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 28th of September, 1652.
Correspondence with Portugall.
MR. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the House, that he had received Letters from the Lord Ambassador Extraordinary of the King of Portugall: Which Letters were read; and were superscribed, Illustrissimo Domino Gulielmo Lenthall, Armig. Prolocutori Parliamenti Reipubl. Angliæ A Comite Cubiliarcho Extraordinario Legato.
Com r at Portsmouth.
Sir Henry Vane jun. reports from the Council of State, That the Council having taken into Consideration the Necessity of settling some fit Person to be Commissioner at Portesmouth, in the room of Captain Robert Moullon, lately deceased; and having received very good Satisfaction of the Fidelity and good Ability of Captain Francis Willoughbie, Son to the late Colonel Willoughby, late Commissioner there, for that Trust; do humbly present him to the Parliament as a fit and able Man for the Management of the State's Affairs in that Place, if the Parliament shall so think fit.
Resolved, That Captain Francis Willoughby be, and is hereby constituted, and appointed one of the Commissioners at Portesmouth, in the Place of Captain Robert Moulton, deceased; and that he have the like Commission, Power, Authority, Salary, and other Profits and Commodities, as the said Captain Robert Moulton had, or was to receive or enjoy: And that it be referred to the Council of State to see this Order put in Execution.
Sir Henry Vane reports, from the Council of State, That the Council is informed, that there is some Money yet remaining upon the First Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates, not as yet charged; which would be of very good Use towards the paying off of some of the Ships Company, now come in from Sea, in case some Order were given for the disposing of it to that Purpose; and thereupon humbly to move the Parliament, that Power may be given, if they shall think fit, either to the Council of State, or the Committee of the Navy, to issue their Warrants to the Treasurers for those Monies, for the Issuing of the same to the Treasurer for the Navy, to be by him disbursed for the above-mentioned Service.
Resolved, That the Remainder of the Monies which shall be raised upon the First Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, and not yet disposed of, or assigned by the Parliament to any particular Use, shall be employed for the Service of the Navy.
Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed by the said Act, be authorized and required to issue forth the said Remainder of the said Monies to the Treasurer of the Navy, upon such Warrant and Warrants as they shall, from time to time, receive from the Committee of the Navy: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Treasurer of the Navy, together with such Warrant, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers in the said Act, for the same.
|Upon the Ordinance of the 13th of May 1647,||400,000||484,000|
|Upon the Ordinance of the 3d of June 1647,||84,000|
Out of the Proceed of the Estates and Sale of the Lands of Papists, except Advowsons and Impropriations, which have been in Arms against the Parliament, which of them shall first happen; together with Interest due thereupon, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, each Six Months:
Relief upon Articles.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, in these Words; viz. "Provided that this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend, or be construed to extend, to prejudice, alter, or make void, any Resolution, Votes, or Judgment, given in Parliament, touching any the Articles aforesaid, or any Persons claiming thereby:" Which Proviso was read the First time.
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Yeas:||21.|
|Mr. Scott,||With the Yeas,|
|Lord General,||Tellers for the Noes:||20.|
|Colonel Rich,||With the Noes,|