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 Third of August, 1653.
Sick and Wounded.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take especial Care immediately, for the providing all Necessaries for the Relief and Cure of the Sick and maimed Soldiers and Seamen, wheresoever they shall be put on Shore: And that they do also take care of the Widows and Orphans of those who are slain.
Ordered, That the Council of State do signify unto the Counties of Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, That the Parliament hath taken Notice of their great Care, and tender Respect, shewed unto the sick and wounded Soldiers and Seamen put ashore in those Counties, and their good Resentment and Acceptation thereof: And return Thanks unto them.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners appointed by Act of this present Parliament, for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, and that they be authorized and required to put in Execution the Votes and Resolutions of Parliament, passed the 22th of December 1652, concerning the Encouragement to be given to Mariners and Seamen in the Service of the Commonwealth, and all the Particulars therein; and to give such Orders from time to time as shall be requisite for the effecting thereof.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That as well the Monies already appointed, as that shall be appointed, by Parliament or Council of State, for the Use of the Navy, be issued, by Warrant from the Commissioners for Inspecting the Treasuries, unto the Treasurer of the Navy for the Time being: And that the Warrant of the said Commissioners for Inspecting the Treasuries, and the Receipt of the Treasurer of the Navy, shall be a Discharge to the respective Treasuries that are or shall be charged with any Monies for the Use of the Navy, to pay such Sums, from time to time, as the Commissioners for the Treasury shall direct, for the Uses aforesaid.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy be appointed to make Certificates, from time to time, to the said Commissioners of the Treasury, what Sums of Money are requisite to be paid or assigned, by their Warrant, for the Carrying on the Service: And that Warrants be, by the Commissioners of the Treasury, issued accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy be authorized to give Warrant, unto the Treasurer of the Navy, for the Payment of all such Monies as are or shall be due, for Stores or Ammunition belonging to the Navy, already contracted for by the Officers of the Ordnance, or that shall be contracted for, as aforesaid, before the Fourth Day of December next.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by the Act constituting Commissioners for the Managing and Ordering the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, have Power to make use of the Seal of the Anchor, now in their Custody, for their Warrants and Commissions.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by that Act be authorized and impowered to make Choice of, and appoint, such Clerks, and other Officers, under them, as they shall think fit; and to allow such Salaries to such Clerks and Officers; and also to direct what Sums from time to time shall be necessary, for incident Charges for the Carrying-on of the Service by the said Act intrusted with them: And that the same be paid out of the Treasury of the Navy, by Warrant from the Commissioners of the Navy: And that the said Commissioners of the Navy be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurer of the Navy, from time to time, to pay the same, accordingly.
Ordered, That the said Commissioners be authorized from time to time, to give Direction for the Sale of all unserviceable Stores, and other Provisions of the Navy: And that the Monies arising thereupon, and also upon Sale of unserviceable Ships and Vessels, be, from time to time, paid to the Treasurer of the Navy, for the Use of the Navy, accordingly.
Ordered, That until Monies arising out of the Prize-Office for Relief of Sick and Wounded Men, and other Occasions in the printed Votes, do come into that Treasury, for the Purposes aforesaid, the Commissioners for the Admiralty do give Order to the Commissioners for the Navy to issue out their Warrants to the Treasurer for the Navy, to issue out such Monies, out of any Monies in the Treasury, for Supply of those Occasions in the mean time, as the Commissioners for the Admiralty shall think sit; the same Monies to be reimbursed to the Treasury of the Navy, out of those Monies arising by the Reprizal-Goods, as they shall come in.