Die Lunæ, 16 Aprilis, 1649.
Admission of a Member.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, being returned Knight of the Shire for the
County of Berks, in the room and place of Sir Francis
Pyle Baronet, deceased, be admitted into the House.
A Letter from Colonel Deane and Colonel Blake, dated
14 Aprilis, 1649, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Business of the Letter from Colonel
Deane and Colonel Blake be taken up at Ten of the
Admission of a Member.
Mr. Scott reports from the Committee concerning the
absent Members, their Satisfaction touching Mr. Martyn.
Ordered, That Mr. Martyn be admitted into the House.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen,
Bailiffs, and Commonalty, of the City of Oxon, be referred to the Committee for regulating the University of
Oxford: With Power to that Committee, to call before
them such Persons as the University of Oxford shall appoint on the Behalf; and to hear both them, and the
Petitioners; and report their Opinion to the House.
Suits against Members.
Ordered, That the Vote, passed on Saturday last, concerning Proceedings at Law against Members of this
House, be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland and Mr. Whittacre do forthwith withdraw; and examine the Business touching Eleven
thousand Pounds, intended to be transported beyond Sea.
Buying Gold, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred
to prepare an Act touching Buying of Gold, and Transporting of Gold and Silver, do bring in the said Act on
Friday Morning next.
Loan by the City.
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Committee appointed
to meet with the Persous chosen by the Common Council
to treat about borrowing of One hundred and Twenty
thousand Pounds, the Issue of that Conference.
Corn and Coals.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of the City of London
be required to take special Care, forthwith to put the
Laws in Execution, for preventing the forestalling and
engrossing the Provision of Corn and Coals; and to consider, Where the Obstruction is, that Coals are not brought
up into the Pool for Supply of the City; and to redress
the same; or certify this House, How the same may be
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of, and examine, all the Charges and Impositions
laid upon Coals; and the Grounds of those Impositions,
and report it to the House:
Mr. Garland, Mr. Blakiston, Earl of Pembroke, Mr.
Martyn, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Allen, Sir Arthur Haslerigg,
Mr. Trenchard, Alderman Pennington, Lord Grey, Sir
Henry Vane senior, Mr. Fenwick, Commissary General
Ireton, Mr. Hum. Edwards, Mr. Love, Sir James Harrington, Sir William Masham, Mr. Jams Ashe, Sir Gregory Norton, Colonel Stapeley, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr.
Luke Hodges, Sir Hen. Myldmay, Mr. Oldsworth; or any
Five of them: And this Committee have Power to send
for Persons, Papers, &c.: And are to meet on Wednesday
next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And Alderman Penington, and Mr.
Garland, are to take care hereof.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Benjamin Ayloffe Baronet, this Day presented to the House, be referred to
the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; to examine the Truth
of the Case; and to compound with him for his Fine;
and to state his whole Case; and report it to the House.
Sir Henry Vane junior reports an Act, declaring the
Ground and Causes of making Prize the Ships and Goods
that shall be taken, from time to time, by the Parliament
Ships at Sea; and for the Encouragement of Officers,
Mariners, and Seamen: Which was this Day read the
First and Second time.
And the Question being put, That this Act be Committed;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the said Act be ingrossed.