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, 4 Junii, 1650.
A DRAUGHT of a Letter to be sent to the Commissioners in the several Counties of this Commonwealth, for the Assessments for the Army, for the timely collecting and bringing in the same, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That the like Letter be written unto the Commissioners in every several County in England and Wales: And that Mr. Speaker do sign the said Letters.
Thanks to Ld. Lieut. of Ireland.
Resolved, That, when the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland cometh to the House, Mr. Speaker do give him the hearty Thanks of this House, for his great good Service.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland came this Day to the House: And Mr. Speaker making an eloquent Oration, setting forth the great Providence of God in those great and strange Works, which God hath wrought by him, as the Instrument:
And Mr. Speaker did accordingly give the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland the hearty Thanks of this House, for his great and faithful Services.
Conveying Persons to Ireland.
Resolved, That the Two thousand Pounds, out of which Provision is to be made for the Translation of the Persons who have Relation to Ireland, that will go thither, be forthwith paid out of the Treasury for Advance of Money, now under the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents: And that the said Commissioners be authorized and required to give Warrant to the Treasurers of that Receipt to make Payment thereof: And that the said Treasurers be required to make Payment thereof, to such Persons as the Parliament shall nominate.
Ordered, That a Committee be named to receive the said Two thousand Pounds from the Treasurers for Advance of Money: And that the said Committee, so to be named, have Power to dispose of the same, in pursuance of the former Order; and to make Allowance out of the same, as they shall find necessary, for the speedy Transportation of such Persons as are fit to be transported into Ireland, in such fort as may be most for the Honour of the Parliament, and the Advantage of the Commonwealth: Viz. to Colonel Harrison, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Trenchard, Lord Monson.
And the special Care hereof is referred to Mr. Trenchard, and Colonel Harrison.
Grant to Abercromy.
Ordered, That Mrs. Abercromy have Forty Shillings weekly, for Six Months, upon Account, out of the Treasury for Advance of Money: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to give Warrant to the Treasurers of that Receipt, to make Payment thereof accordingly: And the said Treasurers are hereby enjoined to pay the same: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mrs. Abercromy, or her Assignee, to the said Treasurers, shall be their sufficient Discharge for Payment thereof, accordingly.
The humble Petition of many Hundred of the distressed Protestants of Ireland, remaining in miserable Distress, in and about the City of London, was this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That the Lady Burlace have Four Pounds per Week paid to her, for Six Months now next coming, upon Account;
The Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That the Lady Borlase have Four Pounds a Week paid to her, for Six Months now next coming, upon Account, out of the Treasury, for Advance of Money: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to give Warrant, to the Treasurers of that Receipt, to make Payment thereof accordingly: And the said Treasurers are hereby enjoined to pay the same: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Burlase, or her Assign, to the said Treasurers, shall be their sufficient Discharge for Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, That the Petition of many hundred of the distressed Protestants of Ireland, remaining in miserable Distress in and about London, be referred to the Committee of Five; to examine the Truth of the Suggestions in the said Petition; and report the State of it to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee of Five, to consider of the several Persons whose Names are presented by the Committee, and such others whose Names shall be presented to that Committee, by any Members of this House, as fit for Relief; and to examine the Condition of those Persons, and their Fitness for Relief, and what Proportions are fit to be allowed unto each of them; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to give Warrant to the Treasurers of that Receipt to make Payment, out of the Monies in that Treasury, unto Colonel Mazeres, in pursuance of the former Order of this House, such Sum of Money as yet remains due to him, upon the Account, for his Arrears, not exceeding the Sum of Threescore Pounds: And that the Treasurers of that Receipt do make Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Colonel Mazeres, or his Assign, to the said Treasurers, shall be their sufficient Discharge for Payment thereof accordingly.
High Court of Justice.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker take the Chair To-morrow at Eleven of Clock: And that the Lord Commissioner Lisle do then make the Report touching the Council for the High Court of Justice.
Ordered, That the Act touching Clitherow be reported on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Obstructions in taking the Accounts of the Commonwealth, be made To-morrow, after Mr. Speaker takes the Chair.
Transactions with Holland.
A Letter from Mr. Strickland, from the Hague, of the Seventh / 28th Day of June 1650, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter be referred to the Consideration of the Council of State.
Transactions with Portugal.
A Letter from Mr. Charles Vane, Agent for the Parliament, from Lisbone, of the Sixteenth of May 1650, with Five several Papers therein inclosed, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letters and Papers be referred to the Council of State; to take special Care of the Business: And if they find any Defect of Power for granting such further Instructions as they shall think necessary for the effectual Prosecution of that Business; that then they report their Opinions therein to this House.
An Act for raising Horses within the City of London, and Liberties thereof, for the Safety and Security of the City, was this Day read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That the Number of Horse in that Act be Six hundred.
Resolved, That a Proviso be added to the said Act, "That this Act shall continue in Force until the Twenty-fourth of June 1651, and no longer."
And the said Act, so amended, was, upon the Question, passed.