House of Commons Journal Volume 6
9 May 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 9 May 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 572-573. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26117 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Friday, the 9th of May, 1651.

Prayers.

Ven's Widow.

COLONEL Downes reports from the Committee of the Army, The Opinion of the said Committee, touching the Payment of the Remainder of the Sum of Four thousand Pounds to Margarett Venne, Widow of Colonel John Ven.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Commissioners for Compounding be, and are hereby, authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall, to pay unto Margarett Ven, late Wife of Colonel John Ven, or her Assigns, such Monies as are already come in to that Treasury, upon the Prosecution and Discovery of such Papists and Delinquents, as have been made by the said Colonel John Venn, towards the Satisfaction of the Sum of Three thousand Three hundred and Two Pounds, Remainder of the Four thousand Pounds ordered unto the said Colonel John Venn by Order of the Eighth of March 1647: And that the said Margarett Venn be admitted to the like Benefit, as the said Colonel John Venn was to have by the said Order: And that the said Commissioners for Compounding do likewise issue their Warrant or Warrants to the said Treasurers, out of such Monies as shall come in to that Treasury upon the Prosecution and Discovery of such Papists and Delinquents Estates as have been, or shall be, made by the said Colonel Venn, or the said Margarett Venn, or any on their Behalf, according to the said Order, to pay and satisfy unto the said Margarett Venn, or her Assigns, such Sum and Sums of Money, from time to time, as the same shall, upon such Prosecution, as aforesaid, be brought in to that Treasury, until the said Sum of Three thousand Three hundred and Two Pounds and Nineteen Shillings, the Remainder of the said Four thousand Pounds, shall be fully paid and satisfied unto her, in full Discharge of the Allowance made to the said Colonel Venn by the said Order of Parliament of the Eighth of March 1647: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Margarett Venne, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Treasurers for the said Three thousand Three hundred and Two Pounds Nineteen Shillings, or any Part thereof, which shall be so paid.

Propagating the Gospel.

Ordered, That the Bill for better Propagation of the Gospel through the whole Nation be reported on Thursday Morning next.

Plundered Ministers.

Ordered, That all the Members of Parliament, that come to the Committee of plundered Ministers, have Voices at that Committee.

Lodgings for Members in Whitehall.

Mr. Garland reports from the Committee of Whitehall;

"That this Committee be authorized to accommodate Members of Parliament with Lodgings in Whitehall, the Mewes, and Somersett House, with the best Conveniences those Places will afford, respectively; and to put forth such other Persons and Families as they shall think fit."

"That the Council of State be authorized to order Payment for such Repairs as shall be thought fit, by this Committee, to be done to the said Lodgings."

"That the Council of State be authorized to pay such Sums of Money as have, or shall be, approved of by this Committee, for removing the Soldiers, and others, out of Whitehall, not exceeding the Sum of Twenty Pounds."

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Committee of Whitehall do accommodate Members of Parliament with Lodgings in Whitehall, the Mewes, and Somerset House, with the best Conveniences those Places will afford, respectively; and to put forth such other Persons and Families as they shall think fit.

Resolved, That the Council of State be, and are hereby, authorized to order Payment for such Repairs as shall be thought fit, by this Committee, to be done to the said Lodgings.

Resolved, That the Council of State be authorized to pay such Sums of Money as have or shall be approved of by this Committee, for removing the Soldiers, and others, out of Whitehall, not exceeding the Sum of Twenty Pounds.

Lead Ore, Day &c.

An Act prohibiting the Transportation of Lead Ore, Fuller's Earth, and Tobacco-pipe Clay, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be now read the Second time.

The said Bill was now read the Second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee of the Navy: And all that come, to have Voices, as to this Business.

Edinburgh Castle, &c.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports from the Council of State, The Desires of the Lord General, for an Establishment for Edinburgh Castle, and Lieth.

A necessary Establishment for Edinburgh Castle and Lieth:

For the Castle:
A Preacher,
A Firemaster, one may serve both.
A Master Gunner,
A Storekeeper, A Surgeon,
Four Gunners Mates, A Gunsmith.
Ten Matrosses,
Lieth.
An Engineer, Twelve other Gunners,
A Town Major, Twenty-five Matrosses.
A Master Gunner,

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Parliament doth, agree with the Council of State, that these several Officers following; viz. For the Castle; a Preacher, a Firemaster, a Master Gunner, a Storekeeper, Four Gunners Mates, Ten Matrosses, a Surgeon, a Gunsmith; For Lieth; an Engineer, a Town Major, Twelve other Gunners, and Twenty-five Matrosses; be in these several Garisons of Edinburgh and Lieth, as is desired: And that they be put upon the Establishment of the Army: And that they be paid by the Committee of the Army: And the Committee of the Army be and are required to take care to pay them accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take into speedy Consideration the Business of the inland Garisons, formerly referred to them: With Power to put in Execution the dis-garisoning and making untenable such of them, and with such Speed, as they shall find may stand with the Safety and Advantage of the Commonwealth.

Correspondence with Holland.

A Letter from the States of Holland and West Friezland, from the Hague, of the Fourth of May 1651, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to call before them the Judges of the Admiralty, and such other Persons as they shall think fit; and to inform themselves of the State of this Business; and to return such Answer to the States of Holland, as they shall think fit.

Crouese's, &c. Petitions.

The humble Petition of Henry de la Crouese was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of the Navy: to examine the Truth thereof; and to cause Right to be done; or to report to the Parliament the true State of the Business.

The humble Petition of Jacob Ablyn, of Amsterdam in Holland, Merchant, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of the Navy; to examine the Truth of the Matter of Fact; and report the State of the Business to the Parliament.

Jacob's, &c. Nat.

Ordered, That the Act for naturalizing Harman Jacob, Colonel Roseworme, and * * and * Owen, and others, be read on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business.

Capt. Smyth.

The humble Petition of Captain Joseph Smyth, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for wounded and maimed Soldiers, to take the Petitioner into Consideration; and how he may be put into some fit Place, or be otherwise provided for.

Maj. Gill.

Ordered, That the Report touching Major Gill's Business be made on Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.