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, June 14th, 1659.
They were called in: And one of the Petitioners acquainted the House, that he, with the rest, were intrusted on the behalf of divers Well-affected in the Counties of Sommerset, Wilts, and some Part of Devon, Dorset, and Hampshire, to present this their humble Petition: And therewith delivered a Petition: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Representation and Petition of many wellaffected Persons in the Counties of Somerset, Wilts, and some Parts of Devon, Dorset, and Hampshire."
"The House have read your Petition: And for your good Affections, in the Acknowlegement of them, do give you Thanks: And, for the Matter of Tythes, the House hath commanded me to let you know, that they resolve to give Encouragement to a Godly Preaching Learned Ministry throughout the Nation; And, for that End, to continue the Payment of Tythes, till they can find out some other more equal and comfortable Maintenance for the Ministry, and Satisfaction of the People: Which they intend with all convenient Speed."
The Question being propounded, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider, how a more equal and comfortable Maintenance may be settled for the Ministry, and Satisfaction of the People, than by Tythes; and to have regard to the Interest and Title of Impropriators; and to present their Opinions to this House;
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider, how a more equal and comfortable Maintenance may be settled for the Ministry, and Satisfaction of the People, than by Tythes; and to have regard to the Interest and Title of Impropriators; and to present their Opinions to this House.
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Noes:||38.|
|Colonel White,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Ralegh,||Tellers for the Yeas:||38.|
|Sir Wm. Brereton,||With the Yeas,|
Ordered, That the Committee, to prepare Instructions to the Commissioners for Administration of the Government of Ireland, be revived: And do meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem.
Colonel Morley reports from the Council of State, That, in regard the Commissioners now in England, named for the Administration of the Government of Ireland, cannot be suddenly dispatched, a Letter be written to Mr. Steele and Mr. Corbet, to take care of the Affairs of Ireland for the present, until the other Commissioners can arrive there: And that a Letter be also written, in pursuance to the Vote of the House, desiring Colonel Henry Cromwell's repairing into England.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Council, That a Letter be written to Mr. Steele, and Mr. Corbet, to take care of the Affairs of Ireland, till the other Commissioners can arrive there: And that a Letter be also written, in pursuance of the Vote of this House, desiring Colonel Henry Cromwell's repairing into England.
For The Bristoll,
For The Yarmouth,
For The Kentish,
For The Hampshire,
For The Providence,
For The Great President,
House to sit.
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.
Tuesday, in the Afternoon, June 14th, 1659.
Articles against Col. Jones.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland, Mr. Harby, Colonel Barker, Mr. Say, Colonel Crompton, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Oldsworth, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Sir John Bourchier, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Leaman, be added to the Committee to whom the Business touching Colonel Jones is referred.
Tower of London.
Colonel Downes reports from the Committee for Inspection of the Treasury, a Bill for the Payment of the several Sums of Thirty-five thousand Pounds by the Month, imposed upon England; Six thousand Pounds by the Month, upon Scotland; and Nine thousand Pounds by the Month, upon Ireland: To be paid for Twelve Months, commencing the Twenty-fourth of June One thousand Six hundred Fifty-nine; was this Day read the First time.
The said Bill was now read the Second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, committed unto Colonel Downes, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Lister, Sir James Harrington, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir Henry Vane, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Rich, Major Salway, Colonel Bennet, Mr. Temple, Lord Chief Baron Wild, Mr. Corbet, Mr. Weaver, Baron Thorpe, Colonel Sydenham, Mr. Nelthorp, Colonel Bingham, Lord Chief Justice St. John, Major Martyn, Colonel Bennet, Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Holland, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Birch, Mr. Wild, Mr. Say, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Leman, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Darley, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Smith: And all that come to have Voices: And are to meet Tomorrow Morning, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Assumed Titles, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Inspection, to take especial Care that such Persons who have assumed the Titles of Honour, Dignities, and Precedencies heretofore conferred on them by the late King, since the same were taken away by Act of this present Parliament, do pay the several Sums of Money by them forfeited: And that the said Committee do also examine, Whether Summons issued to the said Persons out of the Court of Chancery, according to the Direction of the said Act; and whether they have brought in their Patents, accordingly; and to report their Opinion to this House, How the said Monies may be employed to the best Advantage of the Commonwealth: And that the said Committee do offer an Act to this House, for strengthening the former Act, and also to take away all Honours conferred by the late King's Son, or any other Person, since the Time limited in the former Act.
Officers of Customs.
Ordered, That this Petition, with the Accompt, be referred to the Committee of Inspections; to examine the Business; and report their Opinion therein to this House: And that Mr. Blagrave and Mr. Robinson be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to examine, What Sums of Money are due to the Commonwealth for Procurations and Synodals, and by whom; and in whose Hands the said Monies lie; and to state the Matter of Fact; and report their Opinion therein to this House.
Agent from Hamburgh.
Letters Credential of the Agent of the Town of Hamborough, directed, "Supremæ Potestati, Parliamento Reipublicæ Angliæ," dated, "Given under the Signet of the said City, 30 Maii, Anno 1659," was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to give this Agent from the Town of Hambrough Audience in the Inner Court of Wards, on Thursday Morning, at Ten of the Clock: Viz. unto Mr. Weston, Colonel Martyn, Mr. Strickland, Major-General Skippon, Mr. Raleigh, Mr. Oldsworth, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Colonel Rich, Mr. Nevill, Lord Monson, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Palmer, or any Six of them.
They were called in: And, being come to the Clerk's Table, in usual manner, 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.