Die Martis, 18 Martii, 1650.
MR. Holland reports, An Act for Explanation of
former Acts, touching passing the Accompts of
Officers and Soldiers, and allowing of their Debentures.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee
of the Army: And
Ordered, That the Committee of Obstructions be joined
to the Committee of the Army, as to this Purpose: Who
are to view and consider of the former Acts: With Power
to call for the Trustees and Auditors, and for any other
Persons; and for what else may conduce to the Business;
and to report it on Thursday Morning next.
And the particular Care hereof is referred to Mr.
Mr. John Corbett reports from the Committee of Obstructions, touching One thousand Pounds to be paid to
Colonel Robert Lilburne, for the good Service done by
him to the Commonwealth, as followeth:
Whereas this Committee, upon special Reference from
the Parliament, by their Order of 7 Novembris, 1650,
having taken into Consideration the Petition of Colonel
Robert Lilburne; and that which hath been proposed;
whereby the said Colonel may be satisfied for the good
Service done by him to the Commonwealth about the
time Hamilton invaded this Nation; do order, That it
be reported to the House, as the Opinion of this Committee, That out of some Delinquent or Delinquents
Estates, who were active against the Parliament in 1642,
or since, and have not yet been sequestred, and, by his
or their Delinquency, is or are sequestrable, as Colonel
Robert Lilburne, or any on his Behalf, shall discover, the
Sum of One thousand Pounds be allowed and paid to
the said Colonel: And that a Fifth Part of the Composition or Compositions of such Delinquent or Delinquents
be allowed to the Discoverer: And that the Commissioners for Compounding for Delinquents Estates be authorized to proceed accordingly.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee herein.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Commissioners
for Compounding be and are authorized and required to
proceed upon such Discovery, as shall be made by Colonel
Robert Lilburne, or any for him; and to pay the said
Thousand Pounds to the said Colonel Robert Lilburne,
or his Assigns; and likewise a Fifth Part to the Discoverer,
out of such Monies as shall be brought in upon such Discovery: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the
said Colonel Robert Lilburne, or his Assigns, testifying the
Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker take the Chair To-morrow
Morning at Eight of Clock, notwithstanding the former
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, A Letter
from Major General Lambert.
Which was read; and, by Order of the House, was
re-delivered to Mr. Scott: Who likewise made a Narrative of the present Design, discovered by several Papers,
Letters, and Commissions, taken with an Agent from
the King of Scotts.
Which, being read, were, by Order of the House immediately delivered back to Mr. Scott.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to prepare such a Narrative of this Business, and to publish the same, at such Time, and with such Circumstances,
as they shall think sit; and likewise to consider of a Declaration, to be set forth upon this Occasion by the Parliament; and to present the same to the House forthwith.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
and that they have Power to send Major General Harrison into any Part or Places of this Commonwealth, as they
shall see Cause for the greatest Advantage of the Publick
Service, and the Safety of the Commonwealth; and to
present to the Parliament, for their Approbation, the
Name of some sit Person to command, during his Absence
in that Service, for the Security and Safety of these Parts.
Ordered, That the Council of State do consider of something to be presented to the House, for Sending of such
Officers, whose Time of Leave is elapsed, to their several
Charges and Commands; and likewise such Soldiers as
have staid beyond their Time of Leave, to the Places of
Duty; and present it to the House with all Speed.
Resolved, That Mr. Say do bring in the Bill for better
regulating the Militia, on This-day-sevennight, the first
Business; nothing to intervene.
Resolved, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be given to
Captain Packer, to buy him a Horse: And that the Council of State be authorized and required to give Order for
the speedy Payment thereof to him, accordingly.
Army and Navy Supply.
Major Salwey reports from the Council of State;
That, in pursuance of their Order of the Six-andtwentieth of February, the Council hath taken into Consideration what Ammunition and other Things, are necessary to be provided for the next Summer's Fleet; and
what Treasury is open, out of which the same may be
supplied; with the State of the Treasury of the Commonwealth, for defraying the Charge of the Army and Navy,
and other publick Business; and do find, That it is necessary there should be provided,
|For the Forces and Garrisons in England, per mensem
|For the Forces in Scotland, per mensem
|For the Forces in Ireland, per mensem
|To be provided for the Use of the Navy for the ensuing Year, over and above the Receipts of the Customs, and other Monies, already assigned for that Service, by Estimation
|For Stores already contracted for and to be provided, for the Service of England, Ireland, and Scotland, for the next Six Months
|For Incidencies and Contingencies, for the Service of England, Ireland, and Scotland, for the next Six Months
|The Total to be provided for the Navy, Stores, and Incidents, is
|The total Charge of the Forces in England, Ireland, and Scotland, is, per mensem
|Towards the Desraying of the Charge,
|There will remain of the Assessment, the Four-and-twentieth of March
|Remains to be raised upon Feefarm Rents