Die Mercurii, 21 Februarii, 1648.
Dissents to Vote 5 Dec.
THE Lord Grey reports, That Mr. John Lowry and
Mr. Gurden desire, That their Dissent to the Vote
of 5 Decembris 1648 may be entered.
Mr. Hill doth declare his Dissent to the Vote of the
Fifty of December last.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds have Leave to go into
Hampsheire, as one of the Commissioners for Oyer and
An Act for the Election of the Bailiffs, Wardens, Assistants, and other Officers of the Company of Weavers,
was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed; the Petition of the Livery of the Company
of Weavers, London, being first read.
Sheriff of Stafford.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Seabright Knight and Baronet be nominated and approved of to be High Sheriff
of the County of Stafford: And that the Commissioners
of the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to
him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commission to be granted to Serjeant
Thorp, to go the Northern Circuit, do go with a Non
obstante: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great
Seal do issue a Commission to him accordingly.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great
Seal be, and are hereby, authorized to appoint Judges to
go the Circuits in Wales; and to grant them Commissions
Commissary General Ireton reports Amendments to an
Act, intituled, An Act for Encouragement of Officers
and Mariners, and impresting Seamen: Which Amendments were twice read: And the said Act, so amended,
was, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed: and to
be brought in again To-morrow Morning.
Naval Officers, &c.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Council of
State, to consider of, and report to the Parliament, some
reasonable Increase of the Salaries to Officers in the Fleet;
whereby they may be enabled to maintain themselves in
the Service, without Abuse to the State; to be allowed
upon the Return of their Ships to Harbour, and delivering
up their respective Charges, to such Officers as shall be
found faithfully to have discharged their respective Places
without Abuse to the State, in wilful Imbezilment of the
Stores or Goods committed to them respectively, or
otherwise; and to such only: And the said Council are
also to prepare, and represent to Parliament, fitting Laws
or Rules, with Penalties for preventing of any such Abuse
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee of the
Navy, an Account of the Employment of the Commissioners, and of the Salaries, as well formerly as now, to be
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Holland, Surveyor, and
one of the Commissioners for the Service of the Navy, be
allowed Three hundred Pounds per Annum for his Salary.
Resolved, &c. That Thomas Smith, Peter Pett, and
Mr. William Willoughby, Three of the Commissioners
for the Service of the Navy, shall be allowed Two hundred
Fifty Pounds per Annum to each of them repectively, for
their respective Salaries.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred Pounds per Annum
be allowed to their Clerks.
Resolved, &c. That all other Fees and Perquisites belonging to the Surveyors, Commissioners, and their Clerks,
or either and every of them, be from henceforth absolutely taken away; and shall not be received by them or
any of them.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Navy do
give Power to the said John Holland, Thomas Smith, Peter
Pett, and Mr. Willoughby, Commissioners for the Service
of the Navy, and their Clerk, forthwith to act accordingly: And that a Bill be brought in to that Purpose.