House of Commons Journal Volume 7
13 February 1652

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 13 February 1652', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 88. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23950 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Friday, the 13th of February, 1651.

Prayers.

Act of Oblivion.

THE House this Day, 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; " Provided always, and be it Enacted, That neither this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall extend to the making void the Power and Authority formerly given the Committee of Parliament for the Eastern Association, by an Ordinance of the Third of September 1645, for levying, receiving, and disposing of the Arrears due and payable upon the Ordinance of Parliament of the Eighteenth of December 1643, for maintaining the late Garison of Newport-Pagnell: But that the same Power be, and is hereby, confirmed, and the said Committee authorized to put the same into effectual Execution; and, accordingly to dispose of those Monies for satisfying the Debts of the said Garison, and of the said Association, as they shall think fit:" Which was this Day read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

The House was divided:

The Noes went forth:

Mr. Bond, Tellers for the Yeas: 24.
Mr. Holland, With the Yeas,
Lord General, Tellers for the Noes: 33.
Sir John Danvers, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That the Petition and Report touching Alderman Fowk be made on This-day-sevennight, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; " Provided, that this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not bar, nor be any way prejudicial to, John Fowke of London, Alderman, in the receiving of what Satisfaction the Parliament shall think fit, from the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies; and out of the Estates of the late King, Lord Coventry, and Patentees and Undersharers of the Customs; and out of the Estates of other Delinquents respectively; according to the true Intent and Meaning of the Votes and Orders made in Parliament on the First Day of June 1641, and Thirtieth Day of June 1645, and the 22th Day of June 1650, and the Report of the Committee of the Navy, dated the 22th of August 1649:" Which was this Day read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Masham, Tellers for the Yeas: 37.
Colonel Purefoy, With the Yeas,
Colonel Marten, Tellers for the Noes: 30.
Mr. Rob. Goodwyn, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the said Proviso was read the Second time, accordingly.

The Question being put, That this Proviso be Part of the Bill;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Purefoy, Tellers for the Yeas: 31.
Sir Wm. Brereton, With the Yeas,
Mr. Marten, Tellers for the Noes: 37.
Mr. Weston, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; " Provided also, that this Act shall not extend to pardon any Crime or Offence committed by such of the late Farmers of the Customs, Subsidies, or Imposts, in the Time of the late King, in reference to the farming or receiving of any Custom, Subsidy, or Impost, who have not paid their proportionable Parts and Shares of the Hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, which was paid to the Parliament, as a Fine for the Delinquency of the said Customers."

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; " Provided that the Act, or any thing therein contained, do not extend to the pardoning of such Wastes and Spoils of Timber as have been committed in the Forest of Deane in the County of Gloucester, and whereof Information hath been given upon Oath, and are now depending in the Court of Exchequer:" Which was this Day read the First and Second time.

Agent from Oldenburgh.

Ordered, That the Business concerning the Agent from the Duke of Oldenburgh, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Letter read.

A Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland, from Dublyn, of the Fourth Day of February 1651, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Council of State do take care for sending Provisions to Ireland, according to the Letters from the Commissioners in Ireland.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.