Die Jovis, 18 Aprilis, 1650.
Grant to Le Hunt.
ORDERED, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds, over
and above the Sum of Fifty Pounds, formerly given
to Captain Richard le Hunt, be paid unto him, to buy
him a Horse: And that the Council of State be authorized and required to cause the same to be paid unto him
Ordered, That the Bill for raising Monies to build
Ships, be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Quorum of the Committee to whom
the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates is referred, be
Five of the said Committee: And any Five of the said
Committee are required and impowered to fit and act
The Form of the Commission, impowering Commissioners to manage the publick Treasury of this Commonwealth, was this Day read the Second time.
The House, this Day (according to former Order) resumed the Debate upon the Bill, for bringing in to one
General Treasury all the Monies and Revenues belonging
to the Commonwealth.
And the said Bill, and Form of the Commission, were,
upon the Question, committed unto Sir Henry Vane, Mr.
Bond, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Sir Wm.
Armyn, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Love, Mr. Allen, Mr.
Gold, Sir Thomas Wrath, Colonel Ven, Mr. Marten, Colonel Ludlow, Mr. Scott, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Leman, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Holland, the Lord Grey, Mr.
James Challener, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Lister,
Mr. Garland, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Whittacre, Mr.
Thomas Challener, Colonel Downes, Mr. Smith, Earl of
Salisbury, Lord Howard, Mr. Goodwin, or any Five of
them: And all that come, to have Voices: And they
are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow, at
Two of Clock in the Afternoon, and so de die in diem:
With Power to send for Persons, Records, Paper, or any
thing else that may conduce to the Business.
Mr. Love and Colonel Downes are particularly to take
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, to examine and consider what Rent was reserved
upon the Grant to Sir Paul Pinder of the Alum Works;
and what Arrears of the said Rent were due at the Time
when the Vote was made for Liberty to all Persons to
make Alum; and what is due unto the State, for the
Stock or Materials in those Works, and for the Advantage by the Employment of the same since; and to consider of the whole Matter, and present the State thereof
to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to state
the Matter of Fact, touching the Manors, and Demesnes
of such Manors, belonging to any Impropriation, which
did formerly belong to Deans and Chapters; and to peruse
the former Acts; and whether any of the said Manors and
Lands be left unengaged by the former Acts, and what;
and present the same to the House: Viz. unto Colonel
Jones, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Holland, Mr. Bond, Sir
Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Leman, Mr. Salwey, Colonel Sidney,
Lord Lisle, Mr. Garland, Mr. Dove, Colonel Downes,
Alderman Allen, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Thomson; or any Three of them: And they are to meet, in
the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon:
And Colonel Jones is to take care of it.
Issues of Money.
Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Council of
State, That Fifty thousand Pounds, of the next Two
hundred thousand Pounds, charged upon the Excise, be
disposed of by the Council of State, for the Setting out
of the Train of Artillery, and other Necessaries for the
Marching Army, and for other Exigents of the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That, for the Setting out of the Train of
Artillery, and other Necessaries for the Marching Army,
and for other Exigencies of the Commonwealth, there shall
be Fifty thousand Pounds, of the Two hundred thousand
Pounds in the Excise, disposed of by the Council of State.
Resolved, That the One hundred and Fifty thousand
Pounds, Residue of the said Two hundred thousand
Pounds, shall be paid; Fifty thousand Pounds to the Use
of the Navy, and One hundred thousand Pounds for the
Use of the Armies in England and Ireland; in such Order
and Manner as the Council of State shall direct, as the
Urgencies of either of them shall require.
Ordered, That the Information now given to the House,
of Monies concealed belonging to the State, be referred
to the Council of State: Who are impowered to give unto
such Persons as shall make the said Discoveries, for the
Benefit of the State, an Allowance or Recompence, not
exceeding the Fifth Part of such Monies as they shall so
discover: And that they do examine the Business, and
proceed therein as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Act prohibiting the Transportation
of Coin and Bullion be read the Second time, on Tuesday
Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.