Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 4th of August, 1653.
THAT, in Consideration of the Mark of Honour, which the Parliament voted him, for his faithful Service, and the many Wounds which he received in their Service from the First, which cost him a Thousand Pounds curing; and for Four thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Pounds, that he disbursed for the Parliament Service, of his own and Wife's Portion; of all which no Part is now left him; and for near Four thousand Pounds Arrears, due for Eight Years Service; and for his barbarous and close Imprisonment Eighty-eight Weeks, and his Life threatened upon the late King's being put to Death; and that he being in the State's Service, in 1647 and 1649, when the Parliament did vote, That all which were then in the Service should have their Arrears secured with Lands in England;
5. Or, that he may have Liberty, for and in Consideration above mentioned, to bring in a Thousand Ton of French Wines, from any Part of France to any Port in England, and dispose of it by himself or Agent, without paying Custom and Excise, for full Satisfaction of the above-mentioned Sums due unto him.
Ordered, That this whole Business concerning Colonel Buller be referred to the Commissioners for Scottish and Irish Affairs: And Colonel Clerk, Colonel Bingham, Major Saunders, Mr. Strickland, be added to them for that Purpose, to examine how this Debt hath been contracted; and the whole Transaction of that Business of Scilly; and the Carriage of the said Colonel Buller therein; and report the same to the House.
Petition from Kent.
And, being come to the Bar, after a short Speech, they presented a Petition: Which, after they were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, The humble Petition of many of the Well-affected in the County of Kent.
And, being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, did return them this Answer; That the House doth take Notice of their good Affection to the Parliament; and had commanded him to tell them, that the Business in their Petition is, and shall be in due time, under Consideration; and that the House will do therein as the Lord shall direct: And thereupon they withdrew.