House of Commons Journal Volume 7
2 February 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 2 February 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 830-833. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24922 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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Thursday, February 2d, 1659.

Army Commissions.

MR. Speaker, according to former Order of Parliament, did, this Day, before the Sitting of the House, deliver several Commissions to these Officers following; viz.

To Colonel Richard Mosse, his Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, and Captain of a Company in the same:

To Captain-Lieutenant Robert Suckett, his Commission to be Captain-Lieutenant of the said Regiment:

To Lieutenant-Colonel Nicholas Andrewes, his Commission to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the said Regiment, and Captain of a Company in the same:

To Lieutenant John Chapman, his Commission to be Lieutenant of that Company:

To Major Thomas Higgs, his Commission to be Major of the said Regiment, and Captain of a Company in the same:

To Lieutenant Francis Crispe, his Commission to be Lieutenant of that Company:

To Captain Wm. Galhampton, his Commission to be Captain of a Company in this Regiment:

To Ensign Thomas Mabley, his Commission to be Ensign of that Company:

To Lieutenant Abraham Ogden, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in this Regiment:

To Captain Henry Crispe, his Commission to be Captain of a Company in this Regiment:

To Ensign John Woodfyne, his Commission to be Ensign of that Company:

To Lieutenant Wm. Alsop, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in this Regiment:

To Ensign Samuell Mumford, his Commission to be Ensign of that Company:

To Captain Wm. Lockley, his Commission to be Captain of a Company in this Regiment:

To Ensign John Hackney, his Commission to be Ensign of that Company:

To Captain Tho. Rumbelow, his Commission to be Captain of a Company in this Regiment:

To Lieutenant Tho. Dennis, his Commission to be Lieutenant of that Company:

To Captain Richard Boone, his Commission to be Captain of a Company in this Regiment:

To John Knouch, his Commission to be Lieutenant of that Company.

To Mr. Kentish, his Commission to be Chaplain to the said Regiment:

To Isaack Harris, his Commission to be Surgeon to the said Regiment:

To Lieutenant-Colonel John Mill, his Commission to be Lieutenant-Colonel in Colonel John Lenthall's Regiment, and Captain of a Company in the same:

To Major Robert Lewson, his Commission to be Major of the said Regiment, and Captain of a Company in the same.

Thursday, February 2 d, 1659.

Prayers.

Pension to Miller.

ORDERED, That the Pension of Twenty Pounds per Annum, formerly given to Katharine Miller Widow, be continued, and forthwith paid, with the Arrears thereof, out of the publick Revenue of the Exchequer, as formerly: And that the Auditor of the said Receipt of the publick Exchequer do pass Debentures for the said Pension, from time to time, according to the ancient Usage and Practice of the said Receipt of Exchequer: And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Katharine Miller, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.

Navy.

Colonel Walton reports from the Council of State, The Letters to the Council to the Commissioners of the Navy; one of the 23th, another of the 25th, of January instant, and another of the 27th of the same Month; with a Paper inclosed; touching the great Defects of Naval Stores: Which Letters and Paper were read.

The humble Petition of several Contractors for Victuals for the Navy was read.

Army Committee.

The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill constituting a Committee for the Army, and Treasurers at War.

Resolved, That, in Folio 2. after the Word "that," and before the Word "are," be added the Word "now;" and, after the next Word "are," be added these Words, "heretofore have been."

Resolved, That the Blank be filled up with "the Tenth of October 1660."

The Question being put, That the Words "Six Months" do stand;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Treasurers continue until " the Tenth of October 1660."

Resolved, That these Words, "after the Rate of," be added, next before the Words "Four-and-twenty-hundred Pounds," Folio 9th, Line last, instead of these Words, "the Sum of."

And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and published.

Admiralty.

A Bill, ingrossed, for constituting Commissioners for the better ordering and managing the Affairs of the Navy, was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, That this Act shall continue until the Tenth of October 1660: And that "the First of April" be made "the Tenth of October" accordingly.

Resolved, That the Bill be amended throughout, where it is "one of the Commissioners to be Members of Parliament," that it be made "Two."

The Question being put, That the Word "Masters' do stand;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Word "Lieutenants" be inserted, instead of the Word "Masters."

And, the said Bill, so amended, was, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for ordering and managing the Affairs of the Navy, to present to the Parliament the Names of Four Persons, out of which the Parliament may elect Two, to be Treasurers of the Navy.

