Wednesday, the Third of August, 1653.
Sick and Wounded.
COLONEL Montagu reports from the Council of
State, A Letter from General Monk, from aboard
the Resolution, off of Camperdowne, the 31th of July
1653: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take especial Care immediately, for the providing all
Necessaries for the Relief and Cure of the Sick and
maimed Soldiers and Seamen, wheresoever they shall be
put on Shore: And that they do also take care of the
Widows and Orphans of those who are slain.
Ordered, That the Council of State do signify unto the
Counties of Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, That the Parliament hath taken Notice of their great Care, and tender
Respect, shewed unto the sick and wounded Soldiers and
Seamen put ashore in those Counties, and their good Resentment and Acceptation thereof: And return Thanks
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners appointed by Act of this present Parliament, for Ordering
and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy,
and that they be authorized and required to put in Execution the Votes and Resolutions of Parliament, passed
the 22th of December 1652, concerning the Encouragement to be given to Mariners and Seamen in the Service
of the Commonwealth, and all the Particulars therein;
and to give such Orders from time to time as shall be
requisite for the effecting thereof.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That
as well the Monies already appointed, as that shall be appointed, by Parliament or Council of State, for the Use
of the Navy, be issued, by Warrant from the Commissioners for Inspecting the Treasuries, unto the Treasurer
of the Navy for the Time being: And that the Warrant
of the said Commissioners for Inspecting the Treasuries,
and the Receipt of the Treasurer of the Navy, shall be a
Discharge to the respective Treasuries that are or shall be
charged with any Monies for the Use of the Navy, to pay
such Sums, from time to time, as the Commissioners for
the Treasury shall direct, for the Uses aforesaid.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for Ordering and
Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy be
appointed to make Certificates, from time to time, to
the said Commissioners of the Treasury, what Sums of
Money are requisite to be paid or assigned, by their Warrant, for the Carrying on the Service: And that Warrants
be, by the Commissioners of the Treasury, issued accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Ordering and
Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy be authorized to give Warrant, unto the Treasurer of the Navy,
for the Payment of all such Monies as are or shall be
due, for Stores or Ammunition belonging to the Navy,
already contracted for by the Officers of the Ordnance,
or that shall be contracted for, as aforesaid, before the
Fourth Day of December next.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by the
Act constituting Commissioners for the Managing and
Ordering the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, have
Power to make use of the Seal of the Anchor, now in
their Custody, for their Warrants and Commissions.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by that
Act be authorized and impowered to make Choice of, and
appoint, such Clerks, and other Officers, under them, as
they shall think fit; and to allow such Salaries to such
Clerks and Officers; and also to direct what Sums from
time to time shall be necessary, for incident Charges
for the Carrying-on of the Service by the said Act intrusted with them: And that the same be paid out of
the Treasury of the Navy, by Warrant from the Commissioners of the Navy: And that the said Commissioners
of the Navy be authorized and required to issue their
Warrants to the Treasurer of the Navy, from time to
time, to pay the same, accordingly.
Ordered, That the said Commissioners be authorized
from time to time, to give Direction for the Sale of all
unserviceable Stores, and other Provisions of the Navy:
And that the Monies arising thereupon, and also upon
Sale of unserviceable Ships and Vessels, be, from time to
time, paid to the Treasurer of the Navy, for the Use of
the Navy, accordingly.
Ordered, That until Monies arising out of the Prize-Office for Relief of Sick and Wounded Men, and other
Occasions in the printed Votes, do come into that Treasury, for the Purposes aforesaid, the Commissioners for
the Admiralty do give Order to the Commissioners for
the Navy to issue out their Warrants to the Treasurer for
the Navy, to issue out such Monies, out of any Monies
in the Treasury, for Supply of those Occasions in the
mean time, as the Commissioners for the Admiralty shall
think sit; the same Monies to be reimbursed to the Treasury of the Navy, out of those Monies arising by the
Reprizal-Goods, as they shall come in.