Die Veneris, 11 Januarii, 1649.
Probate of Wills.
RESOLVED, That the Bill for Probate of Wills
be read on This-day-sevennight, the first Business,
and nothing to intervene.
Removing Papists from London.
Resolved, That the House do now proceed upon the
Report of the Amendments to the Bill for prohibiting
Papists and Malignants from staying in the City of London, or within the late Lines of Communication.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports Amendments to the Bill
prohibiting Papists and Malignants from staying within
the City of London, and late Lines of Communication:
Which were this Day read the First and Second time.
And upon the Question, the Bill was re-committed
to the same Committee: And that the same be brought
in on Thursday next.
Sufferers in Tower Street.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England be authorized and required to grant a
Patent, under the Great Seal of England, for a Collection
to be made within the City of London, and Liberties
thereof, and late Lines of Communication, and weekly
Bills of Mortality, for Relief of the several Persons whose
Houses were destroyed and spoiled with the late lamentable
able Accident which happened in Tower Street.
Resolved, That Two hundred Pounds be forthwith advanced for the present Relief of the Persons now in
Want, by occasion of the late Accident.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Haberdashers Hall, forthwith to pay the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, for the Relief of the most Necessitous of
the poor Persons, whose Houses were, by the late sad
Accident, destroyed and spoiled, in Tower-street, out of
the first Monies that cometh to their Hands, unto Alderman Foulk, Mr. John Greensmyth, Mr. Wm. Greaves
senior, Wm. Graves junior, Mr. George Stoniar, Mr.
Robert Waklon, Mr. Barnard Hopkins, or to any Three
of them: And that the said Committee do reimburse
themselves the said Two hundred Pounds out of the Two
thousand Pounds Fine formerly imposed on Mr. Abraham
Raynaldson, late Alderman of London: And the said
whole Fine of Two thousand Pounds out of the Estate
of the said Mr. Raynardson; and, after they have reimbursed themselves the said Two hundred Pounds, to
pay the Residue of the said Fine of Two thousand Pounds
according as was formerly appointed by Order of this
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Committee for the
poor Irish Women, touching the Five hundred Pounds
to be disposed amongst them.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the
said Committee, and the said Committee are hereby impowered and authorized, to dispose of the said Five hundred Pounds to such of the poor Irish Women as they
shall find more necessitous, and think most sit to be relieved: And that Alderman Andrewes do, upon the Orders of the said Committee, pay the said Five hundred
Pounds accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Persons shall be a sufficient Discharge
in that Behalf.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to prepare a Letter to be sent to the Emperor of Russia,
touching Trade and Commerce to be continued to the
English Merchants: And that Mr. Speaker be authorized and impowered to sign such Letter, as shall be so
East India Company.
Colonel Hutchinson reports from the Council of State,
touching the Company of Merchants trading into the
East India, Levant, and Eastland, as followeth:
That it be reported to the House, That several Companies of Merchants, especially those of the East India,
Levant, and Eastland Trade, taking notice of a Power
given to this Council, for Encouragement and Advance
of Trade, have made their Addresses unto us for something by them offered, with their Desires to have granted
as tending to that End, which carry with them some Restraint to general Liberty of Trade: This Council, conceiving such Grants and Restraints, if they shall be judged
necessary, to be proper for the Parliament, have thought
fit to represent the same to their Consideration, that some
speedy Course may be taken in it, the Business being of
very great Weight; the Recovery and Establishment of
these Trades, or the Loss thereof, depending, as it is
represented, upon something to be done therein with all
Ordered, That an Act be prepared, and brought in,
for settling Commissioners as a standing Council, for
Ordering and Regulating of Trade, in all Parts of this
Nation: With Powers and Instructions for Ordering and
Regulating of Trade for the best Advantage of the Commonwealth: And that Mr. Thomas Challener and Major
Salwey take care hereof; and bring it in This-day-sevennight.
Ordered, That, at the Rising of the House, Mr. Speaker
do adjourn the House until Tuesday Morning next, Eight
East India Trade.
Ordered, That the Debate touching the East India
Trade, and whether the same shall be carried on by one
joint Stock; and how, and in what manner; be taken up
Ordered, That the Report touching the Excise be made
on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.
The House adjourned itself until Tuesday Morning
next, at Eight of Clock, according to former Order.