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 17th of September, 1652.
Embassy from Denmark.
SIR James Harrington reports from the Council of State, the Paper delivered in to the Council by the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King of Denmark: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take this Paper into their Consideration; and to do therein as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of Excise be and are hereby authorized and required forthwith to lay down, and pay to the Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers, the Sum of One thousand Pounds, for Relief of the maimed Soldiers: And that the same be repaid, with Consideration for Forbearance thereof, by the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, as Monies shall come in to that Treasury: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge in that Behalf.
Major Salwey reports from the Council of State, That the Three Companies, appointed for the Garison of Hull, which were, by Order of Parliament, recruited to the Number of One hundred and Twenty Men in a Company, besides Officers, and ordered to be paid accordingly for the Space of Three Months, be continued and paid, according to the Establishment, for the Space of Three Months longer; the Council conceiving it to be for the Safety and Security of that Garison.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Three Companies, appointed for the Garison of Hull, which were, by Order of Parliament, recruited to the Number of One hundred and Twenty Men in a Company, besides Officers, and ordered to be paid for the Space of Three Months, be continued and paid for the Space of Three Months longer; and that the Committee of the Army see them paid, accordingly.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason.
A Proviso, to invest the Trustees with Lands of the clear yearly Value of Ten thousand Pounds, to make up the Security in the former Bill, was read; and, after some Amendments, was agreed.
A Proviso for Five Thousand Three hundred and Three-score Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, to the Earl of Salisbury, was read; and, after some Omissions at the Table, was, upon the Question, agreed.
A Proviso for One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum, to be settled on Edward Moore and his Heirs, was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of Parliament, that are of the Council of State, to consider of the Ordinances and Acts of Parliament touching Weavers-Hall Bills; and how that Security stands; and to state the Matter of Fact, and report it to the Parliament on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for this Bill, to consider what stands charged, by Order of Parliament, upon this Bill, for Sale of Delinquents Estates, either in Money or otherwise; and to consider of the particular Cases, and how the same, or such of them as they shall find, may be otherwise satisfied; may be satisfied either out of Land in Scotland or Ireland; to the End the Monies, arising upon this Bill, may be left free for the Supply of the Publick; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament on Tuesday next: And this Committee are to meet for this Purpose, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Fire at Glascow.
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds Sterling, be paid out of the Treasury of the Sequestrations in Scotland, to such Person or Persons as the Commander in Chief, the Governor of Edenburgh, and the Commissioners for Sequestrations in Scotland, or any Three of them, shall appoint, to be distributed to such of the Poor of the City of Glascow in Scotland as have suffered by the lamentable Fire which lately happened there, and in such Proportions as the said Commander in Chief, Governor of Edenburgh, and Commissioners for Sequestrations in Scotland, or any Three of them, shall direct and set down.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.