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, January 10th, 1659.
Secretary of State.
ORDERED, That Thomas Scot Esquire, a Member of Parliament, be, and is hereby nominated and appointed to take care of all Papers; and to receive Informations of private and publick Intelligence, as the Secretary of State heretofore had and used; and present them to the Council of State.
Charges against Members.
Ordered, That the Business touching Members of Parliament, against whom Matters are objected, be taken into Consideration on this Day Sevennight; nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to bring in Qualifications of Members to sit and serve in Parliament, A Bill, disabling Persons to elect, or be elected, to this present Parliament: Which was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill, touching the Engagement: And the said Bill was, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Scot, Mr. Tho. Widdrington, Colonel Martin, Colonel Morley, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Millington, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel Harvey, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Nelthrope, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Cawley, Colonel Fagg, Colonel White, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Lowry, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Sir James Harrington, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Tho. Challoner, Mr. Lenthall, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Boone, Colonel Hutchinson, Colonel Dove, Mr. Robinson, Colonel White, Colonel Thompson, Alderman Atkin, Mr. Love, Mr. West, Mr. Oldsworth: And all that come to have Voices: With Power to consider of the former Engagement, and Acts of Parliament conducing to this Business; and to report their Opinion to the Parliament: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That the House, To-morrow, take into consideration the Settlement of the Officers of the Army.