Die Lunæ, 20 Septembris, 1647.
THE humble Petition of Thomas Prince, Citizen
and Cheesemonger of London, was this Day read;
shewing, That there is due unto the Petitioner the Sum of
Eight hundred Ninety-nine Pounds Seventeen Shillings
and Eight-pence, for Cheese and Butter delivered for the
Use of the State Four Years past; as likewise, by Orders
It is Ordered, That Payment be made of his just Debt,
with Interest, after Eight Pounds per Cent.; which amounts
to Eleven hundred Seventy-five Pounds; viz. Eight
hundred Ninety-five Pounds out of the Moiety of Fines
and Composition Monies of Delinquents, at Goldsmiths
Hall, not engaged for Security, in Course, with Interest
for the same, payable every Six Months, from this time,
till it be paid; and the Residue thereof, being Two
hundred and Eighty Pounds, out of the Hands of such
Person or Persons as the Petitioner shall make appear to
have been twice paid out of the State's Money, for one
and the same Debt: And that the Acquittance of the said
Thomas Prince, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall,
for the Payment of the said Sum of Eight hundred
Ninety-five Pounds, and growing Interest accordingly.
An Ordinance for Payment of Rents, &c. due to the
Crown, from Members of either House of Parliament,
sent from the Lords, was this Day read; and, upon the
Court of Wards.
An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for Payment of
Monies due by Bond in the late Court of Wards, before the
late Vote or Ordinance for the taking away of the said
Court, was this Day read the First and Second time; and,
upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That this Day Sevennight the House do take
into Consideration, What Course shall be taken for the
disposing of such Orphans as are left without Parents, in
such Way as may be for the real Behoof, Advantage, and
Preservation of the said Orphans, and their Estates, and
for Confirmation of such Grants and Dispositions as have
been made of Orphans.
King's Lynn Garison.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers appointed
by the Committee of Accompts for the County of Norffolk,
and City of Norwich, now sitting at Norwich, do forthwith
pay unto Colonel Valentine Walton, Governor of King's
Lynn, or his Assigns, the Sum of Fifteen hundred
Pounds, upon Account, towards the present Relief of the
said Garison of King's Lynn, out of the Arrears of the
Fourth Part of Four hundred thousand Pounds, and out
of the Arrears of the Fifth, and Twentieth Part, and out
of Arrears of the Garison Money, or any other Arrears of
Monies, not belonging by Ordinance to the Army: And
for so doing, this present Ordinance, together with the
Acquittance or Discharge of the said Colonel, or his Assigns,
in that behalf, shall be unto the said Committee a sufficient
Warrant and Discharge.
A Letter from his Excellency, recommending earnestly
to the House the Consideration and Relief of the great
crying Necessities of the Garison of Portesmouth, was this
Day read. And.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners
appointed to reside with the Army, to confer and debate
with the General, or such as he shall appoint, concerning
the State of all the Garisons, and offer some Course to the
House for their Relief, in relation to their present Condition, and for their future Settlement and Establishment.
Publishing Libels, &c.
An Ordinance for inhibiting and preventing the printing,
publishing, and vending, all Pamphlets, and seditious and
scandalous Libels and Ballads, was this Day read the First
and Second time.
And the Words "as are" being left out in the Clause
concerning the Licensers;
The Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Ball is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired in
all the Resolutions and Votes passed upon the Report made
concerning the Army and Garisons.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning the Navy and
Customs be made on Wednesday next, the first Business.
Colonel Jephson reports from the Committee for Ireland, at Derby House, the Draught of a Letter to be sent to
the Lord Inchiquin: The which was read; and, upon the
Question, re-committed unto the Committee for the Affairs
of Ireland, at Derby House, or any Three of them: Who
are to consider of the Letter, and other Matters happened
since the preparing this Letter; and, upon Consideration
thereof, to prepare a Draught of a Letter, and report it
to the House.
Upon a Report this Day made by Colonel Jephson, from
the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, that Seven thousand
Suits of Cloaths, with Shirts, Shoes, and Stockings, be provided for the Foot Soldiers in the Province of Munster,
to be deducted, and accounted as Part of their Pay.
It is further Ordered, That there be also a Proportion of
Cloaths provided for the Foot Soldiers of Ulster, that shall
march to the Field, according to the Number that shall
be certified to march forth by Colonel Moncke and Sir
Charles Coote; to be deducted likewise, and accounted as
Part of their Pay.
It is likewise Ordered, That the like Cloaths be provided for the Forces of the Province of Connoght; to be,
in like manner, deducted, and accounted as Part of their
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Challoner be employed
as a Commissioner from both Houses into the Province of
Munster in Ireland, for the Term of Three Months.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to take care,
That Colonel Jephson and Mr. Thomas Challoner may be
speedily dispatched into Munster: and may be furnished
and supplied with Monies, and other Necessaries, for the
present Requisite; and likewise prepare Instructions for
Resolved, &c. That Colonel James Temple be employed
as a Commissioner from both Houses into the Province
of Munster in Ireland.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired.
Be it Ordained, by the and Commons, assembled
in Parliament, That all the Books, Evidences, Records,
and Writings, sequestered within the Cities of London or
Westminster, that are come to the Hands of the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed by Ordinance
of Parliament of 18Novembris 1643, or any of them,
or of any Person or Persons by their or any of their Direction or Appointment, or which should, by the said Ordinance be delivered to the said Committee, or any of
them, to be by the said Committee preserved for such
Uses as should be appointed by the Houses of Parliament,
be forthwith delivered unto and placed in the Custody,
Care, and Charge, of Henry Elsynge Esquire, Register,
appointed for the Sale of Bishops Lands: And that the
said Register be hereby authorized, by himself, or his Deputies, to deliver out any of the said Books, Evidences,
Records, and Writings, according as, from time to time,
he or they shall receive Order from both or either of the
Houses of Parliament, or from the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Sequestrations, or from the Committee of Lords and Commons sitting at Goldsmiths Hall,
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Prideaux his Bail be forthwith
Ordered, That it be referred unto Mr. Wheeler, Sir
John Temple, Mr. Rous, and Mr. Knightley, or any Two
of them, to give Order and Directions to the Treasurers
for the Collections for Ireland, for the disposing of such
Monies as are or shall come to their Hands for the Relief of the said Irish Protestants that are come out of Ireland: And that the Order of the foresaid Gentlemen shall
be a sufficient Warrant to the said Treasurers for issuing
out the said Monies, according as they shall from them
receive Directions and Order herein.
Report in Mr. Goodwin's Hands.
Ordered, That the Report from Derby House, in Mr.
Goodwin's Hands, concerning * * * *