Tuesday, the 19th of April, 1659.
RESOLVED, &c. That all Bonds taken of English Merchants, for any Duty to be paid by them
by virtue of the late Act of Parliament, giving Licence
for transporting Fish in Foreign Bottoms, for any Fish
laden by any such English Merchants lading any Fish
in the Bottoms of this Commonwealth, and manned with
the People of the same, be made void, and delivered up
to the respective Persons who have entered into any of
the said Bonds, their Heirs or Assigns, to be cancelled:
And that all Recognisances entered into his Highness'
Exchequer, by any Persons, upon any Writ or Writs of
Delivery issued out of the said Court, for restoring any
Fish, or Ships laded by English Merchants, in any the
Bottoms of this Commonwealth, and manned with the
People of the same, for not-payment of the Duty by the
aforesaid Act appointed to be paid by Englishmen, be
likewise made void and cancelled.
Countess of Worcester's Claims.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Committee appointed to
attend his Highness about the Payment of Four hundred
Pounds to the Countess of Worcester, in Satisfaction of
all Demands due to her, for the Use of Worcester-house,
till the Five-and-twentieth Day of March last; and
of Three hundred Pounds more for the Rent of the
said House for this present Year, to end the Five-andtwentieth Day of March next; That the Committee had
attended his Highness; and acquainted him with the
Orders of this House in that Behalf: That his Highness
was pleased to give the Committee this Answer, That he
assured himself the House had considered of her Interest;
and that himself was therewith satisfied; and did take
Notice of the Orders; and would give speedy Direction
for her Satisfaction, accordingly.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Committee appointed
to propose some effectual Way, How his Highness, the
Parliament, and the Nation, may be secured against any
Attempts from Persons that have been in Arms against
the Parliament; and other dangerous Persons, who have
lately resorted to the City of London, and Parts adjacent;
A Declaration, requiring all such Persons to depart the
Cities of London and Westminster, and late Lines of
Communication, by the Space of Twenty Miles: The
which was read; first, intirely; and afterwards, in Parts.
The Preamble was first read; and, upon the Question,
The Second Clause was read: And It was
Resolved, &c. That the Blank, in this Second Clause,
be filled up with these Words, "Five Pounds."
Resolved, &c. That, after the Words "for the Time
being," in this Clause, and before the Words "for every,"
these Words, "or any Justice or Justices of the Peace,"
shall be added, and made Part of this Declaration.
Resolved, &c. That this Clause; "to be paid to such
Discoverer by the Sheriff or Sheriffs of the respective
Counties where such Person or Persons shall be found
guilty, as aforesaid; and to be allowed to the said respective Sheriffs, upon Certificate under the Hand of the
Judge, or Two Justices of the Peace, before whom such
Person shall be found guilty, upon the Passing of their
Accompts;" be added unto, and made Part of this
Declaration, after the Words "Five Pounds." And
the whole Clause, so amended, was, upon the Question,
Message to other House.
Mr. Stephens carried the Votes made Yesterday, concerning the General Council of the Officers of the Army,
and concerning such as are not to have any Command
or Trust in Armies or Navies of this Commonwealth, to
the other House, for their Concurrence.-
The Third Clause of the Declaration was read; and
was, upon the Question, assented unto.
The First Proviso was read; and these Words; viz.
"or have given Security for their peaceable and good
Behaviour," upon the Question, omitted.
Resolved, &c. That, in this Proviso, after the Words
"or been pardoned," this Clause, "and have acted
nothing prejudicial to the Commonwealth sithence their
said Composition or Pardon," be added, and made Part
of this Declaration.
The Question being put, That these Words, "or who
are or shall be legally summoned or called, by Writ or
otherwise, to attend the Courts in the Term-Time, upon
Suits there depending," shall stand in this Proviso;
It passed with the Negative.-
Message to other House.
