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 First of August, 1651.
SIR Henry Vane junior reports from the Council of State, A Letter from the Lord General, of the Twenty-sixth of July 1651: And an Extract of another Letter from the Lord General, from Dundas, of the Twenty-fourth of July 1651: And Two other Letters from another Hand.
Which were all this Day read.
He also reports from the Council of State;
"That Liberty may be given to the Council, to take into Pay some Foot, not exceeding Four thousand, besides Officers, to be added to the Establishment for the Space of Three Months; which may make up a Body to take the Field, to answer all Emergencies: And that, if the Parliament shall approve thereof, that Order be given to the Committee of the Army, that Pay may be assigned, as the Council shall give Direction."
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Liberty be given to the Council of State, to take into Pay some Foot, not exceeding Four thousand, besides Officers, to be added to the Establishment; and these to continue for Three Months, or such shorter time as the Council shall think fit, to make a Body to take the Field: And that the Committee of the Army be authorized and required to take Order, that Pay be assigned them, as the Council shall give Direction.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, that such Monies of the publick Treasure as lies in their Power to dispose of, and is not already disposed of, be employed towards the Pay of these Four thousand Foot; and that, for so much as shall fall short, they do consider where and how the same may be had; and report it to the Parliament.
Goldsmiths Hall Revenue.
Resolved, That Thursday next be appointed to take into Consideration the Reports from the Committee of the Army, touching the best Way of bringing in of Money to Goldsmiths Hall, for the Publick Service.
Resolved, That the Council of State do take into Consideration the former Orders made by the Parliament unto them, touching Demolishing of Garisons; and do give an Account of their Proceedings therein to the House on Tuesday-fortnight; together with a List of all the Garisons, as well of those that are demolished, as of those which they think fit to be demolished, and such as they think fit to be continued; and the Numbers of Men in each of them.
Resolved, That the Council of State be, and are hereby, impowered to make use of, for the Publick Service, such Arms and Trophies that were of the late Militia, which they have already secured, or have Power, by former Order of Parliament, to secure.
Resolved, That such Monies as are collected in the several Counties by virtue of the Act for the Militia, and remaining in the Collectors, Treasurers, and other Officers Hands undisposed of, be paid unto such Person and Persons as the Council of State shall appoint, to be disposed of by Order of the said Council, towards defraying the Charges of these Four thousand Foot, to be now raised.
Resolved, That the Council of State be impowered and required forthwith to demand, from the late Commissioners of the Militia in the several Counties, an Account of the said Monies remaining in the Hands of the said Collectors, Treasurers, or other Officers, undisposed of: And that the said late Commissioners be required and enjoined to give a true Account thereof to the Council of State.
Edinburgh Castle, &c.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State;
That whereas they did, by their Order of the Ninth of May last, appoint a Preacher, a Firemaster, a Master Gunner, a Storekeeper, Four Gunners Mates, Ten Matrosses, a Surgeon, and a Gunsmith, to be allowed upon the Establishment for Edinburgh Castle; and an Engineer, a Town Major, Twelve Gunners, and Twenty-five Matrosses, for Lieth; but nothing being ordered in order to the Payment of them, That if the Parliament shall think fit, that they be added to the Forces established for Berwick, now in Garison in Edenburgh and Lieth, and to be paid, together with those Forces, by the Committee of the Army, from the Date of the said Order of the Ninth of May 1651, according to these following Allowances:"
Resolved, That there be added to the Forces established for Berwick, now in Garison in Edinburgh and Leith, and to be paid, together with those Forces, by the Committee of the Army, from the Date of the Order of the Ninth of May 1651, according to these following Allowances, these several Officers, formerly allowed upon Establishment for Edinburgh Castle; viz.
And that the Committee of the Army be required and authorized to make Payment of them accordingly.
Major Salwey reports from the Council of State, A Letter from the Deputy General of Ireland, from before Limbrick, 5 Julii 1651.
Which was read.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.