House of Commons Journal Volume 7
24 December 1652

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 24 December 1652', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 234-235. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24129 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Friday, the 24th of December, 1652.

Prayers.

Adventurers for Ireland.

ORDERED, That the Act touching the Adventurers for Ireland, be reported on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Articles of War.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Articles of War, and Ordinances of the Sea.

The Second Article being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Third Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Fourth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Fifth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Sixth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Seventh Article was read.

The Question being put, To agree to this Part of this Article; viz. "None shall presume to injure or wrong, at Sea, the known Friends or Allies of this State, either Members of this Commonwealth or Strangers, not in Enmity, upon Pain of Death, or lesser Punishment, as the Nature of the Offence shall require, nor;"

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Sidney, Tellers for the Yeas: 16.
Colonel Lister, With the Yeas,
Mr. Strickland, Tellers for the Noes: 28.
Mr. Bond, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Article; viz. "None shall presume wilfully or wittingly to injure or wrong, at Sea, the known Friends or Allies of this State, either Members of this Commonwealth, or Strangers, not in Enmity, upon Pain of such Punishment as the Nature and Circumstances of the Offence shall require," be inserted instead thereof.

The latter Part of the Article being read; It was

Resolved, That these Words; viz. "or other Punishment, according to the Nature and Circumstances of the Offence," be added to the Close of this Article.

The said Article, so amended, being put to the Question, was assented unto.

The Eighth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Ninth Article was read.

Resolved, That these Words be inserted in this Article, next after the Word "Merchandizes," "other the Arms, Ammunition, Tackle, Furniture, or Stores of such Ships."

And the said Article, being so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Tenth Article was read.

Resolved, That these Words; viz. "or otherwise," next after the Word "War," be omitted.

And the said Article so amended, being put to the Question, was agreed unto.

The Eleventh Article being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Twelfth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Thirteenth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Fourteenth Article was read.

The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "shall, in their and every of their respective Places, faithfully and valiantly discharge their Duties, and fight, and engage the Enemy courageously: And whosoever," do stand;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That these Words, viz. "or other Punishment, as the Circumstances of the Offence shall deserve, and the Council of War shall judge fit," be added in this Instruction, next after the Word "Death."

And the said Article so amended, being put to the Question, was agreed unto.

The Fifteenth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Sixteenth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Seventeenth Article was read.

And the Question being put, To agree to this Article;

It passed with the Negative.

The Eighteenth Article was read.

And the Question being put, to agree to the said Article;

It passed with the Negative.

The Nineteenth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Twentieth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The One-and-twentieth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Two-and-twentieth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Three-and twentieth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Four-and-twentieth Article was read.

And the Question being put, To agree to this Article;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Vane, junior, Tellers for the Yeas: 27.
Mr. Strickland, With the Yeas,
Lord Com. Whitclock, Tellers for the Noes: 23.
Mr. Marten, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

The Five-and-twentieth Article was read, and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Six-and-twentieth Article was read; and, after some Amendments at the Table, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Seven-and-twentieth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Eight-and-twentieth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Nine-and-twentieth Article was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Thirtieth Article was read.

And the Question being put, To agree to this Article;

It passed with the Negative.

The One-and-thirtieth Article was read.

Resolved, That the Word "Death" be inserted into this Article, before the Word "Fine."

And the said Article, so amended, being put to the Question, was assented unto.

The Two-and-thirtieth Article was read.

Resolved, That the Word "neither" be omitted.

Resolved, That these Words, viz. "conducting and," be inserted next before the Word "steering."

And the said Article, so amended, being put to the Question, was agreed unto.

Commissioners for inspecting Treasuries.

Resolved, That the Room in Whitehall, lately used by the Committee for Examinations, be appointed for the Service of the Commissioners for inspecting the Treasuries; and that the Council of State do take care, that the same be forthwith fitted for them, accordingly.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for inspecting the Treasuries be impowered and authorized to make Choice of such Officers and Clerks, and to allow them such Salaries for their Service therein, as they shall think fit; and that the Council of State do take care, and give Order, that such Salaries, and other Moneys for defraying incident Charges of that Service, as shall, from time to time, be certified by the said Commissioners, or any two or more of them, be paid accordingly.

House to sit.

Resolved, That the House do sit To-morrow, notwithstanding the former Order; and that the former Order do, notwithstanding, for the Future, stand in Force.

Articles of War.

Resolved, That this Debate upon the Articles and Ordinances of War be resumed To-morrow Morning.

Sale of Parks.

Ordered, That the Act for Sale of Parks be reported To-morrow Morning.

Christmas Day not to be solemnized.

Resolved, That the Markets be kept To-morrow, being the 25th Day of December: And that the Lord Mayor, and Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, and the Justices of Peace for the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, do take care, that all such Persons as shall open their Shops on that Day, be protected from Wrong or Violence, and the Offenders punished.

Resolved, That no Observation shall be had on the 25th Day of December, commonly called Christmas Day, nor any Solemnity used or exercised in Churches, upon that Day, in respect thereof.

Ordered, That the Lord Mayor in the City of London, and Sheriffs of London and Middlesex and the Justices of Peace of Middlesex, respectively, be authorized and required to see this Order duly observed within the late Lines of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality.

Ordered, That the Committee of Whitehall do see, that the Shops in Westminster-Hall be kept open To-morrow: And that Mr. Garland do take care hereof.

Invalid Soldiers.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the maimed Soldiers, to prepare, and bring in, An Act for Continuance of the Act for Relief of maimed Soldiers.