Die Veneris, 6 Octobris, 1648.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
THE Grand Committee sat upon the Ordinance for
the Sale of Deans, Dean and Chapters Lands.
Mr. Bacon in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That, on This-day-seven-night, the Ordinance
for Sale of Deans, Dean and Chapters Lands, be reported.
Sir Robert Harley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for settling the Militia in all the
Counties, Cities, and Places, within the Kingdom of
England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick
Forces in Dorsett.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be
allowed and bestowed upon the County of Dorsett, out of
the Monies arising upon the Sequestrations of that County, for the Pay and Disbanding of the Forces lately
raised in the said County, upon the late Alarms and Insurrections.
Petition from Kent.
Divers Clothiers of the County of Kent were called in;
and did present a Petition, complaining of the Seizing
and Sealing of their Cloths.
The which was read; and, upon the Question, referred
to the Consideration of the Committee formerly appointed
for the Business of Wools, where Mr. Thorp had the Chair:
And they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers and Records: And the Care of this Business is more
particularly referred to Mr. Dodderidge and Mr. Bois.
It is further Ordered, That the Committee, formerly
appointed for Grievances, be added to this Committee,
as to the whole Business of Trade.
This Committee has further Power to receive all Complaints touching the Abuses in the Manufacture of old
Draperies, and new Draperies; and to present some
effectual Course for Redress and Remedy therein.
They have likewise Power to receive all Complaints,
and consider of the Grounds of the Decay of Trade, in
general; and, in particular, of the Silk Trade, and the
Manufactures thereof; and to consider of, and propound
effectual Remedies therein.
This Committee is also to consider and confer with
the Barons of the Exchequer; and so provide, That the
Proceedings upon Seizures may be had in such way as
may be to the least Prejudice of the Subject, and of
Trade: And this Committee is to sit on Monday next,
at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; and
so de die in diem: And are to give public Notice of
their Sitting and Meeting: And are to make Reports
with all convenient Speed.
Col. Jones' Claims.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in
the Order passed 3 Aprilis 1648, for appointing the Sum
of One thousand Pounds to Colonel Michael Jones, and
charging it upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, in
Course, with Interest from the said Third of April.
Mr. Annesley is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords will
take the Ordinance concerning the Militia into speedy
Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their
A Letter from the Lord General, from Hieth, at Colchester, of 29 Augusti 1648, relating his Proceedings,
in relation to those taken in Colchester, was now again
read, in reference to the Proceedings upon the Lord
A Letter from the Lord Goring, from Windsore
Castle, of 3 Octobris 1648, signed Goring and Norwich,
was again now read; taking notice, That he had received
an Order, acquainting him, That an Ordinance for attainting him of High Treason had been read, &c.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the General, to
desire his Explanation of that Clause of his Letter, of
29 Septembris 1648, that concerns the Quarter given to
the Lord Goring and Lord Capell, and leaving them to
the further Justice and Mercy of the Parliament.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Wheeler, and Sir John Maynard, are
appointed to prepare this Letter, and bring it in Tomorrow Morning.