Friday, the 16th of July 1652.
COLONEL Downes reports the Amendments to the Bill touching Receivers-General, Collectors,
and Sub-Collectors: Which were twice read; and, upon
the Question, assented unto.
The Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
|Lord Comm. Lisle,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir John Trevor,
||With the Yeas:
So it passed with the Negative.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the
Question, passed: And it is ordered to be forthwith
printed, and published.
Charge against Clotworthy.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Accompts for the whole Nation, at Worcester House, to
consider as well of the Petition of Mr. George Wood, as
of the Paper and Information of Mr. Larder, containing
the Charge of Mr. George Wood against Sir John Clotworthy, and Mr. Davis; to examine the Particulars of
the Abuses therein charged, and certify the true State of
the Business to the Parliament.
The humble Petition of Francis Webb of London,
Merchant, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of the Army, to state the Business, and report
it to the House.
Ordered, That the Report touching Colonel Owen
Roe be made on Friday next, after the Business of
Claims from Chester.
Sir Wm. Brereton reports from the Committee for
THE Petition referred to the Committee, by Order of
the House, to examine and make Report, amongst other
things, doth set forth, that after the Reducement of
Chester, their Forces being within the Establishment,
divers of the said Gentlemen were taken Prisoners, by
them, in Mutiny, and brought to Chester, to great
Hazard of their Lives, by reason of the Infection; and
there detained until they had taken up great Sums of
Money, upon their own personal Securities, to pay them
their Arrears, inevitably contracted upon the Country, by
the Weight of the War.
That Three thousand Pounds of those Sums so taken
up yet remain unpaid; for which they are sued, many of
them to Outlawries, at London, Stafford, and elsewhere;
and all Powers to help themselves therein, forth of any
publick Receipt, long since taken from them: And
therefore Satisfaction is prayed from the House.
The Committee, as to this Part of the Petition, have
particularly inquired into the said publick Debt, mentioned in the said Petition, and examined of whom the
said Monies were taken up, by the said Gentlemen, at the
Time of their Restraint mentioned in their said Petition;
and how much thereof hath been already satisfied; and
what remains due; having received Certificates concerning
the same, from the Commissioners at Haberdashers-hall,
Commissioners of Excise, and the Commissioners of Sequestrations, in the County of Chester; it hath been made
appear to them thereby, that the Sum of Two thousand
One hundred Forty-five Pounds Eighteen Shillings and
Four-pence, doth remain unsatisfied thereof, to several
Persons of whom the same was taken up and borrowed by
the said Gentlemen, upon their particular Securities and
Bonds; besides the Costs and Charges which the said
Gentlemen have been put to, and have expended, by
reason of several Suits which have been brought against
them for this Money; which Charges are not as yet
The Committee do likewise find, though it be not expressly referred unto them, as they conceive, yet, that
there are certain other Debts, which the said Gentlemen
became engaged in, and were expended by them, for the
Publick Service, as well before the Time of their Restraint, as since; amounting to Seven hundred Fifty-one
Pounds One Shilling, which do as yet remain undischarged, by reason the Gentlemen of the said County,
before the taking the Sequestrations out of their Power,
being earnestly called upon for the said Monies taken up
during their Imprisonment, did satisfy some Part of that
Money, out of the Sequestrations, intended by them to
satisfy the said Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds One
Shilling; and thereby, though they lessened the Debts
taken up, and secured by them, during their Imprisonment, from Three thousand Nine hundred Forty-three
Pounds, unto Two thousand One hundred Forty-five
Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, yet they
thereby disabled themselves, the Sequestrations being soon
after taken from them, to satisfy the said Seven hundred
Fifty-one Pounds One Shilling, out of the Sequestrations,
as they intended: The Consideration of all which this
Committee do humbly offer to the Parliament; the rather
because the said Three thousand Nine hundred Fortythree Pounds, Debt and Interest for the same, was
thereby much more lessened than the said Seven hundred
Fifty-one Pounds One Shilling amounts to.
This Committee do therefore humbly present their
Opinion to the House, That for the Reasons aforesaid, the
said Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds One Shilling, as
well as the said Two thousand One hundred Forty-five
Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, ought to be
satisfied by the Parliament, as publick Debts, together
with Costs, incurred by several Suits, for the said Monies.
And therefore they do order, That a Report hereof
be made to the House, and the House desired to give
Direction for speedy Satisfaction of both the said Sums,
to the said Gentlemen, if they shall think fit.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the several
Sums of Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds and One
Shilling, and of Two thousand One hundred Forty-five
Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, as a Debt
due by the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred back again to the said
Committee, to consider how, and in what manner, and
out of what, the said Sums may be paid, and report it to
The humble Petition of Dorcas Maulyverer, Relict of
Colonel John Maulyverer, that died in the Service of
Scotland, was this Day read, together with a Report from
the Committee of the Army, in these Words:
Upon Consideration of the Petition of Dorcas Mauleverer, the Relict of Colonel John Maleverer, directed by
Order of Parliament of 21 Maii last, referred to this
Committee; It is ordered, that it be reported to the Parliament, that, by Certificate from the Mayor and Aldermen
of the Town of Hull, bearing Date 24 Junii last, it doth
appear, that there is due, and owing, from the said Colonel Mauleverer to the Town of Hull, the Sum of Two
hundred Twenty-nine Pounds Thirteen Shillings and
Four-pence: viz. Two hundred and Ten Pounds thereof
lent him upon his, and some other Officers of that Garison,
their Bond; and Eighteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings and
Four-pence, the Remainder of a greater Sum formerly
lent them; and Twenty Shillings more lent, at the same
time when they gave Bond for Two hundred and Ten
Pounds: And they further certify, That these Sums were
lent for the Paying of the Soldiers of that Garison, then
in Mutiny for want of Money. And the then Paymaster of that Garison doth also certify, That the said
Sums were paid to the Soldiers of that Garison, and are
since, by him, in his Account, given into the Committee
of Accompts, for the Commonwealth, at WorcesterHouse, so expressed to be disposed.
That they do find, that the Arrears of Pay due to the
said Colonel Maleverer, as they have been stated by the
Commissioners in the County of York, and by them
returned to this Committee, from them transmitted to
Worcester-House, are secured with the rest of the Army.
That, in full Satisfaction and Recompence of the
Losses sustained by the said Colonel Mauleverer, during
the late Wars, the said Mrs. Mauleverer, be allowed Six
hundred Pounds, if the Parliament think fit so to do.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Two
hundred Twenty-nine Pounds Thirteen Shillings and
Four-pence, as a Debt of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to see the said Two hundred Twenty-nine Pounds
Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence paid accordingly.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds in Money be paid
to the said Dorcas Maleverer, or her Assigns, for Relief
of her present urgent Wants and Necessities; and that
it be referred to the Council of State, to see the same
forthwith paid to her, or her Assigns, accordingly.
Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly
Value of Four hundred Pounds, out of Lands in Scotland
confiscated to the State, be settled upon the Children of
Colonel John Maleverer, and their Heirs, in such sort as
Sir John Bourchier Knight, Sir William Strickland Knight
and Baronet, and Luke Robinson Esquire, or any Two of
them, shall direct; with a Reservation of a yearly Rent
of One hundred Pounds out of the same, to the State.