House of Commons Journal Volume 6
9 September 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 9 September 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 10-16. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25469 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 9 Septembris, 1648.

Prayers.

Militia.

ORDERED, That the Ordinance for the Grand Militia of the whole Kingdom be reported on Thursday Morning next, at Ten of Clock.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr. Heath;

The Lords commanded us to deliver unto you the King's Majesty's Letter; with his Desire therein, That Dr. Reeve and Dr. Ducke be sent to him: To which the Lords do agree; and desire the Concurrence of this House: A Letter from the Lord Admiral, with a List of the Ships of the Parliament Fleet: An Ordinance for Disposing of the new Sequestrations in the County of Surrey; with some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: To put you in mind of the Earl of Nottingham's Petition, formerly brought to you: To put you in mind also of the Petition of the reduced Field Officers, and Captains of Four Regiments for the Service of Ireland, under Colonel Herbert, and others.

Earl of Nottingham.

Ordered, That the Lord of Nottingham's Petition be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.

Surrey Sequestration.

Amendments to the Ordinance for the sequestring the Estates of Delinquents, to be employed towards the Raising and Maintaining of a Troop of Horse, for the Service of the Parliament, within the County of Surrey, sent from the Lords, were this Day read; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Wheler, Mr. Pecke, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Strode, Sir Richard Onslowe, Mr. Drake, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Kempe, Sir Hen. Vane junior, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Lister, the Knights and Burgesses of the County of Surrey;

This Committee, or any Three of them, are to meet on Monday next, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered of their Lordships Message; and they do agree, That Dr. Reeve and Dr. Ducke do go down to the King: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Navy.

Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall be injoined to sit on Monday next, in the Afternoon: And the Committee of the Navy are then to confer with them about the Monies.

Sir H. Vane's Accompt.

The Certificate of the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, of the State of the Accompt of Sir Henry Vane junior, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Accompts of the said Sir Henry Vane junior.

Ordered, That the Committee of Accompts be injoined to proceed with the further Accompts of the said Sir Henry Vane junior.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do enter the whole Certificate of the Accompt of Sir Henry Vane junior in the Journal Book; and do deliver back the Certificate of the said Accompt to the said Sir Henry Vane junior.

Pecke's Accompt.

The Certificate of the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, of the State of the Accompt of Henry Pecke Esquire, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Accompt of Henry Pecke Esquire.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do enter the whole Certificate of the Accompt of Henry Pecke Esquire, in the Journal Book; and do deliver back the Certificate of the said Accompt unto the said Henry Pecke.

Gerard's Accompt.

The Certificate of the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, of the State of the Accompt of Sir Gilbert Gerard delivered in upon his Oath, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Accompt of Sir Gilbert Gerard.

Resolved, That Sir Gilbert Gerard have the Publick Faith of the Kingdom for the Sum of Eight thousand Nine hundred Fifty-three Pounds Ten Shillings and Ninepence, remaining due, and owing to him, upon his Accompt.

Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Jessopp have the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, Part of the Sum of Eight thousand Nine hundred Fifty-three Pounds Ten Shillings and Ninepence, due unto Sir Gilbert Gerard, upon his Account, forthwith paid unto him out of the Arrears of Pay due to Major Gibbes: And that the Committee of the Eastern Association do pay the same unto the said Mr. Jessopp, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do enter the whole Certificate of the Accompt of Sir Gilbert Gerard in the Journal Book; and do deliver back the original Certificate of the said Account to the said Sir Gilbert Gerard.

Plaxtoll Church.

The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Plaxtoll in the County of Kent, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do pass, under the Great Seal, a Brief, or Letters Patents, in usual Form, to the Inhabitants of the Parish of Plaxtoll in the County of Kent; for a free and charitable Eenevolence of all well-disposed People in the Cities of London and Westminster, and in the Counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Middlesex, the Cities of Canterbury and Rochester; to continue for the Space of Two Years, from the 29 Septembris 1648.

Clotworthy's Claims.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, formerly ordered to be paid to Sir John Clotworthy, out of the Ordinance of Twenty thousand Pounds per Mensem for Ireland, be discharged: And that the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds be charged upon the several old Ordinances for the weekly Assessments for Ireland, with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, from the Sixth of this Instant September, to be paid every Six Months: And it is especially rcommended to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, in the Star Chamber, to take notice hereof; and to treat with the Contractors for Provisions for Ireland, touching the speedy Payment thereof; and to give Order to the Treasurers and Collectors of the Monies respectively, to pay the said Two thousand Pounds, together with the growing Interest every Six Months for the same, to the said Sir John Clotworthy, or his Assigns; and the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Sir John Clotworthy, or his Assigns, shall, from time to time be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers and Collectors for the payment of the said Two thousand Pounds, with Interest, accordingly.

