Tuesday, the 19th
of August, 1651.
COL. Purefoy reports from the Council of State,
That Order may be given to the Committee of the
Army for the Payment of the Troops, which were recruited to One hundred and fifty Horse, according to the
Establishment of the Army.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Troops, which
were recruited to One hundred and fifty Horse, be paid
according to the Establishment of the Army; and that
the Committee of the Army be, and are hereby, authorized and required to pay them accordingly.
An Act concerning the Minster of Peterborough was
this Day read the first and second Time:
And the Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That a Month's Time longer be given to
Sir Robert Howard for Payment in of the Money for his
Composition, without Prejudice, in the mean time, for
Non-payment thereof; and that the Commissioners for
Compounding do admit the same accordingly.
A Letter from the Lord General from Carrick-Bridge,
of the 16th of August 1651, with a Letter inclosed from
Ger. Benson, and others, of the County of Westmorland,
of the 15th of August 1651, were this Day read.
A Letter from Col. Fenwick from Leith, the 14th of
August 1651, was this Day read.
A Letter from Major-General Harrison from Knottesford, of the 17th Day of August 1651, about Eight of
the Clock, was this Day read.
A Letter from Major-General Lambert from Knottesford, of the 17th of August in the Morning, was this Day
Act of Navigation.
An Act for Increase of Shipping, and Encouragement
of the Navigation of this Nation, was this Day read the
second time; and, upon the Question, committed to a
Committee of the whole House: And
Ordered, That on Thursday every Week the said Committee do meet and sit; and that the said Committee do
sit on Thursday Morning next; and that Mr. Speaker
do then forbear to take the Chair.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, from the
Council of State, An Act giving further Power to the
respective Committees of the several Militias of the City
of London, the Hamlets of the Tower, Southwark, and
Westminster: Which was this Day read the first and second Time: And, after some Amendments at the Table,
The Question being put, That this Act, so amended,
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the
Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed
Exemptions to Volunters.
Ordered, That the Parliament doth declare and order
that all such Persons as have, by virtue of any Commission
from the Parliament, or Council of State, voluntarily listed
themselves in the Service of the Parliament, and do now
stand listed in any Regiment, Troop, or Company of
Horse or Foot, shall be, and are, freed, indemnified, and
discharged of and from any Fine, Mulct, or other Punishment, which may be inflicted upon them for their not
appearing or not serving in the Trained-Bands of the City
of London, and within the late Lines of Communication,
during such Times as the said Persons respectively shall
continue and be in the Service of the Parliament in any
Regiment, Troop, or Company, voluntarily raised, as
Resolved, by the Parliament, That This be printed
and published, together with the Act impowering the
respective Militias of London, the Hamlets of the Tower,
Southwark, and Westminster, to raise Foot.