Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, July the 22d, 1659.
Cheque in Ward, London.
THAT John Lowry Esquire shall be, and is hereby, continued Cheque in Ward, in the Port of London, as formerly, until the First Day of October 1659.
A Bill, ingrossed, for demolishing the Castle of Liverpoole, was read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.
The House this Day proceeded upon the Report of the List of Names of Commission-Officers for Portsmouth.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Colonel Nathaniell Whetham to be Governor and Captain of Portsmouth, South-Sea Castle, and the Isle of Portsea.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Edmond Hopwood to be Captain-Lieutenant there.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Elizeus Godwin to be Ensign there.
Ordered, That, as to Peter Murford, it be re-committed to the Commissioners for Nomination of CommissionOfficers.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of John Dober to be Lieutenant there.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of David Lucas to be Master-Gunner there.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Thomas Brague to be Chaplain there.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Anthony Stephens to be Surgeon there.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Thomas Newbery to be Storekeeper.
Ordered, That, as to the rest of the Officers, this List be re-committed to the Commissioners for nominating Commission-Officers.
Ordered, That the Commissions of the Persons in this List named, now approved, be forthwith provided and brought into this House.
Attendance of Members.
Resolved, That the Members of Parliament, who have had Letters to attend the Service of the Parliament, or have actually attended since the Seventh of May 1659, be hereby enjoined to give their Attendance in Parliament every Morning, at Eight of the Clock, for Fourteen Days.
Resolved, That the Members of Parliament, who have had Letters to attend the Service of the Parliament, or have actually attended since the Seventh of May 1659, and are absent, (except such as are employed upon special Service by Order of the Parliament), be hereby enjoined to attend this House on or before this Day Fortnight.
Printing the Votes.
Ordered, That these Votes be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That Colonel Barker, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Hay, and the Lord Monson, be added to the Committee, touching Prisoners for Conscience.
Lodgers, &c. in London.
Sir James Harrington reports, Amendments to the ingrossed Bill for Housholders to give an Account of Lodgers, Arms, and Ammunition: Which were twice read; and agreed unto; and the Bill amended at the Table, accordingly.
He also reports, An enacting Clause, to be Part of the said Bill, in these Words; viz. "And be it further Enacted, That all and every other Person or Persons, Housholder or Lodger, which have not been sequestered, or sequestrable by Authority of Parliament, that shall knowingly not give in such true and perfect List of Arms and Ammunition, or not return the true Name of such Lodger or Lodgers, as aforesaid, shall be committed by the Commissioners for the Militia, respectively, to the common Gaol of the County or Place where such Person doth inhabit, without Bail or Mainprize, until such Person so offending, shall pay such Sum of Money to the Commissioners aforesaid, as shall be by them imposed on him or her, not exceeding the Sum of ; which said Commissioners are hereby authorized to impose the same accordingly:" Which was Twice read.
Resolved, That the Blank, in the said Clause, be filled up with "Fifty Pounds."
And the said Clause, so amended, was, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of this Bill.
He also reports, Another Clause, to be Part of the said Bill; viz. "Be it also hereby Declared and Enacted, That any Person or Persons that shall discover to any one or more of the Commissioners of the respective Militias, any Arms or Ammunition, as aforesaid, concealed by, and belonging to such Person or Persons as have been sequestered, or sequestrable by any Act or Ordinance of the Parliament, or in Trust for them, or any of them, or to any other Person in this Commonwealth; a true List of which is not brought in by them before or at the respective Time or Times hereby limited unto the Constable or Constables, as is before directed; shall receive as a Reward of his or their Faithfulness to the Commonwealth, the Value in Money, of all such Arms and Ammunition as shall be so discovered and seized by the Commissioners, by his or their Means; to be valued by the respective Commissioners, or any Three of them: And the said Commissioners respectively are hereby authorized and required to pay such Person or Persons, all such Sum or Sums of Money as shall be so rated, and is and are given and granted hereby, as aforesaid, out of the Money raised by Fines, by the Commissioners of the Militia of that Place, or those Places, accordingly: Provided that this Act continue in Force until the First Day of December One thousand Six hundred Fifty-nine, and no longer:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto, and ordered to be Part of this Act.
Ordered, That Sir James Harrington, and Mr. AttorneyGeneral, do take care to examine this Act, to see whether the Amendments be rightly made, and placed in the Act.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed. And, It is.
Ordered, That the same be printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care to send this Act to all Sheriffs; that the same may be forthwith published in all Market-Towns and Parishes within this Commonwealth.
According to former Order, John Bradshawe and Thomas Tirryll, Two of the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal, came into the House: And, standing at the Clerk's Table, Mr. Speaker told them, That the House had appointed an Oath to be taken by them; and had commanded him to give this Oath unto them: Which Oath followeth, in these Words; viz. "You shall swear, That you shall be true, faithful, and constant to this Commonwealth; without a single Person, Kingship, or House of Peers:" Which Oath, they holding up their Hands, Mr. Speaker administered to them: And, after that they had taken the said Oath, delivered unto them the Great Seal, to be kept by them, and Mr. Serjeant Fountaine.