Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 9 Julii, 1650.
Victory in Ireland.
The Lord of Ormond's Commission, constituting the Bishop Ever Mac Mahon General of the Forces of Horse and Foot of the Province of Ulster; the Lord of Ormond's Commission, constituting Colonel Exvon Mac Swiny Colonel of a Regiment of Foot; were this Day read.
Resolved, That Friday, the Twenty-sixth of July instant, be set apart for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving unto Almighty God, for his wonderful Mercy in the great Victory he hath vouchsafed to the Parliament Forces under the Command of Sir Charles Coot, Lord President of Connaught, and Commander in Chief of the Parliament's Forces in Ulster, against the Popish Army of Ulster's, under the Command of the titular Popish Bishop of Clogher; to be observed in all the Churches and Chapels within England and Wales, and Town of Berwick.
Resolved, That Mr. Bridge and Mr. Bond be desired to preach before the Parliament, at Margaret's Church in Westminster, on Friday, the Twenty-sixth of July instant; being a Day of Publick Thanksgiving: And that Mr. Millington do give Notice hereof to Mr. Bond: And that Mr. Corbett do give Notice to Mr. Bridge.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to prepare a Narrative, with Observations upon the Letters from Sir Charles Coote and Colonel Hughson, together with an Act for setting apart the Twenty-sixth of July instant a Day for Publick Thanksgiving:
Sir Henry Vane junior, Major General Harrison, Mr. Scott, Mr. Allen, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Millington, Mr. Myles Corbett, Major General Skippon; or any Two of them: And are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to bring it in To-morrow.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take Consideration of that Part of the Letter from Sir Charles Coote, which concerns the Relief of those Parts; and to take effectual Order therein.
Resolved, That a Letter of Thanks be written to Sir Charles Coote; with Thanks to the rest of the said Officers under his Command, for their great Service: And that the Council of State do prepare the Letter: And Mr. Speaker is hereby empowered to sign the same.
Resolved, That that Part of the Letter that concerns the Services done by Colonel Fenwick, Colonel Richard Coote, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Gore, Major John King, Major Francis Gore, and Captain Duckenfield, be referred to the Council of State, to consider what is fit to be done; and report their Opinion to the House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give Warrant for Payment of the said Hundred Pounds out of such Treasury, as they shall think fit; and to take Order, That the same be forthwith paid him accordingly.
Trial of Stowell.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be required to sit de die in diem: And that they do take care to get in the Monies for the Composition in North Wales, either by sending Letters to be signed by Mr. Speaker, or otherwise, as they shall think fit: With Power to send for such Persons, in safe Custody, as hinder the bringing in hereof.
|Colonel Rich,||Tellers for the Noes:||24.|
|Mr. Bond,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Challoner,||Tellers for the Yeas:||29.|
|Mr. Corbett,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Rich,||Tellers for the Noes:||27.|
|Alderman Allen,||With the Noes,|
|Colonel Martin,||Tellers for the Yeas,||26.|
|Major Gen. Skippon,||With the Yeas,|
Resolved, That no Person who shall be employed as a Commissioner for the Excise, shall continue in any other publick Employment, for which he shall receive any Salary from the Commonwealth, during the Time he shall continue a Commissioner of the Excise.
And so it was Resolved, That no Person who shall be employed as a Commissioner for the Excise shall continue in any other publick Employment, for which he shall receive any Salary from the Commonwealth; nor trade or traffick in any Commodity exciseable; during the Time he shall continue a Commissioner of the Excise.
|Sir Michael Livesey,||Tellers for the Noes:||32.|
|Colonel Morley,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Bond,||Tellers for the Yeas:||15.|
|Colonel Wauton,||With the Yeas,|
Resolved, That the Election of Commissioners for Excise shall be, by presenting of Names to the House by every Member, in such Sort as the last Members for the Council of State were elected, and according to the Rules then given.