Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, February 29th, 1659.
AN Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, passed the 21th of October 1648, for satisfying unto Henry Peck Esquire the Sum of Four thousand Two hundred Eighty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence Halfpeny, due to him out of the Iron-Works in the Forest of Deane, being formerly disposed of by Parliament out of Two-Thirds of the Estates of sequestered Recusants; and an Order of the 21th of December 1648, for staying the Execution of the said Ordinance; were read.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to present to the Parliament such Names of sequestered Recusants as they shall think fit, out of the Rents and Profits of the Two-Thirds of whose Estates, Satisfaction may be made of the said Debt due to the said Mr. Peck, according to the aforesaid Ordinance of the Twenty-first of October 1648; Viz. unto Sir Samuell Luke, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Tho. Dacres, Mr. George Mountague, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Long: And are to meet, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given unto Mr. Calamy, for his great Pains taken Yesterday in Margarett's Church, Westminster, in carrying on the Work of Thanksgiving for the Union of the Parliament, and restoring the Members of Parliament to the Discharge of their Trust: And that he be desired to print his Sermon.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given unto Mr. Manton, for his great Pains taken Yesterday in Margarett's Church, Westminster, in carrying on the Work of Thanksgiving for the Union of the Parliament, and restoring the Members of Parliament to the Discharge of their Trust: And that he be desired to print his Sermon.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of Settling of Ministers, and of all Matters concerning Religion, and the Confession of Faith; and present their Opinions therein to the Parliament, What they think fit to be done, by Friday next: Viz. Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Attorney General, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Mr. Grove, Mr. Swinfyn, Mr. Millington, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir Robert Burgoyne, Colonel Lee, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Pryn, Colonel Harley, Mr. Foxwist, Mr. Ansley, Mr. John Crew, Mr. Stephens, Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Francis Bacon, Sir Samuell Luke, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Jones, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Attorney Lechmere, Colonel Dove, Mr. Wingate, Sir John Evelyn of Surrey: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Loans by the City.
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper reports, An Act for Security and Repayment of such Sums of Money as shall be advanced by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. West, Mr. James Nelthorpe, Mr. Scawen, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Ansley, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Robert Goodwin, Mr. John Crew, Sir Tho. Soame, Sir Tho. Dacres, Mr. Wingate, Mr. Grove, Colonel White, Sir John Holland, Colonel John Birch, Mr. Pury the elder, Major-General Browne, Mr. John Boys, Mr. Francis Gerrard, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Stephens, Alderman Atkin; or any Five of them: And are to meet in the Inner Court of Wards, this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Resolved, That this Bill be committed unto Mr. Doyley, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Attorney Lechmere, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Colonel John Birch, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Attorney Reynolds, Mr. Leman, Colonel White, General Mountague, Sir John Holland, Colonel Feilder, Sir John Temple, Colonel Rosseter, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Mountague, Alderman Atkin, Mr. Ansley, Colonel Thompson, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Edward Stephens, Mr. Wingate, Colonel Tho. Birch, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Grove, Sir Tho. Dacres, Mr. Ash, Colonel Hutchinson, Colonel Lee, Major-General Browne, Sir Samuell Luke, Mr. Peck; and all that come to have Voices: And are to meet in the Exchequer-Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
A Bill for settling the Militia of the several Counties of England, Wales, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill for settling the Militia for the City of London, is referred: And all that come to have Voices.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred to consider of the Form of Writs, do bring in an Act for settling the Form of Writs; And do also bring in a Clause in that Act to dissolve this present Parliament: And that they bring it in on Friday next.
Ordered, That further Power be given to the Committee to whom it was referred to consider of Matters of Religion, to consider of such Ministers as are in Livings upon Sequestrations, and of Ministers sequestered; and to examine the Business touching such Ministers in Wales, as have been put out of their Livings; and state Matter of Fact: and report it to the Parliament.