Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 9th of July, 1652.
A LETTER from Daniell Lysle, from Hamborough, the 29th of June 1652, was this Day read.
An Act for compelling Collectors and Receivers of Assessments to pay-in the Monies in their Hands, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Army: And that it be brought in on Tuesday Morning next.
Affairs with Holland.
Resolved, That no Person whatsoever, without particular Licence from the Parliament, do presume to print the Declaration, intituled, "A Declaration of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, relating to the Affairs and Proceedings between this Commonwealth and the States General of the United Provinces;" nor any the Papers therewith printed, other than the Printer to the Parliament.
Captures from Dutch.
Major Salwey reports from the Council of State, That divers Merchant Ships belonging to the People of the United Provinces, some of which have been brought into the River of Thames, and others put into the Port of Dover, and some other Ports of this Nation, that the Ships, with their respective Ladings, do remain undisposed of: That much of the Goods taken aboard the said Ships are perishable and decaying; and, as the Council is informed, many of them have been imbezzled by the Dutch Mariners, notwithstanding the Care which hath been taken by the Council for the Prevention thereof: That, during the time that the said Ships and Goods shall remain undisposed of, as they are at present, the Commonwealth is, and will be, at great Charge daily for the Maintenance of the Mariners which were taken aboard the said Ships, and also for the employing of several Officers in taking care of them: All which the Council doth humbly offer to the Consideration of the Parliament; that thereupon such Order may be given concerning the said Ships, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take into their Consideration the Business touching the Ships in this Report mentioned, and the Goods therein, and Mariners belonging to them: And that the Council of State be impowered to dispose of them, as they shall find most advantageous for the Commonwealth.
Major Salwey also reports from the Council of State, That, there having been a Necessity of sending aboard the Ships in the State's Service Land-Soldiers, out of the several Foot-Regiments; and, as Affairs do require, further Numbers may be requisite to be sent; the Council for answering this present Occasion have given Order for recruiting up those Regiments to a Number above the Establishment: That therefore it be humbly represented to the Parliament, That the Committee of the Army may be impowered to pay such Recruits, as the Council have already ordered, or shall, upon the said Occasion, from time to time, give Order for, over and above the present Establishment.
Ordered, That this Report be referred back again to the Council of State, for their further Consideration upon the Debate of the House; and to report the same with Speed.
He also reports from the Council of State, That it be humbly represented to the Parliament, as the Opinion of the Council, that Lieutenant General Fleetwood is a fit Person to command in Chief the Forces in Ireland under the Lord General Cromwell.
Resolved, That Lieutenant General Fleetwood do command in Chief the Forces in Ireland under the Lord General Cromwell.
Resolved, That Lieutenant General Fleetwood be one of the Commissioners for the Civil Affairs in Ireland, and impowered to act as a Commissioner, accordingly.
Grant to Salwey.
Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance of the clear yearly Value of Three hundred Pounds, ultra repris. be settled upon Richard Salwey Esquire, and his Heirs, out of such Lands of Delinquents, as shall be exposed to Sale by the additional Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason.
Resolved, That the Committee to whom that Bill was committed, do bring in a Clause, to impower the Trustees in that Bill to convey Lands of that Value unto the said Richard Salwey, and his Heirs, according to the former Vote.
Probate of Wills.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Bill for Probate of Wills be brought in on Wednesday next.
Claims on Publick Faith.
Colonel Marten reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Publick Faith, That the Opinion of that Committee is, that the same be satisfied out of Land in Ireland.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, that such Persons to whom Money is due upon the Publick Faith, and will take Satisfaction for the same by Lands in Ireland, shall have Satisfaction, accordingly.
Resolved, That it be referred back to the same Committee, to consider how this Vote may be made practicable; and to bring in a Bill accordingly.
The Question being propounded, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider what Cathedrals are fit to stand, or what to be pulled down, or what Part thereof; and how those Cathedrals, or such Part of them as shall be pulled down, may be applied to the Payment of Publick Faith;
And the Question being put, That these Words, "Collegiate Churches," be added to this Question;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Holland,||Tellers for the Yeas:||21.|
|Mr. Robinson,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir James Harrington,||Tellers for the Noes:||25.|
|Alderman Allein,||With the Noes,|
And so it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider what Cathedrals are fit to stand, or what to be pulled down, or what Part thereof; and how those Cathedrals, or such Part thereof as shall be pulled down, may be applied to the Payment of the Publick Faith: And that all that come to this Committee have Voices: And they are to meet, this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in; and so de die in diem.
The Question being propounded, That the Bells of such Cathedrals, as the Parliament shall think fit to be pulled down, shall be applied to the Publick Use, for making Ordnance for Shipping;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Alderman Allein,||Tellers for the Noes:||23.|
|Sir James Harrington,||With the Noes,|
|Major Gen. Harrison,||Tellers for the Yeas:||21.|
|Mr. Holland,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill touching Articles be read the Third time on Wednesday next.
Resolved, That the Report touching the Soldiers Accompts be made on Wednesday next.
Resolved, That Mr. Corbett do make the Report from the Committee of Obstructions, touching Concealments, on Wednesday Morning next.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.