such Allowance for their Maintenance, as the
Council shall think fit.
And the Question being put, That these Words,
"and report the same to the House;" be added to that
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to
the Council of State, to take Consideration of such of the
Scottish Prisoners in the Tower, as shall, by Address to
them, make known their Necessities; and to give them
such Allowance for their Maintenance, as the Council
shall think fit.
Resolved, That the Five surviving Commissioners for
the Excise do carry on that whole Business for this Year,
as Commissioners; and that the Dividend, which doth
or might belong to Mr. George Snelling, be paid to
Mrs. Elizabeth Snelling, his Widow, or her Assigns, as
if the said Mr. Snelling had lived during the whole Year
in the said Employment.
Debt to Snelling.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Compounding
be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the
Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall, to pay unto Mrs.
Elizabeth Snelling, late Wife and Relict of Mr. George
Snelling, late a Member of this House, the Sum of Five
hundred Pounds, in Satisfaction of the Debt due unto
him from the Parliament, mentioned in an Order of Parliament of the 20th of September 1650; and of all Interest for the same; and in Discharge of the said Order,
whereby he was to have the said Debt, not exceeding
Five hundred Pounds Principal, out of Discoveries:
And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mrs.
Elizabeth Snelling, or her Assign or Assigns, shall be a
sufficient Discharge for the same.