House of Commons Journal Volume 6
20 August 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 20 August 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 456. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25966 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 20 Augusti, 1650.

Prayers.

Norfolk Weavers.

THE humble Petition of the Mayor, Sheriffs, Justices, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the City of Norwich, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of the Justices of Peace, at the General Sessions of the Publick Peace, holden for the County of Norfolk, the Three-and-Twentieth of April 1650, assembled, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill touching Worstead Weavers be reported on Wednesday sevennight, at Eleven of the Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do then take the Chair: And that it be the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Proceedings against Andrews.

Mr. Attorney reports from the High Court of Justice, Their Proceedings in the Tryal of Euseby Andrews Esquire; and the Sentence passed on him, to suffer the Pains of Death, as in case of Treason.

The humble Petition of Eusebius Andrewes, was this Day read.

An Act for Beheading of Euseby Andrewes, for Treason, notwithstanding the Sentence of the High Court of Justice upon him, to be drawn, hanged, and quartered, was this Day read the First and Second time.

And, an Amendment being offered at the Table, leaving out the Eighth and Ninth Line, and the Two first Words of the Tenth Line; and that the rest be amended in these Words; "The said Commissioners, or any Twelve or more of them, shall have Power, and be hereby authorized, to issue forth their Warrant to the Sheriffs of London to do Execution upon the said Euseby Andrewes, by severing his Head from his Body, the said former Sentence notwithstanding;"

The said Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

And the Question being put, That the said Act be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

High Court of Justice.

An additional Act giving further Power to the High Court of Justice, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Carey, Aldermen Allen, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Garland, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Salwey, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Marten, Mr. Nevill, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Wilde, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. * Challoner, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Holland, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Edwards, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Mackworth, Sir Wm. Masham, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Lenthall, Lord Grey, Sir John Bourchier, Sir William Armyn, Mr. Strickland; or any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet in Mr. Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon; and so de die in diem.

And Mr. Garland is to take the Charge of it.

Excise.

An Act for the Continuing of the Receipts of the Excise, for One Year, until the Twenty-ninth of September 1651, was this Day read the First and Second time.

And the Question being propounded, That the Time for the Continuance of the Excise be for Three Years;

And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Time for the Continuance of the Excise be for Three Years.

And the Question being put, That this Act be Committed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed.