Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, 26 June 1657.
IN pursuance of the Order of Parliament of the Third of February 1656, whereby the humble Petition of Colonel John Hayes, and others, Soap-boilers of the City of London, is referred to this Committee;
Ordered, That Colonel Cooper make Report to the Parliament, as the humble Opinion of this Committee, That an Order be granted to stop all Proceedings at Law against the Petitioners, until the Sixteenth of November next.
Ordered, That all Proceedings at Law against Colonel John Haies, and other Soap-boilers of the City of London, whose humble Petition is now depending in Parliament, be stayed until the First Monday of the next Meeting of the Parliament: And all Persons concerned, their Counsellors, Attornies, and Solicitors, are enjoined and required to forbear all Prosecution against them, or any of them, accordingly.
Adjournment of Parliament.
|Colonel Jones,||Tellers for the Yeas:||48.|
|Sir Charles Wolsley,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Wm. Strickland,||Tellers for the Noes:||43.|
|Sir John Throughgood,||With the Noes,|
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "and all the Bills, Clauses, and Matters depending in Parliament undertermined, be, from and after the Twenty-sixth Day of June 1657, adjourned until the Twentieth Day of January next ensuing;" be added to this Bill.
Resolved, That these Words be added, after the Words "next ensuing;" viz. "at which Time all such Persons as have been duly elected and returned to serve in this present Parliament, being qualified according to the Qualifications in the humble Petition and Advice, and not disabled thereby, are required to give their Attendance accordingly."
Bailing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That the Report in the Case concerning Colonel Cooke, and others, be made on the Second Thursday after the next Meeting of the Parliament: And that all further Proceedings in the Court of Exchequer, in the Cause wherein Roswell is Plaintiff, and Fursden is Defendant, be staid in the mean time; and that the Parties concerned, their Attornies and Solicitors, do take notice thereof, and forbear all further Proceedings accordingly.
Mr. Bodurda reports from the Committee to whom the Improvement of the Revenue was committed, a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Improvement of the Revenue of the Customs and Excise: Which was read the First and Second time: And, some Amendments being made at the Table, * * * *;
|Major-Gen. Packer,||Tellers for the Noes:||. .|
|Alderman Gildard,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Theophilus Jones,||Tellers for the Yeas:||71.|
|Mr. Mackworth,||With the Yeas,|
Investiture of Protector.
Resolved, That Sir Oliver Flemyng Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, do, from this House, go to the several foreign Ambassadors, and publick Ministers of State, that are here, to invite them to be present at the Solemnity of the Investiture of his Highness the Lord Protector, this Day.-
|Major-Gen. Bridge,||Tellers for the Noes:||78.|
|Major-Gen. Packer,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Carey,||Tellers for the Yeas:||50.|
|Mr. Hussey,||With the Yeas,|
Ordered, That the Lord Broghill, General Disbrow, Major-General Goffe, Mr. Bodurda, Mr. Thomas Smyth, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Rushworth, Mr. Downing, Sir John Barkstead, Colonel John Jones, Mr. Noell, Major Beake, Captain Blackwell, Mr. Highland, Colonel Mathews, Captain Mildmay, Major-General Kelsey, MajorGeneral Haines, Mr. Maidston, be added to this Committee.
A Bill for explaining a former Act of Parliament, made for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and Maintenance of Ministers, in the City of Bristoll; and for supplying of certain Defects in the said former Act, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Countess of Worcester's Estate.
A Bill for Settling of Worcester-House, in the Strand in Middlesex, upon Cristofer Copley Esquire, and Wm. Hawley Esquire, during the Life of Edward Earl of Worcester; and also such Monies as were due to the said Earl, or Margarett his Countess, from Barnaby Earl of Thomond; in Trust for the said Countess; was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, * * * *.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided that this shall not impeach or invalid the Sale of the Gate-house of the said Worcester-House, by the Trustees appointed for the Sale thereof:"
The House took up the Debate upon his Highness' Letter, of the 21th of June instant, for Confirmation of the Two Orders of his Highness, and the Council; one touching several Officers and Soldiers of his Highness' Regiment of Foot at James's, the Officers and Soldiers formerly under the Command of Col. Jarvace Benson: Another, on Behalf of Major Wm. Hill, of Guilford.
Irish Army Claimants.
The House took into Consideration his Highness' Letter, of the Fourth of June instant, on the Behalf of the Officers and Soldiers who served the Commonwealth in Ireland, before the Fifth of June 1649; recommending it to the Parliament, That, towards their Satisfaction, the forfeited Lands in the Counties of Wickloe, Denegall, and Longford, formerly set apart for them by Consent of the Army in Ireland, and Order of the Lord Deputy and Council there, and the County of Letrym, with the MileLyne within the Shannon and the Sea, within the Province of Connaught, and County of Clare, added unto them by Order of his Highness and Council here, might by Act of Parliament be confirmed to the said Officers and Soldiers towards Satisfaction of their said Arrears: And that the Residue of the Debt to them might be secured in equal Way and Manner; and according to the same Rule and Rates with the Remainder of the Debt due to the present Army in Ireland, for Service since the Fifth of June 1649.
