Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, 2d July, 1659.
Embassy from Denmark.
LETTERS of Credence from Frederick the Third, King of Denmark, for Henry Withelme Rosenwinge his Amvoye, directed Parliamento Reipublicæ Angliæ; dated in his Tower of Hafnes, 28 Maii, Anno 1659; was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give to the Amvoye of the King of Denmarke such Audience as they shall think fit; and hear what he hath to say; and report it to this House, with their Opinion what they think fit to be done.
Envoy from Duke of Holsteine.
Letters of Credence from the Duke of Holsteine, for his Amvoye-Extraordinary John Henry Keillman, directed, Parliamento Reipublicæ Angliæ; given at his Castle of Tominga, the 10th of June 1659: was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give Audience to the said Amvoye-Extraordinary from the Duke of Holsteine; and to hear what he hath to offer; and report their Opinion therein to the House.
Action against Ogle.
Sir Arthur Hesilrige reports from the Committee to whom the Petition of Henry Ogle Esquire was referred, That Mr. Collingwood did it by Command of his Father and himself; and his Father had endeavoured this Two Years to serve a Writ upon Mr. Ogle, upon a particular Promise: Which was brought to a Trial at Newcastle Assizes about Two Years since: In which Tryal upon some Mistake in the Declaration, his Father was nonsuited; Mr. Collingwood takes it, it was for his Father's Arrears; Mr. Brownel, that commanded his Man to take out the Writ, affirms, it was upon an Action of the Case upon a joint Promise, for the Payment of 1,500l to Sir Robert, by Sir William Selby, Mr. Shaftoe, and Mr. Ogle; being all Commissioners for Raising of Forces for the Parliament in the Northern Association, about the Year 1645; and the said Commissioners raising a Proportion of a Regiment of Foot; of which Sir Robert Collingwood was Colonel, and wants his Arrears; and for which he now brings this Action against Mr. Ogle; and intends it against Mr. Shaftoe and Sir Wm. Selby, being dead.
Whereas it appears to this House, That Henry Ogle Esquire is imprisoned only upon mesne Process, at the Suit of Sir Robert Collingwood, upon an Action of the Case, upon a Promise made by him for the Payment of 1,500l to the said Sir Robert, by the said Henry Ogle, and other Commissioners for raising of Forces for the Parliament, for the Service of the Parliament in the Northern Association, about the Year 1645: It is Ordered by the Parliament, That the said Henry Ogle be forthwith set at Liberty, and discharged of his Imprisonment: And this Order shall be sufficient Warrant for the Keeper of Newgate to set him at Liberty, accordingly.
The said Bill was now read the Second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, committed to the same Committee that brought in the Bill: And all that come to have Voices: and to meet on Monday in the Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ambassy to Sweden, &c.
They were called in: And, being attended with the Serjeant attending this House, with his Mace on his Shoulder, came up to the Clerk's Table; and, standing there, Mr. Speaker told them, "I am commanded by the Parliament to deliver you these Commissions: It is for a publick Employment: The one is, To be Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries to the Kings of Sweden and Denmarke: One other, To be Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries to the King of Swethland: The other, To be Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries to the King of Denmarke: It is expected, that, according to these Commissions, you should do the Service:" And thereupon, at the Clerk's Table delivered to them the said several Commissions.
Judges to take Oaths.
Resolved, That the Council of State do, on Tuesday Morning next, report to this House, the Names of Judges to go the Circuits, in the rooms of such of the Judges appointed to go the Circuits, who refuse to take the Oath before Tuesday next.
Envoy to France.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal, be, and are hereby, impowered and required to pass such Commisson unto Mr. Lockhart, to be employed to the French King with such Character as the Council of State shall think fit: And Mr. Speaker is hereby impowered and authorized to sign a Docket for passing of the said Commission under the Great Seal: And that the same be left in the Hands of the Council of State, to dispose of as they shall think fit.
They were called in: And, coming to the Clerk's Table, in usual manner, Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust the Parliament reposed in them; and that the Parliament did expect Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth of England: And thereupon delivered unto them their Commissions; viz.
They were called in: And, being at the Bar, one of the Petitioners said; "Mr. Speaker, We are bold, on the behalf of ourselves, and many Thousands Owners, Captains, and Commanders of English Shipping, and other Seafaring Men, to present our humble Petition: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Owners, Captains, and Commanders of English Shipping, and other Seafaring Men of this Nation, in behalf of themselves and many others."
Colonel Walton, Mr. Robinson, Major Lister, Mr. Darley, Mr. West, Mr. Fagg, Colonel White, Mr. Garland, Mr. Nelthrope, Colonel Pyne, Mr. Smith, Colonel Waite, Mr. Hallowes, Colonel Morley, Sir John Bourchier, Colonel Downes, Colonel Peter Temple, Colonel Birch, Mr. Harby, Colonel Bennet, Colonel Martyn, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Gold, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Pury, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Skynner: And such of the Commissioners of the Admiralty as are Members of this House; and such as serve for Port Towns: And to meet on Monday in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Duchy-Court.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports from the Members of the Council that were of the Committee for Safety, That Lieutenant-General Ludlow be nominated, and humbly presented to the Parliament for their Approbation, to be Lieutenant-General of the Horse, and Commander in Chief of the Forces in Ireland.