Die Martis, 17 Julii, 1649.
Late King's Creditors.
ORDERED, That the Report from the Navy, concerning the State of the Case between the Creditors
of the late King, and Sir Allen Apsley Knight, be made
on Thursday next, the first Business.
Late King's Servants.
Ordered, That the Report touching the late King's
Servants be made, next after the Act touching Prisoners.
Admission of a Member.
Ordered, That Carey Ralegh Esquire, elected a Burgess
for the Borough of Haselmere in the County of Surrey,
be admitted into the House.
Relief of Debtors.
Mr. Marten reports an Act for the Enlargement of
poor Prisoners for Debt.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Marten,
Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Say, Mr. Attorney General, Sir Henry
Vane ambo, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Bond, Sir Wm. Masham, Lord Mounson, Mr.
Goodwyn, Mr. Love, Mr. Garland, Mr. Valentyne, Mr.
Carey, Mr. Lister, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Scott, Mr. Edward Ash, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Toll: And
all that come to have Voices: And this Committee, or
any Five of them, are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon:
And the Committee have Power to hear all Parties: And
they are to report to the House with all Speed.
Relief of Creditors.
Ordered, That the Bill for Relief of Creditors, out of
their Debtors Estate, be re-committed to the same Committee, either to join or sever the said Bills, as they shall
think fit; and bring them in both together.
Resolved, &c. That the Quorum of the said Committee
be any Five of the said Committee.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, That,
upon Consideration had of a moving Body of Horse and
Foot out of the Forces remaining in England, to take the
Field upon Occasion; and Consultation being had herein
with the Lord General, and the Officers of the Army; it
is the Opinion of the Council, &c.
Resolved, &c. That there be added to the present Establishment of the Army, when the Council of State shall
see Cause to make up the Regiments of Foot, Twelve
hundred; the several single Companies, One hundred and
Twenty; and the Troops of Horse, One hundred; and
for such time only as the Council of State shall find the
Safety of this Commonwealth to necessitate the same.
Resolved, &c. That, to the end the Regiment of Foot,
in the several Garisons of Oxford, Herefford, Yarmouth,
in the West and other Places of this Commonwealth, may
be free, and in Readiness to take the Field when there
is Occasion, that the Council of State do take care, according to their Instructions, to give Commissions for
raising such Regiments of Volunteers, near the said Garisons and Places, as they shall find necessary: Which additional Forces are not to expect Pay, but when they are
employed in Service; and are to be in Readiness to
join with the marching Forces, or to put into Garisons,
as the Lord General shall think fit; and shall be ordered,
from time to time, by the Parliament, or Council of
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do, on
Tuesday next, report to the House the State of the Assessments.
Mr. Attorney reports the Amendments to the Table
of the Rate of the Coins and Monies of England: Which
were twice read.
And the Table itself, being read, was assented unto;
and ordered to be ingrossed, with the Act.
The Act touching the Monies and Coins of England was
this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal be authorized and required to issue out a Writ out
of the Chancery, to the Clerk of the Parliament, to certify into the Chancery the Act touching the Monies and
Coins of England: And that the Lords Commissioners be
likewise authorized to issue out Writs into all the Counties, for Publishing of the said Act, as in other Cases is
An Act declaring what Offences shall be adjudged
Treason, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon
the Question, passed. And
Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England be authorized and required to issue a
Writ, under the Great Seal of England, to the Clerk
of the Parliament, to certify into the Chancery, an Act
of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act, declaring
what Offences shall be adjudged Treason: And that the
Lords Commissioners be authorized and required to issue
out Writs into all the Counties, for publishing the said
Sir J. Leveson.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners
for the Great Seal, and the Committee of the Revenue,
and calling to them the Attorney General, and others,
who are of Counsel with the Commonwealth, to examine
the State of the Patent of Sir James Leveson, Lord Newburgh; and to state the Business; and report it to the
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, and the Committee
of the Revenue, to give Order, and appoint a Day, for
Tryal of the Pix, and for returning a Jury for that Purpose: And that they do likewise give Order, That the
Jury do prepare a Standard of the several Coins, according
to the Table now established.
Smyth's &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of John Smyth, John Westbrook,
and James Pitson, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be
referred to the Committee of Indemnity: And that they
have Power to take Course for the Relief of the Petitioners; and to examine the other Matters in the
Petition; and to hear and determine the same, as they
shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Militia of the
Commonwealth be taken into Consideration on Saturday
Ordered, That the Bill for New England be reported
To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to
Late King's Servants.
Ordered, That the Business touching the King's Servants be taken up To-morrow Morning, next after the
Bill for New England.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Hospitals be read
on Thursday Morning.
Richmond Park settled on the City.
Mr. Salway reports an Act for settling the new Park
of Richmond, alias Richmond Great Park, on the Mayor
and Commonalty, and Citizens, of London, and their
Successors for ever.
Which was read the First and Second time.
A Proviso, for excepting Timber Trees out of the Bill:
Which was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Proviso be read the Second
The Proviso, being read the Second time, was, upon
the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be Part of
And the Act, with that Proviso, being put to the
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Mayor
and Commonalty, and Citizens of London, as the Desire
of this House, That the Keepers in the new Park be continued in their respective Places, and enjoy the Profits
thereunto belonging; they continuing faithful to their
Ordered, That Major Salwey, Mr. Allain, and Colonel
Venne, do acquaint the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, That the House hath passed an Act for settling the
new Park of Richmond on the Mayor, Commonalty, and
Citizens of London, and their Successors for ever, as a
Mark of their Favour and Respect to the City.
The humble Petition of John Lowry Esquire was this
Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be
allowed unto the said Mr. John Lowry, for his Losses in
the said Petition mentioned: And that the same be charged
upon the Revenue: And the Committee of Revenue are
authorized and required forthwith to pay the same: And
the same is especially recommended to Sir Henry Vane
senior, to take care the same be paid accordingly.
Sir Henry Vane senior reports an Act touching the
Arrear of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Which was read; and, upon the Question, passed.