Die Veneris, 7 Martii, 1650.
THE Lord Commissioner Whitlock reports An Act,
and a Declaration, setting forth the Grounds and
Reasons for setting apart Thursday the Thirteenth Day of
March instant, for a Day of Publick Fasting and Elumiliation within the Cities of London and Westminster, and
within the late Lines of Communication; and also, for
setting apart Wednesday the Second Day of April 1651,
for Publick Fasting and Humiliation throughout the
Residue of this whole Commonwealth.
Which was this Day read at large, the First time.
And afterwards the Declaration was read by Parts;
and, every Part being put severally to the Question, was
And the said Act was read the Second time.
And the Question being put, That the said Act be
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed:
And it is ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That Alderman Atkins be desired to acquaint
the Lord Mayor of London with the Act and Declaration
for setting apart Thursday the Thirteenth of March instant, for a Day of Publick Fasting and Humiliation:
And that the Lord Mayor do take care, that the said
Act and Declaration be forthwith disposed to the Ministers of the several Parishes, within the Cities of London
and Westminster, and late Lines of Communication; that
the said Day may be strictly and religiously observed
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care that the said Act and Declaration be forthwith sent to the several Sheriffs of the respective Counties
within this Commonwealth, to the end the same may
be published and dispersed to the Ministers of the
several Parishes, and strictly and religiously observed
Duty on Coals.
Resolved, That the Act for laying an Imposition upon
Coals, towards the Building and Maintaining of Ships, for
guarding the Seas, be now read the Second time.
A Bill for laying an Imposition upon Coals, towards
the Building and Maintaining of Ships, for guarding the
Seas, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed to the Committee of the Navy:
And all that come to have Voices, as to this Business.
Mr. Stephens reports from the Commissioners for
Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall:
THE Commissioners for Compositious do humbly
present to the Parliament the Case of several Persons,
who have Petitions depending before them for their
Resolutions; and a further Direction for proceeding thereupon: Which are as followeth;
"A, being a Delinquent, petitions to compound; and
Path a Fine imposed; and, before the Payment of any
hart thereof, dies, being seised as Tenant for Life only in
his Estate. The Person next in Reversion or Remainder,
being no Delinquent, petitions to have the Estate discharged without paying of the Fine."
Whether in this Case, or in the like, where no Fine
hath been set at all, the Commissioners shall give Discharge, is humbly offered: And Mr. Stephens is desired
to present the same to the Parliament.
The humble Petition of the last Adventurers of the
Elutherian Company, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the Navy; to examine the Matter of Fact
thereupon; and state it, and report it, to the Parliament,
together with their Opinion therein; and to take into
Consideration, how, or in what Manner, they may be impowered to sue for the Recovery of their own Right, and
defend themselves; and to report their Opinion therein
to the House: With Power to the said Committee, to send
for Persons, Papers, Witnesses.
Ordered, That the Bill touching enabling the County
of Surrey to buy a House, to serve for a Common Gaol
for the said County, be read on Wednesday next, after
Mr. Speaker takes the Chair.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.