Die Mercurii, 23 Octobris, 1650.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Door be shut till
Twelve a Clock.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, touching future Elections, on Wednesday
next; and so every Wednesday in every Week: And that
they do give an Account of their Proceedings therein, to
Resolved, That it be referred to the said Grand Committee, to state the Proportions of Elections for the several Counties; and to consider how, and in what Manner,
the same may be made practicable, for filling the House
with Members, according to those several Proportions;
and to report the same to the House, with all convenient
Corn and Meal.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom
the Act touching Corn and Meal was committed, Amendments to that Act: Which were twice read: And after
some Amendments at the Table, the said Amendments
were, upon the Question, assented unto.
And the Question being put, That the said Bill be
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the
Question, passed. And
It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed
Colonel Heveningham reports from the Council of
"That the Council hath, in pursuance of the Order
of theirs of the Fourth of October instant, taken into
Consideration, what is fit to be allowed to the Commissioners that are going into Ireland; and, conceive, that
for Three of them; viz. Colonel Jones, Mr. Salwey, and
Mr. Weaver; That they be allowed a Thousand Pounds
each, per Annum, for so long time as they shall stay there:
And that One thousand Pounds be advanced to them, of
the said Three thousand, to prepare them for their Journey: And that they pay themselves the Residue, out of
the Revenue there, as it shall come in: That for Lieutenant General Ludlowe, the Council conceives it necessary, he should have Six hundred Pounds advanced, to
prepare for his Journey; but, in regard of his other
Commands there, which he hath by Authority of the
Parliament, the Council conceives it fit to leave it to the
House, to declare their Pleasure in that Particular:"
"That the Parliament would give Order, That the
Time of their Allowance of One thousand Pounds each
per Annum may begin at Michaelmas: And that Order
may be given to such as are Treasurers in Ireland, to pay
them, Quarterly such their Allowance, out of the publick
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Council of State, That there be allowed to Colonel Jones,
Mr. Salwey, and Mr. Weaver, One thousand Pounds per
Annum apiece, for Diet and Charges, so long as they
shall stay in Ireland; the said Allowance to commence
from Michaelmas last.
Resolved, That One thousand Pounds thereof be presently advanced: And that the rest be paid to them in
Resolved, That One thousand Pounds be advanced to
Lieutenant General Ludlowe, for his Service in Ireland,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care that the said several Sums be provided and
Resolved, That Mr. Samuel Wynter, Minister of the
Gospel, of Cottingham in the County of Yorke, be desired
to go into Ireland, with the Commissioners: And that
they be authorized and required to take care of making
Provision for him there, out of the Revenue in Ireland.
General Ludlowe's Arrears, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Worcester House, to state the Accompts of Lieutenant General
Ludlowe, touching his Arrears.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Monies
claimed by Major William Ludlow, from the Trustees for
Sale of the Crown Lands, for his Interest in Claringdon,
be referred to the Committee of Obstructions; to state the
Matter of Fact therein; and report the same to the
An Act for Repair of the Highways about the Hamlets, Tower Hill, and Parts adjacent, was this Day read
the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Martin, Mr. Trenchard,
Mr. Dove, Mr. Henry Darley, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr.
Hussey, Mr. Fry, Mr. Nevill, Sir Jo. Danvers, Mr. Clement, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Whittacre, Alderman Allen, Mr.
Leaman, Alderman Atkin, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Holland, Mr. Jo. Corbett, Mr. Garland; or any Five of
them: And all that will come to have Voices: The
said Committee are to meet this Afternoon, and so de die
in diem, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Pardon of Kinsey, &c.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in To-morrow
Morning, for Pardoning of Richard Kinsey, late of London, Vintner; and Francis Mathewes, late of London,
Labourer; for their levying War in London; for which
they have been convicted and condemned; And that
Mr. Myles Corbett and Mr. Martin do bring in an Act
Beer and Ale.
An Act for punishing the excessive Prices of Beer and
Ale, was this Day read the First, and ordered to be read
the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, touching the
Levant Trade, &c.
Resolved, That Mr. Challoner do make Report from
the Council of State, touching the Levant Trade; and
disposing the Second Son of the late King.
Trade with Scotland.
Resolved, That the Act inhibiting Trade with Scotland,
be read the Second time, To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That the Commissioners be desired to make
all convenient Speed they can into Ireland.
Late King's Property.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act touching
Sale of the late King's Goods, be made To-morrow
The Examinations of Isaac Higgins, taken on board the
Andrew, the First of October 1650, was this Day read.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State.
"That, whereas by Order of this Council, of the
Thirtieth of December 1649, a Physician was allowed to
the Northern Garisons; and that there hath one attended
that Employment ever since: That the said Physician may
be added to the Establishment for the Army, and be allowed Six Shillings and Eight pence per diem: And that
the Committee be ordered to take care for the Payment
thereof; and of the Arrears due to him from the time of
"That, whereas the Advocate appointed for the
North is now ordered to reside constantly in these Parts;
That therefore the Advocate formerly appointed for the
Northern Garisons may now be ordered to attend the
Forces in the North, both in Field and Garison: And
that he be allowed, for himself and his Clerks, Nine
Shillings and Six-pence per diem: And that the Committee for the Army be ordered to take care for the Payment
"That, whereas Major General Lambert, by Advice
of the Council of Officers of the Army, did give Order
for the Completing of the several Companies in Bristoll
Castle and Fort, to One hundred Soldiers in each Company, besides Officers; and that, in order thereunto, Captain Beale's Company, being but Eighty, was made up
One hundred; that those Twenty Men may be added to
the Establishment: And that the Committee for the Army be ordered to take care for the Payment of them, according to their respective Musters, on and since the
Twelfth of August last past."
"That, there being no Provision made for Fire and
Candles for the Guard in Sandwich; it being omitted
out of the former Establishment, made in that Behalf:
That therefore there be an Allowance of Twenty-pence
per diem added to the Establishment for Fire and Candles
for the Guard there: And that the Committee for the
Army take care for the Payment thereof, from the
Seventeenth of June last past; and also of the Sum of
Thirty Pounds, in lieu of what hath been disbursed by
the Inhabitants of the said Town, for that Use, before
Ordered, That Twenty Men, added to Captain Beale
his Company in Bristoll, be added to the Establishment
of the Army: And that the Committee for the Army be
and are authorized and required to take care for the Payment of them, according to their respective Musters, on
and since the Twelfth of August last past.
Ordered, That the Physician, who, by Order of the
Council of State, of the Thirtieth of December 1649.
was allowed to the Northern Garisons, be added to the
Establishment for the Army, and be allowed Six Shillings
and Eight-pence per diem: And the Committee of the
Army are authorized and required to make Payment
thereof, and of the Arrears due to him from the Time
of his Entertainment, accordingly.
Resolved, That there be an Advocate appointed for the
North: And that he do attend the Forces in the North,
both in Field and Garison: And that he be allowed for
himself and his Clerks, Nine Shillings and Six-pence per
diem: And that the Committee of the Army do take
care for the Payment thereof accordingly.