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 13th of August, 1652.
Settlement of Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take Care, and give Order, that the said Printer be forthwith paid for the same; and likewise that he be paid and satisfied the rest of the Money due and owing to him.
Resolved, That this Clause, viz. "And also to put in Execution all Acts and Ordinances of Parliament, for the Receiving the Duties of Custom and Excise, at the same Rates and Proportions expressed in the said Acts and Ordinances, for Levying the same in England;" be added to this Instruction.
And the Tenth Instruction being read; and the Question being put, That the Blank in this Instruction be filled up with these Words; viz. "not exceeding Forty thousand Pounds a Month, for Taxes and Assessments;
The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "and by way of Assessments, Contributions, Impositions, Customs, Excise or otherwise, to raise and levy, or cause to be raised and levied, such Sums of Money, Provisions, and other Commodities, as you shall judge requisite; do stand in these Instructions.
THE Council, having taken into Consideration the Order of Parliament, of the 15th of June 1652, concerning the Naming of sit Persons to be Commissioners for the Purpose in that Order expressed, do think fit, that Lieutenant-General Ludlow, Colonel John Jones, and Miles Corbett Esquires, be humbly propounded to the Parliament, to be Commissioners, together with Lieutenant-General Fleetwood, already appointed by the Parliament, for executing the Instructions given by the Parliament, in reference to the Civil Power in Ireland.
Petition from Officers of the Army.
Commissary-General Whalley being come to the Bar, after a short Preamble, whereby he shewed that he, and the rest of the Gentlemen with him, were commanded, by the Council of Officers of the Army, to attend upon the Parliament with This their humble Address, desiring the Parliament to take it into serious Consideration; and thereupon presented a Petition to the Parliament: Which after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled "The humble Petition of the Officers of the Army."
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee (fn. 1).
Resolved, That this Petition be referred to a Committee; and that they do inform themselves, how many of the Particulars in this Petition are now under Consideration; and how far they have been proceeded in; and if there be need of any further Power necessary to be given to any of those Committees, to whom the same are referred, for the better perfecting the same: As also what other things of publick Concernment are already under Consideration, or lie before the Parliament; and to consider what Method the same may be put into, for a more speedy Expedition therein; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the Parliament, for their further Consideration: Viz. to Major Salwey, Lord-General, Colonel Marten, Mr. Scott, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel Bennett, Alderman Allein, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Holland, Mr. Oldesworth, Mr. Leman, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Ingoldsby, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Westrow, Sir Michaell Livesey, Mr. Corbet, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Major-General Harrison, Earl of Pembroke, Colonel Norton, Colonel Fielder, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Carew, Colonel Rich, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Downes, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Nelthorp, Mr. Garland, Mr. Nutt, Colonel Bossevile; or any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock; and so de die in diem: And Mr. Carew is to take care of it.
Resolved, That the Petitioners be called in; and that Mr. Speaker do, in the Name of the House, give the Thanks of the House to the Petitioners, for their good Affections expressed formerly; and also in this Petition.
"The House hath taken your Petition into serious Consideration; and referred it and put it into such a way, as may be best for expediting the same: They have also commanded me to acquaint you, that they do take notice of your constant Affections to the Parliament, both expressed heretofore, and also in this Petition; and have commanded me to give you their hearty Thanks: And I do, in their Names, give the hearty Thanks of the Parliament to you, and the rest of the Officers, for your good Affections formerly expressed; as also for your good Affections, and Care of the Publick, which you have expressed in this Petition."