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, June 13th, 1659.
Address from Northumberland.
Ordered, That Sir Arthur Hesilrig be desired to write a Letter to the Gentlemen and others, who subscribed that Address: And to take Notice of their good Affections; and return them the Thanks of the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take special Care, that the Goods and Houshold-stuff in Hampton-court House be kept from Imbezzlement and Spoil: And that the said House be kept from being wasted or any ways defaced.
Union with Scotland.
The Lord Whitlock reports from the Committee of the Council of State, to whom the Business of Scotland was referred, That, upon Conference with some of the Deputies that came from Scotland; and Perusal of the former Orders and Proceedings that have been in Parliament, in reference to the Union with Scotland, they find, that there were Commissioners sent into Scotland in 1651; and a Declaration of the Parliament, inviting the People of that Nation to an Union; which was accepted by most of the Shires and Boroughs in Scotland: And, thereupon, another Declaration was made, for sending up Deputies from thence, in order to the Perfecting thereof: And, in pursuance thereof, there was an Act prepared: Which was twice read in the House; and Committed:
That the said Bill, if the Parliament think fit, may be committed to such of the Members of the Council as are Members of Parliament: And that they may prepare, likewise such other Bills for the Consideration of the Parliament, as shall be necessary.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, of the Council of State, do bring in the Bill of Union between England and Scotland, formerly read in this House, and Committed, and now remaining with them, into this House, To-morrow Morning.
Late King's, &c. Lands.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Lands of the late Archbishops, Bishops, and of the late King; and other Lands belonging to the Commonwealth in Scotland and Ireland: And to present the State thereof, with an Estimate of the yearly Value thereof, to this House: And to examine, How the said Lands are disposed of; and what Lands there have been given away since the Interruption of this House; and By whom, and To whom: And report the same to this House.
Committee of Inspections.
Ordered, That it be left to the Liberty of the Council of State, to present the Names of Members of Parliament, or of others, as they shall think fit, to this House, for Judges to ride the Circuits this Summer.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the said Committee, to prepare a List of the Names of maimed Soldiers and Widows, now in Pay in the Savoy and Ely-House: And of what Country each of them severally are: What Pensions are payable to them: And how they may be provided for in the several Counties, or otherwise: What Sums goes out in Salaries to Officers there: With Power to bring in an Act, or several Acts, for further Relief of the said maimed Soldiers and Widows: And that Mr. Pigot, Mr. Wild, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Rich, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Darley, Major Lister, Colonel Birch, Mr. Pury, Sir John Trevor, Alderman Atkin, Colonel Morley, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Lenthall, Mr. Tho. Chaloner, Mr. Pury junior, be added to the said Committee: And all that come to have Voices.
Envoy to France.
Ordered, That such Letters Credential as shall be given by the Council of State to Colonel Lockhart, to be employed to the King of Fraunce, with such Character as the Council of State shall think fit, be signed by Mr. Speaker: And it is referred to the Council of State, to give such Instructions in reference to Fraunce, or other Ministers to Foreign States, as they shall think fit, for the good of the Commonwealth.
Allowance to Lilburne.
Ordered, That the Sum of Forty Shillings a Week, formerly allowed to the Petitioner, be continued to be paid unto her out of the publick Revenue, as formerly: And that the Arrears thereof, due since the Seventh of May last, be forthwith paid unto her.
Judgment against Lilburne.
A Bill for Repealing of an Act, intituled, An Act for the Execution of a Judgment given in Parliament against Lieutenant-Colonel John Lilburne, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee to whom the Business of Colchester is referred.
They were called in: And, being come to the Clerk's Table, in manner usual, Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust and Confidence that the Parliament reposed in them; and that the Parliament expected Faithfulness and Obedience from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth: And did thereupon deliver unto them several Commissions: Viz.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports, A List following; Colonel John Biscoe to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot: And of the Names of the several Officers to be Officers in that Regiment: Which Names were read: And the Officers of every Company, being severally put to the Question, were approved of, and agreed unto: Viz.
Resolved, That, as to Captain Daniel Nicholls, in this List named, it be re-committed: And that the Commissioners do examine the Matter of Fact, as touching Captain Eaton; and report it to this House.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig doth also report, A List, wherein Colonel John Hewson is named Colonel; and of the Names of several Officers, to be Officers in that Regiment: Which Names were read: And the Officers of every Company, being severally put to the Question, were approved of; and agreed unto: Viz.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig doth also report, Another List, wherein Colonel William Sydenham is named Colonel; and of the Names of several Officers, to be Officers in that Regiment: Which Names were read: Viz.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig also reports, A List, with the Name of Colonel Edward Salmon to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot; and of the Names of other Persons, to be Officers in this Regiment: Which Names were read: And the Officers of every Company, being put to the Question, were approved of, and agreed unto: Viz.