Saturday, the 6th of August, 1653.
MR. Sadler reports from the Committee for Publick
Debts, That they are of Opinion, that One thousand Pounds shall be paid unto Sir Wm. Dick, for his
present Subsistence, upon Account, out of Goldsmiths-Hall, until the Matter concerning him be cleared.
Resolved, That this Sum of One thousand Pounds be
paid unto Sir Wm. Dick upon Account.
Ordered, That this Sum of One thousand Pounds, to
Sir William Dick, be paid unto him out of Goldsmiths-Hall: And the Commissioners for Compounding be
authorized and required to give Warrant to the Treasurers of that Receipt, to make Payment of the said One
thousand Pounds to the said Sir Wm. Dick, or his Assigns: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the
said Sir Wm. Dick, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient
Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same.
Publication of Proceedings, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Poor and Justices of the Peace, to consider of and examine the Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, by printing the Proceedings of Parliament in News-Books or
Pamphlets; and also to consider of the Abuse in Printing
of scurrilous Ballads and Pamphlets, and seditious Books
and Papers; and to examine who were the Writers,
Printers, and Publishers thereof: With Power to send for
Persons, Papers, Witnesses; and also to examine upon
Oath, if they see Cause; and make Report to the House,
together with their Opinion therein to the House, for the
due Execution of the former Laws in this Behalf; and,
wherein the same are defective, to offer some further Remedy for the Redress of that Abuse.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That Colonel Duckenfield have Liberty to go
into the Country for a Month.