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 21st of May, 1652.
THE House this Day resumed the Debate touching Ireland.
The Question being put, To proceed further upon this Debate at this time;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Henry Vane the younger,||Tellers for the Noes:||34.|
|Lieut. Gen. Fleetwood,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Arthur Heslerigg,||Tellers for the Yeas:||32.|
|Mr. Marten,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed with the Negative.
The Question being propounded, That the House do resume this Debate on Tuesday Sevennight;
And the Question being put, That That Question be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
And the main Question being put, That the House do resume this Debate on Tuesday Sevennight:
It passed with the Negative.
Colonel Morley reports, from the Council of State, "That the Council finds it necessary, for the more effectual carrying on of the Service of the Commonwealth, that the Regiment of the Lord General, as also that of Colonel Ingoldsby, should be recruited, each of them, to the Number of Twelve hundred Men, besides Officers; and to be so continued for the Space of Three Months: Which the Council do humbly offer to the Consideration of the Parliament; that, if they shall think fit to approve thereof, Order may be given to the Committee of the Army to pay the said Regiments, so recruited, according to the Establishment, for the Space of Three Months.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the Regiments of the Lord General, and of Colonel Ingoldsby, be recruited, each of them, to Twelve hundred apiece, besides Officers, for a Time not exceeding Three Months: And that the Council of State be impowered to reduce the said Regiments, or either of them, to a less Number, in the Interim, if they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, according to such Appointment as the Council of State shall make, to cause the said Regiments, so recruited, and not exceeding that Number, to be paid, according to the Establishment, for a Time not exceeding Three Months.
Resolved, That the Council of State be impowered to recruit each of the Three Companies in Hull to One hundred and Twenty, if they shall see Cause, for a Time not exceeding Three Months.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to cause the said Companies, so recruited, not above that Number, to be paid, according to the Establishment, for such Time, not exceeding Three Months, as the Council of State shall direct.
Prince of Condy.
Ordered, That on this Day Sevennight, the Report touching the Prince of Condy be made by Colonel Marten.
The humble Petition of John Micklwood, now Prisoner in Yorke Castle, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the said John Micklwood be discharged both of his Fine and Imprisonment: And that a Warrant be issued forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to the Keeper of the Gaol of Yorke Castle, and to the Sheriff of the County of York, for discharging of him, accordingly.
Resolved, That the Door be shut till Twelve a Clock.
Colonel Downes reports a Bill for raising by the Month, for Six Months; viz. from the 24th of June to the 25th of December next, towards the Maintenance of the Armies in England, Ireland, and Scotland, raised, by Authority of Parliament, for the Service of the Parliament.
A Letter from General Blake, from aboard the James, Three Leagues off Hide, of the 20th of May 1652, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Council of State be required forthwith to give an Account to the Parliament, how it cometh to pass, that the Ships are so ill provided with Victuals: And to take speedy Course for the Supply of them with all Necessaries.-
Ambassadors from Holland.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve what the Council of State hath already done, concerning the Security and Safety of the Lords Ambassadors from the United Provinces.-
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of what General Blaque hath done, as it is related in his Letter to the Council.
Resolved, That the Council of State be required to return unto General Blake a Letter of Thanks, as from the Parliament; and send unto him the Vote of their Approval.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider the whole Matter of Fact, and what is further fit to be done therein; and report the same to the House on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That the Council of State be required and authorized to take such Care for the strengthening the Fleet, as they shall think fit, for the Security and Benefit of the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That the Council of State be required to continue the same Care still for their Safety, till the Parliament take further Order.