Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 11th of December, 1651.
Lord Broghill's Estate.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That Mr. Millington, Colonel Siddenham, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Dove, Colonel White, Colonel Wayte, Mr. Thomas Challoner, Sir John Hippesley, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Hodges, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Leman, Mr. Darley, Mr. Edwards, be added to the Committee for the Lord Broghill.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Instructions for the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
The Question being put, That the Proviso in the Amendment in the Twelfth Instruction, in these Words; viz. "provided that no Assessment so to be laid by you, shall exceed the Rate of per Mensem, "be Part of the Instruction;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Word "or" in the Nineteenth Instruction, do stand;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the said Instructions, with the several Amendments, being read by Parts, and every Part being severally put to the Question, after the said Amendments at the Table, were assented unto.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Attorney-General and Mr. Solicitor-General, do prepare a Commission to impower Oliver St. John, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Sir Henry Vane jun. Knight, George Fenwick Esquire, Richard Salwey Esquire, John Lambert Major-General of the Army, Richard Deane Major-General of the Foot, George Moncke Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance, and Robert Tichborne Alderman of the City of London, the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland, to put in Execution such Instructions as they shall receive from the Parliament: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do pass the same under the Great Seal; and bring in the same, so sealed, into the House, to be delivered to the Commissioners.
Resolved, That there be no Copies made of these Instructions, but one ingrossed for the Parliament, to be delivered to the Council of State; and that the same be not entered in the Journal; but kept as other Records of Parliament, touching Transactions of State.
Ordered, That on this Day Fortnight, the House do take into Consideration the Debate of the Business touching the Custom-House.
Petition from Chester.
The humble Petition of the Justices of Peace within the County Palatine of Chester, and of the Juries impannelled at the great Sessions held at Chester, for the said County, the 27th of October 1651, on the Behalf of themselves, and the Inhabitants of the said County Palatine, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee; and that they take every Part thereof into Consideration, and state the Matter of Fact, and present their Opinion to the House, for the Satisfaction of the Petitioners; and, in the mean time, to indemnify the Petitioners touching the Matters in the Petition, if they see Cause: MajorGeneral Harrison, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Love, Colonel Birch, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Scott, Mr. Browne, Mr. Lechmere, Colonel Jones, Colonel Pyne, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Leman, Mr. Pury, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Hodges, Colonel Lassells, Colonel Temple, Captain Skinner, Mr. Edward Ash, Sir Wm. Allenson; or any Three of them: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber; and so de die in diem: And the Care hereof is committed to MajorGeneral Harrison, and Sir William Brereton.
The humble Petition of the Colonels, Commanders, and Officers of the Brigade of Foot, raised in the County of Chester, which were in the late Engagement at Worcester, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be also referred to the same Committee, to whom the Petition of the Justices and Juries of Chester is referred, to state the Matter, and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Petition from London.
The House being informed, that divers Aldermen and Citizens of the City of London were at the Door, they were called in:
And being come to the Bar, Mr. Alderman Chiverton presented a Petition: Which was received in.
And after the Petitioners were withdrawn, the said Petition was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Masters, Wardens, and Livery-men of the several Companies of the City of London."
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Council of State, to take it into Consideration, and to hear both Parties; and to present the State of the Business, together with their Opinions therein, to the Parliament, on Tuesday next: And that the Council of State have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses.
Ordered, That the Act for the Assessment for the Army, be brought in To-morrow Morning, the first Business, nothing to intervene.
Petition from Leicester.
The humble Petition of divers the well-affected Inhabitants of the Borough and County of Leicester, was this Day read.
Petition from Gloucester.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Burgesses, and divers Hundreds of Inhabitants in the City of Gloucester, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee touching the Sufferings of Worcester, to state Matter of Fact thereupon; and report their Opinions to the House, what is fit to be done for the Petitioners Relief: And it is ordered, That Mr. Pury, Mr. Love, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Lenthall, be added to that Committee.