Whereas, by Order of the Sixth of this Month, it is referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, in the Star Chamber, to cast up what is due to Sir John Clotworthy, for his personal Pay, from the One-and-twentieth of December 1641, to the Second of December 1644, or the Dates of his Commissions respectively: It is now further Ordered, That the said Committee do treat with the Contractors for Provisions for Ireland, who have the principal Interest in what is charged on the Ordinances for the weekly Assessments for Ireland; and signify unto them, That this House hath especially recommended the Business of Sir John Clotworthy to them, to further him in this speedy Payment of what is due unto him: And the Committee in the Star Chamber are to settle the Payments of what they find due to Sir John Clotworthy, for his personal Pay, until the Second of December 1644, accordingly; and to give Orders to the Treasurers and Collectors of the said Monies respectively, to pay the same to the said Sir John Clotworthy, or his Assigns: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Sir John Clotworthie, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers and Collectors, from time to time, for the Payment thereof, accordingly.

Tredwell's &c. Claims.

Whereas, by Order of the Sixth of this Month, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, Part of the Sum of Eight hundred Eleven Pounds Five Shillings, due unto Richard Tredwell, Robert Jeffery, and Elizabeth Wright, for Arms, taken up by the Lord Inchiquin, for the Province of Munster in Ireland, with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, should be paid unto them, or their Assigns, out of the Assessments upon the Ordinance of Twenty thousand Pounds per Mensem, for the Relief of Ireland: And whereas it was further ordered by the said Order, of the Sixth of this Month, That the Sum of Three hundred Eleven Pounds Five Shillings, Residue of the said Sum of Eight hundred Eleven Pounds Five Shillings, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, be paid unto the said Richard Tredwell, Robert Jeffery, and Elizabeth Wright out of the Arrears for the Assessments for the British Army, until the said Sum of Three hundred Eleven Pounds Five Shillings be paid: It is now Ordered, That the said Order be, and is hereby, discharged. And it is further Ordered, That the said Sum of Eight hundred Eleven Pounds Five Shillings be paid unto the said Richard Tredwell, Robert Jeffery and Elizabeth Wright, or their Assigns, and be charged upon the several old Ordinances for the Weekly Assessments for Ireland, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, to be paid every Six Months: And it is especially recommended to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, in the Star Chamber, to take notice hereof; and to treat with the Contractors for Provisions for Ireland, touching the Speedy Payment thereof; and to give Order to the Treasurers and Collectors of the said Monies respectively, to pay the said Eight hundred Eleven Pounds Five Shillings, together with the growing Interest, every Six Months, for the same, to the said Richard Tredwell, Robert Jeffrey, and Elizabeth Wright, or their Assigns: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Richard Tredwell, Robert Jeffrey, and Elizabeth Wright, or their Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall, from time to time, be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers and Collectors for Payment of the said Eight hundred Eleven Pounds Five Shillings, with Interest accordingly.

Supply for Ireland.

Resolved, &c. That no Money be charged upon the Ordinance for Twenty thousand Pounds per Mensem for Ireland; but that the same be only employed for the Carrying on of the Wars in Ireland.

Preacher appointed.

Ordered, That Alderman Atkin do give Notice to Mr. Horton to preach on Tuesday next.

Preacher appointed.

Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby do give Notice to Mr. Maynard, to preach on Tuesday next.

Rescue of Armstrong.

The House being informed, That Richard Pierson, John Higgs, and John Allen, were at the Door.

They were called in: And Mr. Speaker gave them a strict Charge to speak the Truth in such Matters as they should inform the House of, as they would answer the same before God: Thereupon the said Richard Pierson, John Higgs, and John Allen, did Charge Ruffin Clarke, Robert Parker, Wm. Lovell, Wm. Wheeler, * Houe, Wm. Townsend, Saunder White, Mrs. Disby Wife of Edward Disby the Vintner at the George at Brantford, John Barwis the younger, * Southerne the younger, Edward Downes, and Two Footmen, with the Rescuing of Major Armstrong, a Prisoner, in his Passage to Windsor Castle.