Mr. Stephens brings Answer from the other House,
That he had delivered to them the Votes sent by him;
and that he received this Answer from them, That they
will take the same into Consideration; and return an
Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.-
Resolved, &c. That in the Third Paragraph in this
Declaration, these Words; viz. "within Seven Days
after Publication of this Declaration;" be omitted:
And that, instead thereof, these Words; viz. "from and
after the last Day of April 1659;" be inserted, and made
Part of this Declaration.
The last Proviso was read.
And the Question being put, That these Words, "for
the Space of Six Months from the Date thereof," shall
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That, in this Proviso, after the Word
"Force," these Words; viz. "until the Twentieth Day
of October 1659;" shall be added, and be Part of this
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to this
Declaration, thus amended.
Privilege-Case of Nevill and Strowde.
Resolved, &c. That this House do determine of, and
give their Judgment in, the Cause between Mr. Henry
Nevill, and Mr. Strowde late Sheriff of the County of
Berks, on Saturday next.
Upon Sir Arthure Hesilrige's Report from the Grand
Committee for Trade; It is
Resolved, &c. That, after the Ending of this present
Week, the Grand Committee for Grievances, and Courts
of Justice, do sit on every Thursday and on every Friday
in the Afternoon, weekly: And that the Grand Committee for Trade do sit and meet on every Wednesday
in the Afternoon, weekly.
Mr. Scawen reports from the Committee for inspecting
into the Accompts and Revenue of the Commonwealth,
A Collection of what Debts are owing to the Commonwealth, and of Money in Cash, and of Monies received
by the Treasurer of the Navy, for the Supply of this
Year's Service, out of the Customs and Excise, unto the
Twenty-fifth of March 1659, and since the Report delivered into the House, from the same Committee, of the
Debts of the Commonwealth: Which Sums of Money
will lessen the Debt of the Commonwealth, for so much as
they come unto: The which Report was delivered in
Writing, at the Table; and read.
Resolved, &c. That this Paper, of Debts owing to the
Commonwealth, be referred to the Consideration of a
Grand Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration, How the Arrears of
the Armies and Navies may be speedily satisfied.
Resolved, &c. That the House be forthwith resolved
into a Grand Committee, to take the Matters now referred to a Grand Committee, and also the other Particulars, concerning the Accompt reported by Mr. Scawen
on Saturday last, and other the Particulars, then also
referred to a Grand Committee, into Consideration.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Upon the Report of Mr. Reynolds from the Grand
Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee of the whole
House have Leave to sit upon the Business referred to
them, To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock: And
that Mr. Speaker do then forbear coming to the Chair,
until Eleven of the Clock.
This House adjourns itself till To-morrow Morning,
at Eleven of the Clock.
The Paper of the Debts due and owing to the Commonwealth, this Day read, was in these Words; viz.
A Collection of what Debts we find owing to the
Commonwealth, and of Money in Cash, and what
Money we find received by the Treasurer of the
Navy, for the Supply of this Year's Service, out of
the Customs and Excise, unto the Twenty-fifth of
March 1659, and since the Report of the Committee delivered in to the House, of the Debts of
the Commonwealth: All which Sums of Money will
lessen the Debt of the Commonwealth, for as much
as they come unto; viz.
|By the Farmers, Sub-Commissioners, and others, employed in the Excise from the Year 1649 to the last of March 1659
|By the Farmers of the Excise of Beer and Ale, and Inland Commodities, due on the 25th of March 1659
|By Mr. Noell, upon his Farm of the Custom of Sea-Coal, due the Twenty-fifth of March 1659
|By the Compounders for New Buildings
|By Receivers-General, by Estimate, due the Twenty-fifth of March 1659
|By Monies paid out of the Customs and Excise to the Treasurer of the Navy, before the Twenty-fifth of March 1659
|In Cash, in the Hands of the Treasurer at Wars
|In Cash, in the Hands of the Customers, on the Twenty-fifth of March 1659
|The whole Sum £.