Die Martis, 18 Februarii, 1650.
A LETTER from the Deputy of Ireland, from
Waterford, of the Seventh of February 1650, was
this Day read.
Another Letter from the Deputy of Ireland, from
Waterford, of the Eighth of February 1650, was this
Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the
Council of State, to take care for the Provisions, and
other Necessaries, for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be written to the
Deputy of Ireland, taking Notice of his Letters and good
Services: And that Mr. Solicitor General do write the
Letter: And that Mr. Speaker do sign it.
Cumberland Delinquents Estates.
A Letter from Edinburgh, Februarii, 11 1650; from
George Downing, was this Day read.
A Letter from the Lord General, from Edinburgh, of
the Twenty-eighth of January 1650; with a Petition
therein inclosed, intituled, "The humble Petition of the
Justices of Peace, and Commissioners of the County of
Cumberland, whose Names are subscribed;" were both
this Day read.
Ordered, That the concealed Delinquents, and Undervalues of Delinquents Estates, in the County of Cumberland, since the First of November last, be granted for the
Relief of such of the distressed well-affected Persons of the
said County, who have been faithful to the Parliament,
and for the speedy erecting a Manufacture of Wool in
those Parts, that they may have Employment.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Compounding, in
the Four Northern Counties, have Power hereby to order
all things touching the said Concealments and Undervalues: And that they take speedy Order, That the same
be employed in the Erecting of a Manufacture of Wools
in those Parts, that the poor, distressed, well-affected
People of the said County may be therein employed.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom it
was referred to consider of some fit Way for setting the
Poor on work, The Opinion of that Committee; viz.
"That the Commissioners of the Great Seal be required
to issue forth Commissions of charitable Uses, into all
Counties, Cities, Corporations, and Places, as they shall
think sit: And that they give particular Directions to the
Commissioners, for the diligent Inquiry of what Monies,
Lands, or other Things, were given for the Relief, or
setting the Poor on Work; and of Misemployment thereof:
And that these Commissions do issue without Charge."
"That all Cathedral Churches, where there are other
Churches or Chapels sufficient for the People to meet in
for the Worship of God, be surveyed, pulled down, and
sold, and be employed for a Stock for the Use of the
Ordered, That the Debate touching the Poor be taken
up on Thursday-fortnight.
Ordered, That the House do proceed upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates, To-morrow
Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Navy be made
on Thursday Morning next, after the Bill for Sale of
Delinquents Estates is passed.
Morgan's, &c. Nat.
An Act for the Naturalizing of Dame Anne Morgan,
now Wife of Walter Strickland Esquire; Mary Skippon,
Wife of Philip Skippon Esquire, and Major General of the
City of London; Anne and Mary, Daughters of the said
Philip and Mary; Dederick alias Richard Comes, and Anne
Catherina Comes, Nephew and Niece of the said Mary
Skippon, the Wife of the said Philip Skippon; was this
Day read the Third Time; and, upon the Question, passed.