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, 16 Aprilis, 1651.
Parliaments and Elections.
Commissioners of Assessment.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Persons hereafter named, be Commissioners in the several Counties and Places hereafter named, for Raising of the Assessment of One hundred and Twenty thousand Pounds per mensem: And that they be impowered, and authorized to act, according to the Powers contained in the Act for the former Assessment.
For the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, Samuel Wightwick, Ralph Darnall, John Baldwyn, Edwyn Rich, Denis Bond, Nathanael Hallows, Arthur Samuell, Tracy Pauncefoot, John Harrison, Wm. Say, Daniel Blagrave, John Downes.
For the County of Berks, John Allen, of Basledon, Charles Fettiplace, of Uplamborne, Thomas Cox, of Stanford, Andrew Keepe, of Hendred, Nicholas Badcock, of Garford, John Collins, of Betterton, Gentleman.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do write the like Letters to the Commissioners in the several Counties as formerly, to quicken the Collection of the Assessment: And Mr. Speaker is authorized to sign the said Letters: Which the Committee of the Army are to prepare for that Purpose.
Army in Scotland.
UPON Consideration of the Lord General's Letter, by Order of Parliament, of 8 Aprilis instant, referred to this Committee; it is ordered, That it be reported to the Parliament, That, if they think fit, during the Continuance of this present Service of the Army in Scotland, there may be added to the Pay,
For the Surgeons to the Regiments of Horse, Foot, Dragoons, Train of Artillery, and General Officers, being Four Shillings per diem, Two Shillings, to make the Pay for each of them Six Shillings per diem.
For their Mates, being Two Shillings Six-pence per diem, Ten-pence, to make the Pay for each of them Three Shillings and Four-pence per diem: And that, during the Continuance of this Addition of Pay, to the Surgeons Mates, the Billet Money, and additional Pay, which they are allowed as Non-commissioned Officers of the Army, shall not be paid unto them.
Resolved, That the Judge Advocate have an Advance of Five Shillings per diem, besides his former Pay of Ten Shillings per diem: And that the Committee of the Army be authorized and required to pay the same, upon the Establishment of the Army.
Titles of Honour.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Robinson, Mr. Ralegh, Lord Grey, Sir Thomas Wroth, Sir John Bourchier, Sir James Harrington, Sir John Danvers, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Darley, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Moyle, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Dove, Mr. Holland, Sir Henry Vane, Sir Michaell Livesey, Mr. Edwards, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Say, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Oldesworth, Alderman Pennyngton, Mr. Skinner, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Major Lister, Alderman Allen, Mr. Thomas Challoner, Mr. Love, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Attorney, Mr. Fagge, Colonel Bossevile; or any Five of them: And this Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And Sir Thomas Wroth and Mr. Robinson are to take care of it.
"That the Council, conceiving the Castle of Dover to be in Danger, by Designs of the Enemy upon it, think it necessary that Captain Cannon be sent down thither to take care of that Place, if the Parliament shall so think fit."
It was Resolved, That the Committee to whom the Business touching Colonel Sidney is referred, do make their Report concerning the same To-morrow Morning: And that the Committee do meet this Afternoon.
The Question being propounded, That the Council of State be enjoined, according to the former Order of this House, to report their Opinions to this House concerning Dover Castle, and touching a Governor of that Castle: And that, in the mean time, it be referred to the Council of State, to send Captain Cannon, or any other Person whom they shall think sit, to take care for the present Securing and Safety of Dover Castle;
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Yeas:||24.|
|Sir Mich. Livesey.||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Wm. Brereton,||Tellers for the Noes:||18.|
|Colonel Wauton,||With the Noes,|
And the main Question being put, That the Council of State be enjoined, according to former Order of this House, to report their Opinions to this House, concerning Dover Castle, and touching a Governor of that Castle; and that, in the mean time, it be referred to the Council of State, to send Captain Cannon, or any other Person whom they shall think fit, to take care for the present Securing and Safety of Dover Castle;
|Sir Michael Livesay,||Tellers for the Yeas:||26.|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Wauton,||Tellers for the Noes:||18.|
|Colonel Fielder,||With the Noes,|
So it was Resolved with the Affirmative, That the Council of State be enjoined, according to the former Order of this House, to report their Opinions to this House, concerning Dover Castle, and touching a Governor of that Castle: And that, in the mean time, it be referred to the Council of State, to send Captain Cannon, or any other Person, whom they shall think fit, to take care for the present Securing and Safety of Dover Castle.