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, July the 11th, 1659.
COLONEL Birch reports from the Committee to whom the Petition of the supernumerary Forces, within the County of Lancaster, was referred, That the Persons comprised within this List, signed by Humfrey Kelsall Agent, beginning with "Ralph Ashton," and ending with "John Fouell," are such as were in Service in the Year 1647, and were disbanded as Supernumeraries, and properly are within the Security of the Act for Sale of the Honours, &c. of the late King, &c.: That they were in Service, in the Year 1648, against Duke Hamilton; and, in the Year 1650, marched into Scotland in several Regiments: Which was the Cause, Why their Accounts were not Bonded in Time: That this Committee, for their better Information from the Committee for stating the Accounts of the Soldiery, sitting at Worcester-House, have received a Certificate, That this List agrees with the Muster-Roll remaining with them, taken in January 1647: And therefore it is the humble Opinion of this Committee, That the said Committee at Worcester-House, for Stating the Accounts of the Soldiery, do examine and state the Accounts of the several Officers and Soldiers, in the List aforesaid; and give Debentures thereupon; and transfer the Debentures so stated, with Duplicates thereof, for the Trustees for Sale of the Honours, &c. of the late King, &c.: And they to give Bonds upon them, in like manner as they have given to the Army and Supernumeraries, according to the Act of Parliament of the Seventeenth of July 1649.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That it be referred to the Committee at WorcesterHouse, for stating the Accompts of the Soldiery, to examine and state the Accompts of the Supernumerary Forces disbanded within the County of Lancaster, in the List signed by Humphrey Kelsall Agent, beginning with "Ralph Ashton," and ending with "John Fouell," who were in the Service of the Year 1647; and give Debentures thereupon; and transfer the Debentures, so stated, with Duplicates thereof, to the Trustees for Sale of the Honours, &c. of the late King, &c.: And they to give Bonds upon them, in like manner as they have given to the Army and Supernumeraries, according to the Act of Parliament of the 17th of July 1649.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Worcester-House, for stating Accompts of the Soldiery, to take care, that, in stating the Accompts of the supernumerary Forces disbanded in the County of Lancaster, they only allow the Accompts of such as come in Person, or as have good Assignments for the same from the Persons, their Executors, or Administrators: And, if any Scruple arise, that they present it to the Parliament, before they sign the Bills, or pass the Accompts.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Admiralty, to grant Licence to export such Quantities of Shoes to the English Plantations, as have been heretofore usually granted, paying Custom, and all other Duties, as formerly.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to examine, Why the Second Moieties due upon Purchases made at Gurney-House, Worcester-House, and Drury-House, or any or either of them, are not paid: And that the Names of the Purchasers so . . Arrear, with their Second Moieties, be brought into the Parliament: And that the said Committee do examine the Times when the said Second Moieties should have been paid in; and state what Damage is due to the State for the same, since the same ought to have been paid; and to examine the whole Matter of Fact: and state it; and report it to this House: And to bring in a Bill to compel the Payment in of the Second Moieties, with Damages; viz. unto Mr. West, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Lister, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Henry Smith, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Skynner, or any Three of them: And are to meet in the Duchy-Court this Afternoon: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
Ordered, That the said Petition of Henry Robinson be referred to that Committee, touching Second Moieties . . Arrear, to examine the Matter of Fact touching the undue Allowance of the Publick Faith, Bills, and Debentures; and what falsified and counterfeit Debentures, or Publick Faith Bills, have been allowed of; and by whom.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Inspecting of the Treasurers, to examine the Accompts of the Sheriffs: And the said Committee are hereby impowered to give such Allowances to the respective Sheriffs, upon their Accompts, as formerly have been allowed, in like Cases.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House of the Council of State, to examine, What Bullion, of Gold and Silver hath been transported out of this Commonwealth; and to take care to put in Execution the Act for preventing the transporting any Bullion or Money out of this Commonwealth; and to seize any to be transported: and to prevent the Carrying out of any Bullion, or ready Money, out of this Commonwealth, for the future.
Mr. Holland reports, from the Committee to whom it was resolved to examine, What Monies are in the Hands of the Treasurers for Monies contributed for Relief of the distressed Protestants in Piedmont and Poland.
Boothby, Avery, and Bakeman, Commissioners and Collectors of Customs, Treasurers of the Committee of the Navy and Admiralty, Security for young Avery, 16,000£. in Arrear; whereof 10,000£. by a Counterfeit Warrant and Acquittance.
