Die Sabbati, 9 Martii, 1649.
ORDERED, That the Act for Sale of the Feefarm Rents be forthwith ingrossed, and brought in
on Monday Morning next.
Pardon of Smith, &c.
A Certificate of the Commissioners for the Discovery
of Deceits practised upon the Coin of this Nation, was
this Day read; and followeth; in hæc verba; viz.
"To the Right honourable the Barons of the Exchequer.
The humble Certificate of the Commissioners for the
Discovery of Deceits practised upon the Coin of
"That whereas a Commission was granted to us,
under the Seal of this honourable Court, for Discovery
of Transporters, Clippers, and Defacers of the Coin of
this Kingdom: And forasinuch as it was ordered, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament, by an Order of the
Three-and-twentieth of September 1648, That every Person and Persons, though faulty themselves, that shall discover such other Offenders, shall, upon a Certificate, under
the Hands and Seals of the Commissioners in the Commission named, or any Two or more of them, whereof
Edward Walkins Esquire to be one, with the Approbation of the Attorney or Solicitor General for the Time
being, shall be, by the said Barons, discharged of and
from all Penalties to be imposed on him or them, for so
much as he or they shall confess, and as shall or may concern him or themselves only, and no more: And his
Majesty's Attorney or Solicitor for the Time being, respectively, are not to proceed against any the said Persons
for or by reason of the Premises; but that the said Parties so declaring as aforesaid, be discharged by the said
Attorney or Solicitor's Confession, or otherwise, according to the Course of the said Court of the Exchequer in
like Cases: Now know all Men by these Presents, That
we, whose Names are here underwritten, do certify, That
Ralph Smith and Edward Holme, of the Parish of Leigh
in the County of Lancaster, Naylors, have discovered
Ralph Harper, Robert Alred, John Mullineux, Robert
Nayler, John Walters, Richard Wayte, Hope Mall, Wm.
Hatton, and divers others, as will more at large appear
by several Papers now depending before the Committee
of the Revenue, to be Clippers and Coiners; and therefore we humbly conceive them Persons fit to enjoy the
Benefit of the said Order of Parliament. Given under
our Hands and Seals this Twenty-eighth of March 1649."
John St. John,
"1 Augusti 1649."
"I do approve of this Certificate,"
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Mr. Attorney General be, and is hereby, authorized and required to draw
up a Pardon for Ralph Smyth and Edward Holme, according to the said Certificate: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be, and are
hereby, required and authorized to pass the said Pardon
under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Merchants Ships, &c.
Mr. Thomas Challenor reports from the Council of
State, a Bill for preventing and Redress of Injuries done
at Sea to the Ships and Goods of the Merchants of this
Commonwealth, by Ships of other Nations, under Pretence of visiting them, and for recalling and inhibiting
the Mariners and Seamen of this Nation from serving
other Princes and States:
Which was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of
the Navy: And that Sir Henry Vane, Colonel Harrison,
Sir James Harrington, Mr. * Challenor, Mr. * Corbett,
Mr. Ed. Ash, Mr. Boone, Mr. Clement, Mr. Ralegh, Mr.
Stephens, Mr. Fry, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Hodges, Sir
Henry Milmay, Sir Michael Livesey, Mr. Garland, Mr.
Darley, Colonel Venne, Mr. Dove, Colonel Downes, Sir
Wm. Masham, Mr. Leman, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. *
Holland, Lord * Lisle, be added to that Committee, for
this Purpose: And that they, or any Five of them, are
to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the
Treasury Chamber: And to be brought in on Tuesday
And Mr. Stephens is to take Care of it.
Mayor of Hull.
The humble Petition of Peregrine Pelham Esquire, a
Member of the Parliament, was this Day read.
Resolved, That, at the Instance of Peregrine Pelham
Esquire, a Member of Parliament, now Mayor of the
Town of Kingston upon Hull, Mr. Thomas Rakes, one of
the Aldermen of the said Town, be authorized and required to officiate and exercise the Office of Mayor or
the said Town, as Deputy to the said Mr. Pelham, until
the said Mr. Pelham's necessary Service in Parliament
will permit him to attend the Execution of the said Place
and Office of Mayor there.
Ordered, That the Act for Sale of the Fee-farm Rents
be read the Third time on Monday Morning the First
Business; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Business of the Excise be taken into
Consideration on Monday, next after that Bill of the Feefarm Rents: And that the Committee be injoined to
meet this Afternoon; and to prepare the same against
Indemnity of Tenants, &c.
An Act for Indemnity of Tenants, and others, who
have, in the late Wars, expressed their good Affection
to the Parliament, against the Injuries and Oppressions of
their ill-affected Landlords, and other Persons, that have
adhered to the late King against the Parliament, was this
Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, Committed unto Mr. * Challenor, Lord Grey, Mr. Holland,
Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Darley, Colonel Harrison, Mr.
Fry, Colonel Jones, Mr. Carey, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Leaman, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Hodges, Colonel Downes,
Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Haies, Mr. James Challenor, Mr.
Pelham, Colonel Ven, Sir Gilbt. Pickering, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Boone, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Salwey, Mr.
Allen; or any Five of them: And all that will come to
have Voices: And are to meet on Tuesday in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
And the more particular Care hereof is referred to Sir