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, 25 Martii, 1648.
Earl of Danby, &c.
Gen. Cromwell thanked.
According to the Order Yesterday made, Mr. Speaker gave Lieutenant General Cromwell the hearty Thanks of this House, for his liberal Offer, and Expressions of his great Affection to the Service of Ireland, Yesterday reported.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to return unto you the Ordinance for the Summer Fleet; which was formerly sent from their Lordships, and was returned, with some Alternations: That their Lordships adhere to those Commanders of Ships, as they first sent them to this House: and desire the Concurrence of this House therein: And to put this House in mind of an Order, their Lordships formerly sent to this House, for the Earl of Cleveland to have Leave to stay at his House, in the Country; and of an Order for Dr. Gibbons; which they desire this House to take into Consideration:-A Petition of the Lord Brereton:-A Petition of the Lady Beaumont; which their Lordships conceive reasonable; but refer to the Consideration of this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, to settle the Business in relation to the Difference in Opinion between the Houses, touching the Commanders of the Ship Phenix, and the Recovery.
Ordered, That the Private Petitions, sent the other Day from the Lords, and the private Petitions now delivered at this Message, be figured in Rank; and read in Order, after the Petitions that are already delivered in to this House.
Answer to Lords.
Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Consideration of Major General Skippon, Major General Browne, Mr. Knightly, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Holland, Mr. Lisle, or any Three of them: Who are to hear the Persons that make the said Propositions; and to consider of the said Propositions; and to report their Opinions, What they think fit to be done upon it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed for Hospitals (which is hereby revived, and have Power to sit de die in diem), to consider of an Ordinance, and bring it in, for the Regulating of Sutton's Hospital.
Ordered, That the List, made by Mr. Wilcox, of the Names of such Officers who have received Tickets, by virtue of the Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, dated the Sixteenth Day of June 1647, be referred to the Committee wherein Sir Thomas Dacres is in the Chair, to examine, Whether the Persons named in the said List be any of those Persons who were engaged in the Tumults, or in Listings, about July or August last; or whether any of the Persons, contained in the said List, are contained in the Five Qualifications formerly committed to the said Committee; that so Care be taken they be not twice paid: And that, upon the Certificate of the said Committee, Mr. Greenhill, Mr. Pococke, and the rest of the Treasurers of Christ Church, do forthwith pay to each of the said Officers and Soldiers such proportionable Part of the Sum of Nine thousand One hundred Pounds, formerly charged upon the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall, for Indigent Persons, as the said Treasurers shall receive Order from the said Committee: And that the Acquittance of the Treasurers abovesaid, or any Two of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the said Sum, or any Part thereof: And it is further Ordered, That Elizabeth Elliott, the Wife of Major Alexander Elliot, be inserted into the said List, the having been sick, when the former List was delivered in.
Ordered, That Lieutenant General Cromwell, and such other Members of this House, as have Lists of Officers, Soldiers, or indigent Persons, do deliver in the said Lists to the Committee wherein Sir Thomas Dacres hath the Chair, or any Lists of any Persons that were in the Tumults, or inlisted, about July or August last.
Ordered, That the Petition of Captain James Hart, and the whole Matter thereupon depending, be referred to the Committee at Derby House; to examine the Business, and to take care to prevent any Danger that may ensue thereupon.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to state and audite the Accompts and Arrears of Major General Browne's Brigade, according to the Rules and Directions observed in the auditing and stating the Accompts of other Officers and Soldiers of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to treat with the Commissioners of the Customs, for the Loan of Thirty thousand Pounds, upon the Credit of the Customs, for Supply of the immediate pressing Necessities of the Navy, upon the Coming in of the Winter Guard: And, if this Sum cannot be had of them, they have Power to treat with such other Person or Persons, as they shall think fit, for the Loan of the said Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds, upon the Credit of the Customs; and to make Report of their Proceedings herein, and of such Propositions as shall be offered to them, to the House with all Speed.
Ordered, That the House do proceed upon the Report touching the Articles of Oxford, and other Articles, and likewise upon the Report touching the Earl of Ormond, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.
Receiver General of Yorksheire.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Walter Fowke be constituted and appointed Receiver General of Yorksheire, in the place of Thomas and John Bland, formerly in that Place: And that Mr. Solicitor do prepare and bring in an Ordinance accordingly.
Relief of Tenants.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to bring in an Ordinance for the Relief of Tenants against their Landlords, who have adhered to the Forces of the Enemy, or any Four of them, are ordered to sit, de die in diem, for perfecting and bringing in the said Ordinance with Speed: And the Care thereof, more particularly, is committed to Mr. Swinfen.