Mr. Boderda delivered in his Accompt to the Commissioners to the Treasury, Four Years since, to Lady-day 1655: The Super upon his Accompt was paid, as appears by Tally, being 370£. 6s. 10d. dated 19th September 1655. The Commissioners were by the Parliament from the Committee of the Revenue, until the Little Convention 1653; at which Time their Commissions were taken from them, and never after restored to them: And, after their being broken up, they acted to receive what was voluntarily brought in; but the late Protector, about Lady-day 1655, otherwise disposed of it. Captain Stone, &c. now act in that Business.
|Captain John Blackwell, Treasurer at War||1,000||-|
|Mr. Samuel Foote and Tho. Juxon||1,500||-|
|Mr. Noell and Alderman Tenno, or Dashford||7,500||-|
|Received, as by the Book doth appear, the Sum of||10,633||10||5|
|Paid of the same Cash, as by the Book, the Sum of||9,750||-||-|
|Other petty Charges not yet perfected||30||-||-|
Whereas Alderman Viner and Alderman Pack have, by Order of the Committee appointed to examine what Monies were contributed for Relief of the distressed Protestants of Piedmont and Poland, lent out the several Sums of Money following; viz. Unto Captain John Blackwell, Treasurer at Wars, One thousand Pounds; To Samuell Foote, and Thomas Juxon, Fifteen hundred Pounds; To Mr. Noell, and Alderman Tennus, or Dashford, Seven thousand Five hundred Pounds: It is
Ordered, That the said Captain John Blackwell, Samuel Foote, Thomas Juxon, Mr. * Noell, and Alderman Tennus, or Dashford, and every of them, be, and are hereby, required and enjoined forthwith to pay in the said Monies, to them respectively lent, as aforesaid, with Interest for Forbearance thereof, into the Chamber of London: And that Alderman Viner and Alderman Pack, who lent out the same, do call for the same in again forthwith: And the Committee for Inspections are to see that the said several Sums of Money, with Interest for Forbearance of the same, be forthwith paid in, accordingly.
|Sir John Trevor,||Tellers for the Noes:||28.|
|Colonel Sydenham,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Yeas:||36.|
|Colonel Rich,||With the Yeas,|
Monday, in the Afternoon, July the 11th, 1659.
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 to them their Commissions: Viz.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. George Dashwood do forthwith pay into the publick Exchequer the Sum of Two thousand Six hundred Fifty-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Three-pence, now in his Custody, belonging to the late Farmers of Excise for Beer and Ale in London: Which said Sum shall be allowed, upon Account, in Part of the Arrears of Rent, due by the said Farmers for the said Farm; and the said Mr. Dashwood discharged thereof.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. " in reference to the several Changes in Government, and Actings thereupon, as aforesaid, since the First Day of April, in the Year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred Fifty-three; and before the First Day of June, in the Year One thousand Six hundred Fifty-nine;" be inserted, in the Third Folio, Line the 17th, next after the Word "deemed."
The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "and all and every the Members of this Commonwealth enjoy their former ancient Rights and Freedoms;" in the First Folio, Line 20th and 21th; do stand in this Bill;
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That this Act shall not extend to the Indemnifying of Colonel John Barkstead from Suits or Actions commenced against him, on the Behalf of Major General Robert Overton, in relation to his late Imprisonment in the Tower."
A Proviso was tendered, "To except out of this Act all Persons, Bodies Politick or Corporate, that have acted by Colour of any Patent or Charter of Liberties, made since the 20th of April 1653, after the Day of 1659."
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That this Act shall not extend to prejudice Thomas Hunt Esquire, and Richard Flower, Clerks of Assize, in the Enjoyment of their respective Offices, being surrendered since the Twentieth of April 1653, by such Persons as were lawfully seised of their said respective Offices."
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That this Act shall not extend to make good any Arrest, Judgment, Recovery, or Execution, had or obtained since the 19th Day of April 1653, by Richard Nunnelly, of Westminster, against Wm. Lord Monson, a Member of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; but the same is hereby enacted and declared Null and Void; and no further Proceedings to be had thereupon: Which Proviso was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom Alderman Andrewes his Business is referred; to examine the Business; state Matter of Fact; and report their Opinion therein to this House.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall be meant or intended to extend to the Indemnifying, Justifying, or Forgiving of any Person or Persons, who are, or have been, since the 20th of April 1653, guilty of Male-administration in his or their Places of publick Trust respectively; and have, to the particular Wrong and Injury of any Person or Persons, done that which is contrary to the due Course of Law."
|Colonel Martin,||Tellers for the Yeas:||28.|
|Mr. Nevill,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir William Strickland,||Tellers for the Noes:||31.|
|Col. John Jones,||With the Noes,|
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall be adjudged, construed, or taken, to discharge or indemnify any Person or Persons, who have farmed the Excise, and New Impost and Customs, or any Part thereof, who have not paid in the Arrears of Money due to the Commonwealth, for the Rent or Rents of their respective Farms; or shall not pay in the same, at or before the Day of:" Which was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Business concerning Alderman Andrewes' Business is referred; to examine the Business; and state Matter of Fact; and report it to this House, with their Opinion therein: And that all the Gentlemen of this House of the Long Robe be added to this Committee.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act That no Person who shall claim or demand Benefit of Indemnity or Pardon by virtue of this Act, be admitted thereunto, until it appear to such Person or Persons, before whom such Claim or Demand is made, that the said Person, so claiming or demanding, hath made and subscribed this Declaration following; that is to say,