Die Mercurii, 9 Aprilis, 1651.
RESOLVED, by the Parliament, That Major-General Skippon, Mr. Lechmere, and Sir John Hippisley,
be added to the Committee for regulating the Universities.
Mr. Robinson reports from the Committee for the
Northern Association, The List of divers Soldiers of the
Parishes of Bradford and Leeds, and other Towns adjacent, in the County of York, late under the Command of
the Right honourable Ferdinando Lord Fairfax; which
List is mentioned in the Order of Parliament of the Seventh of August 1648: And that Captain Adam Ayre,
Captain Nicholas Greathead, Mr. Richard Sykes, and Mr.
Robert Mathewes, or any Two of them, be appointed to
receive the Three Thousand Pounds from Haberdashers
Hall; and to pay the same to the Soldiers contained in
the said List accordingly.
Resolved, That the Clerk of the Parliament be, and is
hereby, required to sign the List, intituled, "A List of divers Soldiers, late under the Command of Ferdinando Lord
Fairfax, Lord General of the North;" whose Accompts
are stated by the Sub Committee of Accompts for the
County of York, for their Receipts and Deductions, according to Ordinance of Parliament, and what remains
due, dated 1 Maii 1648, now brought in by the Committee: And that the Money be paid to the Persons appointed by the Committee, or any Two of them; whose
Acquittance shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers in that behalf: And that the same be by them paid
to the Soldiers contained in the said List, according to
the Order of the Seventh of August 1648.
Law Proceedings in English.
Mr. Garland reports Amendments to the Act, intituled,
An additional Act touching the Proceedings of the Law
in English: Which were this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, That this be the Title of the Act; viz. An
additional Act touching the Proceedings of the Law in
And the Question being put, That the said Act be
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
Isle of Guernsey.
Mr. Bond reports from the Council of State;
"That the Council, upon Consideration of the State
of the Island of Guernsey, and the Designs of the Enemy
upon it, have thought it necessary, that, to the Five
Companies already there, Two other Companies of One
hundred in each, besides Officers, should be sent thither;
one of them to be commanded by Colonel Bingham, and
the other by Major Lacy: And, for the Provision for them,
the Council thinks fit that Two of Colonel Heane's Companies be transferred to the Regiment of Colonel Bennett,
which is not yet full; and that Two new Companies
should be raised, to be as of Colonel Heanes his Regiment,
and paid upon the Establishment thereof; but sent into
Guernsey, as aforesaid: And for that the Council find it
necessary that Two Field Officers should be there upon
the Place; and the Charge of these Two Companies are
by this means saved;"
"That it be offered to the Parliament, that the said
Colonel Bingham and Major Lacy may be established in
Pay till further Order: And that the said Colonel Bingham
may be allowed Twenty Shillings a Day, as Colonel and
Governor, besides the Pay he is to receive as Captain;
which he is to receive out of the Regiment of Colonel
Heane: And that, if the Parliament shall approve hereof,
they will please to give Order to the Committee of the
Army to pay the said Officers accordingly.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That, to the Five Companies already in the Island of Guernsey, Two other Companies of One hundred in each, besides Officers, be sent
thither: And that one of those Companies be commanded
by Colonel Bingham, and the other by Major Lacy: And
that Two of Colonel Heane's Company be transferred to
the Regiment of Colonel Bennett: And that Two new
Companies be raised, to be as of Colonel Heane's Regiment, and paid upon the Establishment thereof, and sent
into Guernsey, as aforesaid: And that the said Colonel
Bingham and Major Lacy be put upon the Establishment
of the Army, till further Order: And that the said Colonel
Bingham be allowed Twenty Shillings a Day, as Colonel
and Governor, besides the Pay he is to receive as Captain;
which he is to receive out of the Regiment of Colonel
Heane: And that the Committee of the Army do take
care to pay the said Officers accordingly: And that the
Council of State do see this Vote put in Execution.
Transactions with Portugall.
A printed Paper, intituled, A brief Relation of the
whole Treaty between the publick Minister of Portugall
and the Council of State; printed for Satisfaction of all
the Members of Parliament of the Commonwealth of
England, by Order of the said Minister of Portugall; was
this Day read.
Ordered, That this Paper be Committed: And that
the Committee be impowered to examine who printed the
said Paper; and by whose Direction and Advice the same
was printed: and report the same, with their Opinions,
to the Parliament: Viz. unto Sir Henry Vane, Colonel
Marten, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Salwey, Major
General Skippon, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Robinson, Sir Peter Wentworth, Alderman Allen, Mr. *
Darley, Mr. Bond, Mr. Hill, Mr. Dormer, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Attorney General, Lord Lisle, Mr.
Gold, Sir John Boucher, Mr. Hallowes, Sir John Hippisley,
Mr. Oldesworth, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Clement; or any
Three of them: And this Committee are to meet this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem: With further Power to send
for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
And Mr. Oldesworth is to take care of it.
The House this Day, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the Report touching the Transactions between the Council of State and the Publick
Minister of the King of Portugall.
And the Lord Commissioner Whitelock did Report
several other Papers touching the said Transactions.
Which were all this Day read.