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 Mercurii, 2 Aprilis, 1651.
Late King's Property.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland and Mr. Garland do present a new Bill to this House To-morrow Morning, touching the Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen, and Prince; together with a List of the late King's Servants.
"That there are many Causes depending in that Court, which, if the Authority should be discontinued, would fall; to the Delay of Justice, and great Prejudice of the Parties therein concerned; several of those Causes also being such as wherein the Commonwealth in general is interested: Therefore to offer it to the Consideration of the Parliament, that the said Court of Admiralty may be settled for such time to come as the Parliament shall judge necessary; and that, before the Expiration of the said Time remaining in being, if the Parliament shall so think sit."
"That it be also reported, That the Ordinance of the Second of October 1648, settling the Salary of the Judges of the Admiralty, do expire at the said Thirteenth of April: And that therefore, upon the Resettling of the Powers of that Court, the House will please to consider the Settling also of the Salary for the said Judges."
Ordered, That the Pension of Forty Pounds per Annum, formerly settled by Order of Parliament upon the Petitioner, together with the Arrears thereof, be paid to the Petitioner, or his Assigns, out of the Treasury of Goldsmiths Hall, until some other competent Maintenance be elsewhere provided, and settled upon him, by the Parliament, during his Life: And the Commissioners for Compounding are hereby authorized and required to give Warrant for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Thomas Butler, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that behalf.
Earl of Chesterfield.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five Pounds per Week, together with the Arrears thereof, be paid and satisfied unto the said Philip Earl of Chesterfield, or his Assigns, in lieu and Satisfaction of all Fifth Parts of his Estate: And that the said Five Pounds per Week be charged upon Goldsmiths Hall: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be, and are hereby, authorized and required to give Warrant to the Treasurers of that Receipt, to make Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Philip Earl of Chesterfield, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.