Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 5th of December, 1653.
E. of Nottingham.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by the Act constituting Commissioners for the Managing and Ordering the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, have Power to make Use of the Seal of the Anchor, now in their Custody, for their Warrants and Commissions.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by that Act be authorized and impowered to make Choice of, and appoint, such Clerks, and other Officers, under them, as they shall think fit; and to allow such Salaries to such Clerks and Officers; and also to direct what Sums from ... to time, shall be necessary for incident Charges, for the Carrying on of the Service by the said Act intrusted with them: And that the same be paid out of the Treasury of the Navy, by Warrant from the Commissioners of the Navy: And that the said Commissioners of the Navy be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurer of the Navy, from time to time, to pay the same, accordingly.
Ordered, That the said Commissioners be authorized from time to time, to give Directions for the Sale of all unserviceable Stores, and other Provisions of the Navy: And that the Monies arising thereupon, and also upon Sale of unserviceable Ships and Vessels, be, from time to time, paid to the Treasurer of the Navy, for the Use of the Navy, accordingly.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That, until Monies rising out of the Prize-Office, for Relief of Sick and Wounded Men, and other Occasions in the printed Votes, do come into that Treasury, for the Purposes aforesaid, the Commissioners for the Admiralty do give Order to the Commissioners of the Navy, to issue out their Warrants to the Treasurer for the Navy, to issue out such Monies, out of any Monies in the Treasury, for Supply of those Occasions in the mean time, as the Commissioners of the Admiralty shall think fit; the same Monies to be reimbursed to the Treasury of the Navy, out of those Monies arising by the Reprizal Goods, as they shall come in.
Resolved, That, as well the Monies already appointed, as that shall be appointed, by Parliament, or Council of State, for the Use of the Navy, be issued by Warrant, from the Commissioners for inspecting the Treasuries, unto the Treasurer of the Navy for the Time being: And that the Warrant of the said Commissioners for inspecting of the Treasury, and the Receipt of the Treasurer of the Navy, shall be a Discharge to the respective Treasuries that are, or shall be, charged with any Monies for the Use of the Navy, to pay such Sums, from time to time, as the Commissioners for the Treasury shall direct, for the Uses aforesaid.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy be appointed to make Certificates, from time to time, to the said Commissioners of the Treasury, what Sums of Money are requisite to be paid or assigned by their Warrant, for the Carrying on the Service: And that Warrants be, by the Commissioners of the Treasury, issued, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy be authorized to give Warrant unto the Treasurer of the Navy, for the Payment of all such Monies as are or shall be due for Stores or Ammunition belonging to the Navy, already contracted for by the Officers of the Ordnance, or as shall be contracted for, as aforesaid, before the Fourth Day of June One thousand Six hundred Fifty and Four.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy do take care to employ such Persons in the Service of the Admiralty and Navy, as shall be judged to be Godly, and most able for the Service, and Well-affected to the Parliament; and to remove such as are otherwise.