Die Martis, 1 Maii, 1649.
Upton's, &c. Claims.
MR. Attorney reports from the Committee of the
West, touching Mr. Upton and Mr. Boone, That
it doth appear to the said Committee, That John Upton
Esquire, late a Member of this House, and Thomas Boone
Esquire, now a Member of the said House, have sustained the Loss of Six thousand One hundred Pounds, in the
Ship, Money, and Goods, of The Hope of Dartmouth,
taken at Silly by the King's Governor there; and the
Opinion of the said Committee, That it be recommended
to this House, That the said Loss of Six thousand One
hundred Pounds be paid and allowed unto the said Thomas
Boone, and Arthur Upton Son of the said John Upton,
their or either of their Executors or Assigns, out of all
such Duties and Customs as shall be due and payable on
any Entry or Entries, for any Goods of Merchandize, as
they, or either of them, shall, from time to time, dispatch, until the whole be satisfied: And that the Committee of the Navy, or the Commissioners for the Customs,
for the Time being, be impowered, from time to time,
to make Allowance for the same accordingly, until full
Satisfaction be made of the said Six thousand One
Resolved, &c. That this Sum of Six thousand One hundred Pounds, due unto Mr. Upton and Mr. Boone, is a
Debt of the State; and that the same ought to be paid
and satisfied by the State.
Ordered, That Thomas Boone Esquire, and Arthur Upton
Esquire, Son of John Upton Esquire, deceased, their Executors or Assigns, be admitted to come in for Satisfaction
of the said Sum of Six thousand One hundred Pounds,
out of the Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, in such
sort as other Persons, whose Debts are transferred from
the Excise and Grand Receipt of Goldsmiths Hall, by the
Act touching Deans and Chapters Lands, are, and may
do; and shall and may have the like Benefit and Advantage as any such Persons have, or may have, by the said
Act, for or touching their Debt or Debts so transferred
by that Act, as aforesaid: And the Trustees, Register
Accomptant, and Treasurers, are required to make
Ordered, That the Act for taking off Free Quarter be
reported on Friday Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do make Report
touching Mrs. Fitz James on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Discharge of
such Delinquents in Essex as shall pay their Compositions,
according to an Ordinance of Parliament, of the Twenty-fifth of November last, be taken into Consideration on
Declaring England a Commonwealth.
Sir Arthur Haslerigg reports an Act, touching the Settlement of the Government of the Commonwealth: Which
was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to those Members of this House that
are of the Council of State; and all the Members that
come, are to have Voices: And that they have Power to
advise with such of the Judges, or other Persons, as they
shall think fit: And they are to meet in the Exchequer
Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the
Clock; and so de die in diem; and to make Report with
all convenient Speed: And Sir Arthur Heslerigg and Mr.
Thomas Challoner are to take care of it.
Ordered, That the Sum of Thirteen hundred Pounds,
formerly ordered for the paying off of the present Garison of Plymouth, be paid, by the Treasurers at War, to
such Persons as the Council of State shall appoint to receive the same, for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Business touching Essex be taken up
on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Bill touching Maintenance for
Ministers be reported, the first Business, To-morrow
Morning; nothing to intervene.
Sir Arthur Heslerigg reports an Act, declaring what
Offences shall be adjudged Treason: Which was read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Members of the House that are of the
Council of State: And all the Members that come, to
Elections and Representatives.
Ordered, That this House do take into Consideration
the Business touching due Elections, and equal Representatives, on Friday Morning, the first Business; and that
nothing do intervene.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Business of the
Excise do speed their Report.
Sir James Harrington, Mr. Thomas Challoner, and Colonel Rich, are added to that Committee.
Ordered, That Colonel Rich be added to the Committee of the Navy.
Justices of Peace.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do bring in an Act for Justices of Peace in the County Palatine of Duresme,
Lancaster, and other Northern Counties.
Ordered, That the Petitions from the County of Stafford,
London, and Essex, be received To-morrow Morning.
Clergy interfering in Politics.
Ordered, That the Act for restraining Ministers, in
Preaching, or otherwise, to meddle with Matters of Government, be reported To-morrow Morning.
Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Council of State,
That there will need Twenty-four thousand Pounds, for
setting forth the Three Ships to Sea.
Ordered, That the House do take the same into Consideration on Monday next.
Mr. Marten reports from the Council of State, their
Resolution for demolishing Belvoire Castle; which the Earl
of Rutland is content with.
Ordered, That it be taken into Consideration, on Monday-sevennight, What Recompence shall be given to the
Earl of Rutland, in respect of Belvoire Castle, which is
ordered to be demolished for the Service of the Commonwealth.
An Act for altering the original Seal of the Three
Counties of Brecnock, Radnor, and Glamorgam, was this
Da read; and, upon the Question, passed.