Friday, the 6th of February, 1651.
SIR Arthur Hesilrig reports from the Council of
State, a Letter from Colonel James Heyne, from the
Isle of Jersey, of the 27th Day of January 1651: Which
was this Day read.
Act of Oblivion.
The House, according to former Order, resumed the
Debate upon the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, in these Words;
viz. " Provided always, and be it also Enacted, That out
of this present Act be excepted the Sum of Two thousand Pounds Principal Monies, besides the Consideration
for Forbearance thereof, lent and paid into the Chamber
of London, by Richard Piggott, Citizen and Grocer of
London, in the Months of June and July 1641, upon the
Credit of an Act of Parliament for raising of Two intire
Subsidies for the Payment of One hundred thousand
Pounds, or thereabouts, then lent thereupon by several
Citizens of London, intituled, An Act for the further
Relief of his Majesty's Army, and the Northern Parts of
this Kingdom: Which said Sum of Two thousand
Pounds, with Consideration for the Forbearance thereof,
shall remain and be chargeable upon the Arrears of the
aforementioned Act; any thing contained in this present Act to the contrary notwithstanding." Which was
this Day read the First time.
The Question being put, That this Proviso be read a
It passed with the Negative.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act; " Provided, that
this Act, or any thing therein, be not construed to extend
to the Pardoning or Discharging of any Assessment, Subsidies, Impositions, Imposts, or the Arrears of any of
them; or of the Fee-farm Revenues of the late Crown,
Court of Wards; or of any Debt or Income, in any kind
whatsoever, due and payable to the State, which have been
assigned, set-over, or appointed, for Security and Satisfaction of any Sums of Money owing by the State, as
lent to them; or for Goods or Provisions furnished to
the Use of the Publick; or any otherwise due and charged
upon the said Rents, Assessments, or Incomes, by Act,
Ordinance, or Order of Parliament, or Authority derived
from them; until the said Debts, so charged, be thereby
satisfied and paid; or the said Debts and Engagements
be otherwise satisfied and discharged by the Parliament:"
Which was this Day read the First Time.
The Question being put, That this Proviso be read a
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Debate be taken up on Tuesday
Morning next, the first Business.
A Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament
in Scotland, from Dalketh in Scotland, of 31th Day of
January 1651, was this Day read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take these Letters into Consideration; and such of the
Particulars therein, as are in their Power, in reference to
Scotland, to use their best Diligence therein: And as to
the Seals, and Ordering of the Forces there, and other
Matters in the said Letter, that they do consider thereof,
and present their Opinions therein to the Parliament,
with all Speed.
Ordered, That the Lord General do forthwith take an
effectual Course, to send down all the Officers, belonging
to the Forces now in Scotland, to their several Charges
Resolved, That the Report and Petition of Alderman
Fowke, be taken into Consideration on This-day-sevennight, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act for Naturalization, be reported This-day-sevennight: And that
the Committee be impowered to present to the Parliament the Names of such Persons as they think fit to be
inserted into the said Bill for Naturalization.
Ordered, That the Reports touching Dorcas Maleverer, the Relict of Colonel John Maleverer, deceased,
* * * *.
Ordered, That the Report touching Lieutenant Colonel
John Roseworme be made on Tuesday Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Report touching Sir Thomas Maleverer be made This-day-sevennight.
Grant to Col. Horton's Brigade.
WHEREAS, by Order of Parliament of the 25th of
March 1651, the Committee in the Act for Sale of Delinquents Estates, were impowered to make good the Promise
made by the Parliament, of settling 1,000£. per Ann. upon
Colonel Horton's Brigade, according to former Order of
the House, out of the Delinquents Estates, by the said Act
appointed to be sold, in such sort as they shall think fit,
and for the most Advantage of the Commonwealth.
And whereas the said Committee, in Pursuance of the
said Order of Parliament, did, by their Order of the 4th
of September last, order, That, for the making good to
the said Brigade the said Promise, Lands, of the Value of
One thousand Pounds per Annum, be settled upon the
said Brigade, out of the Lands and Estates appointed by
the said Act, intituled, An Act for Sale of several Lands
and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason:
And that the said Trustees appointed by the said Act, for
Sale of the said Lands, do set-forth and settle upon the said
Brigade, out of the said Lands and Estates so appointed
to be sold, Lands of the Value of One Thousand Pounds
per Annum, as they shall find fittest, with most Advantage to the Commonwealth:
Forasmuch as no particular Persons have been appointed, to whom the said Lands may be conveyed, for
the Purpose aforesaid:
It is Ordered, by the Parliament, That Colonel John
Okey, Colonel Philip Jones, Colonel Thomas Read, Major
Walter Bethell, Major Tobias Bridges, Major Nathanael
Barton, Major John Wade, Major Christofer Mercer,
Captain Thomas Goddard, Captain Benjamin Burges,
Captain Edward Orpin, Captain John Nicholas, and Captain William Forster, who are Commanders and Officers in
the said Brigade, be, and are hereby, nominated and appointed Trustees for and to the Use of the said Brigade:
And that the said Trustees, for Sale of the said Lands and
Estates, do make a Conveyance, accordingly, unto the
Persons herein named for Trustees for the said Brigade,
and their Heirs: And that they, or any Three or more
of them, be and are impowered to convey or dispose the
same, or any Part thereof, to or for the Use or Benefit of
the particular Persons which did belong unto the said
Brigade, according to the Intention of the former Order.