Friday, the 23 Septemb. 1653.
Leave of Absence.
RESOLVED, That Mr. Dunkan have Leave to
go into the Country.
Resolved, That Major Goddard have Leave to go into
Union with Scotland.
Resolved, That Tuesday Sevennight the Bill for the
Union of Scotland be read.
Sale of Forests.
Alderman Titchborne reports from the Committee for
the Improvement of the Sale of Forests, That it is the
Opinion of the Committee, that the only Way in View
for Improvement of the Sale of the Forests to the best
Advantage of the Commonwealth, is, by the accepting of
the Propositions annexed; viz.
The humble Proposal of the late Farmers of the Customs to the Parliament of the Commonwealth of
1. THAT the Debt presented in May 1645, to the
Committee of the Navy, being Two hundred Seventy-six
thousand One hundred Forty-six Pounds, as by their
humble Petition is expressed, may be made Publick
Faith, upon the Sale of the Forests Lands.
2. That, upon Security of the said Forests Lands, they,
and their Creditors, propound to pay, for the Use of the
Commonwealth, these Sums following; that is,
|The First of December next
|The First of February next
|The First of May next
|The First of September next
And that an Act pass for the Doubling thereof, with
all convenient Speed.
September 22th, 1653.Jo. Jacob, Job Harby, Ni. Crisp.
Mr. Strickland reports from the Council of State, The
humble Petition of the Officers of the Army, on the Behalf of the Army, and Supernumeraries whose Arrears
are comprised within the Security of the late King's
Lands, presented to the Council: As also, The humble
Petition of the Officers of the Army, to the said Council:
Which were both this Day read.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with this Report, brought in by the Committee, save that the Two
latter Payments be made First of May.
Sale of Forests.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to bring in an Act for the Sale of the Forest Lands.
Resolved, That the Monies to be paid in upon the Proposals of the late Farmers of the Customs, shall be applied to the Use of the Navy.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to consider of the Petitions now reported; and, upon
hearing the Officers of the Army, to state the Master;
and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the
Resolved, That there be a Committee appointed for
the better Preservation of the Customs, and preventing
the Deceits and Abuses to the State therein; viz. to Mr.
Moyer, Alderman Titchborne, Mr. Strickland, Alderman
Ireton, Colonel Jones, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Maior, Colonel Clerk, Colonel Mountague, Captain Howard, or
any Three of them: And this Committee are to bring in
fit Powers to be given to this Committee, upon Debate
of the House, To-morrow Morning.