Die Martis, 24 Septembris, 1650.
RESOLVED, That the Door be shut till Twelve of
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Excise, to take into Consideration as well the Excise set upon
the Materials whereof Soap is made, as also the Excise
upon Soap itself; and what is fit to be done in both, or
either; and report their Opinions therein to the House.
The humble Petition of the Attornies now attending
to purchase the late King's Lands, &c. at Worcester
House, on the Behalf of themselves, the Army, and Supernumeraries, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Obstructions in the Sale of the Lands of the late King,
Queen, and Prince: Who are hereby impowered to give
Order for staying, in the Hands of the Tenants, the
Half Year's Rents which will be due on the Twentyninth of September 1650, for such of the said Lands as
have been already really contracted for by original Creditors, or shall be by them really contracted for before
the said Twenty-ninth Day of September, and the Conveyances thereof are or shall not be passed by that Time,
until the Parliament, or that Committee, shall take further Order.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to take Consideration of the rest of the Particulars in the
said Petition: With Power to send for the Trustees and
Contractors for Sale of the said Lands; and to consider
what is fit to be done therein, for the Benefit and best
Advantage of the Commonwealth; and report the same
to the House.
The humble Petition of Colonel John Barkstead, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Accompts at
Worcester House be authorized and required to state the
Accompts of Colonel John Barkstead, without any Defalcation for Free Quarter, while he was Governor of
Reding; it appearing, by the Certificate under the Hand
and Seal of the Mayor of Reding, that during all the
Time he was Governor there, being from the First of
July 1644, to the Ninth of January 1646, he never had
any Free Quarter, nor oweth any thing for Quarter.
Ordered, That there be allowed to Colonel John Barkstead Thirty Shillings per diem, during the Time he was
Governor of Reding, for his Pay as Governor there:
And that the Commissioners for Accompts at Worcester
House, do allow the same unto him, upon his Accompts,
London, &c. Militia.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of what
the Militia of the City of London and Westminster, and
of Southwark, and the Hamlets of the Tower, have done,
in Raising, Ordering, and Maintaining of the Horse
within their several Militias: And that the said Horse be
continued in the same Order and Condition as now they
are, until the Parliament, or Council of State, shall take
Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State;
"That their Order made the Fifteenth of May 1650, for
the Making up of the Regiment of Colonel Barkstead's
Two thousand Men for Four Months, is now elapsed:
That the Parliament be moved, That the same Order, if
they shall think fit, may be given again for Four Months
longer; the Council finding, that it is of great Advantage
to the Safety of the Parliament, and the Publick: And
the Council will take care, that if there be no Occasion to
keep it up so full, they will make it less, as the publick
Occasions will give Leave."
Colonel Jones further reports from the Council of
State, "That the Two Regiments under the Command of
Colonel Haynes and Colonel Bennett, be continued in
Pay for Four Months longer."
Resolved, That Colonel Barksted's Regiment be continued to the Number of Two thousand, for Four Months
Resolved, That Colonel Haines and Colonel Bennett's
Regiments be continued for Four Months longer.