Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, the 31th of August, 1652.
Invalid Soldiers, &c.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for the Grand Receipt of the Excise be authorized and required to advance the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, and Widows, upon the Credit of the Sixth Part of the additional Excise, by Ordinance of the 8th of July 1644, and of the Fines, formerly appointed to the Relief of the said maimed Soldiers and Widows; and that they reimburse themselves the said One thousand Pounds, out of the said Sixth Part of the Additional Excise, and Fines; and that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Treasurers shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners.
Resolved, That these Two Petitions be referred to the Commissioners of the Excise, and the Committee for maimed Soldiers, to confer with the Commissioners of Excise; and thereupon report their Opinion to the Parliament, what they think sit to be done therein: And that they likewise consider how the Hospitals may be employed for the Relief of the sick and maimed Soldiers, and the Commonwealth eased therein; and to report their Opinion to the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for maimed Soldiers, and the Committee of the Army, to consider, what Soldiers, who have been sick and wounded in the Service of the Parliament, and are here relieved, are sit to be sent into the respective Counties to be relieved; and which of them are able to be employed; and that they be impowered to dispose of them, accordingly.
Mr. Love reports from the Council of State, A Copy of a Letter from Richard Bennett, Edmund Carew, and William Claiborne, dated at Virginia, 14th of May 1652, with the Copy of the Articles agreed on, and concluded, at James-City in Virginia, for the Surrendering and Settling that Plantation under the Obedience and Government of the Commonwealth of England: Which were this Day read.
Ordered, That this Article be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider what Patent is sit to be granted to the Inhabitants of Virginia: And to hear all Parties; and to consider of their particular Claims; and report the same, with their Opinion, to the Parliament: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records.
Resolved, That the latter Clause of the said Article, in these Words, "and that Virginia shall enjoy all Privileges equal with any Plantation in America," be committed to the same Committee, to be considered of in the Patent to be granted to them.