Die Lunæ, 12 Martii, 1648.
COMMISSARY General Ireton, Sir William Allanson,
Mr. Dove, Colonel Venne, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Blackston, Mr. Allen, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Nelthorp, Mr.
Scott, Mr. Corbett, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Prideaux,
Mr. Edward Ash, Mr. James Challenor, Mr. Lysle, Mr.
Pury, Mr. Leman, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Robinson;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to examine the State and Condition of the Anticipations on
Goldsmiths Hall, and the Excise; and consider, Which of
them are sit to be continued, and what to be transferred
on some other visible Security: And this Committee have
Power to send to the Commissioners of Excise, and also
the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, for the several Ordinances, whereby the several Receipts are charged, and
the Assignments, for their Information: And to make
their Report forthwith to the House. And
It is Ordered, That, in the mean time, the Payment of
all Principal Monies out of the said Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall be forborn, until the Committee make their
Report, and this House give further Order; except such
Monies as are to be paid for the Supply of the Navy or
Army, or for Widows, and maimed Soldiers.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Act touching
Delinquents be injoined to meet this Afternoon: And
that they have Power to receive what Propositions shall
be further offered to them for the better Regulating of
the Compositions of Delinquents: And that the same
Committee do meet, To-morrow, with the Committee
of Goldsmiths Hall; and to take into Consideration the
Obstructions in the Proceedings of the Committee of
Goldsmiths Hall; and consider of such other Ways for the
Compositions of Delinquents, and the bringing in the
Money upon the said Compositions, for the Advantage
of the State, as they shall think fit; and report it to the
House on Wednesday Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Arthur Haslerigg, Commissary General Ireton, Sir Thomas Wroth, Sir Henry Myldmay,
Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Carey, Colonel Rich,
Colonel Ludlowe, Sir Wm. Masham, be added to the
former Committee for the Bill touching Delinquents.
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That it be referred to the former Committee,
to take into Consideration, upon the Debate this Day in
the House, Whether, of the Prisoners of War English,
now in Custody, there be any more fit to be proceeded
against for Life, besides those who are appointed to be
tried, or are tryable, by a Court Martial for Revolts by
Land or Sea; and likewise to consider, What other of
those Prisoners, are fit to be kept Prisoners, or banished,
and their Estates confiscated; and what other Delinquents, in reference to the late Wars, that were formerly
excepted from Pardon, or others, are fittest to continue
excepted and proscribed; and to report their Opinion to
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Committee at
Goldsmiths Hall, to examine and state the Business touching the Review of Mr. Edward Seymour's Composition;
and to report the same to the House.
Interest of Money.
The Question being propounded, That the Interest of
Money shall be brought down from Eight Pounds per
Centum, to Six Pounds per Centum;
Resolved, &c. That these Words; viz. "from and
after the Twenty-ninth of September next;" be added to
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the Question, with that Addition, being propounded, That the Interest of Money should be brought down
from Eight Pounds per Centum to Six Pounds per Centum,
from and after the Twenty-ninth of September next;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, &c. That the Interest of Money shall
be brought down from Eight Pounds per Centum to Six
Pounds per Centum, from and after the Twenty-ninth of
And Mr. Love is to bring in an Act to that Purpose.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act touching Deans and Chapters Lands is referred, do sit this Afternoon: And that they bring in the Act on Wednesday
Walmer, &c. Castles.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to consider of the three Castles in Kent, viz. Walmer,
Deale, and Sandowne Castles; and of the Estimate and
Charges of repairing the Breaches, and supplying the
Defects, in the said Castles; and also to consider of the
Surveys taken, touching the same; and to consider,
Where Monies may be had to supply the said Defects;
and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That the Petition touching the Walloone
Church be read on Wednesday next.
The humble Petition of Nicholas Cowlinge, of Birslington in the County of Somersett, was this Day read,
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Committee of Indemnity; to hear the said Business, and
to determine the same; and to stay the Proceedings of
Robert Paradine Gentleman, at the Common Law,
against the Petitioner, in the mean time.
The humble Petition of Colonel Matthew Alured was
this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the Revenue; to examine the whole State of
the Business; and to certify the same to the House, for
the Gratification of the Petitioner.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee touching Prisoners in the Tower, That they, or any Three of
them, do take sufficient Security, on the Behalf of Mr.
Walter Mountague, not to act any thing against this
Commonwealth: And that, upon such Security given,
the said Mr. Walter Mountague have Liberty to go
beyond the Seas.
Receivers of Taxes.
The humble Petition of Richard Abbott, eldest Son,
and Administrator of the Goods and Chattels, of Richard
Abbott, late Receiver, deceased.
Ordered, That the Office or Place of Receiver of the
publick Revenues, in the Counties of Middlesex, Hertford, Essex, and London, being void, by the Death of
Richard Abbott, late Receiver, deceased; be conferred
upon Richard Abbott, eldest Son of the late Richard Abbott, deceased; he giving Security, as other Receivers
have usually done: And that Mr. Garland do bring inan Act to that Purpose.
Justices of Peace.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal be hereby enabled and authorized to give the Oath
of a Justice of Peace to such Members of this House as
are now in Town, being in Commission of the Peace, in
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do make the Report
touching Mrs. Fitz James, on Thursday Morning, the
The humble Petition of Elizabeth Thornehaugh Widow,
late Wife of Colonel Francis Thornehaugh, was this Day
Ordered, That the Committee of Nottingham be required to certify the State of the Arrears of Colonel
Thornehaugh, before he came into the Establishment of
the Army: And that Mr. Millington be desired to write
a Letter to the Committee of Nottingham, for that Purpose: And that it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to audite the Accompts of the said Colonel Thornehaugh, since he came into the Establishment: And that
it be referred to the Northern Committee, or any Three
of them, to present to the House some Part of the Earl of
Newcastle his Lands, not already engaged by this House,
for the Satisfaction of the said Arrears: And that an Act
be brought in for that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Soldiery, at Worcester House, to audite the Accompt of
The Form of an Oath for the Masters of the Chancery.
Oath of Masters of Chancery.
YOU shall well and truly serve the Commonwealth,
in the Office of a Master of the Chancery, according
to the best of your Skill and Knowledge. So help you