Wednesday, the 27th of July 1653.
Army Committee, &c.
AN Act appointing a Committee for the Army, and
Treasurers at War, was this Day read the Third
A Clause in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill, to
be inserted in the Fortieth Line of the Second Press, after
the Words "the Use of the Navy, and shall," in these
Words; viz. "together with all other Sums remaining
unpaid, of the Monies formerly appointed for the Use of
the Navy, out of the last Six Months Assessment of One
hundred Twenty thousand Pounds a Month, ending the
24th of June 1653:" Which was twice read; and, upon
the Question agreed, and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Another Clause, in Parchment, was tendered to this
Bill, to be inserted in the Fifth Line of the last Press,
after the Words "Charges incident thereunto," in these
Words; "and also for receiving, paying, and issuing forth
of all other Monies, that, by any Act or Order of the late
Parliament, have been since the 16th of December 1651,
appointed for the Use of the Army; and which have not
been, or shall not, before the 29th of July 1643, be received by the Treasurers at War, formerly appointed to
receive the same:" Which was twice read, and, upon the
Question, agreed, and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
And the Bill, with those Clauses, was, upon the Question, passed, and ordered to be printed and published.
Colonel Blunt reports from the Committee of the Law,
Amendments to the Acts for constituting Commissioners
for ordering and managing the Affairs of the Admiralty
and Navy: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question agreed: And the Bill, so amended, ordered to be
Colonel Blunt reports from the Committee for the
Law, An Act for holding the Assizes at Duresme: Which
was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, committed to the Committee of the Law,
Who are to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Resolved, That there be Five Persons constituted
Inspectors for the Treasury.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Treasuries, to present to the House, the Names of Five
Persons, to be Inspectors of the Treasuries, whereof Three
to be of Persons not Members of Parliament: And also
to consider of the Powers to be given to those Inspectors:
And report the same To-morrow Morning: And Colonel
Sidenham is added to that Committee for that Purpose.
Trade with Ireland.
Colonel Hewson presents from the Council of State,
That the Intercourse betwixt England and Ireland (if they
shall so think fit) may be free; and that no Imposition of
Custom or Excise may be laid upon any Cattle, or other
Goods, or Merchandize, which shall pass between the
Two Nations; the Council being of Opinion, that it
will conduce much to the Advantage both of England
Resolved, That the Act touching Ireland be reported
with all Speed.
The House being informed, that there were divers
Petitioners at the Door, they were called in: And, being
come to the Bar, they presented a Petition: Which, after
they were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, The
humble Petition of several well-affected Persons, in the
County of Essex.
Resolved, That this be referred to a select Committee
of Five; viz. Sir Charles Wolseley, Colonel West, Major-General Desborow, Colonel Sidenham, Colonel Barton, or
any Three of them, to consider of this Petition: And are
to meet in Whitehall, in the Chamber where the Council of
Officers usually sit, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon:
And this Committee have Power to send for Persons,
Papers, and Witnesses; and to examine upon Oath.
Resolved, That three of this Committee be of the
The Question being propounded, That the Consideration of the general Liberty of preaching in the publick
Meeting-Places be referred to this Committee;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper,
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed in the Negative.
The Petitioners were called in: And, being come to
the Bar, the Speaker, by the Command of the House,
acquainted them, That the House had read their Petition; and referred the same to a Committee, that Justice
might be done therein.