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 Jovis, 26 Septembris, 1650.
"That the Council have, in pursuance of their Vote referring the Portugall Business unto them, taken the same into Consideration; and have thereupon resolved, That a certain Number of Ships shall be continued upon that Service, having therein had respect, as much as possible they could, to the Lessening of the Charge of the Commonwealth, by keeping under the Proportions of those Estimates which lie at present before the Parliament: That if the Parliament shall please to give their Order to the Committee of the Navy, for the Paying of such Ships as the Council shall think fit to employ in this Service, not exceeding the said Estimate, the Council will then proceed speedily to the setting them forth to Sea."
An Estimate of the Charge of Twenty Ships, manned with Three thousand Men for Three Months, on the Coast of Portugall; and an Estimate of the Charge of Twelve Ships, manned with Two hundred Men, for Four Months, on the Coast of Portugall; were both this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to provide and pay such Ships as the Council of State shall give Warrant for, and certify unto them to be thought fit by the said Council to be employed in the Service for Portugall, not exceeding the said Estimates reported to the Parliament the Twelfth of September 1650.
Comm rs of Excise.
An Estimate of the Charge of Forty Ships and Vessels, manned with Four thousand Two hundred Men, for Six Months Service upon the Coast of England, Ireland, and Scotland, as the Guard of the Seas for the next ensuing Winter, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to provide and pay such Ships and Men, for Six Months Service upon the Coasts of England, Ireland, and Scotland, as the Guard of the Seas for the next ensuing Winter, as the Council of State shall give Warrant for to be employed in that Service, not exceeding the Sum set down in the Estimate of the Charge; being One hundred Fifteen thousand Two hundred and Ninety-four Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence.
Grant to General Skippon.
Whaddon, &c. Manors.
Ordered, That the Committees of the County of Bucks, and the Tenants and Occupiers of the Manors of Whaddon cum Membris, Eaton cum Membris, and Winslow cum Membris, and all Lands to them, or either of them, belonging, be and are hereby required and enjoined to forbear felling any Timber Trees, or other Woods or Trees, in or upon the said Manors, Lands, or any Part thereof, until the Parliament take further Order.
Ordered, That the Pension of Twenty Pounds per Annum, formerly given to Catherine Miller, Widow, by the Committee of the West, be continued: And that the same, together with the Arrears thereof, be forthwith paid unto her, out of the Treasury at Goldsmiths Hall: And that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall do give Warrant to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall for Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Catherine Miller, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the List of these Ships and Commanders for the next Winter Guard, besides the Twenty Ships to continue towards the Southward: And that it be left to the Council of State, to displace any of the said Commanders; and to put others in their Places, as they shall see Cause.
Letter, &c. to Lord Joachimi.
"That the Council having conferred with Colonel Tempell, the present Governor of Tilbury Fort, concerning the Security of that Place, in the Hand of a Person that may constantly reside there; and finding, that he is most ready and willing to submit to the Pleasure of the Council, that such Person as they shall think fit may execute the Place and Trust of Governor of the said Fort; being desirous that the Safety of that Place, and good of the Publick, should be preferred before his private Interest; who, by Order of Parliament (as well as former Right by Patent, as he alledgeth), had that Place conferred on him."
"That, in regard the Pay to the Governor of that Fort, settled by the Establishment, is but Fourteen Shillings per Diem, Ten Shillings per Diem whereof, they think fit, should be allowed to the Person appointed to execute the said Trust and Place, as aforesaid; That therefore there be Six Shillings per Diem more added to the Establishment, to the End that the said Colonel Temple may be allowed Ten Shillings per Diem, in respect of his Right to the said Place, until the Parliament shall think fit to give Satisfaction to Colonel Temple for the same, some other Way."
"That the Parliament would give Order for settling, in the Establishment on Nathaniell Eldred (appointed to be Commissary of Victuals for the Marching Army), Fifteen Shillings per Diem, for himself, without any respited Monies, in lieu of Ten Shillings per Diem present Pay, and Ten Shillings per Diem respited Pay; Six Shillings Eightpence per Diem, for his Assistant; and Two Shillings Sixpence, for each of his Two Clerks: Whereby there will be an Abatement of Charge to the Publick, and a better Exhibition at present rendered to the said Persons, to enable them to perform the Duties incident to their said Employment."
Resolved, That the House doth concur with the Council, that there be settled in the Establishment on Nathaniell Eldred, appointed to be Commissary of Victuals for the Marching Army, Fifteen Shillings per Diem, for himself, without any respited Monies, in lieu of Ten Shillings per Diem present Pay, and Ten Shillings per Diem respited Pay; Six Shillings Eight-pence per Diem for his Assistant; and Two Shillings Six-pence, for each of his Two Clerks: And the Committee of the Army are hereby authorized and required to make Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, That the rest of the Names of Delinquents reported be recommitted to the same Committee; to consider of the Persons, and the Nature of their Delinquency, and Value of their Estates; and to confer with the Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents; and to bring in the Names of such of these, or any other Person, to be inserted into the Bill, as they shall think fit; and state their Delinquencies and Estates.