Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, July the 7th, 1659.
WHEREAS this House was informed, That Thomas Fanshawe Esquire, and Catharine his Wife, have brought an Action of the Case upon an Assumpsit in the Upper Bench, against Ralph Darnall Esquire, ClerkAssistant to the Parliament; and have given Notice for a Tryal at the next Assizes at Hertford; the said Ralph Darnall being attending the Service of this House; It is
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the said Ralph Darnall shall be, and is hereby, allowed his Privilege as Clerk-Assistant to the Parliament: And the Judges of Assize and Nisi prius, and the said Thomas Fanshaw, and Katharine his Wife, their Counsellors, Attornies, and Solicitors, and every of them, are required to take Notice hereof; and to forbear to proceed any further in the said Cause, against the said Ralph Darnall, Sitting the Parliament, as they will answer the contrary at their Peril.
Mr. West reports Amendments to the Bill for settling the Militia of the several Counties in England and Wales: Which were twice read; and the Names, upon the Question, re-committed; and ordered to be brought in on Saturday next.
Business to be proceeded in.
Ordered, That Edmond Waters, named a Commissioner in the Act for settling the Militia of Westminster, being mistaken, and made Edward Waters, in the said Act, be amended: And that the said Edmund Waters be, and is hereby, impowered and required to act as a Commissioner for the said Militia, as fully as if he had been rightly named in the said Act.
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.
Thursday, in the Afternoon, July the 7th, 1659.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "or who have any Estate within the said City, and Liberties thereof, proportionably according to such Estates there;" be inserted, in the Ninth and Fifteenth Lines, in the ingrossed Bill.
Resolved, That Major-General Philip Skippon shall be, and is hereby constituted and appointed Major-General of all the Militia Forces to be raised within the City of London, and Liberties thereof, by one Act of this Parliament, intituled, An Act for settling the Militia of the City of London, and Liberties thereof.
An Act, ingrossed, giving several Powers to the Commissioners for Ireland within named; and declaring several Laws, Ordinances, and Acts of Parliament, to be in Force in Ireland; was this Day read the Third time.
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Noes:||26.|
|Mr. Solicitor Reynolds,||With the Noes,|
|Major Salway,||Tellers for the Yeas:||22.|
|Mr. Nevill,||With the Yeas,|
A Bill for settling the Estates of several Persons, in such forfeited Lands in Ireland, set out in Satisfaction of Debts due to Adventurers, Arrears of Pay to Soldiers, and other publick Debts, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee to whom the Petition of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland was referred: And that Mr. Garland do take care hereof.
Sheriffs in Scotland.
A Declaration of the Parliament, That a Clause in an Act, intituled, An Act for enabling and authorizing certain Persons to be Justices of the Peace, and Sheriffs, doth not extend to give Sheriffs in Scotland Power to determine Civil Causes, Personal or Real, was read, and agreed unto; and ordered to be printed and published.