Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the First of May, 1651.
Funeral of Sir W. Armyn.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That, in respect of the Information given to the House, That the Corpse of Sir Wm. Armyn, late a Member of Parliament, is to be carried forth of this Town on Monday next, in the Afternoon, That the Council of State, and all Committees of Parliament, do forbear to fit on Monday next, in the Afternoon.
The humble Petition of some few of the Tenants of the Manor of Spalding in the County of Lincoln, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Obstructions; to state Matter of Fact thereupon; and to report the same to the Parliament for their further Order therein.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Act for continuing an Ordinance of this present Parliament, intituled, An additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, for the true Payment of Tythes, and other Duties.
Ordered, That the said Act be committed to the Committee of plundered Ministers: And all that will come to have Voices, as to this Business; and to bring it in again with all convenient Speed.
Sir J. Stowell.
A Letter from the High Court of Justice, signed in the Name, and by Order of the High Court of Justice, constituted by Authority of Parliament, Richard Keble, President, of the Twenty-ninth of April 1651; and the Result of that Court upon the Business of Sir John Stowell.
Which were both this Day read.
Acts to be signed.
The Question being propounded, That all such Acts as shall pass from the Council of State, shall be signed by the Hands of Five of the Members of the said Council, at least;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Major General Skippon,||Tellers for the Noes:||33.|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Arth. Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Yeas:||29.|
|Colonel Marten,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed with the Negative.
The Question being propounded, That every Order that shall be made by any Committee of Parliament shall be, from henceforth signed by so many at the least of the Members of that Committee, as are the Quorum of such Committee;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That every Order that shall be made by any Committee of Parliament, shall be from henceforth signed by so many at the least of the Members of that Committee, as are the Quorum of such Committee.
Ordered, That the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers do issue forth, out of such Treasure as remains in their Hands, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, for the Carriage and Expence of about One hundred maimed and sick Soldiers, as are at this time appointed to repair to the Bath for their better and more speedy Cure, and Recovery of their Health and Limbs, if the Committee for maimed Soldiers shall find so much necessary: And that the Order of the said Committee, and the Acquittance and Acquittances of such Person or Persons as the said Committee shall appoint to receive the same, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same.
Invalid Soldiers &c.
Ordered, That the Bill for Relief of maimed Soldiers, and Widows of Soldiers slain in the Parliament's Service, be read the First time To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene: And that the Debate upon the Amendments to the Act for Sale of several Delinquents Estates be taken up next after that Bill.
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Commissioners for Compounding:
"That, in pursuance of the Order of Parliament of the Thirtieth of August 1649, in the Case of Colonel James Hopton, referring it to that Committee, to consider how the Money formerly ordered him by the House, out of the Sequestration of Sir John Hewett's Estate, should be satisfied, the said Sir John Hewett having now compounded; That it was the Opinion of that Committee, That it is just the same should be allowed and paid out of the Remainder of the said Sir John Hewett's Fine; and that some Part thereof should be forthwith advanced for the present Relief of his Wife and Family; he being then in Service in Ireland, and they in very great Extremity here: And that, of the Five hundred and Fifty-eight Pounds Thirteen Shillings, formerly ordered him, he hath received One hundred and Sixty-eight Pounds Eight Shillings."
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be paid unto the Wife of Colonel James Hopton, now Adjutant General in the Army in Scotland, in Part of the Arrears of the said Colonel James Hopton, for the present Relief of his said Wife and Children: And that Forty Shillings a Week be likewise paid unto the said Mrs. Hopton from henceforth, upon Account of the said Arrears, until the Residue of the said Arrears be paid: And that both the One hundred Pounds, and Forty Shillings a Week, shall be paid out of the Fifth Part formerly allowed to the Wife and Children of the Earl of Chesterfield: and that the Commissioners for Compounding do issue their Warrant for Payment of the same accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mrs. Hopton shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Person or Persons who shall pay the same.
Grant to Dumaresey.
Ordered, That the Sum of Forty Shillings a Week be prid unto Henry Dumaresey Esquire, or his Assigns, out of the Fifth Part formerly allowed unto the Wife and Children of the Earl of Chesterfield, until Gersey be reduced unto the Obedience of the Parliament, or until the Parliament shall take further Order: And that the Commissioners for Compounding do give Warrant for the Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Henry Dumaresey, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that behalf.