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 23d of January, 1651.
Judges Salaries, &c.
1. "That the Salaries already allowed, or which shall be allowed to the Judges of the Four Courts of Westminster-hall, be placed upon some certain and ancient publick Revenue, that so those Salaries may be duly paid, Quarterly; and that the said Judges shall content themselves with such Salaries, without taking any other Fee, Perquisite, or Reward, directly or indirectly, by themselves or their Servants, under such Penalty as the House shall think fit."
2. "That all the publick Revenue be brought into one Channel, for the future; and in order thereunto, that the previous Instructions for that Purpose, already resolved at a Grand Committee, be forthwith taken into Consideration, and put in Execution."
The Question being propounded, that no Fee, Perquisite, or Reward, shall be taken by any of the Judges of the Four Courts of Westminster-hall, directly or indirectly, by themselves or their Servants, except such Salary as shall be allowed unto them by the State, under such Penalty as the Parliament shall think fit;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That no Fee, Perquisite, or Reward, shall be taken by any of the Judges of the Four Courts of Westminster-hall, directly or indirectly, by themselves or their Servants, except such Salary as shall be allowed unto them by the State, under such Penalty as the Parliament shall think fit.
Resolved, That the Time for this Vote to take Effect, and to be put in Execution, be the First Day of May One thousand Six hundred Fifty-and-two: And that it be referred to that Committee, to bring in an Act, accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, and the General, and that they be impowered, to take into Consideration, how the Forces of Foot and Horse, in the Nation, may be removed and transposed from one Place to another, or otherwise altered, as Occasion shall require, for the Service of the State; and to dispose of them accordingly; so as they do not exceed the Charge of the Establishment: And that the Committee of the Army do observe such Directions for the Pay of the said Forces in relation thereunto, as they shall, from time to time, receive from the Council of State.
Correspondence with Spain.
Resolved, That Richard Bradshaw Esquire be admitted to double the Sum of Five hundred and Fifty-eight Pounds, due to him upon his Debentures, for his Service, as Quarter-master General of all the Horse and Foot under the Command of Sir Wm. Brereton, upon the Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason: And that the Trustees and Treasurers, Register, Accomptant, and other Officers for Sale of the said Lands and Estates, be authorized and required to admit the said Richard Bradshaw to double the same accordingly.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That, in Satisfaction of the Remainder of the Debt of Two thousand Six hundred Twenty-and-three Pounds and Four Shillings, due to Richard Bradshaw Esquire, mentioned in an Order of the Commons in Parliament assembled, dated the Seventeenth of September 1645, and of all Interest for the same, the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be admitted as doubled Monies, in the Purchase of Lands or Estates exposed to Sale, by the Act intituled, An Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason: And that the Trustees, Treasurers, Register, Register-Accomptant, and other Officers for Sale of the said Lands and Estates, be authorized and required to admit the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds unto the said Richard Bradshaw, as doubled Monies, in such Purchase, accordingly.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, from the Council of State, That it is humbly offered to the Parliament, as the Opinion of that Council, That Major General Lambert may be appointed Commander of the Military Forces in Ireland, under the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if the Parliament shall so think fit.
Grants to Lambert, &c.
Ordered, That the Votes made by the Parliament for settling Lands in Scotland on Major General Lambert, Colonel Mathew Allured, Lieutenant General Monck Commissary General Whalley, and Colonel John Okey, be sent to the Commissioners of the Parliament in Scotland: And that the said Commissioners be required to set out Lands to them respectively, according to the said Votes, with all Expedition: And that a Letter be written, and signed by Mr. Speaker, to the Commissioners, to that Purpose.
Ambassy from Sweden.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquainted the House, That he received a Letter from Peter Spering Silverchwen, directed, " To the Right honourable Wm. Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England;" wherein was inclosed a Letter with this Inscription, "Sereniss. Reipublicæ Anglicanæ amicæ nostræ:" Which the said Peter Spering Silverchwen, by his Letter, informs to be Credential Letters from the Queen of Sweden to the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England.