The humble Petition of Richard Pierson, Serjeant of the Trained Band, under Captain Holden, for the County of Middlesex, in the Behalf of himself, and of John Allen, John Higgs, with his Brethren, Assistants, was this Day read.

Ordered, That * Houe, William Lovell, William Wheeler, Robert Parker, William Townsend, Sander White, Ruffin Clerke, John Barwis the younger, * Southerne the younger, Edward Downes, * Disby the Wife of Edward Disby a Vintner at the George in Brantford, and the Two Footmen, that rescued Major Armstrong, in his Passage towards Windsor Castle, be sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms that attends this House.

Wilkinson's Accompts.

Ordered, That Captain Wilkinson's Business be heard the first Business on Thursday Morning next.

Ordered, That the Sum of Seven hundred Pounds be paid unto Captain Wilkinson, out of the Sequestrations of Yorksheire, in Satisfaction of his Losses and Charge of raising Horse and Foot for the Service of the Parliament.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have received a Letter from the King; which is to be communicated to both Houses: To which the Lords have agreed; and desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Lords have received a Letter out of Ireland, with some Instructions in it, which the Lords desire to communicate to you.

Passes granted.

Ordered, That Mr. Parsons have a Pass, as is desired.

Ordered, That a Conference be had with the Lords, to shew them the Reasons why this House cannot concur with their Lordships, in giving a Blank Pass for such Persons in Scottland, to go to his Majesty, as is desired.

Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Anslow, Mr. Swynfen, Sir John Maynard are appointed to manage the said Conference.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Major General Massey have Leave to go into the Country; and to stay there until Tuesday come-fortnight.

Irish Affairs.

A Letter from Sleigo, of the 14 of August 1648, from the Officers in the Army for the Parliament, in Ireland, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the said Letter from Sligo of the Fourteenth of August 1648, be referred to the Committee of Irish Affairs, at Derby House: And the said Committee are to consider thereof; and to take such Course therein as they shall think fit.

Reports deferred.

Ordered, That on Monday Morning next, Mr. Swynfen do make the Reports in his Hands.

Loan by the City.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports from the City of London, That Two thousand Pounds of the Monies subscribed by the Citizens is ready to be paid this Afternoon.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, lent by the Citizens of London, be paid to the Commissioners employed upon the Treaty with his Majesty, or to such Person or Persons as they shall appoint; and be by their Direction issued out, in Proportion, according to the former Order.

Persons to be apprehended.

Ordered, That the Commander that attends this House this Day, be desired forthwith to send out a Squadron of Horse, or such other Forces as he shall think fit, to aid the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, in the Apprehending of * Houe, William Lovell, Wm. Wheeler, Robert Parker, Wm. Townsend, Sander White, Ruffyn Clarke, John Barwis the younger, * Southerne the younger, Edward Downes, * Disby the Wife of Edward Disby a Vintner at the George in Branford, and the Footmen, that rescued Major Armstrong from Richard Peirson, John Allen, and John Higgs, as they were carrying him towards Windsor Castle.

Grant to Rolph.

Ordered, That the Twenty Pounds formerly ordered to be paid to Major Rolph, be made up One hundred and Fifty Pounds, and be paid unto the said Major Rolph, or his Assigns, out of Major Gibbs his Pay, out of the Eastern Association: . . . . are to take notice hereof, and to pay the said Sum of One hundred and Fifty Pounds to the said Major Rolph, or his Assigns, accordingly.

Gerrard's Accompt.

The Accompt of Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Treasurer at Wars, from the First of August 1642, to the Twenty-fourth of March 1644, certified by the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom; and dated 18 Julii 1647; was this Day read; and was in hæc verba; viz.

To the honourable the Commons, assembled in Parliament.

humble Certificate of the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom.

Gerrard's Accompt.

