Die Martis, 6 Augusti, 1650.
ORDERED, That the Committee of the Navy be
added to the Committee touching Butlerage and
Mr. Pury reports from the Committee, Amendments
to the Act concerning Fee-farm Rents: Which were twice
read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and the
said Act, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State,
some Letters from the Army in Scotland.
Which were read.
The First, from the General, dated 30 Julii.-
Business to be done.
Resolved, That, for one Month, from this Day, all
private Business be forborn; and no other Matter taken
into Debate, but Business of Money, and other publick
Affairs of the Commonwealth.-
Letters to be extracted.
Ordered, That some Members do withdraw, and make
an Extract of what of these Letters are fit to be published;
and present it to the House: Sir Henry Vane, Major
General Harrison, Mr. Scott, Major General Skippon,
Mr. Salway; or any Two of them.
Transactions with Holland.
Resolved, That Mr. Strickland have Leave to visit the
Lord Gerard Scaeph, Commissioner from the States
Provincial of Holland and West Frizland.
Resolved, That a Relation be made by Mr. Strickland
concerning the Affairs in Holland To-morrow at Eleven
of Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do then take the Chair.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Amendments
to the Act for Sale of the Estates of several Delinquents;
and proceeded with the Saving to all other Persons, &c.
Resolved, That the Committee of Obstructions for Dean
and Chapters Lands be the Committee mentioned in this
Resolved, That the Names of the several Delinquents,
whose Estates are, by this Bill, to be sold, be inserted
into this Saving.
Resolved, That the Time, in this Saving, be, the Twentieth of May 1642: And that the same be made so in all
Places in the Bill, instead of March 1641.
Resolved, That this Saving be recommitted upon the
Debate of the House.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That the
several Powers given by the several Acts of Parliament
to the respective Commissioners for the Militias of the
Cities, of the Tower, and Westminster, the Militias of
Southwark, and the Hamlets of London, be and are in
full Force, notwithstanding one Act of this present
Parliament, intituled, An Act for Settling of the Militia of
the Commonwealth of England: And that the respective
Commissioners in the said several Acts do exercise the said
several Powers, accordingly.
Ordered, That this Vote be forthwith printed and
Resolved, That the Estates of so many Delinquents
shall be put to Sale, as may be sufficient Security for Two
hundred thousand Pounds.
Resolved, That the Committee to whom this Bill was
committed, do consider of Names of more Delinquents
to be presented to the House, and inserted into this Bill,
for their Estates to be sold.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to bring in a Clause in this Bill, to admit of Doubling on
these Lands: And that the same Rules be observed touching the Publick Faith to be doubled, as was in the Sale
of Dean and Chapters Lands.
Resolved, That it be re-committed to the Committee,
to perfect the Bill; and to meet this Afternoon, in the
Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock; and report
it To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Magdalen Col. Oxford.
Resolved, That the Report touching Magdalen College
in Oxford be made on Friday next, after the Bill against
divers atheistical, blasphemous, and heretical Opinions.
Letters to be printed.
Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Committee appointed to withdraw, These several Papers to be printed;
viz. A Letter from the General, Two to Mr. Attorney
General, and an Extract out of several Letters.
Ordered, That the said Letters and Extract be forthwith
printed and published.