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 28th of August, 1651.
Act of Navigation.
THE House this Day, according to former Order, was resolved into a grand Committee upon the Bill for Increase of Shipping, and Encouragement of the Navigation of this Nation.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Love took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
A Letter from Lieutenant General Fleetwood from Shepstone, of the Twenty-seventh of August, 1651, was this Day read.
Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Council of State, That there are many of the Militia Forces that are marched out of their several Counties, for the present Service; that the Act for the Militia seems to give Power for only one Month's Pay; that it may so fall out, that those Forces may be necessitated to continue out for a longer Time; and much of the First Month is already spent: The Council do therefore humbly offer it to the Consideration of the Parliament, that some Course be presently taken for a further Supply for them, that they be not necessitated to Free Quarter, or suffer any other Inconveniencies for want thereof.
Resolved, by the Parliament, that an Act be brought in To-morrow Morning, for enabling the several Militias of the several Counties to raise One Month's Pay for the respective Forces as have been by the said respective Counties raised, or to be raised, and sent, for the present Service, according to the Act for the Militia: And Major Lister is to bring in an Act accordingly.
A Letter from Gloucester from Sir Wm. Constable, of the Twenty-sixth of August 1651, was this Day read.
Mr. Carew reports from the Council of State, That in regard, the Company which is at present in Exeter Castle consists only of One Hundred Men, that Forty Men more may be added to that Company, and paid according to the Establishment of the Army; and to be continued for Two Months, if there shall be Occasion.
The Question being put, That Forty Men more be added to the Company which is at present in Exeter Castle, and paid according to the Establishment of the Army, and continued for two Months;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take Care, that out of the Militia Forces for the County of Devon, so many be put into the Castle of Exeter, as they shall find necessary for strengthening that Castle.
Whereas the Parliament hath been informed, That * Garman, now in the New Prison, doth affirm, that * Robbins is God Almighty, that his Wife is the Virgin Mary, that hath now brought forth a Child, which shall be the Salvation of the Earth;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers to examine the Truth of the Informations against the said * Garman, and to report the Truth of the Matter, with their Opinion therein, to the House, for the further Consideration of the Parliament.
Mr. James Challoner reports from the Committee of Parliament for examining Colonel John Alured's Petition; videlicet,
Upon Examination of the Petition of Colonel John Allured, referred to this Committee by Order of the House of the Sixteenth of August last, it is thought fit, that the Two thousand Pounds, to be forthwith advanced unto him, upon Account, be paid out of the ensuing Rents of Delinquents Estates in the County of York; and for the Remainder of his Losses, being 3,275£. that it be paid unto him, as in the Declaration of both Houses of Parliament in the Year 1642 is expressed: And for his Disbursements and Arrears, amounting to 5,494£. 6s. 8d. they do refer the same to the House.
Ordered, That the said Committee be revived, and this Report recommitted.
Ordered, That the Act for the Carmen be read on Tuesday Morning.
Ordered, That the Act for the Highways be read on Saturday next.
Grant to Doughty.
Ordered, That Anne Doughtie, Wife of David Doughty, have Four Pound out of the Money in the Box, for Supply of her pressing Wants; and that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do pay the same to her, accordingly; and the Acquittance of the said Ann, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that behalf.