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, 17th December, 1651.
And, by Direction of the House, the Three Lords Commissioners being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker delivered unto them the new Great Seal, upon their former Commission; with Direction to cause the old Great Seal to be broken.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take order, that the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be paid unto Thomas Symons, which was agreed, by the Committee appointed for that Purpose, to be paid unto him, for the Two Great Seals made by him, and the Materials thereof: And that the said Council do take Consideration of what further Recompence is fit to be given unto him for his extraordinary Pains therein; and give Order for Payment unto him of such Sum of Money as they shall think fit, in respect thereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take into Consideration the Pains of * * * *, in making the Statue of the General; and give him such Gratuity as they shall think fit: And to take order for the Payment thereof, accordingly.
Excise on Beer, &c.
Ordered, That this Clause be committed to Mr. Solicitor, Sir James Harrington, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Long: And that they do withdraw, and bring in some Amendments to this Clause, upon the Debate of the House.
All the rest of the Amendments, as well the several Proportions in the Bill on the several Counties, as the particular Amendments in the Paper, with some Alterations, being put to the Question, were agreed.
E. of Salisburie.
Monies charged upon the respective Treasuries: Which, together with the Assessments, doth, by way of Estimate, make up the Pay of the Forces in England and Scotland, unto the Day of the Expiration of the present Three Months Assessments, being the 25th of this instant December; and the Forces in Ireland after the Rate of 34,500£. per Mensem, to the 24th of March last; and after the Rate of 20,000£. per Mensem, to the said 25th of December, from the said 24th of March last; viz
The Charge of the Forces in England, Scotland, and Ireland for Six Months and Fourteen Days; viz. from the said 25th of December 1651, to the 25th of June 1652, will be, by Estimation, as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That the Sum of One hundred Thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipt of Goldsmiths Hall, next in Course after the 83,396£. 2s. 6d. formerly charged upon that Receipt: To be paid to the Treasurers at Wars; and to be by them issued by Warrant from the Committee of the Army for the Pay of the Forces in England, Ireland, and Scotland, until the Five-and-twentieth Day of June 1652: And that the Commissioners for Compounding do issue their Warrants to the Treasurers of that Receipt for Payment thereof, accordingly.