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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 8 August 1659

Pages 751-752

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, August the 8th, 1659.

Judgment against Lilburne.

MR. Garland reports, Amendments to the Bill for making void an Act of Parliament for Execution of a Judgment given in Parliament against LieutenantColonel John Lilburne, deceased: Which were Twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That this Bill be ingrossed.

Clement's Market.

A Bill for Establishing of a common, open, and free Market in Clement's-Inn Fields in the County of Middlesex, was this Day read the First time.

Ordered, That this Bill be read again on Friday Morning next.

London Militia.

Major-General Skippon reports, from the Commissioners for the Militia of the City of London, The Names of some Lieutenants and Ensigns of the Militia-Forces of London: Which List was read.

Thames River.

A Bill for the better Conservation of the River of Thames was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Garland, Mr. Robinson, Alderman Penington, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Henry Mildmay, Alderman Atkin, Sir Tho. Wroth, Mr. Walter Strickland, Colonel Ja. Temple, Colonel Marten, Mr. Henry Darley, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel White, Colonel Eyres, Mr. Smith, Colonel Dove, Mr. Blagrave, Earl of Pembrooke, Mr. Jo. Lenthall, Colonel Birch, Colonel Temple, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Mr. Cawley, Sir Richard Lucy, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Leman, and Colonel Hutchinson, or any Five of them: To meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Publick Sales.

Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the Bill for Confirmation of publick Sales be read.

Call of the House.

The House, according to former Order, proceeded in Calling the House.

Resolved, That Mr. Thomas Crompton be excused.

Resolved, That Sir Thomas Walsingham be excused.

Resolved, That Colonel Waite be excused.

The Question being propounded, That the Fine of One hundred Pounds be set upon the Head of Edmund Dunch Esquire, a Member of Parliament, for not giving his Attendance on the Service of the Parliament;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That the Fine of One hundred Pounds be set upon the Head of Edmund Dunch, a Member of Parliament, for not giving his Attendance on the Service of the Parliament.

The Question being propounded, That the Fine of One hundred Pounds be set upon the Head of Mr. Peter Brooke, a Member of Parliament, for not giving his Attendance on the Service of the Parliament.

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That the Fine of One hundred Pounds be set upon the Head of Mr. Peter Brooke, a Member of Parliament, for not giving his Attendance on the Service of the Parliament.

The Question being propounded, That the Fine of Twenty Pounds be set upon the Head of Nicholas Lechmere Esquire, a Member of Parliament for not giving his Attendance on the Service of the Parliament;

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Fine of Twenty Pounds be set upon every Member now absent upon the Call of the House, not fined a greater Fine; or not already excused; or that had Leave to be absent; or that are not in the Service of the Parliament.

Resolved, That every Member of this House, now absent upon the Call of the House, who are not in the Service of the Parliament, or who are not excused, do give their Attendance on this House on this Day Fortnight, upon the Pain of One hundred Pounds.

Enfeild Chace.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business touching Enfeild Chace was referred, do make their Report, in that Business, on Thursday Morning next.

Lands forfeited by Rebellion.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports, from the Members of this House of the Council of State, An Act for settling the Lands and Tenements of Persons now in Rebellion, upon their Tenants, and their Heirs (rendering the Rent formerly reserved), that desert their Landlords, and engage in the Parliament's Service: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Lord Whitlock, Colonel Sydenham, Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Colonel White, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Colonel Birch, Mr. Martin, Sir James Harrington, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Robinson, Lord Lisle, John Lenthall Esquire, Sir Wm. Strickland, Major Salwey, Mr. Pigott, Mr. Smith, Mr. Nelthrope, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Cawley, Colonel Lister, Mr. Holland; or any Five of them: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock: And that Colonel Birch do take care hereof.

Militia Commissioners.

Mr. Scot reports from the Council of State, That it be humbly offered to the Parliament, That Major-General Lambert, and Colonel Lilburne, may be added to the Commissioners of the Militia in the several Northern Counties, into which the said Major-General Lambert is now appointed to march: And that several Persons, mentioned in a List, may be added Commissioners for the Militia in the respective Counties of Lancaster and Chester; as in the said Paper is expressed.

Ordered, That Major-General Lambert, and Colonel Lilburne, be added to the Commissioners for the Militia in the several Counties of Yorke, Lancaster, Chester, Derby, Stafford, Salop, Flint, Denbigh, Carnarvon, Nottingham, Northumberland, Durham, Cumberland, Westmerland, and Lincolnshire; and that they be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized to act as Commissioners in the several Counties aforesaid, as fully, to all Intents and Purposes, as if they had been named Commissioners in the Act intituled, An Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales; and as fully as any other Commissioners named in the said Act are, by the said Act, enabled and impowered to do.

Ordered, That Edmund Hopwood, Wm. Hulton, Edward Robinson, Wm. West, and Thomas Birch, Esquires, be added to the Commissioners for the Militia in the County of Chester; and that they be, and are hereby impowered and authorized to act as Commissioners in the said County, as fully, to all Intents and Purposes, as if they had been named Commissioners in the Act intituled, An Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales; and as fully as any other Commissioners named in the said Act are, by the said Act, enabled and impowered to do.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Brereton, Baronet, Robert Duckenfeild, Thomas Croxton, Thomas Stanley, Thomas Brereton, Henry Bradshawe, Mr. Joseph Rigby, and Lieutenant-Colonel Gerrard, be added to the Commissioners for the Militia of the County of Lancaster; and that they be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized to act as Commissioners in the said County, as fully, to all Intents and Purposes, as if they had been named in the Act intituled, An Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales; and as fully as any other Commissioners named in the said Act are, by the said Act, enabled and impowered to do.

Prisoners concerned in Conspiracy.

Sir James Harrington reports from the Council of State, That, in regard many Prisoners . . apprehended as Persons engaged, or suspected to be engaged, in the present Designs of the Enemy, and the constant Attendance the Members of the Council are to give upon other publick Affairs, That the Parliament would please to order, That a Warrant, under the Hand of the President and Seal of the Council, may be sufficient for the Commitment of any Prisoner in this Time of imminent Danger.

Ordered, That the President of the Council of State have Power, and is hereby impowered, by Warrant under his own Hand, and the Seal of the Council, to commit any of those that are brought up Prisoners, for a Fortnight's time.