Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 27th of June, 1651.
THE humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Willoughby, late Governor of the City of Coventry, was this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That, out of the Discovery made by Colonel Thomas Willoughby, of the Estate of Sir Hugh Wyndham, a Delinquent, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be given to the said Colonel Thomas Willoughby, or his Assigns, as a Reward for his Services; and that the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurers where the Money shall come in, to make Payment thereof out of the said Estate, so discovered, as it shall come in; and that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Colonel Thomas Willoughby, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Five hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof, to the Treasurers paying the same;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Colonel Marten,||Tellers for the Noes:||23.|
|Lord Viscount Lisle,||With the Noes,|
|Lord Com. Whitelock,||Tellers for the Yeas:||39.|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That, out of the Discovery made by Colonel Thomas Willoughby, of the Estate of Sir Hugh Windham, a Delinquent, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be given to the said Colonel Thomas Willoughby, or his Assigns, as a Reward for his Services: And that the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents be authorized and required to issue their Warrant to the Treasurers where the Money shall come in, to make Payment thereof out of the said Estate, so discovered, as it shall come in: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Colonel Thomas Willoughby, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Five hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof, to the Treasurers paying the same.
Correspondence with Spaine.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to prepare a Letter from the Parliament to the King of Spaine, concerning Redress of the Grievances of the English Merchants: And that Mr. Speaker be authorized to sign and Seal the Letter, so prepared, with the Seal of the Parliament.
Negotiations with Holland and Judges Votes.
Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State,
"That the Lords Ambassadors sent over from this Commonwealth to the General Assembly of the States General of the United Provinces, are returned out of the Netherlands."
Resolved, That the Lords Ambassadors sent from the Parliament to the Netherlands, do give an Account to the Parliament of that Negotiation on Wednesday next.
Resolved, That Leave be given to speak against the Vote whereby the Judges, who are Members of this House, are discharged from their Attendance on this House during their holding the said Places.
Resolved, That the several Judges of the Upper Bench, Common Pleas, and Barons of the Publick Exchequer, that are, or shall be, Members of this House, who have or shall accept the said Places of Judges, shall give their Attendance in this House, as other Members do.
Resolved, That, on Wednesday next, a Report be made from the Council of State, touching the Transactions of the Ambassy into the Netherlands.
Resolved, That the Lords Ambassadors, and the Judges, who are Members of this House, have Notice given them of these Votes.
E. of Northumberland.
Resolved, That Mr. Goodwyn do report the Business of the Earl of Northumberland on This-day-sevennight.
Major Lister reports from the Council of State;
"That upon Consideration of a Representation from the Commissioners of the Militia of the County of Lincoln, made to the Council, that they have, out of the Monies raised upon the Account of the Militia, sent a Regiment of Foot, and a Troop of Horse, completely armed, into Scotland; and have also, upon occasion of the late Insurrections in Norfolk, and other Advertisements from this Council, kept up, for Prevention of Danger to the Publick. Two Troops in that County; and were paid by them for the Space of Two Months; upon which Charges the Money raised by the Act for the Militia is expended: The Council is of Opinion, That the Pay due to those Two Troops, from the First of February last to the First of this instant May, being One thousand Eight hundred Pounds, or thereabouts, be speedily provided for them: And that the Parliament be moved, for that Purpose, to give such Order therein as they shall think sit."
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, to enable the late Commissioners of the Militia for the County of Lincoln, for the Repayment of the Pay for the Two Troops kept up in that County, for Prevention of Danger to the Publick, from the First of February to the First of May last, to assess, upon the said County, a Sum of Money, not exceeding the Sum of Eighteen hundred Pounds, according to the Rules and Rates in the late Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem: And that Mr. Ellis and Mr. Lister do bring in an Act to that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Business for Ireland be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.
Resolved, That the Report from the Council of State, touching the Counties being in a watchful Posture, be made by Mr. Love on Wednesday next, the first Business.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That the several Persons named Commissioners in the several Acts of Parliament for the Militias in the several Cities and Counties of this Commonwealth, be the Persons intended by the Act, intituled, An Act for Impresting of Soldiers for the Service of this Commonwealth in Ireland to have Power to impress Soldiers within the said several Cities and Counties, by force of the said Act: And that they do act accordingly, notwithstanding the Determination of the several Acts for the Militias.
Resolved, That this Vote be forthwith printed and published.
Isle of Scilly.
Mr. Carew reports from the Council of State;
"That the Council, having taken the Safety of Syllies into Consideration, are of Opinion, That Lieutenant Colonel Hunkyn is a fit Man to be Governor thereof: If the Parliament think fit to approve of him, that the Lord General may be written unto, to give him a Commission for it."
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to make Choice of such Governor for the Isle of Scilly, as they shall think fit; and to authorize him to take upon him the Charge of the said Island, as Governor, accordingly.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Articles made for the Rendition of Scilly be confirmed by Parliament.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.