Monday, the 6th of December, 1652.
THE Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from
the Council of State, a Copy of a Letter from
General Blake, aboard the Triumph, in the Downes, of
the Third of December 1652; and another Letter from
General Blake, of the 4th of December 1652; and also
a Letter from Herbert Morley, and Thomas Challoner,
from Deale, of the 4th of December 1652: Which were
this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State
to gave a Commission to the Three Generals at Sea, according to the Direction of the Votes of Parliament, of
the Six-and-twentieth Day of November 1652.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, upon Conference had with the General and Officers
of the Army, to consider how the Vote passed on Saturday
last, whereby Eighty Thousand Pounds a Month, only,
is allotted for Support of the Army, out of the Assessment, and the Residue of the Monthly Assessment for
the Navy, may be made practicable, without the Danger
of free Quarter: And to report their Opinion therein to
Ordered, That the Bill for Forests Lands be reported
on Thursday next, the First Business.
Ordered, That the Trustees for Sale of the late King's
Lands be authorized to administer unto Sylanus Taylor,
and Wm. Webb, Esquires, appointed to be Surveyors of
Hyde-park, Hampton-court, with the Appurtenances,
Meadows, Parks, and Lands thereunto belonging; Greenwich house, with the Appurtenances and the Park there,
and Lands belonging to the said House; Windsore Castle,
and the Park adjoining, called Little Park, and such
Lands, Houses, &c. which by a Commission from the
Council of State, they are authorised to survey, the like
Oath for the Surveying of the Premises, as by the Act
of Parliament was prescribed to be taken by the Surveyors
for Sale of the late King's Lands; and that the said Surveyors shall return the Surveys thereof unto the Committee of Parliament, appointed to bring in a Bill for Sale
of the Premises.
Sale of late King's Property.
Mr. Solicitor-General reports A Bill for the exposing
to Sale divers Castles, Houses, Parks, Lands, and Hereditaments, belonging to the late King, Queen, or Prince,
exempted from Sale by a former Act: Which was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed to the same Committee: And that
they meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
Ordered, That the Committee do take into Consideration the Proviso, whereby the Premises were formerly
excepted from Sale, whether there be any thing else therein
excepted from Sale, that may be fit to be exposed to
Sale, whereby ready Money may be advanced; and report
their Opinion therein to the House, with Amendments
to this Bill.
Prizes of War.
Ordered, That the Proposal touching the Prizes taken
from France and Spaine, in the Beginning of the Reign
of the late King, be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, with Power to send for Persons, Papers, and
Witnesses; and to consider of the Proposal; and report
their Opinion therein to the House.
Ordered, That the former Order of Reference, touching
the Letter-Office, to the late Council of State, be revived
to this present Council, to take the same into Consideration, according to the former Order; and also the Overture, touching the Advance of a present Sum of Money
upon the same: And report their Opinion therein, with
all Speed, to the House.
Charges of Offices.
Ordered, That the Committee for retrenching the
Charges of Offices be revived: And Mr. Anlaby, and
Mr. Lechmere, are to take special Care thereof; and to
make Report to the House, with Speed.
Colonel Downes reports from the Committee of the
Army, a Bill for raising One hundred and Twenty
thousand Pounds, by the Month, by way of Assessment.