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 Lunæ, 20 Septembris, 1647.
THE humble Petition of Thomas Prince, Citizen and Cheesemonger of London, was this Day read; shewing, That there is due unto the Petitioner the Sum of Eight hundred Ninety-nine Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Eight-pence, for Cheese and Butter delivered for the Use of the State Four Years past; as likewise, by Orders annexed, appeareth.
It is Ordered, That Payment be made of his just Debt, with Interest, after Eight Pounds per Cent.; which amounts to Eleven hundred Seventy-five Pounds; viz. Eight hundred Ninety-five Pounds out of the Moiety of Fines and Composition Monies of Delinquents, at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged for Security, in Course, with Interest for the same, payable every Six Months, from this time, till it be paid; and the Residue thereof, being Two hundred and Eighty Pounds, out of the Hands of such Person or Persons as the Petitioner shall make appear to have been twice paid out of the State's Money, for one and the same Debt: And that the Acquittance of the said Thomas Prince, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of Eight hundred Ninety-five Pounds, and growing Interest accordingly.
An Ordinance for Payment of Rents, &c. due to the Crown, from Members of either House of Parliament, sent from the Lords, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Court of Wards.
An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for Payment of Monies due by Bond in the late Court of Wards, before the late Vote or Ordinance for the taking away of the said Court, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That this Day Sevennight the House do take into Consideration, What Course shall be taken for the disposing of such Orphans as are left without Parents, in such Way as may be for the real Behoof, Advantage, and Preservation of the said Orphans, and their Estates, and for Confirmation of such Grants and Dispositions as have been made of Orphans.
King's Lynn Garison.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers appointed by the Committee of Accompts for the County of Norffolk, and City of Norwich, now sitting at Norwich, do forthwith pay unto Colonel Valentine Walton, Governor of King's Lynn, or his Assigns, the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds, upon Account, towards the present Relief of the said Garison of King's Lynn, out of the Arrears of the Fourth Part of Four hundred thousand Pounds, and out of the Arrears of the Fifth, and Twentieth Part, and out of Arrears of the Garison Money, or any other Arrears of Monies, not belonging by Ordinance to the Army: And for so doing, this present Ordinance, together with the Acquittance or Discharge of the said Colonel, or his Assigns, in that behalf, shall be unto the said Committee a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
A Letter from his Excellency, recommending earnestly to the House the Consideration and Relief of the great crying Necessities of the Garison of Portesmouth, was this Day read. And.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Army, to confer and debate with the General, or such as he shall appoint, concerning the State of all the Garisons, and offer some Course to the House for their Relief, in relation to their present Condition, and for their future Settlement and Establishment.
Publishing Libels, &c.
An Ordinance for inhibiting and preventing the printing, publishing, and vending, all Pamphlets, and seditious and scandalous Libels and Ballads, was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Words "as are" being left out in the Clause concerning the Licensers;
The Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Ball is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired in all the Resolutions and Votes passed upon the Report made concerning the Army and Garisons.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning the Navy and Customs be made on Wednesday next, the first Business.
Colonel Jephson reports from the Committee for Ireland, at Derby House, the Draught of a Letter to be sent to the Lord Inchiquin: The which was read; and, upon the Question, re-committed unto the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, or any Three of them: Who are to consider of the Letter, and other Matters happened since the preparing this Letter; and, upon Consideration thereof, to prepare a Draught of a Letter, and report it to the House.
Upon a Report this Day made by Colonel Jephson, from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, that Seven thousand Suits of Cloaths, with Shirts, Shoes, and Stockings, be provided for the Foot Soldiers in the Province of Munster, to be deducted, and accounted as Part of their Pay.
It is further Ordered, That there be also a Proportion of Cloaths provided for the Foot Soldiers of Ulster, that shall march to the Field, according to the Number that shall be certified to march forth by Colonel Moncke and Sir Charles Coote; to be deducted likewise, and accounted as Part of their Pay.
It is likewise Ordered, That the like Cloaths be provided for the Forces of the Province of Connoght; to be, in like manner, deducted, and accounted as Part of their Pay.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Challoner be employed as a Commissioner from both Houses into the Province of Munster in Ireland, for the Term of Three Months.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to take care, That Colonel Jephson and Mr. Thomas Challoner may be speedily dispatched into Munster: and may be furnished and supplied with Monies, and other Necessaries, for the present Requisite; and likewise prepare Instructions for the Commissioners.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel James Temple be employed as a Commissioner from both Houses into the Province of Munster in Ireland.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired.
Be it Ordained, by the and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That all the Books, Evidences, Records, and Writings, sequestered within the Cities of London or Westminster, that are come to the Hands of the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament of 18Novembris 1643, or any of them, or of any Person or Persons by their or any of their Direction or Appointment, or which should, by the said Ordinance be delivered to the said Committee, or any of them, to be by the said Committee preserved for such Uses as should be appointed by the Houses of Parliament, be forthwith delivered unto and placed in the Custody, Care, and Charge, of Henry Elsynge Esquire, Register, appointed for the Sale of Bishops Lands: And that the said Register be hereby authorized, by himself, or his Deputies, to deliver out any of the said Books, Evidences, Records, and Writings, according as, from time to time, he or they shall receive Order from both or either of the Houses of Parliament, or from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, or from the Committee of Lords and Commons sitting at Goldsmiths Hall, respectively.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Prideaux his Bail be forthwith discharged.
Ordered, That it be referred unto Mr. Wheeler, Sir John Temple, Mr. Rous, and Mr. Knightley, or any Two of them, to give Order and Directions to the Treasurers for the Collections for Ireland, for the disposing of such Monies as are or shall come to their Hands for the Relief of the said Irish Protestants that are come out of Ireland: And that the Order of the foresaid Gentlemen shall be a sufficient Warrant to the said Treasurers for issuing out the said Monies, according as they shall from them receive Directions and Order herein.
Report in Mr. Goodwin's Hands.
Ordered, That the Report from Derby House, in Mr. Goodwin's Hands, concerning * * * *