Army Pay.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Army be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized to pay unto the Officers and Soldiers in Colonel Twisleton's Regiment, late Colonel Fitche's Regiment; and to the Officers and Soldiers of Colonel Lenthall's Regiment, late Colonel Markham's, formerly Colonel Sydenham's Regiment; now to be drawn out of Town; one Month's Pay, as to the rest of the Officers and Soldiers, which are to be drawn out of Town.

Navy.

Sir James Harrington reports from the Council of State, That, in regard of the pressing Necessities of the Navy, Power be put into such Hands as the Parliament shall think fit, for Assigning of Money to the Treasurer of the Navy,for the Use and Service of the Navy: And that, out of the Monies arising by the Assessments, Customs, and Subsidies, the Excise and New Impost, and such other Monies as have been, or shall be, assigned for the Use of the Navy, such a Sum be ordered to be forthwith paid to the Treasurer of the Navy, at the Receipt of publick Exchequer, for the Use of the Navy, as the Parliament shall think fit.

Publick Treasuries.

Colonel White reports from the Committee of Inspections;

IN pursuance of an Order from the Committee for Inspection of the Treasuries, bearing Date the Twentyseventh Day of this instant December 1659, whereby I am required to certify, as is therein directed; I do hereby certify as followeth; viz.

£. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
Remain, ended the 12th Day of October 1659, - - - 1,327 6 - 115,580 16 11
Receipts sithence, usque 27 December 1659.
Publick Revenue. Customs and Subsidies 38,273 19 114,253 10 11
Excise and New Impost 27,788 1 3
Farmers of the Excise of Beer 4,567 9 -
Tonage and Poundage of Coals 2,000 - -
Conveying Water to Westminster - 3 4
Postage of Letters 2,999 5 7
Farmers of the Issues of Jurors 3 10 -
Receiver General 3,350 - -
Rents of Lands 67 16 8
Fines for Alienations 400 - -
Probate of Wills 120 - -
Sheriffs of Counties, &c. 48 - -
Sheriffs of Cities, &c. 9 16 4
Compositions in the Exchequer 2 - -
Recusants 40 - -
Lands seized and extended 8 5 4
Treasurers at Drury-house 16,154 6 5
Commissioners of Excise, &c. for Beer, &c. 14,456 16 8
Treasurers for the Piedmont Money 300 - -
Arrears of Subsidies - 15 9
Treasurers for Dean and Chapters Lands 149 5
Loan-Money 2,500 - -
Publick Money deposited, and not yet accounted for 1,014 - -
Whereof
Treasurer for the Contingencies of the Council. To Gualter Frost Esquire, Treasurer of the Council's Contingencies, in Part of 1,500£. for Contingencies, by Order of the Council of State, dated the 6th of September 1659 280 - - 5,572 19 9
To him more, in Part of 3,000£. by Order of the Council of State, dated 13 October 1659 1,000 - -
To him more, by Order of the Council of State, dated 25th October 1659, for Salaries 1,450 - -
To him more, in Part of 7,000£. in Satisfaction of Warrants charged on him, and answering Bills of Exchange, by Order dated 25 October 1659 522 19 9
To him more, by Order dated 20 Oct. 1659, to be by him issued to Mr. Scot, one of the Members of the Council 200 - -
To him more, by Letters Patents, dated 24 November 1659, to be by him issued upon Warrants from the Committee of Safety 1,000 - -
To him more, in Part of 5,000£. for the Garison of Dunkirk, by Letters Patent, dated 28 November 1659 1,120 - -
Treasurers of the Navy. To Richard Hutchinson Esquire, Treasurer of the Navy, in Part of 100,000£. by Order of the Council of State, dated 7 Septemb. 1659 53,965 12 72,989 10
To him more, in Part of 200,000£. by Letters Patent, dated 1* Decembris 1659 19,023 17
Treasurers at War. To John Blackwell and Richard Deane Esquires, Treasurers at War, in full of what remained due to them upon an Order of the Committee of Safety, of the 18th of May 1659, by Letter Patent, dated 1* Decembris 1659 4,043 10 7,457 9 -
To them more, in Part of 17,397£. 7s. 7d. in full of what remains due unto them upon an Order of the Council of State, of the 12 July 1659, by the same Letters Patent 3,413 18
Carried over - - - 86,019 19 115,580 16 11
£. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
Brought over - - - 86,019 12 115,580 16 11
