Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 7th of June, 1659.
Oath of Office.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor-General and Mr. Say be added to the Committee to whom it is referred to make the Oath, administered to the Commissioners for the Great Seal, practicable to all ministerial Officers.
Members to attend.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee; to examine the Matter of Fact; and state the same; and report their Opinion therein to this House; and how to prevent such Abuses for the future: Viz. unto Mr. Robinson, Colonel Eyres, Mr. Boone, Colonel Temple, Lord Whitlock, Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Pyne, Mr. Pury, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Bennet, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Nutt, Colonel Waulton, Sir John Bourchier, Mr. Say, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Lister, Alderman Atkin, Colonel Martyn, Colonel Birch, Baron Thorpe, Mr. Corbet, Mr. West, Mr. Holland, Colonel Harvey, or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Court of Wards: And all that come to have Voices: With Power to consider of any other Monopolies that lie upon the People; and present their Opinion therein to this House, What is fit to be done for preventing the same for the future: With further Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
THE Parliament of the Commonwealth of England do constitute and appoint you, and you are hereby constituted and appointed, Colonel of a Regiment of Horse raised and maintained, under the Command of the Parliament, for the Service of the Commonwealth; and also Captain of a Troop of Horse in same Regiment: You are therefore to take into your Charge and Care the said Regiment, as Colonel; and Troop, as Captain thereof; and duly to exercise the inferior Officers and Soldiers of the same in Arms; and to use your best Care and Endeavour to keep them in good Order and Discipline; commanding them to obey you as their Colonel and Captain respectively: And you are likewise to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time receive from the Parliament, or Council of State appointed by Parliament: And also you are to obey the superior Officers of the Army, according to the Discipline of War, in pursuance of the Trust reposed in you, and of your Duty to the Parliament and Commonwealth.
Resolved, That the same Commission mutatis mutandis, be given to other inferior Officers of the Army: And that Sir Arthur Hesilrig do take care that the said Commissions be forthwith prepared; to be signed and delivered accordingly.
Resolved, That Colonel Henry Cromwell be made acquainted with the Resolutions of this House, concerning the Government of Ireland: And that he do forthwith repair to the Parliament, to acquaint them with the State of Affairs there.
|Colonel Sydney,||Tellers for the Noes:||39.|
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||With the Noes:|
|Colonel Ludlow,||Tellers for the Yeas:||32.|
|Colonel Martyn,||With the Yeas,|
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State to nominate Two other Commissioners, that are upon the Place, for the Administration of the Government of Ireland; and report their Names to the House To-morrow Morning.
Fleetwood, Commander in Chief.
An Act, ingrossed, intituled, An Act for constituting Charles Fleetwood Esquire, Lieutenant-General, and Commander in Chief, of the Forces raised in England and Scotland, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.
The Form of a Commission for nominating Captain Geo. Dakins Commander of the Bristoll Frigate was this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto, to be the Form of Commissions to be given to the Commanders of the Navy; viz.
THE Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, &c. do constitute and appoint you, Captain George Dakins, Commander of the Bristoll Frigate, now preparing to go out to Sea, and to be employed in the Service of this Commonwealth, for this Summer's Expedition: And you, the said Captain George Dakins, are hereby authorized and required forthwith to take upon you the Care and Charge of the said Frigate, as Captain; and therein to perform the Duty and Trust of your Place: And all Officers and Company belonging to the said Frigate are hereby required to observe and obey your Commands, Orders and Directions, as their Captain; and you are likewise to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time receive from the Parliament, the Council of State, the Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy, the Generals of the Fleet, or other superior Officer, in pursuance of the Trust reposed in you, and of your Duty to the Parliament and Commonwealth.