Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, 27th August, 1659.
State of the Government.
A Letter from the Lord Lambert, from Chirk-Castle, touching the Surrender of that Castle, dated the 24th of August 1659; and Articles of Agreement, made between Colonel Jerome Zankey, and others, on the Parliament's Part; and Colonel Robert Broughton, and others, appointed by Thomas Middleton Esquire, Governor of Chirque-Castle, on the other Part; were read.
Grant to Creed, &c.
Saturday, August 27th, 1659. Afternoon.
ORDERED, That the Proceedings of the Commissioners for the Militia, in the respective Counties, Cities and Places of this Commonwealth, for the Raising of Money, or charging the People with Horse, Foot, or Arms, upon the Act for Settling the Militia in England and Wales, be forborn, until the Parliament take further Order: And that the Monies, raised by the Commissioners for the Militia in the said several Counties, Cities, and Places, be continued in the Treasurers Hands of the respective Counties, Cities, and Places, until the Parliament take further Order: And that the said respective Commissioners for the Militia do give an Account, What they have done upon the said Act, or upon any Commission from the Parliament, or Council of State, unto the Council of State.
Surrender of Chirque Castle.
Ordered, That Major-General Lambert, the Commander in Chief in Lancashire, and Parts adjacent, be, and is hereby authorized and required to seize and secure, or cause to be seized and secured all the Arms and Ammunition in the several Counties of Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Parts adjacent, of all such Persons as have not assisted to suppress the Rebellion raised in those Parts; and that the same be preserved, and safely kept, for the Advantage and Benefit of the State: And that the said Major-General Lambert do give an Account to the Parliament, or Council of State, of the said Arms and Ammunition; and in whose Hands or Custody they were taken.
Tryals at Stafford.
An Act for to make good all Tryals, which shall be had at Stafford, on Friday the Eighth of September 1659, as if the same had been tried upon the 17th of August 1659, was read the First and Second time.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to see what Inland Garisons and Castles, within this Commonwealth, are fit to be demolished, and made untenable; and report their Opinion therein to this House.
Grant to Coke.
Ordered, That the Lord Whitlock, and Mr. Martin, do bring in a Bill for settling Lands now in the Occupation of Mr. Unton Croke, viz. Little Battington Farm, and Detford Farm, with the Tenements thereto belonging, in the County of Wilts, late the Lands of Thomas Mompesson Esquire; on him the said Unton Croke, for Service by him done to the State; and that the Commissioners for Sequestrations do forbear to sequester the said Lands in the mean time.
Sir G. Booth.
Ordered, That these Examinations of Sir George Booth be referred to the Council of State: And that Sir Henry Vane, and Sir Arthur Hesilrig, do proceed in the Examination of the said Sir George Booth, and any other Persons as they shall think fit, concerning this Business; and report their Examinations to this House: And that the Council of State do preserve these Examinations for the Use of the Parliament.
In the 15th Line, these Words, "the same," added betwixt the Words "contrived" and "or;" and these Words, viz. "which have been pardoned, or otherwise discharged or," added betwixt the Words "been" and "disposed."