Tuesday, the 11th of January, 1652.
New Translation of the Bible.
RESOLVED, That Mr. Scott do bring in a Bill
for a New Translation of the Bible out of the original
Languages: And that he present the Names of Persons
fit to be employed in that Service to the House, for
Treaty with Portugall.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the Parliament, That he hath subscribed the Preliminary Articles
of the Treaty with the Ambassador Extraordinary from the
King of Portugall; and caused the same to be sealed
with the Seal of the Parliament, according to the Order
of the House.
Ordered, That the same, so subscribed, be sent to the
Council, to be delivered.
Ordered, That Colonel Marten do bring in the Bill
for Satisfaction of the Publick Faith, by Sale of such
Cathedrals as are fit to be taken down, and otherwise,
on Friday next; and nothing to intervene.
Prices of Coals.
Alderman Atkin reports a Certificate, from the Court
of Aldermen in Guildhall, dated, Monday, Januarii 3,
1652, touching the Prices of Coals, made according to an
Order of Parliament of the 10th of December 1652:
Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor, and
the several Courts of Sessions of the Peace for London
and Middlesex, at their next Sitting; and that they be
impowered to give in Charge to the Grand Jury, to inquire, what is a fit and indifferent Price for Sea-Coals;
and, upon their Presentment, to set such Rate and Price
as they shall think fit, both within the Cities of London
and Westminster, and Liberties thereof, the Borough of
Southwark, and County of Middlesex: And that all Woodmongers, Coal Merchants, and others, that sell either in
Gross, or by Retale, within the said Cities, and Liberties
thereof, the Borough of Southwark, and County aforesaid,
be enjoined to sell the Coals, in their Possession, not
exceeding the Rate and Price which shall be so set, accordingly: And that the Lord Mayor, and Justices of
Peace, within the said Cities and Liberties thereof, and
Boroughs and Counties aforesaid, respectively, do take
care, that this Order be duly observed, and put in Execution with all possible Speed, for the Advantage and
Relief of the Poor.
Ordered, That the Time of Continuance of this Order
be till the First of April next.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lord Chief
Baron, to take especial Care of this Business.
Probates of Wills, &c.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for Probate of Wills, be reported To-morrow Morning, the first
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for the
Carmen, be reported on Friday Sevennight next.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the House
do take into Consideration the Certificate of the Trustees
for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the
Commonwealth for Treason, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Act for Relief of Copyholders and
Leaseholders of Lands, forfeited for Treason, be reported
on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Act for Relief of the Poor, be read
on Wednesday Sevennight.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, touching settling Sir
Robert Hitcham's Estate, To-morrow Morning, next after
the Bill for Probate of Wills.
Sir Henry Vane the younger made a Relation of the
Proceedings of the Commissioners for regulating and
managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy.
Ordered, That the Bill for registering Conveyances, be
reported on Wednesday Sevennight.
Regulating the Laws.
Ordered, That every Wednesday in every Week be set
apart for the House to take into Consideration the Bills
for regulating the Laws; and that nothing do intervene.
Prices of Wines.
A Bill for settling Prices on Wines, was this Day read
the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed
unto the Committee of the Navy.