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 24th of April, 1657.
Expences of Committees, &c.
RESOLVED, That it be recommended to the Council, to offer to his Highness the Lord Protector, That his Highness will be pleased to grant a Privy Seal to the Commissioners of his Highness' Treasury, to pay unto Edward Birkhead Esquire, the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament, the Sum of Two hundred and Forty Pounds, in Discharge of a Bill hereunto annexed, for his Disbursements for the Service of the Parliament, and their Committees; and for the Pay of Fourteen Servants attending the House, and the several Committees, from the Seventeenth of December 1656, until the Seventeenth of March following: And likewise, thereby authorizing the said Commissioners of the Treasury, from time to time, to pay unto the said Serjeant at Arms, what shall be due unto him for his Allowances, respectively, and proportionably, for the future, during the Sitting of the Parliament.
Bickley's &c. Petition.
Members of Parliament, &c.
Resolved, That as to the making certain of the Revenue of Thirteen hundred thousand Pounds per Annum, the House hath already put it into a Way; and shall effectually prosecute that Way to make it certain and effectual.
Friday, 24th April, 1657; Afternoon.
Spanish War, &c.
Resolved, That the Monies directed to be for Supply of the Sea and Land Forces, be issued by Advice of the Council; and that the Treasurer, or Commissioners for the Treasury, be obliged to give an Account of all the Money to every Parliament.
Officers of State, &c.
Resolved, That this House doth declare, That the Officers of State and Judges, in the Ninth Article mentioned, shall be chosen in the Intervals of Parliament, by the Consent of the Council; to be afterwards approved by Parliament.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to bring in a Bill upon the Thirteenth Article, for imposing a Fine, or Penalty, upon such as shall exercise any Office of Trust, or Profit, contrary to this Article.
Reformation of Manners, &c.
Resolved, That as to the Point of Reformation of Manners, and also for the effectual Execution of the good Laws already made for the Punishment of Vice; the House is preparing several Bills, and will present them to his Highness in due time.
Resolved, That as to the Point of Reformation of Manners, and also for the effectual Execution of the good Laws already made, for the Punishment of Vice, and for Regulation of the Laws, and Proceedings in the Law, the House is preparing several Bills, and will present them to his Highness in due Time.
Ordered, That the Matter of this present Debate touching an Answer to be given to his Highness, upon what is by him offered, as to the 16th Article, be referred to a Committee, to consider thereof, and offer something to the House therein: Viz. To Sir Charles Wolsley, Colonel Jones, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Nath. Bacon, MajorGeneral Goff, Mr. Secretary, Major-General Kelsey, Sir Tho. Pryde, Mr. Bond, Alderman Tigh, Mr. Disbrow, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Carey, Lord Strickland, Lord Cockram, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Captain Hatsell, Mr. Crook, Colonel Markham, Colonel Ingoldsby, Mr. Pedley, Lord Commissioner Fiennes, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Mr. Solicitor-General, Mr. Attorney, Mr. Drake, Mr. Bodurda, Major-General Whalley, General Mountagu, Alderman Foote, Mr. Grove, Colonel Thistlethwaite, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Hoskins, Colonel Clark, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Westlake, Lord Broghill, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Gooking, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Bampfeild, Lord Provost of Edenburgh, Sir Theophilus Jones: And are to meet To-morrow, at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.