Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, 1 Aprilis, 1648.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Toll, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
An Ordinance for settling the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty, was this Day read the Third time.
A Proviso to be added to the said Ordinance, now upon the Third Reading, was tendered; and read the First, Second, and Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Three Judges of the Court of Admiralty shall be nominated, from time to time, by both Houses of Parliament, or such as they shall appoint.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "used in this and other Countries," be left out.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "from thenceforth," be left out.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "And be it ordained, by Authority of Parliament," be added.-
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, Mr. Sallwey junior do make his Report concerning the Customers.-
The Question was propounded, that there shall be a Clause in this Ordinance, for the Continuance of this Ordinance for Three Years, and no longer.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That a Clause be added to this Ordinance, for the Continuance of it for Three Years, and no longer.
Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance do pass, thus amended.
Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That further Power be given to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to give to the Commissioners, employed into Munster, such general Instructions, as they shall think fit, concerning the Disposing of the Monies.
Receivers of Monies.
An Ordinance for appointing Thomas Andrews Alderman of the City of London, and Maurice Thompson Esquire, Treasurers for Receiving the Monies to come in upon the Ordinance of 16 Februarii 1647, for Raising of Twenty thousand Pounds a Month, for the Relief of Ireland, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Clause; viz. "and to do all such other Thing, and Things, as the said Adame Loftus was authorized and required to do, by Virtue of the said recited Ordinance;".....
The Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.