Charge.
£. s. d.
We of the Committee appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, of the Two-and-twentieth of February 1643, for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, do hereby certify, That we have received, upon Oath, from Sir Gilbert Gerrard Knight and Baronet, Treasurer at Wars, his Accompt, for himself and his Two Deputies, Captain Francis Vernon and William Jesopp, for all Monies received and issued forth by them, from the First of August 1642, to the Twenty-fourth of March 1644: Wherein he charged himself to have received, from several Treasurers appointed by Ordinances of Parliament, the Sum of Eleven hundred and thirteen thousand Four hundred Twenty-four Pounds Three Shillings and Nine-pence. 1,113,424 3 9
By Orders and Ordinances.
We have likewise examined his several Vouchers for his Discharge; and do find, that he hath issued forth, upon Ordinances, Orders of Parliament, Warrants from the Committee of Safety, Warrants from the Earl of Essex, late Lord General of the Army, and from the Earl of Warwick, Lord General of the Counties near London, and other Services for the Use of the State, the Sum of Eleven hundred and Five thousand Eight hundred Twenty-and-six Pounds Eight Shillings and Six-pence. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
1,105,826 8 6
To himself.
That he hath paid to himself, for his Entertainment, after the Rate of Forty Shillings per diem, from the First of August 1642, exclusive, to the Twentieth of March 1643, inclusive, the Time of the Establishment, being Five hundred Ninety-six Days, the Sum of Eleven hundred Fourscore and Twelve Pounds 1,192 - - 1,561 - - 2,872 19 9
From the Twentieth of March 1643, exclusive, to the Twenty-fourth of March 1644, inclusive, the Time of the Reducement, being Three hundred Sixty-nine Days, at Twenty Shillings per diem, the Sum of Three hundred Threescore and Nine Pounds 369 - -
To his Deputies.
To his Two Deputies, Captain Francis Vernon and William Jessopp, from the First of August 1642, exclusive, to the Twentieth of March 1643, inclusive, the Time of the Establishment, being Five hundred Ninety-six Days, after the Rate of Six Shillings and Eight-pence per diem apiece, the Sum of Three hundred Fourscore and Seventeen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence. 397 6 8 560 6 2
Discharge.
From the Twentieth of March 1643, exclusive, to the Twenty-fourth of March 1644, inclusive, the Time of the Reducement, being Three hundred Sixty-nine Days, after the Rate of Four Shillings and Five-pence per diem, the Sum of One hundred Threescore and Two Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Six-pence 162 19 6
To his Clerks and Messengers.
To his Six Clerks, each one, Two Shillings per diem, from the First of August 1642, exclusive, to the Twenty-fourth of March 1644, inclusive, the Time of the Reducement, being Nine hundred Sixty-five Days, the Sum of Five hundred Threescore and Nineteen Pounds 579 - - 594 3 -
To a Messenger, from the First of August 1642 exclusive, to the last of May 1643, inclusive, being Three hundred and Three Days, at Twelve-pence per diem, the Sum of Fifteen Pounds Three Shillings 15 3 -
For Books, Paper, Ink, Boxes, Money Bags, Portage, Conducting of Money, with other petty Charges in the Office, the Sum of One hundred Fifty-seven Pounds Ten Shillings and Seven-pence 157 10 7
In Allowances.
He craveth Allowance for Loss in Farthings, received by him in the Assessment Money, sithence decried, and for Loss in Scottish Two-pences, the Sum of One hundred and Forty Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Three-pence 140 16 3 13,678 6 3
And for Receiving and Issuing forth of Eleven hundred and Five thousand Eight hundred Twenty-and-six Pounds; of which is disallowed, for Monies received of several Treasurers, by Acquittances passed, on which no Money was actually paid or received, the Sum of Twenty-two thousand Seven hundred Pounds, there remaineth Ten hundred Fourscore and Three thousand One hundred Twenty-and-six Pounds; which, at Twelve Pounds Ten Shillings for every Thousand, amounts to Thirteen thousand Five hundred Thirty-seven Pounds and Ten Shillings 13,537 10 -
The Total of the Payments and Allowances amounts to the Sum of Eleven hundred Twenty-two thousand Three hundred Threescore and Seventeen Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Six-pence 1,122,377 14 6
Out of which, deducting the whole Charge, as above, Eleven hundred and Thirteen thousand Four hundred Twenty-four Pounds Three Shillings and Nine-pence, there rests due, upon the whole Accompt, the Sum of Eight thousand Nine hundred Fifty-three Pounds Ten Shillings and Nine-pence 8,953 10 9
Due, to be respited upon the Publick Faith, for himself, according to the Ordinance, the Sum of Three hundred Threescore and Nine Pounds 369 - -
And for his Two Deputies, Captain Francis Vernon and William Jessopp, upon the Publick Faith, according to the Ordinance, the Sum of Fourscore and Three Pounds 83 - -

All which we do humbly certify to this honourable House, for the Discharge of the said Sir Gilbert Gerrard, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, of the said Sum of Eleven hundred and Thirteen thousand Four hundred Twenty-four Pounds Three Shillings and Nine-pence, so accounted for by him as aforesaid.

