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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 14 May 1652

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Friday, the 14th of May, 1652.

Prayers.

Scotch Affairs.

THE Lord Chief Justice St. John, one of the Commissioners for ordering and managing the Affairs in Scotland, did this Day, according to former Order, make Report of their Transactions in Scotland; And the Assents of the several Shires of Sotherland, Dornoch and Arguile; And the Commission to the Deputies of Arguyleshire, of the 27th of March 1652: And also a larger Commission from the said Shire of Argyll, of the 22d of April 1652; And the Assent of the Deputies of Argyllshire to the Union; And also the Answer of James Campbell, Deputy of the Shire of Argyll, to the Third Proposition delivered to him by the Commissioners; and the humble Supplication of the said James Campbell, Deputy of the Shire of Argyle, for, and in the Name of, the Shire: Which were all read;

He also reports a Commission, from the Commissioner for managing the Affairs in Scotland, impowering several Persons to administer Justice in Scotland; Which was also this Day read.

And a Commission to Four, to execute the Powers formerly executed by the Justice General in Scotland; with Power to them to make Assistants to themselves.

And another Commission, from the said Commissioners to the Sheriffs Principals, to execute the Office of Sheriffs, and also the Office of Commissaries, within the several Sheriffdoms: Which was this Day read.

And also the Names of the Sheriffs and Commissaries.

And also the Forms of the Commissions for electing Magistrates to administer Justice in the Boroughs.

And a Commission for the Court of Admiralty.

And the Form of the Oath to be taken by the several Officers in Scotland: Which was read.

And the Officers of the Scotts Nation their Declaration of Assent to the Union: Which was also read.

And also the Form of a Commission, from the said Commissioners, to several Persons to be Visitors of the several Universities, Colleges and Schools of Learning; and concerning Ministers, and their Maintenance; with several Powers to them thereby given: Which was this Day read.

And the Transactions between the Commissioners and the Marquis of Arguile.

A Letter from the Earl of Arguyle, from Inverary, of the 23d of March 1651, with the Answer of the Commissioners thereunto: Which were both read.

And another Letter from the Marquis of Arguile, from Inverary, of the 15th Day of April 1652: and the Answer of the Commissioners to the said Letter: Which were this Day read.

And also a Paper from the Commissioners, in Answer to the Supplication of James Campbell, for, and in . . . Name of the Shire of Arguil: Which were this Day read.

Major Salwey, one of the Commissioners for managing the Affairs of Scotland, reports several Resolutions and Powers, given to Commissioners, touching confiscated and forfeited Lands; and Commissions and Instructions to the respective Commissioners for confiscated and forfeited Lands and Estates: Which Resolutions were this Day read.

And also Orders touching laying and ordering the Assessments of Scotland.

And an Order touching issuing the Revenue by the Commander in chief, until the 24th of June next: Which was this Day read.

And also a Commission and Instructions to an Auditor and Checque of the Revenue in Scotland.

And a Paper containing the Salaries allowed to all the Officers in Scotland.

And Warrants for publishing the last Declaration of the Parliament.

And a Letter from the Lord Lowdon, to the Lord Commissioner St. John, of the 2d of April 1652, and what was done thereupon: Which was this Day read.

After the said Report made, the Commissioners, the Lord Chief Justice St. John, Sir Henry Vane junior, Colonel Fenwick, and Major Salwey, went to the Bar of the House; and coming up to the Clerk's Table, did there deliver up their Commission to the Speaker's Hand.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the Actions of the Commissioners for managing the Affairs in Scotland, as the same have been now reported.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for managing the Affairs in Scotland have Thanks given them, for their extraordinary Care and Pains in managing the Affairs in Scotland.

Mr. Speaker did, accordingly, give the Lord Chief Justice St. John, Sir Henry Vane junior, Major Salwey, and Colonel Fenwick, being now present, the hearty Thanks of the Parliament.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do give the Thanks of the Parliament to Major General Lambert, Deputy of Ireland, Lieutenant General Munck, and Alderman Tichborne, for their extraordinary Care and Pains in managing the Affairs in Scotland.

Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be prepared, and sent to Major General Deane, for his extraordinary Care and Pains taken in managing the Affairs in Scotland: And that Sir Henry Mildmay do prepare the said Letter; and that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.

Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance in Scotland, of the clear Yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds, be settled upon Colonel Robert Overton, and his Heirs; the Rent of One hundred Pounds yearly being reserved out of the same, to the Use of the Commonwealth.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Sequestrations, and confiscated Estates in Scotland, appointed by the Commissioners of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England for ordering and managing the Affairs in Scotland, and that they be authorized and required, to survey, upon Oath, and thereupon to set forth, Lands, of the clear yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds, according to the former Vote, for the said Colonel Overton, and his Heirs; and return the Survey to the Parliament; and, in the mean time; to put him into Possession thereof.

Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance in Scotland, of the clear yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds, be settled upon Colonel Richard Ingoldsby, and his Heirs; the Rent of One hundred Pounds yearly being reserved out of the same, to the Use of the Commonwealth.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Sequestrations, and confiscated Estates, in Scotland, appointed by the Commissioners of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England for ordering and managing the Affairs in Scotland, and that they be authorized and required, to survey, upon Oath, and thereupon to set forth, Lands, of the clear yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds, according to the former Vote, for the said Colonel Richard Ingoldsby, and his Heirs; and return the Survey to the Parliament; and, in the mean time, to put him into Possession thereof.

Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance in Scotland, of the clear yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds, be settled upon Colonel Thomas Pryde, and his Heirs; the yearly Rent of One hundred Pounds being reserved out of the same, to the Use of the Commonwealth.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Sequestrations, and confiscated Estates, in Scotland, appointed by the Commissioners of Parliament of the Commonwealth of England for ordering and managing the Affairs in Scotland, and that they be authorized and required, to survey, upon Oath, and thereupon to set, forth Lands, of the clear yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds according to the former Vote, for the said Colonel Thomas Pryde, and his Heirs; and return the Survey to the Parliament; and, in the mean time, to put him into Possession thereof.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.