Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 1st of June, 1659.
WHEREAS by an Act of Parliament, passed the One-and-twentieth of May 1659, Colonel Wauton, Colonel Morley, Colonel Salmon, Colonel Kelsey, and Colonel Clerk, amongst other Persons, are nominated and appointed Commissioners for the ordering, managing, directing, and carrying on the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy of this Commonwealth: It is hereby Declared, That Colonel Valentine Wauton, Colonel Herbert Morley, Colonel Edward Salmon, Colonel Tho. Kelsey, and Colonel John Clerk are the Persons that in and by the said Act are intended, with other the Persons therein named, to manage and carry on the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy.
Colonel Thompson reports, from the Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy, the Names of Persons to be propounded for Captains, fit to command the Ships now preparing to go to Sea: Viz. for the James, ViceAdmiral John Lawson; for the Bristoll, Captain George Dakins; for the Yarmouth, Captain Robert Mackey; for the Hampshire, Captain Henry Fenn; for the Kentish, Captain Willoughby Hannam; for the Providence, Captain Giles Shelly: Which Names were read.
Resolved, That Vice-Admiral John Lawson be Captain of, and do command the Ship called the James.
Resolved, That Captain George Dakins be Captain of, and do command the Ship called Bristoll.
Resolved, That Captain Robert Mackey be Captain of, and do command the Ship called the Yarmouth.
Resolved, That Henry Fenn be Captain of, and do command the called the Hampshire.
Resolved, That Captain Willoughby Hannam be Captain of, and do command the Ship called the Kentish.
Resolved, That Captain Giles Shelley be Captain of, and do command the Ship called the Providence.
The humble Petition of the Commissioners, Miners, Freeholders, and others, Inhabitants in the Forest of Deane in the County of Gloucester and Hereford, and the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Brevill, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Business concerning the Forest of Deane is referred; to examine the Particulars in the Petition; state Matter of Fact; and report it, with their Opinion, to this House: And that Mr. Ralegh, Mr. John Corbet, Mr. Boone, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Eyres, Colonel White, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Reynolds, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Leman, Colonel Birch, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Darley, Baron Thorpe, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Barker, Mr. Trenchard, be added to this Committee.
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen of the County of Oxford were at the Door;
They were called in: And, being at the Bar, Major Castle presented a Petition on the Behalf of the County of Oxford: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Oxon."
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer:
"The House have read your Petition; and do observe it to be a prudent and an affectionate Petition: They are much assured of your Affection; what it hath been; how it hath continued; and what it is: For the Particulars in your Petition, they have many of them under Consideration: And that which they have commanded me, is, to give you hearty Thanks for your constant and good Affections: And I do give you the hearty Thanks of this House, accordingly."
According to former Order, The House was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill for Indemnity and Oblivion, and upon the Petition and Address of the Army.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the Grand Committee, upon the Petition and Address of the Army, the Bill for Indemnity, That the said Grand Committee desires the Leave of this House, to sit on Friday Morning next, upon the Debate touching the Government.
Resolved, That the said Grand Committee do sit on Saturday Morning next, concerning the Government.
Petition from Southwark.
The humble Petition of divers young Men, inhabiting in and about the Borough of Southwark, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Colonel Thompson do acquaint the Petitioners, That the House hath read their Petition: And that he do give them the Thanks of this House for their good Affections.