Die Veneris, 21 Martii, 1650.
MR. Henry Darley reports from the Council of State,
touching the continuing of Billet Money:
"That the Time for Billet Money is near Expiration:
That the Council have written to the Lord General about
it; from whom we have received no Return; which we
conceive to be by reason of his Indisposition: But the
Council, being of Opinion, that the said Billet Money is
necessary to be continued for One Month longer, from the
time of the End of the former Order, have therefore
offered the same to the Consideration of the Parliament,
to order the same, if they think fit."
Resolved, That Billet Money be continued for Three
Months longer, from the Time of the End of the former
Colonel Purefoy reports Amendments to the Bill for
the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and the better Maintenance of Ministers, in the City of Coventry:
Which were this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, assented unto.
And the Question being put, That the said Bill be
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed.
Late King's Property, &c.
Ordered, That the additional Act, for Sale of the late
King's Goods, and List of the late King's Servants,
be reported on Wednesday next, when Mr. Speaker takes
Ordered, That the Bill touching Honours conferred at
Oxford be reported on Tuesday next.
Propagating the Gospel.
Ordered, That the Bill for propagating the Gospel be
reported on Friday next.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the
Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
The Question being put, That Mr. John Arundell, of
Trerise, do stand in the Bill, for to have his Land sold;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Fine to be set for
the Composition of John Arundell, of Trerise, for his Delinquency, be Ten thousand Pounds;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; That the Fine to
be set for the Composition of John Arundell, of Trerise,
for his Delinquency, be Ten thousand Pounds;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Arth. Hesilrig,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
Earl of Pembroke,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the Fine to be set for the Composition
of John Arundell, of Trerise, Esquire, and of Richard
Arundell, his Son, for their Delinquency, be set at Ten
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of
Goldsmiths Hall, to take this Fine for the Composition of
John Arundell, of Trerise, Esquire, and Richard Arundell,
his Son; so as the same be put in at such usual Days and
Times as they use to appoint, for Payment of Fines of
Resolved, That whatsoever Person shall be found guilty
of committing any Treason against this Commonwealth,
since the First of February 1648; or at any time henceforth, shall not be admitted to any Composition.
Resolved, That this Vote be sent to the Commissioners
for Goldsmiths Hall: Who are hereby required to take
care for the due Observation thereof.
Resolved, That such Persons as were in Pendennis Castle
at the Time of the Surrender, and are included within
those Articles, not being within the last Rule, shall be
admitted to Composition at the Rates following; viz.
Such Persons as were Members of Parliament, at Two
Thirds; and the rest at One Third: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized to admit the
Composition of such Persons accordingly; provided they
perfect such their Compositions within Three Months.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, A Proclamation, commanding all Officers of the Army to attend their Charge, and all Soldiers to repair to their
Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care for sending away forthwith of all Officers and
Soldiers belonging to the Army in Scotland; and for the
Punishment of such of them as shall come away from their
Colours without Licence.
Resolved, That the House do proceed on the Debate
of the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents
Estates, on Tuesday Morning, the first Business.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself until Tuesday Morning, Eight of Clock.