House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 6 December 1650

Pages 505-506

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 Veneris, 6 Decembris, 1650.


Howard's Estate.

ORDERED, by the Parliament, That an Act for enabling Sir Robert Howard to sell Lands, for Payment of his Fine and Debts, be brought in This-daysevennight.

Army Pay, &c.

The House this Day took up the Debate upon the Report from the Council of State, touching Billet-Money; and Allowance of Led Horses to the Officers of Horse of the Army.

Resolved, That the Billet Money, and additional Pay for the Army, and the Allowance of Led Horses for the Officers of the Horse, be continued from the Fourth of November last past, for Three Months: And that the like Allowance be given to the Dragoons for the same time; and the Arrears thereof for Six Months past be allowed: And the Committee of the Army be authorized to give the said Allowance accordingly.

Resolved, That no Captain shall absent himself from his Charge, without Leave from his Field Officer; and, in such his Absence, leaving his Lieutenant with his Charge; for whom he will be answerable, touching such Injuries and Damage as shall be done to, or sustained by, any of the People, by the Soldiers under the Command of such Captain: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to take especial Care, that the Act for preventing of Free Quarter, and likewise this Vote, be effectually put in Execution.

Ordered, That this Vote be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That it be likewise referred to the Council of State, to consider of, and take effectual Care for, Redress of the Mischiefs and Inconveniences coming upon the Country, by Soldiers marching towards Ireland, without Officers with them; and likewise to prevent the Abuse of short Marches, and other Abuses by the Soldiery in their Marches.

French Wines wrecked.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to give such Order touching the Parcel of French Wines in a Ship cast away upon the Rocks near Bigberry Bay by Dartmouth, where they were shipwrecked, as may be most for the Advantage of the Commonwealth, as they shall think sit.

Irish Commissioners.

Resolved, That this House will proceed to give Dispatch to the Commissioners that are to go for Ireland, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Letter read.

A Letter from Robert Jermy, Gabriel Barber, and Charles George Cock, was this Day read.

Trial of Persons in Norfolk.

A Letter from Colonel Rich, from Norwich, of December the Fourth 1650; and the Examination of Thomas Armstrong, of Holt, Innkeeper, and of Thomas Richardson, of Holt; were this Day read.

Resolved, That Leave be given to debate the Business touching the Manner of Tryal of the Persons in the late Insurrection in Norfolk, notwithstanding the Vote formerly passed touching the Tryal of them by a Commission of Oyer and Terminer.

Resolved, That the Persons that have been Offenders in the late Insurrection in the County of Norfolk, be tried by the High Court of Justice, notwithstanding the former Vote for trying of them by a Commission of Oyer and Terminer.

High Court of Justice.

An Act for nominating and appointing several Persons Commissioners in the Act, intituled, An Act for establishing a High Court of Justice, was this Day read the First and Second time.

And the Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Act, upon the Question, passed.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give Direction for the effectual putting in Execution this Act; and preparing Monies, and other Necessaries, for the Carrying on of this Service; and to give Order for Payment thereof, accordingly; and likewise to give Order, that some Persons of the Commissioners named in the first Act, do go into the Country for this Service, as they shall think best for the present Occasion.

Grant to Capt. French.

The Question being propounded, That Thirty Pounds be paid to Captain French, to buy him a Gelding, as a Gratuity for his good Service;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Colonel Fielder, Tellers for the Noes: 15.
Mr. Robinson, With the Noes,
Colonel Purefoy, Tellers for the Yeas: 25.
Colonel Hutchinson, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Thirty Pounds be paid to Captain French, to buy him a Gelding, as a Gratuity for his good Service.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to see the same done accordingly.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.