Wednesday, the 6th of April, 1653.
Sale of late King's Property.
RESOLVED, That the Trustees and Contractors
for Sale of the Castles, Houses, Parks, Lands and
Hereditaments belonging to the late King, Queen, or
Prince, exempted from Sale by a former Act, be enjoined
to forbear the Sale of the Chapel adjoining to SomersettHouse.
Resolved, That these Words be added to the former
Vote, touching the Chapel; viz. "and that the same be
made use of by the French Protestant Congregation, for
the Publick Worship of God, until the Parliament take
further Order:" And so it was
Resolved, That the Trustees and Contractors for Sale of
the Castles, Houses, Parks, Lands and Hereditaments
belonging to the late King, Queen, or Prince, exempted
from Sale by a former Act, be enjoined to forbear the
Sale of the Chapel adjoining to Somersett-House: And
that the same be made use of by the French Protestant
Congregation, for the Publick Worship of God, until
the Parliament take further Order.
Resolved, That the said Trustees be enjoined to forbear
the Sale of Somerset-House, until the Parliament take
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
inspecting the Treasuries, to consider how the Sum of
Four thousand Pounds formerly charged upon Goldsmiths-Hall, in course, to be paid to the Assistants of the
Harbour of Dover, or their Assigns, for repairing the
Pier there, may be paid: And that they do give Order
for the Payment thereof, accordingly, out of such Treasuries as they shall think fit.
Colonel Sidenham reports from the Committee of the
IN Pursuance of an Order of Parliament of the 18th
of November 1652; whereby it is referred unto this Committee, to consider of the whole State of the Business
touching Melcomb Common, now Parcel of Rodipoll Farm,
as the Lands of Alexander Kaines; and whether the same
be fit to be sold; and to report their Opinion unto the
Parliament; This Committee do find, by several Depositions, taken upon Oath by the Committee for Sequestrations, in the County of Dorsett, certified by Mr. Richard
Graves, one of the Council for the Commonwealth; as
also by the Testimony of the Knight of the Shire of the
said County, that Melcomb Common, Parcel of Radipoll
Farm, claimed by Mr. Alexander Kaines, doth in all
Probability rightfully belong to the Town of Weymouth
and Melcomb: And it appearing unto this Committee, by
Certificate under the Hands of the Justices of Peace, and
others of the said County, that the said Town hath
greatly suffered in the Time of the late Wars, for their
good Affection to the Parliament, by the Value of
Twenty thousand Pounds;
Resolved, That it be reported to the Parliament, as the
Opinion of this Committee, That the House will be
pleased to give Order for respiting the Sale of the said
Common, until their further Pleasure be signified therein.
Resolved, That the Trustees for Sale of the Lands and
Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason be
enjoined to forbear the Sale of Melcomb Common, now
Parcel of Rodipoll Farm.
Ordered, That the said Trustees be enjoined to convey
and assure the said Common unto such Persons as the
Town of Weymouth shall appoint, in Trust for the
Benefit of the said Town, and the Inhabitants thereof,
in Recompence and Satisfaction of their Losses and Sufferings, and their Services to the Parliament.
Mr. Say reports from the Committee of the Army;
IN pursuance of the Order of Parliament, dated the
26th Day of June 1651, referring the Petition of Arthure
Samuell Esquire, to the said Committee; they do find, that
there is due, from the Parliament, to the said Arthure
Samuell, upon the 1st of August 1651, for Monies lent to
the Use of the Parliament, the 1st of August 1641, and
Consideration for the Forbearance thereof, the Sum of
Three thousand Threescore and Nineteen Pounds Three
Shillings and Nine-pence: And it is the humble Opinion
of this Committee, That the said Arthure Samuell be satisfied the said Debt, together with Consideration for Forbearance of Two thousand Pounds, Part thereof, from the
said 1st of August 1651, until Satisfaction made thereof,
out of the Estates of some Delinquents, directed to be
sold: And that he have the same after the Rate of Ten
Years Purchase, and not under.
The Question being propounded, That Arthure Samuell
Esquire have Liberty to double the said Sum of Two
thousand Pounds, with Interest for the Forbearance
thereof, since the same was lent, upon the several Acts
for Sale of Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason: And that he have Leave to purchase
any of the said Lands or Estates by himself, or his
The Question being put, That these Words, viz.
