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 18th, 1659.
Petition from Lymbrick.
Lady Carre's, &c. Petitions.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the Lady Elizabeth Carre, Sir Adam Loftus Knight, and of Anne Manning Widow, be referred to the Council of State; to examine the Matters of Fact; and report their Opinion to this House, What they think fit to be done in them, respectively.
Resolved, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be given to the said Martha Arundell: And that it be referred to the Council of State to pay the said Sum of Twenty Pounds to the said Martha Arundell, accordingly.
Ly. Thurles' Petition.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Commissioners for the Government of Ireland; to examine the Matter of the Petition; and to certify their Opinions to the House upon the whole Case, both as to Matter of Law and Equity, what they think fit to be done therein.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider, how Prisoners, who have no Estates, may be freed from Imprisonment; and how other Prisoners, who lie in Prison for Debt, and have Estates sufficient to satisfy their Debts, may be compelled to satisfy their Debts; and that the Creditors may not be defrauded; and report their Opinions therein to this House: Viz. unto Mr. Robinson, Lord Commissioner Lysle, Mr. Darley, Colonel Morley, Major West, Colonel Martyn, Mr. Skynner, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Sir Tho. Wroth, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Attorney General, Colonel Temple, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Bingham, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Colonel Lister, Mr. Fagg, Mr. Richard Darley, Colonel Birch, Mr. Henry Smith, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Ralegh, Colonel Eyres: And are to meet in the Duchy-Court, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon; and so from Day to Day: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
Ordered, That the Keeper of Newgate be, and is hereby, required to deliver over Serjeant John Harris, John Bell, William Rytell, Thomas Howard, John Robins, Richard Payne, John Repenton, Nicholas Saunders, Thomas Harefinch, and Robert Dearman, to the Mashal-General of the Army: And that they remain Prisoners there, until this House take further Order: And this Order shall be sufficient Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate, to deliver them over accordingly.
The Parliament being informed, That divers riotous and unlawful Assemblies have been made, and are likely to be continued, if not timely prevented, in Enfeild-Chace, and the Parts adjacent; and that Manslaughter, and other Outrages, have been there committed; the Sheriff and Justices of Peace of Middlesex are hereby required to suppress the same; and further to do therein according to Law: And all military Officers and Forces whatsoever are hereby required to aid and assist the said Sheriff and Justices in Execution of the Premises: And the Parliament expects an Account of the Sheriff and Justices, what they have done, or shall do, concerning the Premises.
Mayor of Colchester.
Ordered, That Mr. John Radhams, the late Mayor of Colchester in the County of Essex, chosen by the old Charter, be Mayor of the said Town of Colchester; and that he do forthwith take upon him the Execution of the Mayoralty of Colchester: And that Mr. Barrington do forbear to disturb him in the Execution of the said Office, or to take upon him the Office of Mayor of the said Town.
Lieutenant-General Ludlow, a Member of this House, came from his Place; and, making his Obeisance, came up to the Clerk's Table: And Mr. Speaker acquainted him with the great Trust the Parliament reposed in him; and that the Parliament expected Faithfulness from him to the Parliament and Commonwealth of England: And thereupon Mr. Speaker delivered to the said LieutenantGeneral Ludlow a Commission to be Lieutenant-General of the Horse, and Commander in Chief of the Forces raised and to be raised in Ireland; and also a Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, and Captain of a Company of Foot in the said Regiment; and also another Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse, and Captain of a Troop of Horse in the said Regiment.
They were called in: And, coming up 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 expected Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth of England: And thereupon Mr. Speaker delivered them their Commissions; viz.
The House took into Debate a List, formerly reported from the Commissioners for nominating CommissionOfficers, for the Garison of Dover, consisting of a Governor and Two Companies of Foot, and a Chaplain: Which List is as followeth: