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, 2 Aprilis, 1650.
THE humble Petition of Lieutenant Colonel John Lilborne, was this Day read.
Sir H. Gibb.
The humble Petition of Sir Henry Gibb, was this Day read.
Issue of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be, and are hereby, authorized to issue forth their Warrants to the Treasurers at Wars, for the Repaying of the Twentyseven thousand Four hundred Pounds to the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, formerly made use of for the Army, as the said Sum, or any Part thereof, is or shall come into the Treasury at Guildhall, out of the Arrears charged upon the City of London, for the Army, unto the Twentyfifth of March 1649, to be paid out to such Uses, and in such manner, as the Parliament hath formerly ordered the same.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army have Power, and be authorized, to allow and give Warrant for Payment, unto the Persons appointed to distribute the first Five thousand Pounds of the said Money here in London, and also to the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, such Sums of Money as they respectively shall disburse in Charges about that Service, out of the said Monies so to be paid by the Treasurers at Wars, into Weavers Hall, for the Purposes aforesaid.
Claims on Publick Faith.
Ordered, That the Committee of Indemnity make their Report touching the Monies lent upon the Publick Faith, on Thursday Morning next.
Payment of Army.
Resolved, That the Committee of the Army be authorized and required, from time to time, to issue out Warrants for Payment of Sixteen Regiments of Foot of the Army, not exceeding Twelve hundred in a Regiment; and Twelve Regiments of Horse of the same Army, not exceeding Six hundred in a Regiment; besides Officers, with a suitable Train of Artillery; according to such Orders and Directions as they shall, from time to time, receive from the Parliament, or the Council of State.
Business to be done.
Ordered, That, for Fourteen Days now next coming, the House do forbear all Business, save only such as concerns Monies for carrying on the Service for the Safety of England, and the War of Ireland: And that Mr. Speaker be injoined to put the House in mind hereof every Day.
High Court of Justice.
An Act for constituting Richard Aske, Robert Nicholas, Two of the Justices of the Upper Bench, John Puleston, Peter Warburton, Two of the Justices of the Common Pleas, Francis Thorpe and Alexander Rigby, Two of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer, Commissioners, with others, in the Act, intituled, An Act for establishing an High Court of Justice, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.