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, 14 Augusti, 1649.
Victory in Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That a Day be set apart for a Publick Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the wonderful and seasonable Victory, vouchsased by his Goodness unto the Parliament Forces under the Command of Lieutenant General Michael Jones, on the Second Day of August instant, against the whole Army of the Rebels in Ireland, under the Command of the Earl of Ormond, then besieging Dublin.
Resolved, &c. That the said Day of Publick Thanksgiving be strictly and solemnly kept and observed in all Churches and Chapels within England and Wales, on Tomorrow-fortnight, being Wednesday the Twenty-ninth of August instant.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre and Mr. Scott do withdraw; and prepare a Declaration of the Grounds and Reasons of the Setting apart of the said Day of Publick Thanksgiving; and an Act requiring the due Observation thereof.
A Prisoner discharged.
Grant to Col. Jones.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act for Colonel Jones is referred, do bring in the same on Thursday next: And that the Lands thereby to be passed be made a Thousand Pounds per Annum, to be settled on the said Colonel Jones, and his Heirs.
Grant to Capt. Otway.
Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds be given to Captain Otway, as a Gratuity for his Pains, and faithful Service: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to take care, that One hundred Pounds thereof be presently paid him: And that the Committee of the Revenue be required and authorized to give Order, That the other Hundred Pounds thereof be forthwith paid unto him accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take into Consideration the Request of Lieutenant General Jones, in his Letter to the House, touching the Continuing of Sir George Ascough in his Command, as Admiral of the Irish Seas.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Trustees for Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen, and Prince, to select Six of the best Horses now in Tutbury Race: And that the same be sent unto Lieutenant General Michael Jones, as a Gift from this House.
Mr. Corbett reports Amendments to the Act for the speedy Raising and Levying of Monies, by way of New Impost or Excise: Which were read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
|Lord Mounson,||Tellers for the Yeas:||17.|
|Sir Henry Myldmay,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Bond,||Tellers for the Noes:||21.|
|Mr. Ash,||With the Noes,|
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Excise, to bring in a new Model for the Excise: And they are to meet this Afternoon: And all that come to have Voices, as to this Business: And that the same be brought in with all Speed.
Victory in Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, to examine this Business; and to send for the Printer of the said Book at London; and also for the Author of the Pamphlet, intituled, "The Moderate," and the Licenser of it; and to examine the Business complained of touching them; and, if they find cause, to commit them, or either of them.
Sir A. Loftus.
Lord President, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to examine the Truth of the Debt, touching Mr. Arthington, pretended to be due to him from Mr. Henry Jermyn, and the Right of that Estate of Mr. Jermyn; and to bring in an Act for his Satisfaction out of that Estate, if they find Cause, on This-day-sevennight: Viz. unto Colonel Fleetwood, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Holland; or any three of them: And that the special Care hereof be referred to Sir Gilbert Pickering.