Wednesday, the 28th of January, 1651.
Grant to Col. Birch.
WHEREAS, by a Vote of Parliament, of the
Third of December 1650, it was resolved, that
the Sum of Eighteen hundred and Five Pounds Thirteen
Shillings and Four-pence, should be allowed unto Colonel Thomas Birch, in the Purchase of any Lands of
Delinquents, which should be exposed to Sale, as doubled
It is this Day Ordered, by the Parliament, That the
said Sum of Eighteen hundred and Five Pounds Thirteen
Shillings and Four-pence, be allowed unto the said Colonel
Thomas Birch, by the Treasurers appointed by the Act
for Sale of the Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, as so much doubled Monies upon
the said Lands and Estates: And that the said Treasurers do give a Receipt, or Certificate thereof; for which
this Order shall be their Warrant and Discharge.
Ordered, That the Report touching Colonel Gill be
Sir J. Gill.
Ordered, That Sir John Gill have Three Months further Liberty from his Imprisonment, upon the like Security as was formerly ordered.
Act of Oblivion.
The House this Day, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the several Particulars offered
from the Committee appointed to read over the Bill of
Oblivion and General Pardon, and the Amendments
Duty on Coals.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to examine what Charge or Imposition is laid upon
Coals, and received, without Authority of Parliament:
and to state the Matter of Fact thereupon; and to report
the same to the Parliament; together with their Opinion
Act of Oblivion.
The Question being put, To agree, that these Words,
(viz.) "and also all Offences for which any Information,
Petition, or Complaint, hath been presented to the Parliament since the First of December 1651, which Petition
or Complaint stands referred or committed," be added
in this Bill;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir Henry Vane,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
Sir James Harrington,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Word "Profession," do stand in
the Clause of the Bill where it now doth.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Act of General
Pardon and Oblivion, be taken up To-morrow Morning,
the first Business.
Relief under Articles.
Resolved, That an Act be brought in, for reviving the
former Act for giving Relief to Persons concerned in
Articles; with the like Powers as are in that Act: And
Mr. Attorney-General is appointed to bring in an Act
for that Purpose.