"That Ten Years Purchase," be added to this Question;
It passed with the Negative.
And the main Question being put; it was
Resolved, That Arthure Samuell Esquire have Liberty
to double the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds, with
Interest for the Forbearance thereof, since the same was
lent, upon the several Acts for Sale of Lands and Estates
forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason: And that
he have Leave to purchase any of the said Lands or
Estates, by himself, or his Assigns, accordingly.
Debt to Pigott.
Resolved, That the Sum of Three thousand Four hundred and Thirty Pounds, owing to Mr. Richard Pigott,
Citizen and Grocer of London, for Two thousand Pounds
lent upon the Credit of the Act for Two intire Subsidies,
be allowed of as a Debt due upon the Publick Faith, and
to be doubled accordingly, in Satisfaction of the said
Two thousand Pounds and Interest.
Debt to Baker.
Resolved, That the Sum of One thousand Seven hundred Eighty-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Fourpence, due to Mr. Wm. Baker, for One thousand Pounds
lent by him, upon the Credit of the Act for Two intire
Subsidies, be allowed of, as a Debt due upon the Publick
Faith; and to be doubled accordingly, in Satisfaction of
the said Sum of One thousand Pounds, and Interest
remaining due for the same.
Sir H. Anderson.
Mr. Garland reports, from the Committee, to whom
the Petition of Sir Henry Anderson was referred.
Sir Gilbert Pickering reports from the Council of
THAT it be humbly represented to the Parliament,
that the Council finding it very requisite for the Service
of the State, in the late Invasion by . . . Scotts Army,
under the Command of Charles Stewart, to hasten up a
Train of Artillery from hence to Worcester; they sent
their Orders to the Commissioners of the Militia for the
County of Northampton, to imprest several DraughtHorses for expediting the March thereof: Which was
accordingly done: And there hath lately been an Account
brought in to the Council, of the Damages the particular Persons, from whom the said Horses were taken,
sustained thereby, amounting, in the West Division of
that County, to One hundred Eighty-six Pounds Seventeen Shillings and One Peny, and in the Ten Hundred
of the East Division to One hundred Fourteen Pounds
One Shilling and Two-pence; in all, to the Sum of
Three hundred Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Threepence: Which appearing, upon Examination, to be
justly due unto them; and it being propounded, That
the same may be equally born by the whole County;
it is the Opinion of this Council, That the Parliament
be humbly moved to pass an Act for enabling the Commissioners for the said County, or any Three or more
of them, to assess and collect the Sum of Three hundred
Pounds, in the said County, upon all such Persons, and
in such Manner, as the Assessments for the Armies and
Forces of the Commonwealth are assessed and collected
in that County; and to pay out the same to the respective
Owners of the said Horses, according to the Damages
they particularly received, by the Impresting of them to
the said Service of the Train: And Sir Gilbert Pickering is desired to move the Parliament herein; and to
prepare and present the Draught of an Act for Assessing and Collecting of the said Three hundred Pounds,
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the monthly
Assessments, in the County of Northampton, or any Three
or more of them, do assess, levy, and collect, within the
said County of Northampton, the Sum of Three hundred
Pounds, in such manner, as, by the late Act of Parliament
for raising the Sum of Ninety thousand Pounds a Month,
for Maintenance of the Forces in England, Ireland, and
Scotland, is appointed: And that the said Commissioners
do pay the same to the respective Owners of DraughtHorses, sent to the Army at Worcester, by Appointment
of the Council of State, according to their several and
respective Damages in this Behalf sustained.
Claims on Publick Faith.
Ordered, That Colonel Marten do make Report of the
Bill for ascertaining the Publick Faith, on Tuesday Sevennight, the first Business.
Grant to Poole.
Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance, of the yearly Value
of Fourscore Pounds, rendering yearly Twenty Pounds
to the Use of the Commonwealth, of confiscated Lands
in Scotland, be settled on Thomas Poole, of Wedsbury in
the County of Stafford, and his Heirs, in full Satisfaction
of all Demands: And that Mr. Speaker do write a Letter
to the Commissioners of the Parliament in Scotland, to
settle the same upon him, accordingly.