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 16th of April, 1652.
Claims on Publick Faith.
ORDERED, That the Committee to whom the Business touching the Publick Faith is referred, do make Report thereof this Day Sevennight: And that Sir James Harrington do take care that the Report be prepared, and made fit to be reported, in the mean time.
State of the Navy.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That this Report be recommitted to the Committee of the Navy, to consider how this Sum of Money may be raised and provided for carrying on this Business; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament, on this Day Fortnight.
WHEREAS, by an Act of Parliament, passed the 8th of August 1649, for taking the Accompts of the Navy and Customs, all Persons who, since the Sitting of this Parliament, have been, and hereafter shall be, Commissioners of the Customs, Collectors for Prize-Goods, Treasurers and Victuallers for the Navy, Lieutenants and Officers for the Ordinance, &c. are required forthwith to accompt, before the Auditors of the Prests, that now are, or shall be, appointed by Parliament: And whereas, by an Order of Parliament, dated the same Day, it was referred to this Committee, to consider who were Auditors of the Prests, and the Number of them; and whether it were necessary to increase their Number, and to nominate such others as they should think fit, if there were Cause; and to present their Names, and what Allowances are fit to be made unto them, to the House; this Committee, in pursuance of the said Order, did call before them Mr. George Bingley, and Mr. Bartholomew Beale, the present Auditors of the Prests; and, upon examining of them, and their Abilities, on the 30th of the said Month of August, passed these ensuing Votes:
Resolved, That the said Auditors, for and in respect of their Service, shall have Five hundred Pounds per Ann. apiece allowed unto them for themselves and their Clerks; including all Charges for House-rent, Pens, Ink, Paper, and Parchment, and all other incident Expences; to be paid quarterly unto them by the said Treasurer of the Navy: And shall have no other Fee or Salary from the Commonwealth, or of any other Person, for any Accompts by them to be made, in relation to the said Act.
Upon Consideration whereof had by the Parliament, it was on the 14th of September 1649, resolved, That the said George Bingley and Barth. Beale should be the Auditors of the Prests, in relation to the said Accompts.
That the Parliament not having appointed any Salary to the said Auditors, on the 16th of July 1650, they presented their Petition to this Committee, praying an Allowance of Salary for themselves and Clerks, for the Carrying on of this Service; they having entered upon several great Accompts, and since dispatched some of them.
And the said Auditors having now again presented their humble Desires for a certain yearly Salary to be appointed unto them, to enable them to proceed on in the said Service; upon Consideration thereof had, It is
Resolved, as the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved to consider of That Part of their former Report, of the 30th of August 1640, touching the Allowances for the said Auditors: And that the same may commence from the 14th of September 1649.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That a yearly Salary of Five hundred Pounds be allowed unto each of the Auditors of the Prests, for and in respect of their Service, for themselves and their Clerks; including all Charges for House-rent, Pens, Ink, Paper, and Parchment, and all other incident Expences: And shall have no other Fee or Salary from the Commonwealth, or of any other Person, for any Accompt by them to be made, in relation to the Act for taking the Accompts of the Navy and Customs.
Treaty with Holland.
Lady Gorges' Claim.
The Question being put, That the Business touching the Title of the Lady Gorges to the Office of the Sixpeny Writs in Chancery, be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, to hear and determine the same;
|Lord Gray,||Tellers for the Yeas:||26.|
|Mr. Challoner,||With the Yeas,|
|Ld. Com. Whitelock,||Tellers for the Noes:||13.|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||With the Noes,|
So it was Resolved by the Parliament, that the Business touching the Title of the Lady Gorges to the Office of the Sixpeny Writs in Chancery, be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, to hear and determine the same.
The Question being propounded, That Sir Wm. Allenson be desired to go to the Commissioners for Compounding, to inform them with what he knows, for the Advantage of the Commonwealth, in the Business touching the Lady Gorge's Title to the Office of Sixpeny Writs in Chancery;
|Lord Grey,||Tellers for the Noes:||18.|
|Earl of Pembroke,||With the Noes,|
|Lord Mounson,||Tellers for the Yeas:||19.|
|Mr. Bond,||With the Yeas,|
|Lord Com. Lisle,||Tellers for the Noes:||21.|
|Colonel Rich,||With the Noes,|
|Lord Mounson,||Tellers for the Yeas:||16.|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||With the Yeas,|
Lord Lovelace's Fine.
Resolved, That the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, Part of the Fine of Seven thousand Three hundred Seventy-two Pounds, set upon John Lord Lovelace, for his Composition, be abated: And that Three Months further Time be given to the said John Lord Lovelace, for the Payment in of the Remainder of his said Fine upon his said Composition.