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 Sabbati, 14 Octobris, 1648.
AN Ordinance and Instructions for the Sequestring, Seizure, Sale, and Dispose, of the Estate, real and personal, of all Papists and Delinquents in the late Rebellion in Anglesey and North Wales, and for applying the Proceed thereof to the Use of the Navy, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee of the Navy; with the Addition of Sir William Lewes, Mr. Moore, Colonel Moore, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Lane, Sir Jo Treavor, the Knights and Burgesses of North Wales, Chesheire, Shropsheire, and Staffordsheire, as to this Business.
Mr. Greene reports an Accompt of such Monies as have been anticipated out of the Monies arising by the Customs, and diverted from the Service of the Navy, by Monies paid to several Garisons employed in the Service of the Parliament, and otherwise, by several Ordinances and Orders of the Parliament and the Committee; as also made use of by some of the said Garisons, without Order, since the Twenty-fourth of February 1644, to the Twenty-ninth of September 1648: The which was read: And, upon the Foot of the Accompt, the Total amounts to the Sum of Seventy-seven thousand Two hundred and Two Pounds Two Shillings and One Farthing.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do give Order to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, to pay, unto the Treasurer of the Navy, the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, out of the first Monies that shall come in of that Moiety of the Compositions assigned to the Army, in Part of Satisfaction for such Monies belonging to the Navy, which have been taken and employed to the Forces of the Army, since their Establishment, or as are now upon Account between the Committee of the Army and the Committee of the Navy.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned to the Message, sent from the Lords Yesterday; That this House doth agree to the Ordinance for constituting Colonel Algernoun Sydney Governor of Dover, Lieutenant of Dover Castle; and to the Order for Sir Henry Frederick Thynne to come to Town, to follow his Occasions.
Fleet at Goree.
A Letter from Dr. Dorislaus, directed to the Committee of the Navy, from the Hagh; of 5 Octobris 1648, acquainting them with the State of Affairs, in relation to the Fleet before the Goree, and to the State's Ships, was this Day read.
The Copy of a Letter from the Committee at Derby House, of the Thirtieth of September 1648, to the Lord Admiral, riding off the Goree, was this Day read: And likewise a Letter from the Lord Admiral, from aboard the St. George, riding before Goree, of 2 Octobris 1648, directed to the Committee at Derby House, acquainting them, That, upon serious Consideration of the State of Affairs upon the Place, they had taken Resolution to continue there for some time, if this Resolution shall be approved of, in order to the Service of reducing the revolted Ships.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Resolution taken by the Lord Admiral, of continuing at the Goree.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do, from time to time, take care for supplying the Fleet at the Goree with Provisions and Money necessary.
Ordered, That the Committee at Derby House do, in a Letter to the Admiral, send the Vote passed this House; and give him an Account, What is done to enable him and his Fleet to continue there, by Order given to the Committee for Money and Provisions, and their Proceedings thereupon.
An Ordinance for enabling the Merchants trading into France, to raise Monies upon themselves, for defraying their publick Charges, was this Day read the Third time.
A Proviso was tendered to be added to this Ordinance: The which was read the First, Second, and Third time; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And was, That neither this Ordinance, nor any thing therein contained, shall compel any Person of the Out Ports, trading into France, to pay this Duty, except they shall declare their Assent thereunto before the Twenty-fifth of May 1649, at the Insurance Office in London, to the Merchants, commonly known by the Name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London, trading into France.
And then the Ordinance, upon the Question passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.