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.
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.
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at the Bar, Major Castle presented a Petition on the Behalf of the County of Oxford: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Oxon."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 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."
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.