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, 19 Decembris, 1648.
Windsor Castle, &c.
AN Ordinance for appointing Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery Constable of the Honour and Castle of Windsore, and to have the Custody of the Park thereunto belonging, called the great Park of Windsore, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Oldesworth is to carry it to the Lords: And to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for Repeal of the Ordinance for settling the Militia of Lancashire.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to the Order for breaking up the Dreadnought Ship: And that Mr. Oldesworth carry it to the Lords.
Declaration for Non Addresses.
Ordered, That all the Papers concerning the Declaration for Non Address, and all other Papers of that Nature, now in several Hands, be forthwith delivered to that Committee where Mr. Scott has the Chair.
Ordered, That Mr. Scott and Mr. Chalener take care of it.
The Letter from the General, of 13 Novembris 1648, touching Colonel Rainborow his Wife and Children, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Margaret Rainborow, late Wife of Colonel Thomas Rainborow, a Member of this honourable House, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the said Petition of Margaret Rainborow be committed unto Mr. Holland, Mr. Blakiston, Sir Edward Bainton, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Dove, Mr. Fry, Lord Gray, Mr. Lilibone Long, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Scott:
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to present their Opinions, what is fit to be done therein, to this House, on Saturday Morning next.
Mr. Scott is to take care of it.
Mr. Dove carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Payment of Three thousand Pounds to Lieutenant Colonel Lilborne, or his Assigns.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee of the Navy, a Letter, of 14 Decembris 1648, from Benjamin Crandley, Thomas Smyth, and Robert Tweedy, touching the Condition of the Navy, and for Supply of the Wants of the Navy.
Ordered, That the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall do give an Accompt of all the several Sums of Money due by Delinquents upon their First and Second Payments; and how long the same hath been due, and by whom; and of the Charge that lieth upon the same, that the Surplusage may be known. And
It is further Ordered, That the Estates of the said several Delinquents, who have not paid in their Fines, be forthwith sequestred, until they make Payment of the Sums due by them: And that the said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do forthwith put the same in Execution; and speedily report the same to the House.
Mr. Allen is to take care of it.
Ordered, That Mr. John Corbett be added to the Committee for Removal of Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, in Mr. Coplie's place.
Goldsmiths Hall Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do, and are hereby injoined to sit at their several Days appointed for sitting in every Week.
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to enable them to send Officers and Messengers into the several Counties, to sequester the Estates of such Delinquents as are . . Arrear with their First or Second Payments, in case they refuse to make Payment thereof: And that their Estates be sequestred accordingly: And that Mr. John Corbett do bring in the said Ordinance To-morrow Morning.
Whereas several Sums of Money are behind, and due to the Judges of the several Benches in Westminster, and to the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, for their Salaries, settled upon them by several Ordinances of Parliament: It is Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Customs do forthwith pay the said Salaries, and the Arrears thereof already due, to the said several Judges, and Commissioners of the Great Seal, or their Assigns, respectively, as well to the new Judges, as to the old; and do also, for the future, constantly pay and satisfy the said Salaries, as the same shall severally and respectively become due: And that the Committee of the Navy do require the Commissioners of the Customs to make Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, That the Word "Customs" be added to the Order made * *, touching the Navy.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider of the great Abuses offered in the unwholsome Victuals of the Navy; and to present some way to the House, How the same may be remedied; and to find out the Offenders; that they may be brought to Justice, as an Offence of so high a Nature deserves.
Ordered, That the Two Bills of Exchange charged upon the Committee of the Navy, the one of Two hundred Pounds, and the other of Fifty Pounds, be accepted.
An Ordinance for Payment of Twenty-eight thousand Pounds by the Treasurers, for the Two hundred thousand Pounds to be advanced for the Service of this Kingdom and Ireland, unto Sir Henry Vane junior, Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, for Supply of the Occasions of the Navy; to be reimbursed unto the said Treasurers by the Commissioners of the Customs, after Ten thousand Pounds, paid and advanced by the Merchant Adventurers, be reimbursed unto them; was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.