Friday, the 1st of October, 1652.
MAJOR Salwey reports, from the Council of State,
That Major Salwey be desired humbly to represent to the Parliament, the distracted Estate of the Treasury, as it now stands; the great Inconveniences whereof
the Council finds, by Experience, every Day, in the Management of those Affairs the Parliament hath committed
to them; and therefore humbly to remind the Parliament
of resuming the Consideration of the Bill now depending
before them, relating to that Business: As also concerning the executory Part of the Admiralty; many Difficulties daily arising from the Way it is now managed in.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act touching the Treasury was referred, be revived: And that
they meet at Two of Clock in the Afternoon; and
bring in Names of fit Persons for Supervisors of the
Treasury; and make their Report, on Friday Morning
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do make
Report of the Bill for settling the Admiralty, on Friday
Morning next: And that they be, and are hereby, impowered to present Names of Persons to be intrusted in
The Question being put, That the Persons to be named
be no Members of Parliament;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Henry Vane,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir John Danvers,
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Wm. Brereton,
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Negative.
The Question being propounded, That the Persons to
be named by the Committee to whom the Act touching
the Treasury is referred, so supervise the Treasury, be
no Members of Parliament;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put, That the Persons to
be named by the Committee, to whom the Act touching
the Treasury is referred, to supervise the Treasury, be no
Members of Parliament.
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the Act for Sale of several Lands and
Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, be
read the Third time on Tuesday Morning next, after the
Business touching the Portugall Ambassador: And that
Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.
Correspondence with Venice.
The Translate of the Letter from the State of Venice
was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to hear the Gentleman that brought the Letter from the
State of Venice, and to do therein as they shall think fit.
Scaffolds about Paul's.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor of
London, and the Court of Aldermen, to take care for the
pulling down the Scaffolds about Paul's; and that they
be sold to the best Advantage; and the Money thereof
arising to be disposed of towards the Payment of the
Publick Faith, according to such Distributions as shall be
made by the Committee of Parliament, touching the
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.