Thomas Bromfeild, Oliver Clobury, Fenton Parsons,
Dated 18 Julii 1647. Laurence Brinley, Wm. Prynne, Anth. Biddulph,
"Read 9 Septembris 1648." And Jo. Glover, Ric. Burren.

It is Resolved, upon the Question, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That this House doth approve and allow of the said Accompts, so certified, to be a final Determination of the said Accompts, and the Discharge of the said Accomptant, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, for so much Money received, issued forth, and allowed, as aforesaid.

Peck's Accompt.

The Account of Henry Peck Esquire, Commissary, Treasurer, and Paymaster of the Forces in Sussex, was this Day read, certified by the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, bearing Date the Thirtieth of December 1647; whereby it appears, that the Sum of Twenty-four Pounds is due from the Accomptant to the State: The which Accompt was in hæc verba; viz.

To the honourable the Commons assembled in Parliament,

The humble Certificate of the Committee for the Taking of the Accompts of the whole Kingdom.

According to an Ordinance of the Two-and-twentieth of February 1643, we have examined the State of the Accompt of Henry Peck Esquire: Which is as followeth:

£. s. d.
Imprimis, He craveth Allowance for several Monies disbursed, as appeareth by the Particulars in his First Accompt exhibited unto us 22,638 6 11
Also he craveth Allowance for Nineteen Months Pay, for himself, as Paymaster and Commissary, in his said First Accompt 700
Also he craveth Allowance for several Monies disbursed according to the Particulars, as by his Second Accompt appeareth 21,304 8 9
Also he craveth Allowance for his own Pay, from the Twenty-fourth of June 1644, until the Twenty-ninth of September 1645, according to Agreement with the Standing Committee of Sussex 260 - -
Also he craveth Allowance for Seven Pounds, lost by One hundred Pounds, sent from Lewis, and allowed him by Order of the said Committee of Sussex 7
Also he craveth Allowance for several Monies disbursed, as by the Particulars, in his Third Accompt appeareth 7,867 1 7
Also he craveth Allowance for his own Pay, from the Twenty-ninth of September 1645, to the Twenty-ninth of September 1646, according to Agreement, as afore 208
£. 52,984 17 3

For his Disbursements, as above, he produceth several Orders and Acquittances; and for the Allowance of the Seven Pounds it is certified, by Colonel Morley and Colonel Stapley, which was by their Allowance and Agreement.

Against which he acknowledgeth to have received, viz. £. s. d.
On his First Accompt 23,406 16 3 53,008 17 9 52,984 17 9
On his Second Accompt 21,533 3 7
On his Third Accompt 8,068 17 11
So there is due, from this Accomptant, to the State for Balance of this Accompt, Twenty-four Pounds, and Six-pence 24 - 6
Signed the 30th of Wm. Prynne, Fenton Parsons, Abra. Holditch,
December 1647. Ellis Cunliffe, Job Throckmorton.

Entered per Tho. Browne, Accomptant to the said Committee.

"Read 9 Sept. 1648."

And it is Resolved, upon the Question, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That this House doth approve and allow of the said Accompt, so certified, to be a full Determination of the said Accompt, and the Discharge of the said Accomptant, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, for so much Money received, issued forth, and allowed as asoresaid accordingly.

Die Sabbati, 9 Septembris, 1648.

Sir H. Vane's Accompts.

THE Accompts of Sir Henry Vane junior, Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, from the Eighth of August 1643, unto the Twelfth of May 1645, certified by the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, and dated 1 Martii 1646, was this Day read; and was in hæc verba, viz.

Sir H. Vane's Accompts.

To the honourable the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in the Commons House of Parliament assembled,

The humble Certificate of the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom.

Sir H. Vane's Accompts.

We of the Committee, appointed by several Ordinances of Parliament, for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, do hereby certify and declare, That Sir Henry Vane junior, Knight, appointed Treasurer of the Navy, by Ordinance of Parliament, dated the Eighth of August 1642, hath delivered in to us, upon his Oath, according to the said Ordinance, Two several Accompts of all Monies by him received and issued out as Treasurer aforesaid; the First Accompt commencing the Day of the Date of his said Ordinance, and ending the last of December 1643; and the Second Accompt commencing the First of January 1643, and ending the Twelfth of May 1645; together with the several Vouchers and Discharges concerning the said Accompts: Which we have received and examined; and do find, that his Receipts and Payments on the said Accompts are as followeth;

