Thursday, the 28th
of August, 1651.
Act of Navigation.
THE House this Day, according to former Order,
was resolved into a grand Committee upon the Bill
for Increase of Shipping, and Encouragement of the Navigation of this Nation.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Love took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
A Letter from Lieutenant General Fleetwood from
Shepstone, of the Twenty-seventh of August, 1651, was
this Day read.
Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Council of State,
That there are many of the Militia Forces that are
marched out of their several Counties, for the present
Service; that the Act for the Militia seems to give
Power for only one Month's Pay; that it may so fall out,
that those Forces may be necessitated to continue out for
a longer Time; and much of the First Month is already
spent: The Council do therefore humbly offer it to the
Consideration of the Parliament, that some Course be
presently taken for a further Supply for them, that they
be not necessitated to Free Quarter, or suffer any other
Inconveniencies for want thereof.
Resolved, by the Parliament, that an Act be brought
in To-morrow Morning, for enabling the several Militias
of the several Counties to raise One Month's Pay for the
respective Forces as have been by the said respective
Counties raised, or to be raised, and sent, for the present
Service, according to the Act for the Militia: And Major
Lister is to bring in an Act accordingly.
A Letter from Gloucester from Sir Wm. Constable, of
the Twenty-sixth of August 1651, was this Day read.
Mr. Carew reports from the Council of State, That
in regard, the Company which is at present in Exeter
Castle consists only of One Hundred Men, that Forty
Men more may be added to that Company, and paid according to the Establishment of the Army; and to be
continued for Two Months, if there shall be Occasion.
The Question being put, That Forty Men more be
added to the Company which is at present in Exeter
Castle, and paid according to the Establishment of the
Army, and continued for two Months;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to
the Council of State, to take Care, that out of the Militia Forces for the County of Devon, so many be put
into the Castle of Exeter, as they shall find necessary for
strengthening that Castle.
Whereas the Parliament hath been informed, That
* Garman, now in the New Prison, doth affirm, that
* Robbins is God Almighty, that his Wife is the Virgin
Mary, that hath now brought forth a Child, which shall
be the Salvation of the Earth;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers to examine the Truth of the Informations
against the said * Garman, and to report the Truth of
the Matter, with their Opinion therein, to the House, for
the further Consideration of the Parliament.
Mr. James Challoner reports from the Committee of
Parliament for examining Colonel John Alured's Petition; videlicet,
Upon Examination of the Petition of Colonel John
Allured, referred to this Committee by Order of the House
of the Sixteenth of August last, it is thought fit, that the
Two thousand Pounds, to be forthwith advanced unto
him, upon Account, be paid out of the ensuing Rents of
Delinquents Estates in the County of York; and for the
Remainder of his Losses, being 3,275£. that it be paid
unto him, as in the Declaration of both Houses of Parliament in the Year 1642 is expressed: And for his Disbursements and Arrears, amounting to 5,494£. 6s. 8d.
they do refer the same to the House.
Ordered, That the said Committee be revived, and this
Ordered, That the Act for the Carmen be read on
Ordered, That the Act for the Highways be read on
Grant to Doughty.
Ordered, That Anne Doughtie, Wife of David Doughty,
have Four Pound out of the Money in the Box, for Supply of her pressing Wants; and that the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House do pay the same to her, accordingly; and the Acquittance of the said Ann, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in