Resolved, That the said Four Counties of Wicklow, Donegall, Longford, and Letrym, and the said MyleLyne, within the Shannon and the Sea, be not disposed of to any other Use than as aforesaid; but that it be recommended to his Highness and the Council, to put a Stop therein.
Adjournment of Parliament.
A Bill for the Adjournment of this present Parliament, from the Twenty-sixth of June 1657, unto the Twentieth of January next ensuing, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Other House of Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of England, by and with the Advice of such of the Judges as they shall think necessary to call to their Assistance, to prepare and frame a Writ, for summoning the Members of the Other House of Parliament to meet at such Time and Place as shall be appointed by his Highness: And, such Writ being so agreed on, the Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby authorized and required to seal and issue forth such Writs unto such Persons, as by his Highness, under his Sign Manual, shall be directed and appointed.
|Major Beake,||Tellers for the Yeas:||88.|
|Major Audley,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Talbott,||Tellers for the Noes:||43.|
|Colonel Clerk,||With the Noes,|
Act of Indemnity.
Message to attend the Protector.
The Serjeant brings Word, That Serjeant Middleton was at the Door, with a Message from his Highness. And thereupon he was called in: And having made Two Obeisances to the House; when he came to the Middle of the House, with his Mace in his Hand, he declared to Mr. Speaker, That he is commanded by his Highness the Lord Protector to let this House know, that his Highness is in the Painted Chamber, and desires to speak with this honourable House: And thereupon withdrew. Which being done, Mr. Speaker, attended with the whole House, (the Clerk with the Bills in his Hand, and the Serjeant with his Mace, going next and immediately before him), went up to the Painted Chamber: Where his Highness, attended with his Council, and others, was expecting. The Serjeant carried his Mace upon his Shoulder, up to the Table: Where was a Chair set for the Speaker, and a Forum for the Clerk. * * * *.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in the Words; viz. "Provided always, that no Person, appointed by this Act to be of the Committee of Parliament, as aforesaid, shall, directly or indirectly, be a Farmer, or Partner in the Farming, of any Part of the Custom or Excise aforesaid:" Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; "Provided always, and it is hereby Enacted, That no Person or Persons whatsoever, that shall farm the Customs or Excise, or any Part of them, * * * *:
Consent to Bills, &c.
The First that was presented, was the humble Additional and Explanatory Petition and Advice of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, now assembled in Parliament of this Commonwealth: Which being read by the Clerk of the Parliament, his Highness gave his Consent thereunto; and likewise to these Bills following; viz.
An Act for an Assessment, at the Rate of Five-andthirty thousand Pounds, by the Month, on England; Six thousand Pounds by the Month, on Scotland; and Nine thousand Pounds by the Month, on Ireland; for Three Years, from the Twenty-fourth Day of June 1657; for a temporary Supply towards the Maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth.
An Act for settling the Castle of Blarney, and Lands of a Thousand Pounds per Annum; which were Part of the Possessions of Donogh M'Cartigh Lord Viscount Muskerry; upon Roger Boyle Lord Baron of Broghill, his Heirs and Assigns, in Satisfaction of all his Arrears and Demands, unto the Twenty-eighth of June One thousand Six hundred and Fifty; and for Satisfaction of Three thousand Two Pounds Eight Shillings, to Col. John Jones; and setting out Lands in Ireland, to the Use of the Wife and Children of Mr. John Murcot.
An Act for explaining a former Act of Parliament, made for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and Maintenance of Ministers in the City of Bristoll; and for supplying certain Defects in the said former Act.
An Act for settling of Worcester-house in the Strond in Middlesex, upon Christofer Copley Esquire, and William Hawley Esquire, during the Life of Edward Earl of Worcester; and also such Monies as were due to the said Earl, or Margaret his Countess, from Barnaby Earl of Thomond; in Trust for the said Countess.
Protestant Churches abroad.
Ordered, That it be recommended to his Highness the Lord Protector, as the Desire of the Parliament, that his Highness will be pleased to encourage Christian Endeavours for uniting the Protestant Churches abroad: And that Lord Deputy, Lord Lambert, Mr. Secretary, General Disbrow, Colonel Jones, be desired to present this Vote to his Highness the Lord Protector.
Printing Publick Acts.
Ordered, That a Collection of Publick Acts and Ordinances, made in the Parliament begun and held at Westminster, the Third Day of November 1640, by Henry Scobell, Clerk of the Parliament, be printed, together with such as have been passed and confirmed this Parliament: And that no Printer, or other Person or Persons, do print or reprint the same, or any Part thereof, but such only as shall be authorized by him for that Purpose.
Inns of Court.
Ordered, That it be recommended to his Highness, and the Council, to take some effectual Course, upon Advice with the Judges, for reforming the Government of the Inns of Court; and likewise for placing of godly and able Ministers there, and providing a sufficient Maintenance for their Encouragement; and also for reviving the Readings in the several Inns of Court; and the Keeping-up of Exercise by the Students there.