Die Veneris, 29 Septembris, 1648.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
UPON Mr. Annesley's Report from the Grand Committee, to whom the Ordinance for the Sale of the
Lands of Deans, Deans and Chapters, was referred;
It is Ordered, That the Grand Committee for the said
Ordinance do meet on Wednesday next, at Eight of Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. John Stephens, a Member of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country; and to be
absent for a Month.
Privilege -assaulting a Member.
Resolved, &c. That Shepperd, a Parson, be forthwith
sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for affronting and wounding Mr. Miles
Corbett, a Member of this House.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
of Complaints, to examine the Business concerning the
Insolency and Injury done to Mr. Miles Corbett; with
Power to them to secure such Persons as, upon Examination of the Business, they shall find Cause.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Wheeler brings Answer from the Lords, of the
Message Yesterday delivered unto them, That the Lords
do agree to the declaratory Vote touching the Treaty:
To the Safe Conduct for Sir James Carmichell: To the
Ordinance for Addition of One hundred and Twenty
Pounds per Week out of the Sequestrations, for Relief
of wounded Soldiers and Widows: To the Ordinance for
the Sequestrations in the County of York: To that for
Mr. John Wheeler, to be Receiver of the First Fruits:
They will take them into speedy Consideration; and send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir H. Cholmeley.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what
Sir Henry Cholmeley, and his Officers and Forces under
him, have done, in Pursuing of the Enemy into other
Counties; and other Things done against the Enemy.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds
be bestowed upon Sir Henry Cholmeley, to buy him
Horses: And that the said Sum of Two hundred Pounds
be paid unto the said Sir Henry Cholmeley, or his Assignee,
by the Committee for Sequestrations in the County of
York, out of the first Monies that shall come in upon the
Sequestrations of the Estates of the new Delinquents of
that County, in the late Engagements, lying in that
County: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir Henry
Cholmeley, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant
and Discharge for the Payment of the said Two hundred
Defaulter's Fine remitted.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Ceely be excused for his
Absence upon the last Call of the House; and be admitted to sit in the House, without paying down the Fine
of Twenty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds
be secured and raised, out of the Sequestration and Composition of the Estates real and personal of Mr. Stafford,
Sir Thomas Harris, and Mr. Thomas Jermyn, for the Pay
and Maintaining of the Horse Guards that attend the
Parliament: And that the Committee that made the
Report do prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this
Purpose. It is more particularly referred to the Care of
Pass for Jermyn.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Jermyn have a Pass,
under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to return into England, to
make his Composition for his Delinquency; provided
that he do proceed therein with Effect, within Two
Months after the Date hereof.
Resolved, &c. That Benjamin Norton Esquire, and Mr.
Edward Horseman Gentleman, be added to the Committee of Sequestrations, and all other Committees, in
the County of Rutland.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Miles Corbett presents, from the Committee of
Lords and Commons, appointed for regulating the Excise,
the humble Petition of the Commissioners of Excise and
new Impost, directed to that Committee: The which
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons, for regulating the Excise, or to any Five of them, to make Allowance, from
time to time, of all such Monies collected by way of
Excise, which heretofore have, or hereafter shall be, by
Force or Violence, taken away from the Commissioners
of the Excise, their Sub Commissioners, or Officers, or
any of them, by any Person or Persons whatsoever;
provided that such Violence be made appear, by Oath,
before the said Committee, or any Five of them, or such
Persons as they shall appoint; who have hereby Authority to give the said Oaths unto every and all such Person or Persons as shall be produced before them in this
Behalf: As also that the said Committee be satisfied, that
such Monies were not taken away, as aforesaid, through
any Neglect or Compliance of any the Sub Commissioners
of the Excise, or their Officers: And the Order or Orders of the said Committee, or any Five of them, shall
be a sufficient Warrant to the Auditor, to allow of all
such Monies upon the respective Accompts whereunto
the same appertain.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
of the Army, to take care, and give Order, That all such
Monies as shall be taken by any Governor of any Garison, Commander, or Officer, that are within the Establishment and Pay of the Army, from the Commissioners
of the Excise, their Sub Commissioners or Under Officers,
and shall be charged upon the said Committee, may be
duly paid over unto the Commissioners of Excise.
Resolved, &c. That all the Members of the House be
added to the Committee of the Excise, as to this Business
only; viz. to consider, How the Excise may be regulated and carried on in the several Counties; and How
the whole Receipts of the Excise may be improved and
carried on for the best Advantage of that so great and
important a Service; and to report their Opinions hereupon to the House: And the said Committee is appointed
to meet and sit, upon this Business, every Friday in every
Week, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon constantly, in
the Star Chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Fuller, of Botolph Bishopsgate, be
desired, by Mr. John Gurdon, to preach before this House,
at Margaret's, Westminster, on the next Fast Day; Dr.
Temple having desired to be excused, by reason of his
Occasions, that will not permit him to be here in Town
at that Time.
Resolved, &c. That the Three Judges of the Admiralty, appointed by Ordinance of the Thirteenth of April
last, shall have, to every one of them, the Sum of Four
hundred Pounds per Annum paid unto them severally, out
of the Receipts of the Customs.
An Ordinance for allowing unto every one of the
Judges of the Admiralty, the Sum of Four hundred
Pounds per Annum, out of the Receipts of the Customs,
was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That an hundred Pounds per Annum
Salary be added to each of the Judges of the Court of
Resolved, &c. That this Proviso be added to the foresaid Ordinance; vis.
"Provided, and be it further Declared, that the said
Judges of the Admiralty, or any of them, or any Judge
that shall be hereafter of that Court, do not take any
Fees of the Subject, upon any Claim or Pretence whatsoever."
The Ordinance, with these Additions, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Reformadoes, in Colonel Coplie's Hands, be reported Tomorrow Morning, the first Business, before the Reports
from Goldsmiths Hall.