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 14th of August, 1651.
THE Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State, Divers Letters; viz. A Letter from Robert Swallowe, from Settle in Craven in Yorkshire, of the Eleventh of August 1651; A Letter from Colonel Edward Whalley: And, Two Letters from Settle in Craven, of the Eleventh of August 1651: And, a Letter from Major General Harrison.
Horses for the Army.
And also he reports from the Council, "That it is the humble Opinion of the Council, That the Regiment of Colonel Gibbons may be forthwith mounted, and sent towards the Army: And that, for that Purpose, the Parliament will give Power to the Council, out of the Horses now seized about London, and the Parts adjacent, or otherwise, to take up Horses to mount the said Regiment: And that the said Horses be prized with the Names of the Proprietors of them listed, and Tickets given to them for Payment for them, if any of them shall be lost or spoiled, if the Parliament shall so think fit."
Resolved, That the Council of State be impowered to make use of such Number of Horses as they shall see Cause, either out of the Horses already stayed and secured in or about London, or others, as they shall think fit, for the present Service of the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That the several Commissioners of the several Militias in the respective Counties of this Commonwealth have Power, and be authorized, to seize such Number of Horses within their respective Jurisdictions, for the present Service of the Commonwealth, according to such Direction and Order as they shall receive from the Council of State.
Resolved, That the Horses, so seized, shall be paid for.
Resolved, That the Council of State be authorized and impowered to pay for the Horses which shall be so seized, and made use of, by their Order and Direction, for the present Service, out of such of the publick Treasuries, and in such fort, as they shall think fit.
Ld. Howard's Fine.
Resolved, That the Fine of Ten thousand Pounds, imposed by the Parliament on Edward Lord Howard of Escreek, be estreated into the Exchequer: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal be authorized and required to issue a Writ of Certiorari to the Clerk of the Parliament, to certify the same into the Chancery, to be from thence transmitted into the Exchequer forthwith.
Raising Horse in London.
Resolved, That an Act be brought in, to give Power to the Commissioners of the Militia, to raise such Number of Horse as the Council of State shall appoint, within the City of London: And that the Lord Commissioner Whitelock and Mr. Goodwin, or one of them, do bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Letters to be returned.
Resolved, That the Letters reported this Day from the Council of State, be returned to the said Council.
The humble Petition of Christofer Love, a condemned Prisoner in the Tower of London, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of William Potter, Prisoner, condemned to die, and reprieved by the honourable House till the 15th of August, was this Day read.