Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 26th of June, 1651.
"That the same Power that the now Council of State hath by virtue of an Act, intituled, An Act for settling the Power of Admiralty of England and Ireland, dated 23 Februarii 1648; as also what shall be continued in such further Instructions as shall be in this Act; to be tendered to the Parliament."
"That the Power which is now in the Council of State, and Officers of the Ordnance, for providing and disposing the Stores, Magazines, and Provisions, relating to the Navy, be in the Commissioners appointed for the Admiralty and Navy respectively."
"That, in pursuance of the abovesaid Votes, a Bill, prepared by this Committee, be tendered to the Parliament; and an Act for settling the Powers and Authorities of the Lord High Admiral of England, in Commissioners."
|Sir Henry Vane,||Tellers for the Yeas:||24.|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||With the Yeas:|
|Mr. Ralegh,||Tellers for the Noes:||19.|
|Colonel Morley,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||Tellers for the Noes:||24.|
|Lord Viscount Lisle,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Henry Vane,||Tellers for the Yeas:||21.|
|Mr. Bond,||With the Yeas,|
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the same Powers of the Admiralty, that are now in the Council of State, be continued in the said Council of State, until the First Day of December next: And that an Act be brought in to that Purpose.
An Act impowering the Council of State to have and execute all the Powers, Jurisdictions, and Authorities, belonging to the Lord High Admiral of England, and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, until the First Day of December 1651, was this Day read the First and Second time; and laid aside.
They were called in: And Alderman Kenrick, being come to the Bar, made a short Preamble, to this Effect; That he, and the rest of the Aldermen, were commanded, by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London, to address themselves to this honourable Assembly; and to present their Petition, together with a Petition of the several Companies of the City of London, with a Schedule thereunto annexed: And that it is their humble Desire, That the same may be read, and Redress given to the Petitioners.
Ordered, That these Petitions be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider of this whole Business; how much of the Four hundred thousand Pounds hath been collected, and how much hath been received by the Petitioners towards their Satisfaction; and report the whole State of the Business to the House: And that, in the mean time, the Court of Exchequer do proceed in levying the Sums already collected: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to issue Commissions into the several Counties, Cities, and Places, where the said Four hundred thousand Pounds hath not been assessed and collected, for the speedy Doing thereof, in pursuance of the said Act.
Ordered, That the Petition of Arthure Samuell be referred to the Committee of the Army; to examine how much of the Two thousand Pounds, lent by the Petitioner, is paid and satisfied; and how much thereof remains yet due; and report their Opinion therein, how the same may be satisfied to the Petitioner.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider and examine how much of the Sum of Four thousand Six hundred Forty-and-two Pounds, with Interest, charged by Ordinance of Parliament, of the Twentieth of August 1647, to be paid unto the Owners of the Ship Discovery, out of the Tenths, Profits, and Seizures, of Reprizal Ships and Goods, hath been already received by the said Owners, or any of them; and how much is behind and unpaid: And that the Council of State do give Order for Payment of such Part of the said Debt, with Interest, as shall appear to them to be unpaid, due, to be paid out of the said Tenths, Profits, and Seizures; and, if nothing be due, that then they report the same to the House.
An Act for continuing the Powers settled in the Council of State, by an Act, intituled, An Act enabling the Council of State to exercise the Powers belonging to the Office of the Lord Admiral until the First Day of December 1651, and no longer, was this Day read the First and Second time.
Ordered, That Colonel Fleetwood, commissioned Lieutenant General of the Horse, and Colonel Whalley, commissioned Commissary General, be added to the Establishment of the Army: And that the Committee of the Army do pay them as Lieutenant General and Commissary General, according to the former Establishment, accordingly, from the Date of their said respective Commissions.
Ordered, That the Advance of Five Shillings per diem unto the Judge Advocate, to make up his Pay of Fifteen Shillings per diem, be paid unto the said Judge Advocate, as well from the time he went into Scotland, until the Order of the Sixteenth of April 1651, as since: And that the Committee of the Army be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized to make Payment of the Arrears of the said Five Shillings per diem, for that time, unto the said Judge Advocate, or whom he shall appoint, upon the Establishment of the Army.