Die Jovis, 27 Februarii, 1650.
Gift to Laycock.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That the Sum of
Three Pounds be forthwith paid unto Margarett
Laycock, a distressed Widow, out of the Monies in the
Box: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House
do pay the same to her accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Margaret Laycock shall be a sufficient
Discharge for Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, That the Sum of Forty Shillings be forthwith
paid unto Mrs. Holland, out of the Monies in the Box:
And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do
pay the same to her accordingly: And the Acquittance
of the said Mrs. Holland, for the Payment thereof, shall
be a sufficient Discharge therefor.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five Pounds be forthwith
paid unto * Jennings Waterman, out of the Monies in the
Box: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House
do pay the same to him accordingly: And the Acquittance
of the said * Jennings shall be a sufficient Discharge for
Ordered, That the City Petition be taken into Consideration This-day-sevennight.
Major Salwey reports from the Committee appointed
to prepare something to be offered to the House, for
avoiding the Inconveniences and Mischiess arising by the
Abuses of Soldiers in their March towards Ireland, A
Draught of an Order.
Which was read.
And, being put to the Question;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Officers
belonging to the Recruits and Forces, which now are, or
hereafter shall be, raised for the Service of this Commonwealth in Ireland, do constantly attend their respective
Charges: And that the said Recruits and Forces shall
march directly to their Port, without any unnecessary Delay; and shall, in their March to the Sea-side, quarter in
Inns and Ale-houses only; and pay for what they have:
And all Constables, and others concerned, are to take
Notice and Care hereof: And the several Commissioners
for the Militia, or monthly Assessments, or any Two of
them, are hereby authorized and required to give their
Assistance, in their respective Counties, that this Order
be duly observed, and performed accordingly.
Ordered, That this Order be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That the Council of State do take care that
this Order be sent into the several Counties through which
these Recruits are to pass, to the respective Commissioners
for the Militias, and for the Monthly Assessments, and to
the Constables, that they do take care the same be
Ordered, That the List of the Soldiers of the Parishes
of Bradford, Leeds, and other adjacent Towns in the
County of Yorke, mentioned in the Order of Parliament
of the Seventh of August 1648, be reported from the
Northern Committee, on This-day-fortnight, the first
Ordered, That Sir James Harrington do bring in an
Act on This-day-sevennight, for the due Payment of
Tythes, and other Duties.
Colonel Marten reports Amendments to the Act for
melting down Iron with Stone Coal, and other Coal, without Charking thereof; and for granting the Benefit of the
said Invention to Jeremy Buck, for Seven Years: Which
were this Day read the First and second time; and, upon
the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, That the said Bill be ingrossed.
A Letter from Dover, of the Four-and-twentieth Day
of February 1650, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter be referred to the Council of State, to consider thereof; and present their Opinion to the Parliament, how the Harbour at Dover may
be preserved, and the Mischief prevented; and what Revenue there is for maintaining the said Harbour; and how
the same is disposed of.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Amendments
to the Bill for Sale of the Estates of several Delinquents.
Mr. Garland reports a Proviso to be added to the Act
for Sale of Delinquents Estates, in these Words following; viz. "Provided always, and be it further Enacted,
That all and every Person or Persons having any Estate,
Right, Title, or Interest, of, in, or unto, any the Lands
Tenements, or Hereditaments, by this Act intended or
mentioned to be put to Sale; or that hath any Statute,
Judgment, Recognizance, or Rent, upon which such Lands
are liable; and shall make it appear to the Committee in
this Act named, That such Estate, Right, Title, Interest,
Statute, Judgment, Recognizance, or Rent, were, without Fraud, and for good and valuable Consideration had,
made and acknowledged, before any Treason respectively
committed, by any of the Traitors in this Act named;
and shall obtain an Allowance thereof by the said Committee, before the Nine-and-twentieth Day of September
1651; That then the same shall be good and effectual
to such Person or Persons, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, respectively, to all Intents and
Purposes, according to the Tenor thereof; any thing in
this Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding."
Which Proviso was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
And the Question being put, That this Proviso be
Part of the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Wm. Armyn,
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed with the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Amendments of
this Act be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, the
Ordered, That the Act for Building of Ships be read
on Wednesday Morning, the first Business.
Late King's Property.
Ordered, That the additional Act for Sale of the late
King's Goods be reported on Wednesday Morning next,
after the Bill touching Building of Ships.
Mr. Trenchard reports, The Order of the Committee to
whom the Petition of Anne Hopkinson Widow was referred; "That Mrs. Hopkinson have Three hundred Pounds
allowed unto her, out of the Sequestrations of Yorkshire."
Ordered, That the said Sum of Three hundred Pounds
be allowed to the said Anne Hopkinson, as a Debt upon
the Publick Faith: And that the be admitted to double
the said Three hundred Pounds upon Sale of Delinquents