Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 20th of September, 1653.
RESOLVED, by the Parliament, That there be an Offer of Hampton-Court to the Lord General, in Exchange for New-hall, upon a proportionable Value.
Resolved, That Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper do tender this Offer to the Lord-General, from this House.
Ordered, That the Trustees for Sale of several Honours, Castles, and Houses belonging to the late King, &c. formerly exempted from Sale, be enjoined and required to forbear to make any Contract for, or Sale of HamptonCourt, with the Appurtenances and Lands contained in the Survey thereof, for Two Days.
E. of Clanrickard's Claims.
Colonel Hewson reports from the Committee for Irish Affairs:
IN pursuance of the Order of Parliament, of the Second of this Instant August, this Committee having looked upon the Articles made with the Earl of Clanrikard; and conferred with Commissary-General Reynolds, touching the Payment of the Two thousand Pounds, as by the said Order is directed: And finding, upon the Whole, that it was the Intent and Desire of the said CommissaryGeneral, and other the Officers, who articled with the said Earl, That he, the said Earl, should have had the whole Two thousand Pounds made good to him; and that they would, at the Time of Capitulation, actually have done it, in case they had had the Dispose of Money, or Power to have absolutely ascertained it; This Committee therefore humbly offer it to the House, as their Opinion, That the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds may be forthwith paid, in Money, to the said Earl, in Consideration and full Satisfaction of the Fourth Article of Capitulation, with him made, by Sir Charles Coote, and Commissary-General Reynolds: And that Order be given, accordingly, to the Commissioners for inspecting the Treasuries, by their Warrant, to charge the said Twelve hundred Pounds on such Treasury as may afford present Payment thereof.
That it be humbly propounded to the Parliament, That the Conveyances and Annuities passed by the Earl of Clanrickard, out of his Estate in Ireland, to his Servants, for their Livelihood, not exceeding, in the Whole, Three hundred Twenty-one Pounds a Year, be allowed of; and that the Grants by him also passed to Mrs. Lettice Bourk, alias Sherley, for securing her Portion, left in his Hands before the Rebellion, be also allowed of; and that Order may be given, by the Parliament, to the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland, to allow of, and take Order for the enjoying of the same accordingly.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds be given to the Earl of Clanrickard, in full of all his Demands; viz. Six hundred Pounds presently, and Six hundred Pounds Residue, at the End of Six Months: And that the Commissioners for inspecting the Treasury be authorized and required to give Warrant for Payment thereof, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Conveyances and Annuities passed by the Earl of Clanrickard out of his Estate in Ireland, to his Servants, for their Livelihood, not exceeding in the whole Three hundred Twenty-one Pounds a Year, be allowed of: And that the Grants by him also passed to Mrs. Lettice Bourke, alias Shirley, for securing her Portion, left in his Hands, before the Rebellion, be also allowed of: And the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland be authorized and required to allow of, and take Order for, the enjoying of the same, accordingly.
Supply for the Navy.
Colonel Sydenham reports from the Commissioners for inspecting the Treasuries;
UPON Consideration of the pressing Necessities for Monies, for the Supply of the Want of the Navy; and having received, from the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy, Two several Certificates, dated the 14th Instant, for Two hundred Eighty-two thousand Six hundred and Forty-one Pounds, One hundred thousand Pounds whereof forthwith to be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy, and a great Part of the One hundred Eighty-two thousand Six hundred Forty-one Pounds, to be paid within a short time; besides Forty thousand Pounds to be paid on Certificate, dated August 15th; and finding the several Treasuries, appointed by Order or Act of Parliament, for the Supply of the Navy, at present, to run very low; and the Wants of the Navy not possible in any measure to be supplied by the Monies arising on the several Treasuries appointed, by Parliament, for the aforesaid Service;
Ordered, That Colonel Sydenham be desired to report the same to the Parliament: And, as the only Expedient in our View for Supply of the aforesaid Want, and urgent Necessities of the Navy; it is further Ordered, That Colonel Sidenham be desired to report to the Parliament, the Petition of the late Farmers of the Customs.
Resolved, That the Council of State have Power, and is hereby authorized, to allow unto Mr. Frees, One Fourth Part, out of the Discovery made, or to be made, by him, to the Council.
Farmers of Customs.
The humble Petition of the late Farmers of the Customs was this Day read.
Sale of Forests.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Sale of the Forests be referred to a Committee, to consider which way the most may be made of them.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners of Inspections, who are Members of this House: And that Major Burton, Mr. Hollestre, Mr. King, Colonel Rous, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Carew, Major General Desborow, Mr. Strickland, Alderman Titchborne, Captain Stone, Major General Harrison, be added to that Committee: And to make Report on Friday Morning next.
Call of the House.
The House, according to former Order, proceeded to the Calling of the House: Those present are marked with [P]; those absent, with [A]; those excused, marked accordingly; and those that had Leave, with Leave.
Resolved, That all the Members, who have attended this House, and are gone without Leave, do attend the Service of this House, on this Day Fortnight, under the Penalty of a Fine.