Die Sabbati, 24 Februarii, 1648.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Harbert have Leave to go
into the Country.
Naval Martial Law.
Commissary General Ireton reports Amendments to
the Act for giving Power to Commissioners for Command of the Fleet at Sea: Which Amendments were
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners appointed for
Command of the Fleet shall have the Salary of Four
Pounds per diem, formerly allowed to the General of the
Fleet; and also the Sum of Five Pounds per diem more;
in regard the Profits belonging to the Place of High
Admiral are reserved from them for other Uses of the
Commonwealth; both the said Sums amounting, in
Total, to Nine Pounds per diem; to be equally divided
amongst them: And the same to be paid to them by the
Treasurers of the Navy: And that the Committee of the
Navy do, from time to time, issue forth Warrants for
Payment thereof accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Secretary to the Commissioners,
appointed for the Command of the Fleet, have the Sum
of One hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum allowed
unto him for his Salary. And this House doth Declare,
That this Secretary shall take no Fees for any Commissions of such Persons as had Commissions granted the
Resolved, &c. That a Chaplain be allowed to the
Commissioners appointed for the Command of the Fleet:
And that it be referred to the Committee of the Navy
to consider of this Salary, and for the Salaries of other
Ministers: And that they present their Opinions therein
to the House.
Commissary General Ireton reports a Supplemental Act
to the late Act of Encouragement of Officers and
Mariners, and Impresting of Seamen: Which was this
Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That on Monday the Act for settling the
Militia of Westminster be read.
Ordered, That the Act for Increase of the Trade of
Lead, and of easing heavy Burdens of many Thousand
poor Miners, working in the Lead Mines in the County
of Derby, be read on Friday next.
Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Boone, Colonel Harrison, Colonel Venne, Mr. Blackiston, Lord Mounson, Colonel Marten, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Humphrey Edwards,
Mr. Scott, Mr. Leamen, Mr. Say, Colonel Jones, Mr.
Robinson, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Anlaby, Sir John
Bourchier, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Commissary
General Ireton, Mr. Allen, Mr. Holland, Mr. Dove,
This Committee are to bring in an Act to impower
Commissioners to take a Survey of the Parks, Forests,
Chases, and great Houses, lately belonging to the Crown,
or Duchy of Lancaster; and to improve and dispose
thereof, for the best Advantage of the Commonwealth;
and to consider, and to present, some way for Improvement, Disposing, and Well-management of the Publick
This Committee are to meet this Afternoon in the
Court of Wards; and so to sit de die in diem: And the
more particular Care hereof is referred to Mr. Say.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to bring in an Act to appoint Commissioners for the
Preservation and Disposal of the Goods, and personal
Estate, of the late King, and of the Queen and Prince.