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, 27th of June, 1659.
Mr. Serjeant Hill reports from the said Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Indemnity, and the Petition and Address of the Army; That the said Grand Committee desire they may have Leave to sit To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Indemnity, and the Petition and Address of the Army, To-morrow Morning: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
The Question being propounded, That this Parliament doth declare, That, for the Encouragement of a Godly Preaching Learned Ministry throughout the Nation, the Payment of Tythes shall continue as now they are, until this Parliament shall find out some other more equal and comfortable Maintenance, both for the Ministry, and Satisfaction of the People;
Resolved, That this Parliament doth declare, That, for the Encouragement of a Godly Preaching Learned Ministry throughout the Nation, the Payment of Tythes shall continue as now they are, unless this Parliament shall find out some other more equal and comfortable Maintenance, both for the Ministry, and Satisfaction of the People.
Mr. Garland reports Amendments to the Bill for settling the Militia of the City of Westminster, and the Liberties thereof; with the Parishes and Places adjacent, of the County of Middlesex, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, except of the Hamlets of the Tower: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That there be a Committee appointed to bring in a Bill for settling the Militias in the several Counties: Viz. unto Colonel Rich, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Garland, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Morley, Mr. Fagg, Colonel Walton, Colonel Crompton, Colonel Martyn, Mr. Dormer, Earl of Penbroke, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Christofer Martin, Lord Whitlock, Mr. Goodwyn, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Pury, Colonel Lister, Major Salway, Colonel White, Colonel Barker, Mr. Rich. Darley, Mr. Henry Darley, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Hallowes, Baron Wild, Mr. Lenthall, Lieutenant-General Fleetwood, Mr. Ralegh, Colonel Sydenham, Mr. Strickland, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel John Jones, Mr. Chaloner: And all that come to have Voices: And are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That the Members of this House that serve for the several Counties, do, under their Hands, present to this Committee, The Names of such Persons as they shall think fit to be Commissioners for the Militia in the said respective Counties, and as they conceive to be within the Qualifications declared by Parliament.
Isle of Ely Judge.
They were called in: And, being come to the Bar, Colonel Huson informed the House, That "divers wellaffected Persons of the Church of Christ in Dublyn, have desired them to present an humble Address to you: And that divers Persons, inhabiting about the City of Dublyn, desire likewise to have their humble Address presented to you."
The other, "The humble Address of divers Persons inhabiting in the City of Dublyn, and Parts adjacent, on behalf of themselves, and many others, who desire the Welfare of Syon, and the true Happiness of these Nations."
"This House hath read your several Addresses and Petitions: That which came from the Churches: That which came from the Council of the Army: And That which came from the Persons inhabiting about the City of Dublyn: And they find in them many Matters of weighty Consideration; which they shall, in due time, take into Consideration. They also find much Sobriety and Temperance in the Petitions; and many good Affections expressed in them all: For which they have commanded me to give you and them, severally, the Thanks of this House: And I do, in their Name, give you the Thanks of this House, accordingly."