Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 7th of September, 1652.
Teddiman to account.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to call Henry Teddiman to account, what of the State's Goods, by Reprizal or otherwise, have come to his Hands; and to cause Restitution to be made; and to examine the Matter touching his retarding the Men that were to be sent aboard the Fleet: And the said Committee are hereby impowered, if they see Cause, to remove him, and to put another into his Place.
Colonel Downes reports from the Committee, to whom the Business touching the Northern Officers was referred:
IN pursuance of an Order of Parliament, of 28 Martii last, this Committee, having considered of several Orders and Ordinances of Parliament, made in the Behalf of divers reduced Officers, that served the Parliament in Yorkshire, under the Command of the late Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, do find, that, by Ordinance of Parliament, bearing Date 10 Octobris 1648, the Sum of Twenty-three thousand Five hundred Threescore and Six Pounds One Shilling and One Peny Half-peny, by Certificate of the Sub-Committee, for taking the Accounts of the County of York, and Examination thereof, by the Committee of the Northern Association, appearing due to the said reduced Officers, was charged upon all and every the Securities mentioned in the several Ordinances of Parliament, of the 24th of December 1647; and appointed to be paid unto Adam Eyer, Thomas Greathead, George Shirt, Henry Laidman, and Richard Sikes, or any Three of them, or their Assigns; and to be divided and proportioned by the said Adam Eyre, &c. amongst the Officers contained in a List, bearing Date the 25th of March 1648; beginning with Major Joshua Greathead, and ending with Ensign Robert Marshall.
By Order of Parliament, bearing Date the 1st of April 1649, the Twenty-three thousand Five hundred Threescore and Six Pounds One Shilling a Peny Half-peny, was to be transferred, and settled upon the same Securities, that the rest of the Army were then to be.
But, by Act of Parliament for the Sale of the late King's Lands, passed 17 Julii 1649, all Debentures, to be allowed and received in Purchase of the said Lands, are so limited and restrained as to Times of Service, that the said Sum, due to the said reduced Officers (they not being in Service in December or January 1647, or such other Times as by that Act is required), cannot be accepted in Purchase, or satisfied out of the said Lands.
Yet it further appears, that an Act, for Remedy therein, was by Order of Parliament, of 4 Decembris 1649, appointed to be read in Parliament, on Tuesday then next following.
January 20th, 1650, Adam Eyre, George Shirt, and Richard Sykes, did make a Division of the said Sum of Twenty-three thousand Five hundred Threescore and Six Pounds One Shilling and Peny Half-peny, amongst the said Officers, contained in the forementioned List; and did proportion and divide the same in such Manner, to each of the Persons therein concerned, as is expressed in a List, under their Hands, herewith presented.
He also reports, a List of the Northern Officers: Which was this Day read: And a List of the Assignments of Twenty-three thousand Five hundred Sixty-six Pounds One Shilling One Peny Half-peny, given out to several Persons from Guildhall, by virtue of an Ordinance of Parliament of the 10th of October 1648.
Debentures of Northern Officers.
A Bill for Allowance of the Debentures of the Northern Officers, and for securing the same out of the Lands of the late King, Queen, and Prince, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Army; and to be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Colonel Downes reports from the Committee of the Army:
IN pursuance of the Order of Parliament, of the 6th of November last, referring to this Committee the Examination of the Truth of the Suggestion, made to the Parliament, in the Behalf of Colonel Duckenfield, touching One thousand Pounds, by him lent, to the Use of the Commonwealth, in the Year 1642, this Committee have sent for, and perused, Two Accounts of the said Colonel Duckenfield, which have been transmitted, and remain with the Committee for the Soldiers Accounts, at Worcester-House: and by one of them there is certified to be due, for personal Pay, Five thousand One hundred Fifty-nine Pounds Ten Shillings and Three-pence; and by the other it appears, that the said Colonel Duckenfield having given in a Particular of his Receipts and Disbursements for the Commonwealth, in the Years 1642 and 1643, there is mentioned to be due to the said Colonel Duckenfield, the Sum of Nine hundred Threescore and Five Pounds and Fourteen Shillings, more than he hath received: To the Truth of which last-mentioned Account Lieutenant Francis Duckenfield, and Serjeant William Heretage, have, before Commissioners authorized to take the said Account, sworn, to the best of their Knowlege: And thereunto the said Colonel Duckenfield hath also subscribed.
The Committee for Accounts do likewise, under their Hands, certify, that they have allowed the Accompt of the said Colonel Duckenfield, as to his personal Pay; but have not allowed the said Nine hundred Sixty-five Pounds.
All which this Committee humbly offer to the Consideration of the Parliament.
Mr. Garland reports Amendments to the Act for Stating the Accompts of Officers and Soldiers: Which were twice read, and, upon the Question, assented unto: And it is
Ordered, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Report in Colonel Downes his Hands, touching the Westmoreland Officers and Soldiers, and the Business touching the Northern Soldiers, be made, and taken into Consideration, on Friday Morning next.
Winter, a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Sir John Winter, being Prisoner in the Tower (in respect of his present Sickness), have his Liberty for Three Months, upon such Security as the Council of State shall allow of, and think sit; and that the Lieutenant of the Tower, upon such Security given, be authorized and required to permit the said Sir John Winter to have his Liberty, during that Time, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Garland report the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind thereof.
The House, this Day, resumed the Debate upon the Petition of John Fowke, Alderman: Which was this Day again read.
The Question being propounded, That the Committee be enjoined to bring in the Amendments to the Act for putting in Execution the Decree and Judgment of the Lords House, between Alderman Fowke and the East India Company;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Mr. Leman,||Tellers for the Noes:||20.|
|Mr. Nevill,||With the Noes,|
|Major Gen. Harrison,||Tellers for the Yeas:||19.|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Committee, to whom this Business is referred, to take into Consideration that Part of the Decree and Judgment of the Lords, which is not executed, and to hear both sides therein; and that they have Power to examine Witnesses, upon Oath, as they think sit; and that they report to the House their Opinions therein, for the further Consideration of the Parliament.
Resolved, That the Business touching Alderman Fowke's Satisfaction, for his Sufferings in 3 Caroli, be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.
Resolved, That the Business touching Sir James Stonehowse be reported on Friday next.