House of Commons Journal Volume 6
12 September 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 12 September 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 467-468. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25980 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 12 Septembris, 1650.

Prayers.

Oath, &c. before Exchequer.

AN Act for the discharging all Lords of Liberties, or their Bailiffs, from taking any Oath, passing any Accompt, or suing out any Quietus est, in any Office in the Court of Exchequer, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Attorney General, Colonel Harvey, Mr. * Corbett, Sir Henry Vane, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Alderman Allen, Mr. Carew, Mr. Scott, Mr. Bond, Mr. Garland, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Smyth, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Ashe, Colonel Jones, Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Darlies Ambo, Colonel Stapley, Mr. Moyle, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Clement, Mr. Salwey, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Stephens, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Blagrave; or any Five of them: And all that come, to have Voices: And this Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

And Colonel Harvey and Mr. Smyth are to take care of it.

Door shut.

Ordered, That the Door be shut till Twelve of the Clock.

Navy Estimates.

Sir Henry Vane reports from the Committee of the Navy,

An Estimate of the Charge of Twenty Ships, manned with Three thousand Men, for Three Months, on the Coast of Portugall, viz.

£. s. d.
For 100 Tons of Cordage for Rigging, Ground Tackle, and Stores for the said Ships, at 28£. per Ton 2,800 - -
For Sea Victuals for 3,000 Men, for Three Months, at 30s. each, per Month 13,500 - -
For the Sea Wages of the said Men, the same at 28s. per mensem each 12,600 - -
For petty Provisions for Boatswains and Carpenters, including Sails, Anchors, &c. 5,000 - -
For Pilotage 150 - -
For the extraordinary Entertainment of Admirals, Vice and Rear Admirals, of the Fleet 756 - -
For Medicaments to Surgeons 150 - -
For Conduct in Discharge of 1,000 Men, at 10s. per Man 500 - -
For Travelling Charges, before and at the End of the Service, to make Paies, &c. 200 - -
For the Gunners Stores, proper to the Office of Ordnance, for Three Months, by Estimate 3,000 - -
Total £. 38,656 - -

Likewise an Estimate of the Charge of Twelve Ships, manned with Two thousand Men, for Four Months, on the Coast of Portugall, viz.

£. s. d.
For 60 Tons of Cordage for Rigging, Ground Tackle, and Stores for the said Ships, at 28 . . per Ton 1,680 - -
For Sea Victuals of 2,000 Men, for Four Months, at 30s. each Man, per Month 12,000 - -
For Sea Wages of the said Men, for the said time, at 28s. per mensem 11,100 - -
For Petty Provisions for Boatswains and Carpenters, including Sails, Anchors, &c. 3,000 - -
For Pilotage 100 - -
For the extraordinary Entertainment of Admirals, Vice Admirals, and Rear Admirals 1,000 - -
For Medicaments to Surgeons 100 - -
For Conduct in Discharge of 1,200 Men, at 10s. per Man 600 - -
For Travelling Charges before and at the End of the Service, to make Paies 150 - -
For the Gunners Stores, proper to the Officers of the Ordnance, for Four Months 2,000 - -
Total £. 31,730 - -

Also he reports an Estimate of the Charge of Forty Ships and Vessels, in the Margin, manned with Four thousand Two hundred Men, for Six Months Service, upon the Coasts of England, Ireland, and Scotland, as a Guard of the Seas for the next ensuing Winter; viz.

For Grounding, Graving, Caulking, and Repairing of the Hulls, painted, joined, and carved Works of the said Ships £. s. d.
6,000 - - Speaker
Two new Frigates
Paradox
270
300
70
For Conduct and Presting Charges of 1,000 Men, in remote Parts, at 16d. each, and 2,000 Men in and about the Thames, at 6s. 8d.; in all 2,133 6 8 Greyhound
Lion
Amity Frigate
Two new Frigates
80
180
150
300
For 500 Tons of Cordage for Rigging, Ground Tackle and Stores for the said Ships, at 28£. per Ton 14,000 - - Mary Flyboat
Mary-flower
Warwick Frig.
Recovery
80
60
80
80
For Harbour Victuals for 2,000 Men, by the Space of Six Weeks, at 30s. each 3,000 - - Swan
Weymouth
Portsmouth Frigate
60
60
150
For Harbour Wages for the same Men, the same Time, at 40s. each Man 4,000 - - Guiny Frigate
Dragon
150
150
For Sea Victuals of 4,200 Men, for Six Months, at 25s. each per mensem 31,500 - - Little President
Hector
Peter
80
80
50
For the Sea Wages for the said Men, the same Time, at 25s. per mensem each 31,500 - - Truelove
Hind
Fellowship
50
70
100
For petty Provisions for Boatswains and Carpenters, including Sails, Anchors 8,000 - - Concord
Fairefax
Swiftsure
70
250
220
For Land and Water Carriage, per Estimate 800 - - Nonsuch
President
150
150
For Pilotage before and at the End of the Service 400 - - One new Frigate 150
For the extraordinary Entertainment of the Admiral, Vice and Rear Admiral, on the Narrow Seas, and Admiral and Vice Admiral on the Irish Coast, for Six Months 1,386 - - Star
One new Frigate
Nicodemus
Mary Frigate
Hart Frigate
70
150
50
70
60
For 3,000 Ton of Ballast, at 18d. per Ton 225 - - Elizabeth Prize
Margaret Hoy
50
40
For Medicaments to Surgeons 250 - - Hare Ketch 30
For Conduct in Discharge of 3,000 Men, at 10s. per Man 1,500 - - Falcon 40
For Travelling Charges before and at the End of the Service, to make Paies 600 - -
For the Gunners Stores, proper to the Officers of the Ordnance for Six Months, per Estimate 10,000 - -
Total £. 115,294 6 8

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Report made Yesterday, of a Letter from the Generals at Sea, riding near Lisbone.

Which Letter was this Day read.

The humble Petition of several Merchants trading for Portugall, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this whole Business touching Portugall be referred to the Council of State, to do therein as they think fit: and likewise to consider what Instructions are fit to be given to the Generals there; and what Ships are fit to be continued on the Coast of Portugall.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, concerning the Payment of the Wages of the Men in the Nine Ships come home, as they shall see Cause.

Fee-farm Rents.

Mr. Scott reports from the Committee for advancing and raising present Monies;

"That it appearing to this Committee, by Conference with, and the Certificate of, the Trustees, that the Sum of Three hundred thousand Pounds, voted by Parliament, may be further charged upon the Security of Feefarm Rents, over and besides the Three hundred thousand Pounds already charged;"

"That the several Counties of this Nation may be required to advance, by way of Loan, their Proportions of that Sum, to be repaid them out of the Monies made upon the Sale of those Rents, or the Sums lent by them defalked in the Purchase of those Rents; and to have Interest at Eight Pounds per Centum, till they be satisfied those Disbursements out of the growing Receipts of those Rents, or otherwise; and that in the mean Time, while these Sums are in gathering, the City of London may be treated with to furnish the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds, present Money, for the carrying on of Affairs."

The Question being put, That there be Doubling on Fee-farm Rents;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Proposition be re-committed to the same Committee; to state the Particulars of this Proposition, whereby it may become practicable; or present any other that they shall think fit, for the speedy raising this Sum: And all that come to have Voices: And the Committee are to meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of the Clock, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem; and to bring it in on Tuesday Morning next.