Saturday, the 1st of October, 1653.
Officers of Excise.
MR. Stone reports, from the Committee for inspecting the Treasuries, and regulating Officers and
RESOLVED, That the Parliament be humbly informed, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the
Office of Secretary to the Commissioners of Excise be laid
aside, as useless; the present Secretary having been remiss
in his Attendance; and the Salary for Execution thereof,
being Two hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum.
Resolved, That in case Mr. Samuell Bartlett shall be
approved by the Parliament to execute the Office of
Comptroller of the Excise, That the Parliament be humbly
moved, that Mr. John Hieron may be appointed to the
Execution of the Office of Solicitor to the Commissioners
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Office of Secretary to the Commissioners of Excise be laid aside, as
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. John Hieron
be appointed to execute the Office of Solicitor to the
Commissioners of Excise.
He likewise reports, from the same Committee,
That it be humbly propounded unto the Parliament,
that the Office of Auditor of the Excise, and his Clerks,
be laid aside, as a useless Office, the Execution whereof
putteth the Commonwealth to the Charge of Eight
hundred Pounds per Annum:
That it be humbly offered to the Parliament, as the
Opinion of this Committee, That the Charges of Eleven
hundred Pounds per Annum, settled upon the Comptroller
of the Excise, and his Six Clerks, be reduced to Five
hundred Pounds per Annum.
That it be humbly propounded to the Parliament,
That Mr. Fawconberge, and his Deputies, be removed
from the Place of Comptroller; and that Mr. Samuell
Bartlett be presented to the Parliament, to execute the
said Office of Comptroller.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Office of Auditor
of the Excise, and his Clerks, be laid aside.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Salaries of
Eleven hundred Pounds per Annum, settled upon the
Comptroller of the Excise, and his Clerks, be reduced
to Five hundred Pounds per Annum.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. Fawconberge,
and his Deputies, be removed from the Place of Comptroller; and Mr. Samuell Bartlett be settled in the
Execution of the said Office of Comptroller.
Resolved, That Samuell Bartlett shall leave those Places
of Profits which he already holds.
Mr. Sadler reports, from the Committee of Publick
IN pursuance of an Order of Parliament, of the 25th
of July 1653, in the Business of Sir Wm. Dick; this Committee is satisfied, That the Orders of Parliament, cited
in the Report from Haberdashers-Hall, in the said Case,
are rightly cited: That the Sum of Nineteen thousand
Eighteen Pounds Twelve Shillings and Four-pence, with
the Interest since the 3d of February 1647, was a true
Debt from this Commonwealth, due to the said Sir Wm.
Dick: That the said Debt standeth still charged upon the
Treasury at Goldsmiths-Hall, to be paid out of the Receipts by Fines and Compositions made, and to be made,
with Papists and Delinquents, or by Sale of Papists and
Delinquents Estates: And that the Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall, and all other Treasurers that now have, or
shall have, the Receipts of such Monies, are impowered
and authorized to pay the said Debt to the said Sir Wm.
Dick, his Assignee or Assigns respectively: And that their
respective Acquittances should be a sufficient Discharge
to the said Treasurers: And that the said Sir Wm. Dick
hath received no Part thereof, nor any Satisfaction for the
same, save only One thousand Pounds from the Treasurers
at Goldsmiths-Hall, by an Order of this present Parliament
of the 6th of August last, 1653: And although there hath
been Enquiry made of some of the late Commissioners in
Scotland, and others, concerning the said Sir Wm. Dick,
yet there doth nothing appear to this Committee, why he
ought not to be paid, or that the said Debt is forfeited:
He hath also deposed, That, without speedy Payment,
he is utterly ruined: It is therefore humbly presented by
this Committee, as their Opinion, That the said Sir Wm.
Dick should enjoy his present Security: And that the
Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall, or other Treasurers who
have, or shall have, the Receipts of such Monies as shall
come in by Fines, Compositions, or Sale of Papists and
Delinquents Estates, may be ordered forthwith to pay to
the said Sir Wm. Dick, or his Assigns, the said Sum of
Nineteen thousand Eighteen Pounds, Twelve Shillings
and Four-pence, with Interest; deducting the said One
thousand Pounds, lately paid unto him by the said
Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Debt of Nineteen thousand Eighteen Pounds Twelve Shillings and
Four-pence, with Interest, to Sir Wm. Dick, deducting
the Thousand Pounds lately paid him, be continued
upon the former Security.
Council of State.
Colonel Sidenham reports from the Council of State, The
Necessity of Ten thousand Pounds to be speedily ordered
and provided for the Use of the Council's Contingencies,
out of such Treasury as they shall think fit; there being
some Affairs of pressing Concernment, which cannot be
carried on without a speedy Advance of Money.
Resolved, That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be
charged upon Goldsmiths-Hall, for the Contingencies of
the Council of State, to be paid to such Person and Persons as the Council of State shall appoint to receive the
same: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be
authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the
Treasurers of that Receipt, to pay the same, accordingly.
Colonel Clerk reports, from the Committee of the
Army, A Bill, intituled, An Act impowering the Committee for the Army, to state and determine the Accompts of all Officers and Soldiers, and others, employed
by them, for Monies by them received, from the 5th of
October 1647, until the 25th of July 1653: Which was
this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Gen. Monck thanked.
General Monck, one of the Admirals at Sea, came this
Day into the House; and took his Place as a Member.
Mr. Speaker, by Order of the House, did give the
Thanks of the Parliament to the said General Monck,
for his great and faithful Services to the Parliament, and
Petition from Hambleton.
Mr. St. Nicholas reports, from the Council of State,
The humble Petition of many of the Inhabitants of the
Town of Hambleton in the County of Rutland, exhibited
to the Council: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition be committed to a Committee.
The Question being put, That it be referred to the
Committee of Petitions;
It passed in the Negative.
Major Horsman, Colonel Sidenham, Major-General
Desborow, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Strickland, Major Barton,
Colonel Jones, Colonel Cromwell, Mr. Bawdon, *
Brooks, Mr. Highland, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Anlaby, Mr.
Barrington, or any three of them, are to consider of this
Petition; and to examine the Business, and state the Matter of Fact to the Parliament; with Power to send for
Persons, Papers, Witnesses; and to examine upon Oath:
And this Committee are to meet on Monday next, at
Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Court of
Wards: And Major Horseman is to take special Care of it.
Resolved, The Report of Amendments to the Bill for
disposing the Two Thirds of Papists Estates, be made
on Wednesday Morning next.