Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 27th December, 1659.
The said Bill was this Day read the Second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, committed, viz. unto Colonel White, Mr. Weaver, Alderman Atlain, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Millington, Colonel Thompson, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Garland, Mr. Say, Mr. Scott, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, or any Three of them: And are to meet, in the Speaker's Chamber, forthwith.
A Member to be liberated from Prison.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Heythorne, and all other Person and Persons, who do keep Mr. James Challoner, a Member of this House, in Prison or Restraint, be and are hereby required and enjoined to set him at Liberty, that he may attend the Service of the Parliament; and to deliver unto him all Writings, Evidences, Papers of Accompts, and Monies whatsoever, which were seized in the Custody of the said Mr. Challoner.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for the Management of the Forces of the Army, forthwith to send for, and bring, Lieutenant Hawthorne, in Custody, as a Delinquent, to the Bar of this House.
Liberation of Squibb.
Resolved, That Mr. Squibb be set at Liberty from his Restraint and Imprisonment in the Isle of Mann: And all and every Person and Persons, in whose Custody he is, be and are hereby required and enjoined to set him at Liberty accordingly.
Ordered, That no Forces shall be raised but by Authority of this present Parliament: And that all such Forces as have been, or shall be, raised, without Authority of Parliament, be forthwith disbanded: Provided, That this Note extend not to any the Forces raised by General Monck.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Management of the Forces of the Army be and are hereby impowered to remand all Arms and Ammunition, which hath been delivered out of any of the Publick Stores of this Nation, which are in the Hands of Persons who are not in Obedience to the Parliament; and cause them to be brought back again to the Publick Stores.
Liberation of Saunders &c.
Ordered, That Colonel Saunders and Major Barton, now Prisoners at Coventry, be forthwith set at Liberty: And all Person and Persons, who keep them under Restraint, be and are hereby required to set them at Liberty accordingly.
Ordered, That all the Regiments of Horse and Foot in the Northern Counties do forthwith repair unto such Quarters as shall be appointed by the Commissioners for Management of the Army; and observe such Orders and Directions as the said Commissioners shall, from time to time, give forth.
Thanks to Gen. Monck, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to prepare Letters of Thanks and Acknowlegement of the Fidelity and good Service of General Monck, Vice-Admiral Lawson, and the Commissioners at Portsmouth: And that Mr. Speaker do sign and Seal the said Letters with the Seal of the Parliament: Viz. Mr. Scott, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Martin.
|Mr. Scott,||Tellers for the Yeas:||20.|
|Colonel Fagg,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Fielder,||Tellers for the Noes:||17.|
|Sir John Trevor,||With the Noes,|