Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, July the 5th, 1659.
Envoy to France.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do sign the Docket for passing Letters Patents concerning a Commission to impower Wm. Lockhart, Governor of Dunkirk, and Chief Commander of the Parliament's Army in Flaunders, to treat with the King of France his Commissioners and Ministers, dated 4 July 1659: And that the same shall be sufficient Warrant to the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal, to pass the same, under the Great Seal of England.
State of the Government.
Delinquents in London.
Tuesday, 5th July, 1659; In the Afternoon.
Delinquents in London.
A Bill for divers Delinquents to depart out of the City of London, and late Lines of Communication, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Henry Nevill, Mr. Holland, Mr. Lechmere, Colonel White, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Garland, Colonel Martin, Lord St. John, Colonel Hutchinson, Colonel Sydenham, Colonel Morley, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Robinson, Lord Whitlock, Major Salwey, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Colonel Lister, Mr. Fagg, Mr. Say, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Scot; or any Five of them: And are to meet To-morrow, at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill for securing the Repayment of Fifteen thousand Pounds, to be advanced for the present Service of the State, with Consideration for Forbearance, after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent. was this Day read the Second time.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Assessment in the City of London, and Suburbs thereof, do, within Six Days, assess and levy the First Payment upon the Act of Assessment; and bring the same in, forthwith: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see the same done, accordingly.
Paying in Assessments.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to see if there be any Remissness in the Commissioners of the Assessments in the City of London, and Suburbs, in raising and paying in, the First Payment upon the Act of Assessment, accordingly, that they forthwith report it to the House.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee on Friday Morning next, to consider how to raise Money for the Use and Service of the Commonwealth: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.