Die Lunæ, 21 Maii, 1649.
COLONEL Hutchinson reports from the Council of
State, That it is the Opinion of that Council, That
Four hundred Pounds per Annum be allowed to Doctor
Gourdain, for his Salary, as Master-worker of the Mint.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Council of State, That Four hundred Pounds per Annum
be allowed to Dr. Gourdain, for his Salary, as Masterworker of the Mint.
Resolved, &c. That the Votes made on Saturday last,
touching Delinquents, be entered as they were then taken
by the Clerk.
Mr. Dove reports Amendments to the Act for the Militia of the Hamlets: Which were this Day read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto: And
Ordered, That the said Act, so amended, be ingrossed.
Mr. John Goodwyn reports Amendments to the Act
touching the Draining of the great Level of the Fens,
extending itself into the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolne, Cambridge, and Huntington, and the Isle of Ely, or
some of them: Which were this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The humble Petition of the Commoners, whose Names
are underwritten, bordering between the Fens of Boston,
Bourne, and Kyme, in Com' Lincolne, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of the Undertakers and Adventurers with Robert Earl of Lyndsey, for the Draining the
Fens in Lincolnshire, called the Earl of Lyndsey's Level,
was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee
that brought in the Act touching the Great Level of the
Fens, to consider what Injury hath been done to any
Persons by draining the Fens, in the said Petitions mentioned; and the Particulars in the said several Petitions;
and likewise the Conveniences and Profit arising thereby
to the Commonwealth: And this Committee have Power
to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, or any thing else
that may conduce to that Business; and to state the
Matter of Fact; and report their Opinions therein to the
An Act concerning the Proceedings in the Court of
the Publick Exchequer was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto
Colonel Rigby, Mr. Allen, Mr. Holland, Mr. Love, Mr.
Garland, Commissary General Ireton, Mr. Scott, Mr.
Goodwyn, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Frye,
Colonel Ludlowe, Mr. Challenor, Mr. Edwards, Colonel
White, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Gourdon; or any Five of
them: And this Committee are to meet To-morrow in
the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer
Ordered, That Colonel Fleetwood do take care of the
Act for taking of the Accompts of the Kingdom: And
that the same be forthwith brought in.
Ordered, That Mr. John Durant, of the City of Canterbury be appointed Lecturer in the said City, in the
place and stead of Mr. Walter Knight, lately deceased;
and shall be allowed the same yearly Stipend which Mr.
Knight had: Which the Treasurer of that Church is to
Ordered, That the Remain of the Monies, payable to
or remaining in the Hands of Henry Ashurst and Richard
Waddington, of the Monies collected, Part for the Poor
of Lancasheire, and Part for maimed Soldiers, by Order of
this House, in August last (Charges for the said maimed
and wounded Soldiers being first discharged), be paid into
the Hands of such Person or Persons as the Major Part
of the Justices of Peace of the said County shall appoint;
and be distributed and disposed to the Use and Relief of
the Poor, as the said Justices shall think fit and direct:
And the said Henry Ashurst and Richard Waddington are
hereby required to pay the same Money, so remaining,
to such Person or Persons accordingly: And that the
Acquittance or Acquittances of such Person or Persons
shall be a sufficient Discharge.
Justice in Northern Counties.
Ordered, That, This-day-sevennight, the Act for the
Administration of Justice, in the Northern Counties, be
read the first Business.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, of plundered Ministers, to place an able Minister in Langham
in the County of Essex, until this House shall take further
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to bring
in an Act, directing a Way for settling and disposing of
all ecclesiastical Promotions that are in the Gift of the
Commonwealth, as well those that belonged heretofore to
the Crown, Duchy of Lancaster, as also Bishops, Deans,
&c. and Delinquents:
Colonel Martyn, Commissary General Ireton, Mr. Love,
Mr. Allen, Mr. Scott, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr.
Rowse, Major General Skippon, Colonel Rigby, Colonel
Thompson, Sir John Bourchier, Mr. Holland, Dr. Palmer,
Sir Hen. Myldmay, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Gourdon: And this Committee are to meet in
the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon at
Two of the Clock: And the Committee have Power to
send for Dr. Aylett; and to examine the Business touching
his giving of Institution and Induction.
Earl of Nottingham.
Ordered, That the Earl of Nottingham shall have and
receive the Arrears of his Pension, of Five hundred
Pounds per Annum, from the time he went into Scotland;
and the same Pension, as it shall grow due for the future,
out of the old Customs, according to his Grant, until this
House take further Order.
Tryal of Rebels in Oxfordshire, &c.
A Letter from the General, from Oxford, of the
Twentieth of May, 1649, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England, be required to issue out Commissions of
Oyer and Terminer, under the Great Seal, into the Counties of Oxon and Northampton, for Tryal of such Persons
as are in Prison in Oxford and Northampton, being taken
in Arms against the Commonwealth, in the last Rebellion:
And that the Lords Commissioners do consider of, and
appoint, fit Persons to be Commissioners therein.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Proclamation to be sent into, and proclaimed in, the several
Counties, for apprehending all such Persons as were in the
last Rebellion; and report it to the House forthwith.
Ordered, That the Council of State, the Lord Mayor
of London, Major General Skippon, and all other Justices
of Peace within the Cities of London and Westminster,
and the Liberties; and the several Committees of the
several Militias of London, Westminster, and the Hamlets
respectively, and all other Officers, be required and injoined to take care, and use their utmost Endeavours, for
the apprehending of all and every such Person and Persons,
which now are or shall be found within their Liberties
respectively, as were in the late Rebellion, and are fled
from the General, that they may be brought to Justice,
except such as have been dismissed by the General,
and have a Pass under Hand of the General for that