House of Commons Journal Volume 7
31 August 1652

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 31 August 1652', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 172-173. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24061 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Tuesday, the 31th of August, 1652.

Prayers.

Invalid Soldiers, &c.

THE humble Petition of William Greenhill, John Pocock, and Richard Hutchinson, Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, was this Day read.

Another humble Petition of Wm. Greenhill, John Pocock, and Richard Hutchinson, Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, was this Day read.

Resolved, That the Commissioners for the Grand Receipt of the Excise be authorized and required to advance the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, and Widows, upon the Credit of the Sixth Part of the additional Excise, by Ordinance of the 8th of July 1644, and of the Fines, formerly appointed to the Relief of the said maimed Soldiers and Widows; and that they reimburse themselves the said One thousand Pounds, out of the said Sixth Part of the Additional Excise, and Fines; and that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Treasurers shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners.

Resolved, That these Two Petitions be referred to the Commissioners of the Excise, and the Committee for maimed Soldiers, to confer with the Commissioners of Excise; and thereupon report their Opinion to the Parliament, what they think sit to be done therein: And that they likewise consider how the Hospitals may be employed for the Relief of the sick and maimed Soldiers, and the Commonwealth eased therein; and to report their Opinion to the Parliament.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for maimed Soldiers, and the Committee of the Army, to consider, what Soldiers, who have been sick and wounded in the Service of the Parliament, and are here relieved, are sit to be sent into the respective Counties to be relieved; and which of them are able to be employed; and that they be impowered to dispose of them, accordingly.

Virginia.

Mr. Love reports from the Council of State, A Copy of a Letter from Richard Bennett, Edmund Carew, and William Claiborne, dated at Virginia, 14th of May 1652, with the Copy of the Articles agreed on, and concluded, at James-City in Virginia, for the Surrendering and Settling that Plantation under the Obedience and Government of the Commonwealth of England: Which were this Day read.

A Letter from Richard Bennett, from aboard the Guinny Frigat, in Virginia, dated May the 15th, 1652, was this Day read.

Maryland.

The humble Petition of Cecil Lord Baltamore, and divers Adventurers, Planters, and Traders, into that Part of America called Maryland, adjoining to Virginia, was this Day read.

The First Article being read;

Resolved, That the Word "there," in the First Article, be explained, and made "in England."

And the said Article, being so amended, was agreed unto.

The Second Article, being read, was agreed unto.

The Third Article being read, was agreed unto.

The Fourth Article, being read;

Ordered, That this Article be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider what Patent is sit to be granted to the Inhabitants of Virginia: And to hear all Parties; and to consider of their particular Claims; and report the same, with their Opinion, to the Parliament: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records.

Ordered, That the Parchments delivered in, concerning Maryland, be also referred to the same Committee.

The Fifth Article, being read, and put to the Question, was agreed.

The Sixth Article, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Seventh Article being read;

Resolved, That these Words, "that Commonwealth," be explained in these Words, "the Commonwealth of England:" And the first Part of the said Article, so amended, was agreed.

Resolved, That the latter Clause of the said Article, in these Words, "and that Virginia shall enjoy all Privileges equal with any Plantation in America," be committed to the same Committee, to be considered of in the Patent to be granted to them.

The Eighth Article being read;

Resolved, That this Article be committed to the same Committee.

The Ninth Article, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Tenth Article, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Eleventh Article, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Twelfth Article, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Thirteenth Article, being read, was, upon the tion, agreed.

The Fourteenth Article, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

The Fifteenth Article, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of Virginia, and the Papers thereby reported from the Council, be referred to the same Committee.

Recalling Seamen.

Ordered, That the Act concerning Mariners be read the First Business, To-morrow Morning.