Tuesday, the 5th of April, 1653.
Ld. Howard's Fine.
THE humble Petition of Edward Lord Howard was
this Day read.
Resolved, That the Fine of Ten thousand Pounds, imposed, by Judgment of Parliament, on Edward Lord
Howard, be discharged.
Resolved, That Mr. Sedgwick be excused from preaching before the Parliament on Tuesday the 12th of April
Ordered, That Mr. Philip Nye be desired to preach
and pray before the Parliament, at Margarett's Church,
Westminster, on Tuesday the 12th Day of April next,
being a Day set apart for Publick Thanksgiving: And
that Mr. Henry Darley do give him Notice thereof.
Col. Gell pardoned.
The humble Petition of John Gell, Colonel, was this
Ordered, That Colonel John Gell be pardoned for all
Misprision of Treason, of which he stands convicted by
the Judgment of the High Court of Justice, and of and
from the Fine for his said Offence: And that Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Pardon for that Purpose, in
common Form: And that the Lords Commissioners for
the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to
pass the same under the said Great Seal, accordingly.
Adventurers for Ireland.
Colonel Sidney reports Amendments to the Act for the
speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for
Lands in Ireland; and of the Arrears due to the Soldiery; and for the Encouragement of Protestants to plant
and inhabit Ireland: Which were twice read.
Ordered, That Colonel Sidney do proceed with his Report on Thursday Morning next, the first Business: And
that the Petition of Sir Hardres Waller be then also reported: And that the Petition of the Committee of Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and the Petition of Sir
Robert King, be then also read.
Ordered, That the Petition of Colonel John Bradley
be also read on Thursday Morning next, and then taken
The humble Petition of the Mayor and Commonalty
of the City of Bristoll, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Arrears of the Fee-farm Rent, due
to the Commonwealth, out of, and for, the Castle of
Bristoll, in the City of Bristoll, be discharged: And that
the Committee of the Revenue do discharge the same
Resolved, That the Castle of Bristoll be forthwith dismantled; and the Place dis-garisoned: And that it be
referred to the Council of State, to see it done accordingly.
Resolved, That the Committee of the Revenue do pay
One hundred Pounds to the City of Bristoll, in Consideration of the Use of the Castle of Bristoll, and of the
Arrears of the Fee-Farm Rent, due to the Purchaser,
issuing out of the said Castle.