Treasurers for sick and maimed Soldiers. To John Bressey Esquire, in Part of 4,490£. being the Remainder of 6,000£. for Two Months Pay, appointed by Order of Parliament to be paid to the sick and maimed Soldiers, by the Order of the Council of State, dated 14 Oct. 1659 500 - - 2,250 - - 112,979
2,601
1
15
10½
- ½
To him more, upon Account, for sick and maimed Soldiers, by Letters Patent, dated 24 November 1659 1,000 - -
To him more, in Part of 3,000£. for sick and maimed Soldiers, by Letters Patent, dated 16 December 1659 750 - -
Affairs of Flaunders. To Edward Blackwell, of London, Goldsmith, in full of 4,000£. to be by him transmitted to Dunkirk, by Order of the Council of State, dated 27 September 1659 2,901 10 8 7,501 10
To him more, upon the weekly Sum of 1,200£. to be by him transmitted to Dunkirk, by Order of the Council of State, dated 20 Oct. 1659 1,200 - -
To him more, in Part of 1,000£. being so much charged on him by Bill of Exchange from the Lord Lockhart, by Order of the Council of State, dated 20 Oct. 1659 673 3
To him more, in Part of 4,600£. to be by him paid to the Commander in chief of the Forces at Dunkirk; by Letters Patent, dated 1 Decembris 1659 2,400 - -
To him more, in full of an Order of the Council of State, of the 20th of Oct. 1659, for 1,000£. being so much charged on him by Bill of Exchange from the Lord Lockhart, by Letters Patent, dated 1st Dec. 1659 326 16 5
Fees and Pensions. To the Lady Eliz. Carre, in Part of 160£. for the Arrears of a Pension of 100£. per Annum, due for One Year Seven Months and Nine Days; by Letters Patent, dated 13 December 1659 40 - - 840 - -
To Cornelius Holland Esquire, for the Arrears of a Pension of 80£. per Annum, due for Six Years and an Half; ended the 29th of September 1659 by Letters Patent, dated 19 December 1659 520 - -
By Two Tallies, 400£. on Alienations; and 120£. on Probate of Wills.
To Bulstrode Lord Whitlock, Keeper of the Great Seal of England, upon his Fee of 1,000£. per Annum, unpaid unto him for Michaelmas Term last; by Letters Patent, dated 20 December 1659 250 - -
By Tally on the Excise-Office.
To Sir Andrew Dick Knight, upon his Pension of 5£. per Week, for Six Weeks, ended the 12th Day of November 1659, by Order of Parliament of the 11th August 1659 30 - -
Payments of sundry Natures. To Mr. Symball, due and owing to him by the State, for Coals, Oats, &c. by Order of the Council of State, dated 13 Oct. 1659 1,225 - - 16,367 12 -
To Martin Noell, in Satisfaction of several Sums of Money, by him paid upon Bills of Exchange, by Order of the Council of State; dated 3d October 1659 2,000 - -
To Robert Walton, Citizen and Draper of London, for black Cloth, by him heretofore sold and delivered for the Funerals of his late Highness Oliver Lord Protector; by Letters Patents, dated 22 November 1659 6,929 6 5
By Tally on Drury-House.
To John Thurloe Esquire, for Disbursements in the Business of Intelligence, and other publick Services to the Commonwealth, by him done and performed, by Letters Patent, 3 December 1659 2,999 5 7
By Tally on the Post-Office.
To George Downing Esquire, in Part of 1,216£. 19s. 10d. due and owing to him, upon his Account of Monies disbursed for the Service of his Negociation in the Low Countries, by Letters Patent, dated 12 December 1659 200 - -
To John Blackwell Esquire, Administrator of the Goods and Chattels of John Blackwell, his Father, deceased, in Part of 1,496£. 1s. 2d. due to the Estate of his said Father, upon an Order of Parliament of the 15th of November 1650, discovered by him, by Letters Patent, dated 19 December 1659 1,014 - -
By Tally on Tho. Whittington.
To Captain Thomas Lodington, in Part of 5,000£. for Victuals of several Sorts, Hay, and other Provisions, by him transported to Dunkirke, by Letters Patent, dated 8 Decembris 1659 2,000 - -
By Tally on Drury-House.
And so remaineth in the Receipt of the Publick Exchequer, this 27th Day of December 1659 £.2,601 15

Resolved, That the Sum of Five hundred and Twenty Pounds, paid out of the publick Revenue of the Exchequer to Cornelius Holland Esquire, upon Pretence of Arrears of a Pension of Eighty Pounds per Annum, alleged to be due for Six Years and a Half, ended the Twentyninth of September 1659, by pretended Letters Patents, dated the Nineteenth of December 1659, was paid and issued out by an illegal Warrant.

