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 Mercurii, 23 Octobris, 1650.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Door be shut till Twelve a Clock.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, touching future Elections, on Wednesday next; and so every Wednesday in every Week: And that they do give an Account of their Proceedings therein, to the House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the said Grand Committee, to state the Proportions of Elections for the several Counties; and to consider how, and in what Manner, the same may be made practicable, for filling the House with Members, according to those several Proportions; and to report the same to the House, with all convenient Speed.
Corn and Meal.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom the Act touching Corn and Meal was committed, Amendments to that Act: Which were twice read: And after some Amendments at the Table, the said Amendments were, upon the Question, assented unto.
And the Question being put, That the said Bill be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed. And
It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published.
Colonel Heveningham reports from the Council of State;
"That the Council hath, in pursuance of the Order of theirs of the Fourth of October instant, taken into Consideration, what is fit to be allowed to the Commissioners that are going into Ireland; and, conceive, that for Three of them; viz. Colonel Jones, Mr. Salwey, and Mr. Weaver; That they be allowed a Thousand Pounds each, per Annum, for so long time as they shall stay there: And that One thousand Pounds be advanced to them, of the said Three thousand, to prepare them for their Journey: And that they pay themselves the Residue, out of the Revenue there, as it shall come in: That for Lieutenant General Ludlowe, the Council conceives it necessary, he should have Six hundred Pounds advanced, to prepare for his Journey; but, in regard of his other Commands there, which he hath by Authority of the Parliament, the Council conceives it fit to leave it to the House, to declare their Pleasure in that Particular:"
"That the Parliament would give Order, That the Time of their Allowance of One thousand Pounds each per Annum may begin at Michaelmas: And that Order may be given to such as are Treasurers in Ireland, to pay them, Quarterly such their Allowance, out of the publick Treasury there."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Council of State, That there be allowed to Colonel Jones, Mr. Salwey, and Mr. Weaver, One thousand Pounds per Annum apiece, for Diet and Charges, so long as they shall stay in Ireland; the said Allowance to commence from Michaelmas last.
Resolved, That One thousand Pounds thereof be presently advanced: And that the rest be paid to them in Ireland.
Resolved, That One thousand Pounds be advanced to Lieutenant General Ludlowe, for his Service in Ireland, upon Account.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care that the said several Sums be provided and paid accordingly.
Resolved, That Mr. Samuel Wynter, Minister of the Gospel, of Cottingham in the County of Yorke, be desired to go into Ireland, with the Commissioners: And that they be authorized and required to take care of making Provision for him there, out of the Revenue in Ireland.
General Ludlowe's Arrears, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Worcester House, to state the Accompts of Lieutenant General Ludlowe, touching his Arrears.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Monies claimed by Major William Ludlow, from the Trustees for Sale of the Crown Lands, for his Interest in Claringdon, be referred to the Committee of Obstructions; to state the Matter of Fact therein; and report the same to the House.
An Act for Repair of the Highways about the Hamlets, Tower Hill, and Parts adjacent, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Martin, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Dove, Mr. Henry Darley, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Hussey, Mr. Fry, Mr. Nevill, Sir Jo. Danvers, Mr. Clement, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Whittacre, Alderman Allen, Mr. Leaman, Alderman Atkin, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Holland, Mr. Jo. Corbett, Mr. Garland; or any Five of them: And all that will come to have Voices: The said Committee are to meet this Afternoon, and so de die in diem, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Pardon of Kinsey, &c.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in To-morrow Morning, for Pardoning of Richard Kinsey, late of London, Vintner; and Francis Mathewes, late of London, Labourer; for their levying War in London; for which they have been convicted and condemned; And that Mr. Myles Corbett and Mr. Martin do bring in an Act accordingly.
Beer and Ale.
An Act for punishing the excessive Prices of Beer and Ale, was this Day read the First, and ordered to be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, touching the making Hats.
Levant Trade, &c.
Resolved, That Mr. Challoner do make Report from the Council of State, touching the Levant Trade; and disposing the Second Son of the late King.
Trade with Scotland.
Resolved, That the Act inhibiting Trade with Scotland, be read the Second time, To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That the Commissioners be desired to make all convenient Speed they can into Ireland.
Late King's Property.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act touching Sale of the late King's Goods, be made To-morrow Morning.
The Examinations of Isaac Higgins, taken on board the Andrew, the First of October 1650, was this Day read.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State.
"That, whereas by Order of this Council, of the Thirtieth of December 1649, a Physician was allowed to the Northern Garisons; and that there hath one attended that Employment ever since: That the said Physician may be added to the Establishment for the Army, and be allowed Six Shillings and Eight pence per diem: And that the Committee be ordered to take care for the Payment thereof; and of the Arrears due to him from the time of his Entertainment."
"That, whereas the Advocate appointed for the North is now ordered to reside constantly in these Parts; That therefore the Advocate formerly appointed for the Northern Garisons may now be ordered to attend the Forces in the North, both in Field and Garison: And that he be allowed, for himself and his Clerks, Nine Shillings and Six-pence per diem: And that the Committee for the Army be ordered to take care for the Payment thereof accordingly.
"That, whereas Major General Lambert, by Advice of the Council of Officers of the Army, did give Order for the Completing of the several Companies in Bristoll Castle and Fort, to One hundred Soldiers in each Company, besides Officers; and that, in order thereunto, Captain Beale's Company, being but Eighty, was made up One hundred; that those Twenty Men may be added to the Establishment: And that the Committee for the Army be ordered to take care for the Payment of them, according to their respective Musters, on and since the Twelfth of August last past."
"That, there being no Provision made for Fire and Candles for the Guard in Sandwich; it being omitted out of the former Establishment, made in that Behalf: That therefore there be an Allowance of Twenty-pence per diem added to the Establishment for Fire and Candles for the Guard there: And that the Committee for the Army take care for the Payment thereof, from the Seventeenth of June last past; and also of the Sum of Thirty Pounds, in lieu of what hath been disbursed by the Inhabitants of the said Town, for that Use, before that time."
Ordered, That Twenty Men, added to Captain Beale his Company in Bristoll, be added to the Establishment of the Army: And that the Committee for the Army be and are authorized and required to take care for the Payment of them, according to their respective Musters, on and since the Twelfth of August last past.
Ordered, That the Physician, who, by Order of the Council of State, of the Thirtieth of December 1649. was allowed to the Northern Garisons, be added to the Establishment for the Army, and be allowed Six Shillings and Eight-pence per diem: And the Committee of the Army are authorized and required to make Payment thereof, and of the Arrears due to him from the Time of his Entertainment, accordingly.
Resolved, That there be an Advocate appointed for the North: And that he do attend the Forces in the North, both in Field and Garison: And that he be allowed for himself and his Clerks, Nine Shillings and Six-pence per diem: And that the Committee of the Army do take care for the Payment thereof accordingly.