Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 9th of February, 1652.
Gratuity to Bowen.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do pay the said Forty Shillings to her, or her Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Mrs. Bowen, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment thereof accordingly.
Gratuity to Peto.
Ordered, That Mrs. Peto have Twenty Shillings of the Money, in the Serjeant's Hands, collected on the last Day set apart for Humiliation, bestowed on her; and that the Serjeant at Arms, attending the Parliament, do pay the same to her, or her Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Mrs. Peto, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment thereof, accordingly.
Gratuity to Ly. Burlace.
Ordered, That all the Remainder of the Money collected on the last Day set apart for Humiliation, be bestowed on the Lady Burlace; and that the Serjeant at Arms do pay the same to her, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Lady Burlace shall be a sufficient Discharge for Payment thereof, accordingly.
Correspondence with Spaine.
Information against a Member.
The Information, in Writing, being shewed to the said Samuel Oneale; and he being asked, if the Information given in, was his Hand-writing; he answered, No: But said he knew the same, and had perused it; and said he would justify the same: And thereupon set his Hand to the said Information.
Resolved, That Thursday, the 3d of March next, be set apart for a Day of Publick Fasting and Humiliation, to be observed throughout the whole Nation, to seek unto Almighty God for a Blessing upon the Councils of this Commonwealth, and upon their Forces by Sea and Land.
Resolved, That this Vote be printed and published, and Copies thereof sent to the Sheriffs of every County; and that they be required to send the same unto the Ministers of the several Parishes, that Notice thereof may be given in convenient time.
Sick and Wounded Seamen.
Sir Henry Vane the Younger reports from the Council of State at Whitehall, That the Letter written from the Commissioners of the Navy to the Commissioners for the Admiralty, dated the 8th Instant, desiring Four hundred Pounds to be advanced to the Clerks of the Cheque of the Fleet, for the Use of sick and wounded Men at Sea, be humbly presented to the Parliament; and that they be humbly moved to give Order, if they shall think fit, that the said Four hundred Pounds may be paid out of the Treasury for the Navy, it being very necessary for the Accommodating of the Fleet now to set Sail.