Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, the 9th of July, 1653.
Council of State.
THIS Day the House, according to former Order, took into Debate the Instructions formerly given to the Council of State, by Act of the 30th of November 1652, in order to settling Instructions for a Council of State: And proceeded to debate every Article in Order: and put the same to the Question, one by one: And the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth, being so put to the Question, were agreed.
Resolved, That the Members now chosen to be of the Council of State be authorized and required to act forthwith, according to the Instructions now passed: And that Five of them shall be the Quorum, until other Order: And that these Instructions, now passed, be sent to them.
Ordered, That there be a Committee named to consider of Persons to fill up the Number of the Council of State; and to present their Names to the House; Viz. LordGeneral, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Carew, Mr. Moyer, Col. Thomlinson, Major-General Lambert, Major-General Harrison, Major-General Desborough, Colonel Jones, Col. Sidenham, Col. Bennett, Col. Hewson, Sir James Hope, Mr. Strickland, or any Seven of them: And to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the HorseChamber in Whitehall.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the Debate now had in the House, touching the Engagement, and the Acts touching the same; and what is fit to be done therein: and report their Opinion to the House: Viz. unto Col. Mathewes, Mr. Squib, Mr. Spence, Mr. Courtney, Sir Robert King, Mr. St. Nicholas, Col. Blunt, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Alderman Ireton, or any Five of them: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, on Tuesday next, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon: And to dispatch the same: And report with all convenient Speed.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Affairs of Ireland; viz. Sir Charles Wolseley, Col. Cromwell, Mr. Courtney, Col. Clark, Sir Robert King, Mr. Major, Mr. Strickland, Col. Jones, Col. Norton, Col. Sidenham, Col. West, Mr. Carew, Mr. Spence, Captain Howard, Mr. Clark, Mr. Frere, Mr. Franc. Brewster, Colonel Hewson, Mr. Hutchinson: And are to meet at the Chair-Chamber in Whitehall, on Tuesday next in the Afternoon; with Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records.
Resolved, That there be a Committee named to consider the Affairs of Scotland; viz. Mr. Lockart, Sir James Hope, Captain Howard, Col. Sidenham, Major-General Lambert, Major-General Desborow, Mr. Courtney, Col. Rous, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Carew, Col. Hewson, Major Saunders, Mr. Sawrey, Lord-General, Alderman Titchborne, Major-General Harrison, Col. Montague, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Swynton, Mr. Barton, Major Salwey: And are to meet at the House commonly called the Lords House, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.