House of Commons Journal Volume 7
31 August 1653


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 31 August 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 311. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Wednesday, the 31st of August, 1653.

Gibson's Petition.

MR. Strickland reports from the Council of State, The humble Petition of Sir Alexander Gibson, of Dury, directed to the Council of State: Which was this Day read.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Administration of Justice in Scotland, to examine the Truth of this Petition; and to do the Petitioners Right, according to the Laws of that Nation.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. French have Leave for a Fortnight to go into the Country.

Mestham Minister.

Resolved, That Mr. Abraham Murline be, and is hereby, vested and settled Minister of Mestham, in the County of Surrey, in the Place and Stead of Mr. Simon Blackwall, deceased.

Orders of the House.

Resolved, That the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Orders of the House were referred, do make their Report on Monday next.

Forfeited Estates.

The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill, intituled, A further Additional Act for the Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, This Act shall not give Power to the Trustees to sell any of the Estates of such Persons as the Commissioners for Compounding, at HaberdashersHall, have discharged out of the Acts for Sale, or that shall discharge by the First of December next:" Which was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Question being put, For the Passing of this Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

Proceedings against Lilbourne.

Resolved, That the House do take into Consideration the Carriage of the Trial of Lieutenant-Colonel John Lilbourne, on Friday next.