Die Sabbati, 14 Aprilis, 1649.
ORDERED, That it be referred unto the Council
of State, to take into Consideration the Paper presented to the House, concerning the Coining of the Gold
brought in a Ship lately come from Guiny, for the better
Advancing of Trade: And that the Governor, or some
other of the Guyny Company, by them appointed, be
required to attend the Council of State this Afternoon,
for that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of, and peruse, the Statutes touching the Sale or
Transportation of Gold and Silver, and other Laws
concerning Coinage and Treasons; and to bring in a Bill
for the Forfeitures to be converted to the Use of the
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hill, Mr. Garland, Mr. Long, Mr.
Millington, Sir Thomas Wroth, Attorney General, Mr.
Lechmere, Mr. Love, Mr. Edwards, Colonel Temple, or
any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet at
Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And the special Care hereof is referred to
Ordered, That the Propositions by Colonel Temple, for
preventing Exportation of Gold, or other Coin, and the
Business of Melting down of Coin, be referred to the
Consideration of the Council of State; to take some
effectual Course for preventing the Abuse therein, and the
Damage that may come to the Commonwealth thereby.
Ordered, That no Pass or Licence whatsoever shall be
hereafter granted to any Person or Persons to go beyond
the Seas, until he or they shall have first given an Engagement, under his or their Hand, to such Person as
shall grant the said Pass, that he and they shall not, at
any time hereafter, engage, act, be aiding, assisting, advising, or counselling, against the Commonwealth: And
that no such Pass shall be granted to any Person to take
Shipping for their Transportation, but at a publick Port,
and by publick Passage.
Ordered, That this Order, together with the former
Order of Parliament concerning Mariners, be forthwith
printed and published.
Ordered, That the Committee, touching the Stamps
for Coin, be required to meet forthwith; and make a
Report to the House on Monday next.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England be required to attend the House at
Twelve of the Clock this Day; and to present the Names
of such Persons as are fit to fill up the Courts of Justice.
Colonel Wauton reports an Act, appointing Commissioners for Sale of Prize Goods after Sentence, and Treasurers and Collectors for the said Prize Goods: Which
was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, committed unto Mr. Martyn, Mr. Miles
Corbett, Mr. Rigby, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Blackiston,
Sir Thomas Wroth, Colonel Wauton, Mr. Long, Sir Peter
Wentworth, Mr. Garland; or any Three of them: And
this Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Three of
the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to bring in
the same on Monday Morning.
Army Committee, &c.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill
for the Committee of the Army, and Treasurers at War,
for the Assessment of the Ninety thousand Pounds per
Mensem; and, upon the whole Debate of the House,
was, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of
the Army: And all that come to have Voices: And that
the Committee be required to bring in the same on
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to consult with the Governor of Newcastle; and
take care that the Six Companies, which were drawn out
by Lieutenant General Crumwell out of Newcastle, be
paid as shall be just.
Duty on Coals.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Impositions of
the Four Shillings per Chaldron upon Coals, be taken into
Consideration on Monday next.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Customs be
appointed to be taken into Consideration on Monday next.
Whereas, by an Order of the House of Commons on
the Thirteenth of January last, the Treasurers for Sequestrations, sitting at Guildhall, London, were forthwith to
give in a perfect Account of all their former Doings,
concerning Sequestrations, to this House, or such as they
shall appoint, that so the State may receive such Satisfaction as to Right appertaineth: It is now therefore
Ordered, by the Commons of England, in Parliament
assembled, That John Pocock, Wm. Greenhill, William
Potter, John Johns and Thomas Browne, or any Two
or more of them, shall have Power to examine the said
Treasurers at Guildhall, together with their original Books
of Accompts, upon Oath, in relation to Matter of Sequestrations; as also all the Accompts brought in to them,
with the Disbursements, and how disbursed since their
first Undertaking; and forthwith to report the State
thereof to the Committee formerly appointed by this
House; to the end the House may take such further Order
therein, as, upon Report thereof, they shall think fit.
Loan by the City.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to meet with
the Persons chosen by the Common Council of the City
of London, do take notice to meet this Afternoon: And
the special Care hereof is recommended to Mr. Trenchard
and Mr. Pury: And Sir Henry Myldmay, Mr. Gurdon,
and Mr. Corbett, be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Petition of Mrs. Mennes, and the
Commissioners to Delegates to hear that Business, be read
on Wednesday next. And
It is further Ordered, That the House do proceed in
this Report concerning Civilians and Civil Courts, in
the Hands of Mr. Hill, on Wednesday next, the first
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom
the Petition of the County of Oxford was referred.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for regulating the University of Oxford, to take Consideration
of the Particulars reported from the Petitioners of Oxford.
Colonel Harrison, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Stapeley, Dr. Palmer, Colonel Rich, Mr.
Oldesworth, Colonel Alexander Popham, Mr. Humphry
Edwards, Lord Grey, Mr. Thomas Challener, Sir Gregory
Norton, be added to that Committee: And this Committee are to consider of, and examine, the Information touching Ministers endeavouring to stir up and disaffect the
Justices of Peace.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal, upon Advice with the Judges of
the several Circuits respectively, to review the particular
Commissions of the Peace; and to put out such Persons,
and add such others into the said Commissions respectively,
for the Service of the Commonwealth, as they shall
Thanks to Mr. Serj. Thorpe.
The House, taking notice of the great Service done
to the Commonwealth by Mr. Serjeant Thorpe, in the last
Circuit, did order Mr. Speaker to return him the Thanks
of this House.
Mr. Speaker did give Mr. Serjeant Thorne the Thanks
of this House accordingly.
Ordered, That the Vote of the * Day of *, "That
Samuel Moore, of Linley in the County of Salop, Esquire,
be left out of the Commission of Peace for that County,"
be revoked, and made null.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Ordered, That the Committee for Deans and Chapters
Lands be injoined to meet this Afternoon; and to bring
in the Act on Tuesday next.
Suits against Members.
Ordered, That, upon any Action or Suit, commenced
before the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, or in
any the Courts of Westminster, against any Members of
Parliament, the said Lords Commissioners, Judges, and
Barons of the several Courts respectively, or any one of
them, shall, by Writing, under his or their Hands and
Seals, give notice thereof to every such Member; whereupon the Member is injoined to give Appearance, and
proceed as other Desendants, in case of like Suits or Actions,
ought to do; or, in Default thereof, both their Estates
and Persons shall be liable to any Proceeding, in Law or
Equity, as other Members of this Commonwealth.