Die Martis, 7 Maii, 1650.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Trustees and
Contractors at Worcester House, to make Stay of the
Allowance of any Arrears claimed by Major Huntington,
in the Purchase of any Lands, and of the Sale of any
Lands, in Satisfaction of his Arrears, until this House
take further Order.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to
consider and examine the seditious Practices of Major
Huntington against the Parliament and Commonwealth of
England, at the time when the Scotts did invade this
Nation; and report the same to the House.
Resolved, That this Committee shall be the Members
of the Council of State that are Members of this House,
or any Three of them.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do take the Chair Tomorrow at Eleven of the Clock: And that then the
Report be made of the Amendments to the Bill for
regulating Trade, the first Business; and nothing to
An Act enabling Grantees and Lessees of Wards
Lands to pass their Grants under the Great Seal of England, and to enjoy their Grants passed before the Vote of
25 Februarii 1645, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr.
Lechmere, Colonel Morley, Major General Skippon, Mr.
Holland, Mr. Carey, Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Sidenham,
Mr. Bond, Mr. Miles Corbett, Major Lister, Colonel Harrison, Mr. Leman, Colonel Martin, Colonel Ch. Flectwood,
Mr. Say, Mr. Whittacre, Colonel Jones, Mr. West, Sir
John Trevor, Mr. Long, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. R.
Darley, Sir James Harrington, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. H.
Darley, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Temple, Mr.
Gurdon; or any Five of them: And this Committee are
to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards; and so de diem in diem.
And the Care hereof is committed to Mr. Lechmere.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to
consider of the Arrears due from Colonel George Fleetwood, for his Wardship: And that they have Power to
sett off the same in Part of the Arrears due to him for
his Service; and to respite the Levying and Bringing in
thereof in the mean time; And all Officers and Persons
whom it may concern, are to take Notice hereof.
Colonel Morley reports from the Council of State;
"That it be reported to the Parliament, That this
Council, upon further Consideration of their Order of
the Ninth of April, referring it to this Council, by all
Ways and Means that they shall think fit, to prevent all
Invasions from abroad, and to preserve the Peace of this
Nation from all Tumults and Insurrections whatsoever;
and in pursuance of the same Order; they find it necessary,
for satisfying the said Ends, that, besides that Increase of
Forces formerly by them reported to the Parliament, and
there approved, there should be yet this Addition; viz.
That the other Four Regiments of Horse of the Standing
Army be also made up to the Number of Six hundred."
"That Two new Troops of Dragoons be raised, and
added to the Eight Troops of Dragoons now in being;
and that every of the Ten Troops be of One hundred in
"That Two Troops of the said Dragoons be armed
and paid as Horse, for such Time as the Council shall
"That a Troop of Horse, to consist of Eighty, be
raised, for the Safety of the Isle of Wight."
"That Three Troops of Horse, of One hundred in
each Troop, be raised, for the Service of the Garisons of
Newcastle, Berwick, and Carlisle."
"That there be also Two new Regiments of Foot
raised, each to consist of Twelve hundred, to be paid
only for so long a time as the Council shall find necessary
for the Service of the Commonwealth, that they be kept
up and employed: Which the Council offers to the Parliament for their Approbation, if they think fit."
"And that, if the House shall approve hereof, they
will please to give Order to the Committee of the Army
to receive them into Pay, as they receive Signification
thereof from the Council: And Colonel Morley is desired
to make this Report."
|"The Increase of Four Regiments of Horse from Four hundred and Eighty to Six hundred in each Regiment, increaseth the Pay per mensem
|"Two Troops of Dragoons, of One hundred in each, with their Officers, is, per mensem
|"Ten Troops of Dragoons, formerly computed to consist of One hundred in each Troop|
|"Two Troops of the Ten Troops of Dragoons, to be paid, with their Officers, as Horse, increaseth the Charge, per mensem
|"One Troop of Horse, consisting of Eighty, with Officers as to a private Troop, is per mensem
|"Three Troops of Horse, consisting of One hundred in each Troop, besides Officers, as to a private Troop, is, per mensem
|"Two Regiments of Foot, consisting of Twelve hundred in each Regiment, with Officers complete, is per mensem
|"The Pay of Sixteen Waggon Masters to the Sixteen Regiments of Foot, at 3 s. 4 d. per diem each, being, by Order of the Council of State, added to the Establishment since the last Computation, is per mensem
Resolved, That this House doth agree, That these additional Forces, in the manner as they are now proposed,
shall be added to the Army; and paid by the Committee
of the Army, as they receive Signification thereof from
the Council of State.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of Plymouth be read, and taken into Consideration on Thursday
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to state the
Matter of Fact touching the Manors, and Demesnes of
such Manors, belonging to any Impropriations formerly
belonging to any Dean and Chapter, or any Three of
them, do meet To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock,
in the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr. Hussey, Colonel
Harrison, Mr. Reynolds, and Mr. Martin, are added to
that Committee: And all that come are to have Voices.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to consider how the several yearly Sums of Money
charged at large upon the Revenues of the late Bishops, and Dean and Chapter, for pious Uses, may be
ascertained and fixed for the Benefit of those pious Uses,
and the greatest Advantage to the Commonwealth: And
the Committee are to give an Account to the House, of
what shall be done in both or either of these Businesses,
on Thursday next.
Major Salwey reports Amendments to the Bill for such
as hold the Estate of any Delinquent, by Mortgage,
Judgment, or Statute, to compound for that Estate:
Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That the Time, in this Bill, be the Thirtieth
Ordered, That this Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
Sale of Delinquents Lands is committed, do meet this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And all that come to have Voices.
Resolved, That all such Delinquents who, having compounded for their Delinquency, and for Non-payment of
their Second Moiety, have incurred the Penalty formerly
imposed, and shall pay in their said Second Moiety, with
Interest for the same from the time since the same should
have been paid, by the First Day of June next, shall be
discharged from the said Penalty; but, in Default of Payment thereof by that time, the Moiety of the Estate for
which every such Delinquent hath compounded, shall,
from thenceforth, be consiscate to the Use of the Commonwealth: And that the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents do take care that this Vote be put
in effectual Execution.
Resolved, That this Vote be forthwith printed and