House of Commons Journal Volume 7
12 August 1652

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 12 August 1652', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 163. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24051 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Thursday, the 12th of August, 1652.

Prayers.

Lieutenant of the Towers.

MAJOR Salwey reports from the Council of State, That the Lieutenant of the Tower is this Day departed this Life: And he is also to give an Account to the Parliament, of what hath been done by the Council, for the present Safety of the Tower, until the Parliament shall give their further Order concerning it; viz.

Ordered, At the Council of State at Whitehall,

THAT all Persons who are Prisoners in the Tower, be commanded to their Chambers, and their respective Keepers are required to take special Care of them.

That the Gentleman-Porter, Gentleman-Gaoler, and all other the Officers belonging to the Tower, be required to take especial Care in the Discharge of the Duty of their respective Places.

That Colonel Ingoldsby, or, in his Absence, the next Commander of the Regiment, be ordered to repair this Night to the Tower, and remain there, and take especial Care of the Safety thereof, until the Parliament shall take further Order therein.

The Question being propounded, That Colonel John Barkstead be constituted and appointed Lieutenant of the Tower of London, during the Pleasure of the Parliament;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Colonel John Barksted be constituted and appointed Lieutenant of the Tower of London, during the Pleasure of the Parliament.

Col. Rowe.

Ordered, That the Business of Colonel Owen Rowe be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, the first Business.

Reducing the Forces.

The Question being propounded, That it be referred to the Council of State, with all convenient Speed, to give an Account to the Parliament of the former Vote, touching the Retrenchment of the Forces; and especially touching the Retrenchment of the Three Garisons of Gloucester, Exeter, and Bristol.

And the Question being put, That This Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Council of State, with all convenient Speed, to give an Account to the Parliament of the former Vote, touching Retrenchment of the Forces; and especially touching the Retrenchment of the Three Garisons of Gloucester, Exeter and Bristoll.

Settlement of Ireland.

An Act for the Settlement of Ireland, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.