Ordered, That Cornelius Holland Esquire, do forthwith, upon Sight of this Order, pay into the publick Receipt of the Exchequer the said Sum of Five hundred and Twenty Pounds, for the Use of the Commonwealth.

Resolved, That the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, paid out of the publick Revenue of the Exchequer to Bulstrod Lord Whitlock, upon Pretence of his Fee of One thousand Pounds per Annum, unpaid unto him for Michaelmas Term last, upon Pretence of Letters Patents, dated the Twentieth of December 1659, was paid and issued out by an illegal Warrant.

Ordered, That Bulstrod Lord Whitlock do forthwith, upon Sight hereof, pay in to the publick Receipt of the Exchequer the said Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, for the Use of the Commonwealth.

Ordered, That the Plate, in the Custody of the Committee appointed to take care of the Goods belonging to the Commonwealth, in Whitehall, and Hampton-Court, be forthwith sold: And that the Money, raised thereby, do go toward the Payment of the Army: And that the same be paid in to the Treasury of the Publick Exchequer, to the Use of the Army accordingly.

Resolved, That, in Case any Tally or Tallies hath or have been struck for the Sum of Six thousand Nine hundred Twenty-nine Pounds Six Shillings Five-pence, or any Part thereof, or any Part of the said Money paid unto Robert Walton, Citizen and Draper of London, for Black Cloth by him heretofore sold and delivered for the Funerals of the late Lord General Cromwell, the same was done by illegal Warrant; and all Tallies struck for same are void. And it is

Ordered, That all Monies paid out of the Treasuries of the Commonwealth, by colour of any such Warrant, be forthwith repaid by the said Robert Walton: And, if the said Monies are not yet paid, then the respective Treasurers, and all others whom it doth or may concern, be, and are hereby, prohibited to make Payment thereof, or any Part thereof.

Colonel White reports, a Paper delivered into the said Committee of Inspections, by John Thurloe Esquire: Which was read.

Resolved, That the Warrant for a Tally on the PostOffice, for Payment of Two thousand Nine hundred Ninety-nine Pounds, Five Shillings Seven Pence, to John Thurloe Esquire, for Disbursements in the Business of Intelligence, and other Publick Services to the Commonwealth by him, by colour of Letters Patents, dated the Twelfth of December 1659, is void and null.

Ordered, That the said Paper and Case of John Thurloe Esquire, touching his Disbursements and Services for the Commonwealth, be referred to the Council of State; to consider of it; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament forthwith.

Ordered, That the whole Business concerning the PostOffice: and what have been received by Mr. Prideaux, late Attorney-General, out of the same; and what Account hath been made thereof; be referred to a Committee to examine; and to state Matter of Fact; and report it to the Parliament; with their Opinion therein: Viz. Mr. West, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Martin, Mr. Millington, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Waite, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Darley, Mr. Attorney-General Reynolds, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Love, Colonel Dove, Sir John Bourchier, Sir Tho. Wroth, Colonel Lenthall, Mr. Leman; or any Five; With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Mr. Dormer is to take care of it.

Resolved, That the pretended Warrant for Payment of One thousand and Fourteen Pounds to John Blackwell Esquire, in Part of One thousand Four hundred Ninetysix Pounds one Shilling Two-pence, pretended to be due to the Estate of John Blackwell Esquire, deceased, upon an Order of Parliament of the Fifteenth of November 1650, and other Warrants, for Payment of One thousand Eight hundred Pounds more; and all Tallies struck for the same; are illegal. And it is

Ordered, That the said John Blackwell do forthwith, upon Sight of this Order, pay in to the Publick Exchequer the Sum of One thousand and Fourteen Pounds, received out of the publick Revenue of the Exchequer by colour of the said Warrant or Warrants.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to whom the Business touching the Post-Office is referred, to examine, What Sum or Sums of Money, or other Satisfaction in Lands, or otherwise, have been paid or made to John Blackwell Esquire, deceased, or to the said John Blackwell the Son, in Satisfaction of the said pretended Debt; and report it to the Parliament.

Army and Navy Committees.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army, and Committee of the Navy, be and are enjoined to sit this Afternoon.

Elections.

Ordered, That the Debate upon the Bill touching Qualifications, be taken up, the first Business, To-morrow Morning; nothing to intervene: And that the Judges Members of Parliament, and all other Members of Parliament, do then give their Attendance on the Service of the Parliament.

Plundered Ministers.

Ordered, That the Committee for plundered Ministers do forbear to sit this Afternoon: And the said Committee are hereby authorized and required to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon.