Tuesday, the 18th of January, 1652.
MR. Love reports from the Committee for regulating
UPON hearing Parties and Counsel, and what hath
been said and offered on both Sides, between the Inhabitants of Smythick in the County of Cornwall, and the
Inhabitants of Penryn in the said County, touching the
keeping a weekly Market in the said Town of Smythick;
this Committee having taken into their serious Consideration, do find, that the said Town of Smithyck is situate
upon the Mouth of the Haven of Falmouth, and very
near the great Castle of Pendennis; and that a Market,
in all Probability, will very much conduce to the Benefit
and Advantage of the Commonwealth, by the accommodating the Navy, Merchants, Seamen, and others, with
all manner of Provisions; the said Haven of Falmouth
being a Place of great Consequence, and of much Advantage to all Sorts of Ships: It is therefore ordered,
notwithstanding what hath been said to the contrary,
That there shall be a Market, for Time to come, kept
and held in the said Town of Smythick, on every Thursday in every Week: And Mr. Blagrave is desired to
prepare an Act to that Purpose; and report the same to
Resolved, by the Parliament, That there be a weekly
Market kept at the Town of Smythick in the County of
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Mr. Attorney General
be authorized and required to draw up a Patent for the
keeping of a weekly Market in the Town of Smythick in
the County of Cornwall, on Thursday in every Week:
And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of
England be, and are hereby impowered and authorized to
pass the said Patent under the Great Seal of England.
Prices of Coals.
The Lord Chief Baron Wilde made a Relation to the
Parliament of the Proceedings of the Lord Mayor of
London, and the Judges, Justices, and Grand Jury, at
the Sessions, touching the Prices of Sea-Coals, in pursuance of the Order of Parliament of the 11th of this
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the
Council of State, to consider how, and in what manner,
Men may be pressed out of the Colliers Ships, that they
may not be hindered in their Voyages; and to take
effectual Course therein.
Colonel Marten reports, A Bill touching satisfying of
the Publick Faith, of such Persons as are not able to
double their Publick Faith-Money: Which was this Day
read the First time.
Ordered, That Colonel Marten do, on this Day Sevennight, make the Report in his Hands concerning Cathedrals, for Satisfaction of Publick Faith.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that
brought in the Bill for Satisfaction of the Publick Faith,
to consider how the Monies due upon the Publick may
be ascertained; and in what way it is fit to be put, for
the better ascertaining thereof; and what Time is sit to be
fixed, beyond which no Publick Faith shall be claimed
that is not so ascertained; and to prepare and bring in
an Act, with Names of fit Persons to be Commissioners
for ascertaining the same, accordingly, out of the Commissioners for the monthly Assessments, not appointing
above Five Persons for one County: And that the said
Committee do prepare Instructions to be given to the said
Commissioners, and present them to the Parliament for
their Approbation: And the said Committee is to meet
this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, and so de die in diem;
and to make Report thereof on this Day Sevennight.