House of Commons Journal Volume 7
6 February 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 6 February 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 835. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24925 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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Monday, February 6th, 1659.

Prayers.

Gen. Monck.

RESOLVED, That Mr. Robinson and Mr. Scot do presently withdraw, and present somewhat to the Parliament, upon the Sense of the House, to be said to Commissioner General George Monck, upon his attending the Parliament.

Circuits.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to nominate and appoint Three Serjeants, to go, with the rest of the Judges, the Lent Circuit.

Sir H. Vane.

Resolved, That, in regard of Sir Henry Vane his Indisposition of Health, the Serjeant at Arms be, and is hereby, dispensed with, for carrying Sir Henry Vane into the Country, until this Day Sevennight.

Navy Estimate.

Colonel Thompson reports from the Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy, the Estimate of the Debts of the Navy, to the First of this instant February; and of the growing Charge for the ensuing Summer's Service: And did humbly offer, that there may be appointed, for the Use of the Navy, the Receipts of the Customs and Excise: saving so much of the same as shall pay the Judges Salaries, and other Payments already charged on those Receipts; The Profits of the Post-Office; The Profits of the Admiralty Court, and of the Probate of Wills; having so much as shall pay the Salaries of the Judges of those Two Courts; and excepting what is already charged upon it; Also, Thirty-five thousand Pounds a Month, out of the Assessments; and that such Monies as have been heretofore charged, by Order of Parliament, or of the Council of State, for the Use of the Navy, out of the former Assessments, may be paid out of the Arrears of the Assessments yet unpaid.

Resolved, That the Receipts of the Customs and Excise, saving so much of the same as shall pay the Judges Salaries, and other Payments already charged on those Receipts, shall go, and is hereby appropriated and appointed, for the Use of the Navy.

The Question being propounded, that the Profits of the Post-Office shall go, and is hereby appropriated and appointed for the Use of the Navy;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Profits of the Admiralty-Court, and of the Probate of Wills, saving so much as shall pay the Salaries of the Judges of these Two Courts, and excepting what other Payments are already charged thereupon, shall go, and is hereby appropriated and appointed, for the Use of the Navy.

Resolved, That all such Profits as shall be duly made to the Commonwealth by the Office of Custos Brevium, shall go and be applied to the Use of the Navy.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy, to take care, that the Office of Custos Brevium be improved for the best Advantage of the Commonwealth: And they are hereby impowered to improve the same for the best Advantage of the Commonwealth, accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy, to examine the yearly Value of all ministerial Offices, and Offices of Profit, which now are, or hereafter shall be, in the Dispose of the Commonwealth; and to consider, how the said Offices may be improved for the best Advantage of the Commonwealth; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament: And that the Profits arising thereby shall go and be employed for the Use of the Navy.

Ordered, That the Books of the Admiralty, formerly delivered to the Clerk of the Parliament, be by him redelivered back to the Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy.

The Engagement.

Ordered, That Mr. Millington be and is hereby injoined to make the Report in his Hand, touching the Engagement, on Thursday Morning next.

Scotch Commissioners, &c.

Ordered, That the House do, on Thursday Morning next, take into Consideration, Persons to be appointed Commissioners for the Government of Scotland; and of Persons to be appointed Judges there.

Army Appointment.

Ordered, That Mr. Stanley be, and is hereby approved of to be, Chaplain to Colonel Eyre his Regiment.

Navy and Army.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy, and Committee of the Army, do meet together this Afternoon; and consider how the Monies arrear upon the Assessments, and the Monies to come in by the Assessment, may be proportioned and distributed between the Navy and Army; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament.

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