The Accomptant's Charge, consisting of £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
Imprest depending on the Foot of Sir William Russel's Accompt, ending the last of December 1642 33,094 19 10 641,385 13 -
Monies paid him by
Sir John Nulls, and the rest of the then Commissioners of the Customs; of Sir John Nulls as intrusted by the Committee of the Navy; and by other Orders of the said Committee 111,306 9 9 605,385 5
Mr. Alderman Andrews, and the rest of the then Commissioners of the Customs 294,761 16
Mr. Alderman Avery, and the rest of the now Commissioners of the Customs 61,271 2 3
Sir Robert Pye 5,180 7 3
Sir Robert Harlow, taken as Prize by the Ship Black Horse 3,027 3 10
Mr. Wood, Treasurer to the Guiny Company 5,000 - -
Sir John Nulls, upon Account of the Ship Clare 15,800 - -
Mr. Page 1,311 13 4
The Merchant Adventurers 30,000 - -
The Commissioners of the Excise 42,758 15
The Collectors for prized Goods 20,567 17
The East India Company 6,000 - -
The Levant Company 8,000 - -
The Treasurers of Plimouth Duty 400 - -
Monies paid him, by his own Acknowledgment, for Old Stores, old Lighters, &c. sold by the Candle, and other ways 1,336 8 10½ 2,905 7 10½
Groats and Two-pences, where no Ministers and Surgeons were 483 3 6
Money paid by Sir Gilbert Gerrard, to Mr. Alexander Bence; and by him to Mr. Richard Hayman, from whom it was defalked by the Accomptant 102 5 -
So much allowed the Accomptant on the Sea Book of The Eighth Whelp, formerly imprested to the said Ship's Company by Captain William Thomas 332 9 6
Money paid the Accomptant at Barwick, by the Collectors of the Customs there 91 6 5
Money acknowledged by Leonard Leonards, to be paid him by the Collectors of the Customs of Ipswich and Colchester, and defalked from him by the said Accomptant 534 12 11
Rent for the Lordship's Fields at Chatham 25 1 8
The Accomptants Discharge, consisting of Monies paid by him to
Chatham Ordinary 16,987 12 10½ 510,645 1 649,814 10
Deptford Ordinary 2,296 7 10
Woolidge Ordinary 713 2
Portsmouth Ordinary 3,041 5 6
Several Men, as appeareth by several Bills, for Wages, Victuals, and other Necessaries, for the Navy 487,606 12 11¾
Imprest.
Depending on the Accompt of Sir William Russel 11,854 3 9 129,865 14 11
Depending on the Accomptant's First and Second Accompt 118,011 11 2
Interest.
Charged by Sir William Russell, upon several Owners of Ships, which doth appear was allowed them, for Three Months Forbearance of their Money; and so ought not to have been charged as imprest; and, not being allowed this Accomptant upon the Clearing of their Bills, therefore allowed here; in regard he stands charged with it in the 33,094l. 19s. 10d. above mentioned 257 5 4
Allowances.
For his Patent Fee, after the Rate of Two Hundred Twenty Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per Annum, for Two Years and a half, ending 8 Februarii 1644 551 13 4 9,046 8 8
For Portage, Bags, &c. formerly allowed other Treasurers, but by no particular Patent or Grant, is at the Rate of Thirty Shillings per Mile, for Six hundred and Six thousand Seven hundred Sixty-nine Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight-pence 910 2 11
For Poundage of Six hundred and Six thousand Seven hundred Sixty-nine Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight-pence by him paid, as appeareth by his First and Second Accompt, at Three-pence per Pound 7,584 12 5
So that the Accomptant is in Surplussage the Sum of Eight thousand Four hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Two-pence Three Farthings, for which he is to have Credit on his next Accompts - - - 8,428 17

Dated 1 martii 1646.

All which we humbly certify under our Hands, according to the Power given us by the said Ordinances, for the final Determination of the said Accompts, and for the Discharge of the said Accomptant, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, for so much Money received, issued forth, and allowed, as aforesaid.

Will. Collins, Auditor, Tho. Andrew, Tho. Hodges.
Edw. Meade, Job Throckmorton, Oliver Clobery,
John Gregory, Abr. Holditch, Robert Elles,
Wm. Prynne, Jo. Glover, Henry Hunter.
Anth. Biddulph, Fenton Parsons,

Die Sabbati, 9 Sept. 1648.

It is Resolved, upon the Question, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That this House doth approve and allow of the said Accompts, so certified, to be a final Determination of the said Accompts, and the Discharge of the said Accomptant, his Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, for so much Money received, issued forth, and allowed, as aforesaid.