Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 18th of April, 1659.
Door shut.-Members not to go out.
Colonel Bennett, being returned into the House, stood up in his Place; and informed the House, That he went out of the House for the Dispatch of some private and particular Affairs of his own, which required some Haste: And that, having given a Dispatch thereunto, he returned of his own Accord, to attend his Duty and Service in the House, without any Knowledge or Notice of the Order of the House for his Attendance: With which Account the House rested satisfied.
Leave to go out.
General Council of Officers.
The Question being propounded, That, during the Sitting of the Parliament, there shall be no General Council or Meeting of the Officers of the Army, without the Direction, Leave, and Authority, of his Highness the Lord Protector, and both Houses of Parliament;
|Mr. Challenor,||Tellers for the Noe:||87.|
|Mr. Henry Nevill,||With the Noe,|
|Mr. Hugh Boscawen,||Tellers for the Yea:||163.|
|Colonel Rosseter,||With the Yea,|
Resolved, &c. That, during the Sitting of the Parliament, there shall be no General Council or Meeting of the Officers of the Army, without the Direction, Leave, and Authority, of his Highness the Lord Protector, and both Houses of Parliament.
Test for Persons in Trust.
Resolved, &c. That no Person shall have or continue any Command or Trust in any of the Armies or Navies of England, Scotland, or Ireland, or any the Dominions or Territories thereto belonging, who shall refuse to subscribe, That he will not disturb nor interrupt the free Meetings in Parliament of any the Members of either House of Parliament, or their Freedom in their Debates and Counsels.
Army and Navy Arrears.
Colonel Birch, Sir Charles Coote, Mr. Henry Hungerford, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Bodwrda, Mr. Grove, Colonel White, Mr. Edw. Turnor, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Readeing, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Lord Falkland, Mr. Ralph Bankes, Major General Kelsey, Mr. Richard Lucy, Mr. Hele, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir George Booth, Mr. Annesley, Mr. William Eyre, Colonel Edw. Cooke, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Hewley, Mr. Whaley, Mr. Howard;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to consider, and to propose, What may be effectual to secure his Highness, the Parliament, and the Nation, against any Attempts from such as have been in Arms against the Parliament, and other dangerous Persons, resorting of late to the City of London, and Parts adjacent: And are to meet, about the same, at Six of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Bill of Indemnity.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Attorney General, and Mr. Solicitor General, to prepare and bring in a Bill for the indemnifying of such Persons as have served the Commonwealth.