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, 7 Julii, 1649.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed, upon the whole Debate now had in this House, unto Major General Ireton, Colonel Harrison, Mr. Boone, Mr. Darley, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Bond, Major Salway, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Pury, Colonel Rich, Colonel Martyn, Mr. Challener, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Sir William Allanson, Colonel Venn, Mr. Allen, Colonel Bosvile, Major General Skippon, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Oldsworth, Colonel Lassels, Colonel Feilder, Mr. Toll, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Garland, Colonel Fleetwood; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And bring it in, the first Business, on Monday Morning, nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Orders, made Yesterday, appointing Wednesday next to be a Day set apart for Publick Fasting and Humiliation within London and Westminster, and the late Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality; and Wednesday, the First of August, to be a Day set apart for Publick Fasting and Humiliation in all other Cities, Towns, and Places, in England and Wales, be forthwith printed and published: And that Mr. Attorney General do take care to see, that the said Order be sent to the Sheriffs of the several Counties of this Commonwealth, to be published, that the same may be carefully observed and kept in all Places.
Relief of Debtors.
Mr. Pury likewise reports from the Lord General, Officers to be continued in the Train of Artillery; viz. a Chief Engineer, One; Gunners, Ten; Matrosses, Thirty; Draught Horses, Sixty; a Quartermaster, One: Waggoners, Twenty-four; A Commissary of Ammunition, One; Assistants for him, Two; Conductors, Three; Lieutenant General of the Ordnance.
Ordered, That, out of the Rents and Monies coming in upon the Ordinances of the Thirteenth of January 1647, and of the Fifth of June 1648, for raising Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be allowed and paid unto Sir William Parsons upon Accompt.
Ordered, That, out of the Rents and Monies coming in upon the Ordinances of the Thirteenth of January 1647, and of the Fifth of June 1648, for raising Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland, the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be allowed and paid to Sir Henry Titchborne, upon Accompt.
A List of such Officers who have deserted the Lord Inchequine, and are engaged now for the present Service of Ireland; but are retarded, by reason of their Accompts being long since stated, and approved of but not yet reported; are disabled to supply themselves with several Necessaries, to attend the Lord Lieutenant in this Expedition.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to order such Sum of Money, as they shall think fit, to be paid to such Person as the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall appoint, to be distributed amongst such Officers, who, having deserted the Lord Inchequin, and are engaged now for the present Service of Ireland; for the better furnishing themselves for this Service, in such Sort, and by such Proportions, as the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall think fit and direct, so as the said Sum do not exceed One thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee who are to consider what Things are fit to be done before Adjournment: Who are to consider thereof; and to sit de die in diem; and to report their Opinions therein to this House, what therein is thought necessary to be done, in order to the Things contained in this Petition before the Adjournment: And all that come to have Voices.
Ordered, That this House, taking Notice of the good Affections of the Petitioners shewed in this Petition, and in their Undertakings for Ireland, doth give the Petitioners the very hearty Thanks of this House: And that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland be desired to return the hearty Thanks of this House to them accordingly.
Mr. Holland reports Amendments to an Act for Relief of religious peaceable People from Rigour of former Acts of Parliament, in Matters of Religion: Which were this Day read the First and Second time: And, upon the Question, the Bill, with the said Amendments, was recommitted to the same Committee: And all that come to have Voices: And that the Committee do fit in the Exchequer Chamber, on Monday at Two of Clock in the Afternoon.