House of Commons Journal Volume 6
2 April 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 2 April 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 555. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26095 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 2 Aprilis, 1651.

Prayers.

Publick Revenue.

THE House was, according to former Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, for regulating the Treasuries, and the Bills touching Issues and Receipts.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Robinson took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Robinson reports from the Grand Committee, That they have adjourned till This-day-sevennight; and desire the Leave of the House to fit then.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Business of regulating the Treasuries, and the Bills touching Issues and Receipts, upon Wednesday next.

Iron, &c.

An Act, concerning the new Invention of melting down Iron, and other Metals, with Stone Coal, and other Coals, without Charking thereof, was this Day read the Third time.

The Question being propounded, That these Words; viz. "or using any other Charcoal whatsoever;" be inserted into the Fourth and Eleventh Line of the Act;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put:

It passed with the Negative.

And the Bill, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.

Late King's Property.

Mr. Garland reports Amendments to an additional Act for Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen, and Prince: Which were this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That the Time; viz. "the Twentieth of April 1651;" in the Amendments, be amended, and made "the First of May 1651."

Ordered, That Mr. Holland and Mr. Garland do present a new Bill to this House To-morrow Morning, touching the Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen, and Prince; together with a List of the late King's Servants.

Admiralty Court.

Sir Robert Goodwyn reports from the Council of State, touching the continuing the Court of Admiralty, and the Salary of the Judges of the said Court; viz.

"That the Time of the Powers of the Judges of the Admiralty doth expire the Thirteenth of April next."

"That there are many Causes depending in that Court, which, if the Authority should be discontinued, would fall; to the Delay of Justice, and great Prejudice of the Parties therein concerned; several of those Causes also being such as wherein the Commonwealth in general is interested: Therefore to offer it to the Consideration of the Parliament, that the said Court of Admiralty may be settled for such time to come as the Parliament shall judge necessary; and that, before the Expiration of the said Time remaining in being, if the Parliament shall so think sit."

"That it be also reported, That the Ordinance of the Second of October 1648, settling the Salary of the Judges of the Admiralty, do expire at the said Thirteenth of April: And that therefore, upon the Resettling of the Powers of that Court, the House will please to consider the Settling also of the Salary for the said Judges."

Resolved, That a Bill be brought in for that Purpose.

An Act for Continuance of the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty, from the Twelfth of April 1651, during the Pleasure of the Parliament, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Act be now read the second time.

And the same was read the Second time accordingly.

Resolved, That this Act continue until the First Day of December 1651.

The Question being put, That this Act be Committed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Question being put, That this Act be Ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed. And

It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published.

Butler's Claims.

The humble Petition of Lieutenant Thomas Butler was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Pension of Forty Pounds per Annum, formerly settled by Order of Parliament upon the Petitioner, together with the Arrears thereof, be paid to the Petitioner, or his Assigns, out of the Treasury of Goldsmiths Hall, until some other competent Maintenance be elsewhere provided, and settled upon him, by the Parliament, during his Life: And the Commissioners for Compounding are hereby authorized and required to give Warrant for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Thomas Butler, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that behalf.

Earl of Chesterfield.

The humble Petition of Philip Earl of Chesterfield was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Sum of Five Pounds per Week, together with the Arrears thereof, be paid and satisfied unto the said Philip Earl of Chesterfield, or his Assigns, in lieu and Satisfaction of all Fifth Parts of his Estate: And that the said Five Pounds per Week be charged upon Goldsmiths Hall: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be, and are hereby, authorized and required to give Warrant to the Treasurers of that Receipt, to make Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Philip Earl of Chesterfield, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.