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, 9 Aprilis, 1651.
RESOLVED, by the Parliament, That Major-General Skippon, Mr. Lechmere, and Sir John Hippisley, be added to the Committee for regulating the Universities.
Mr. Robinson reports from the Committee for the Northern Association, The List of divers Soldiers of the Parishes of Bradford and Leeds, and other Towns adjacent, in the County of York, late under the Command of the Right honourable Ferdinando Lord Fairfax; which List is mentioned in the Order of Parliament of the Seventh of August 1648: And that Captain Adam Ayre, Captain Nicholas Greathead, Mr. Richard Sykes, and Mr. Robert Mathewes, or any Two of them, be appointed to receive the Three Thousand Pounds from Haberdashers Hall; and to pay the same to the Soldiers contained in the said List accordingly.
Resolved, That the Clerk of the Parliament be, and is hereby, required to sign the List, intituled, "A List of divers Soldiers, late under the Command of Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Lord General of the North;" whose Accompts are stated by the Sub Committee of Accompts for the County of York, for their Receipts and Deductions, according to Ordinance of Parliament, and what remains due, dated 1 Maii 1648, now brought in by the Committee: And that the Money be paid to the Persons appointed by the Committee, or any Two of them; whose Acquittance shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers in that behalf: And that the same be by them paid to the Soldiers contained in the said List, according to the Order of the Seventh of August 1648.
Law Proceedings in English.
Mr. Garland reports Amendments to the Act, intituled, An additional Act touching the Proceedings of the Law in English: Which were this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, That this be the Title of the Act; viz. An additional Act touching the Proceedings of the Law in English.
And the Question being put, That the said Act be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed. And
It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published.
Isle of Guernsey.
Mr. Bond reports from the Council of State;
"That the Council, upon Consideration of the State of the Island of Guernsey, and the Designs of the Enemy upon it, have thought it necessary, that, to the Five Companies already there, Two other Companies of One hundred in each, besides Officers, should be sent thither; one of them to be commanded by Colonel Bingham, and the other by Major Lacy: And, for the Provision for them, the Council thinks fit that Two of Colonel Heane's Companies be transferred to the Regiment of Colonel Bennett, which is not yet full; and that Two new Companies should be raised, to be as of Colonel Heanes his Regiment, and paid upon the Establishment thereof; but sent into Guernsey, as aforesaid: And for that the Council find it necessary that Two Field Officers should be there upon the Place; and the Charge of these Two Companies are by this means saved;"
"That it be offered to the Parliament, that the said Colonel Bingham and Major Lacy may be established in Pay till further Order: And that the said Colonel Bingham may be allowed Twenty Shillings a Day, as Colonel and Governor, besides the Pay he is to receive as Captain; which he is to receive out of the Regiment of Colonel Heane: And that, if the Parliament shall approve hereof, they will please to give Order to the Committee of the Army to pay the said Officers accordingly.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That, to the Five Companies already in the Island of Guernsey, Two other Companies of One hundred in each, besides Officers, be sent thither: And that one of those Companies be commanded by Colonel Bingham, and the other by Major Lacy: And that Two of Colonel Heane's Company be transferred to the Regiment of Colonel Bennett: And that Two new Companies be raised, to be as of Colonel Heane's Regiment, and paid upon the Establishment thereof, and sent into Guernsey, as aforesaid: And that the said Colonel Bingham and Major Lacy be put upon the Establishment of the Army, till further Order: And that the said Colonel Bingham be allowed Twenty Shillings a Day, as Colonel and Governor, besides the Pay he is to receive as Captain; which he is to receive out of the Regiment of Colonel Heane: And that the Committee of the Army do take care to pay the said Officers accordingly: And that the Council of State do see this Vote put in Execution.
Transactions with Portugall.
A printed Paper, intituled, A brief Relation of the whole Treaty between the publick Minister of Portugall and the Council of State; printed for Satisfaction of all the Members of Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, by Order of the said Minister of Portugall; was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Paper be Committed: And that the Committee be impowered to examine who printed the said Paper; and by whose Direction and Advice the same was printed: and report the same, with their Opinions, to the Parliament: Viz. unto Sir Henry Vane, Colonel Marten, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Salwey, Major General Skippon, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Robinson, Sir Peter Wentworth, Alderman Allen, Mr. * Darley, Mr. Bond, Mr. Hill, Mr. Dormer, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Attorney General, Lord Lisle, Mr. Gold, Sir John Boucher, Mr. Hallowes, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Oldesworth, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Clement; or any Three of them: And this Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem: With further Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
And Mr. Oldesworth is to take care of it.
The House this Day, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the Report touching the Transactions between the Council of State and the Publick Minister of the King of Portugall.
And the Lord Commissioner Whitelock did Report several other Papers touching the said Transactions.
Which were all this Day read.