Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 13 Augusti, 1650.
Newcastle, &c. Garisons.
A LETTER from Barwick, 7 Augusti 1650, from Colonel Fenwick, was this Day read.
Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State, "That the Lord General hath thought fit, upon his Marching into Scotland, to draw Five Companies out of the Garison of Newcastle, and Five out of Barwick; and to put them under the Command of Colonel Monck; by reason of which the Strength of those Garisons is very much lessened: To move the Parliament, That Sir Arthur Hesilrig and Colonel Fenwick may be impowered to recruit their Regiments to their former Numbers; and that the Regiment of Colonel Munck may be taken on to the Establishment."
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Council of State herein, That Sir Arthur Hesilrig and Colonel Fenwick be, and are hereby, impowered to recruit their Regiments to their former Numbers: And that the Regiment of Colonel Munck be taken into the Establishment: And that the Committee of the Army do give Warrant, to the Treasurers of the Army, for Payment of them, accordingly.
Colonel Jones also reports, That the Council of State conceives it necessary, in regard of the many Designs which are on foot in the adjacent Counties amongst the Enemies of this Commonwealth, That the Troop of Horse, commanded by Captain Smyth, in Oxfordshire, be taken on to the Establishment, in relation to the Garisons of Windsor, Wallingford, and Oxford.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the Council of State herein, That the Troop of Horse, commanded by Captain Smith, in Oxfordshire, be taken on to the Establishment, in relation to the Garisons of Windsore, Wallingford, and Oxford: And that the Committee of the Army do give Warrant to the Treasurers of the Army for Payment of them, accordingly.
The Lord Grey reports from the Council of State, as the Opinion of that Council, That the Fifth Article of the Act for the Militia be altered, so as to have all Estates charged with Horse and Foot, in the Counties where they lie, according to the Proportion mentioned in the said Act.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to prepare Letters to be sent into all the Northern Counties, for raising a Reserve, to be upon the Borders, for the Safety of the Commonwealth; and likewise for any further Forces to be sent into Scotland, as they shall find necessary: And that such Letters, as the Council shall so prepare, Mr. Speaker be impowered to sign, accordingly.
Resolved, That the Door be shut until Twelve of the Clock.
An Act for further Explanation of a former Act, intituled, An Act for settling the Fee-farm Rents belonging to the Commonwealth of England, formerly payable to the Crown of England, Duchy of Lancaster, and Duchy of Cornwall, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue forth a Certiorari, to the Clerk of the Parliament, to transmit the said Act into the Court of Chancery: And that the same be inrolled in all the several Courts in Westminster.
Ordered, That the Act touching the Excise be read To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do then take the Chair.
Proceedings against Sandford.
Mr. Bond reports from the Committee for Advance of Money, The Proceeding in the Business touching Mary Sandford in the late Practice and Combination against Sir Jacob Garret:
"That, upon hearing the Business touching the said Mary Sandford, referred back to that Committee, by Order of Parliament of the Second of February, and of the Witnesses produced, sworn, and examined, touching the same, it fully appearing, that the said Mary Sandford was the first Mover, and the most vigorous Prosecutor, in the late Practice and Combination against Sir Jacob Garrett; it was thereupon Resolved, upon the Question, by the said Committee, That the said Mrs. Mary Sandford was a Party and Actor in the late wicked Practice and Combination against the said Sir Jacob Garrett; and did contribute Monies for the Carrying on of the same; and did combine and confederate with Captain Hugford, John Orpe, and Richard Wightebread, for the Effecting thereof."
Resolved, That the said Mary Sandford, for the said Offence, be adjudged to be whipped from Newgate to the Old Exchange; and so to be sent to Bridewell; there to remain, and be kept to Labour for Three Months: And that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do see the same done To-morrow at Twelve of the Clock, accordingly.
Grant to Thomas, &c.
Ordered, That out of the Monies in the Box, there be paid unto Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Elizabeth Orton, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Symonds, whose Husband was stain at Newbery, Mr. Nevill Beck, and Mrs. Garnett, Five Pounds apiece: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do forthwith pay the same, accordingly: And their respective Acquittances shall be a sufficient Discharge to him in that Behalf.
The humble Petition of Bryan Nelson, of the City of York, Merchant, late Commissary for Victualing, under the late Right honourable Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, deceased.
Resolved, That the Account of the said Bryan Nelson be referred to the Committee for Accounts at Worcester House: Who are impowered to state the same.
Resolved, That Fifty Pounds be paid, out of the Receipt of Haberdashers Hall, unto the said Bryan Nelson, upon Account: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue their Warrant, to the Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall, to make Payment thereof, accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Bryan Nelson shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same.
Respite of Jencah, &c.
Resolved, That, to the Order of the Twenty-fifth of July last, for Stay of the Execution of John Jenoah, and Richard Bradocks, these Words; viz. "and that Mr. Speaker do issue a Warrant, under his Hand, to the Sheriff, to that Purpose;" be added.
Ordered, That it be especially recommended to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, to take care, that the Six Soldiers, Edward Gilne, John Folthorp, James Todde, Thomas Sande, Christofer Todde, and Morgan Tinley, who are of the Guard to the Parliament, to whom Monies are due upon Potter's List, be paid their Proportion of the said Monies forthwith.