Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, 30th August, 1660.
A BILL for enabling Sir George Booth, Baronet, to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for younger Children, was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Words "or otherwise," be inserted in the 3d Skin, 18 Line, next after the Words "Fee Simple," and before the Words "of the Premises."
And the said Bill, so amended, was, upon the Question, passed.
Resolved, That the Title of the Bill be, An Act for enabling Sir George Booth, Baronet, to make Leases and Sales of Part of his Estate.
Vanteythusen's &c. Nat.
A Bill, ingrossed, for the Naturalizing of Gerrard Vanteythusen, Daniel Demetrius, Theodore Cock, and others, was this Day read the Third time.
And the Question being put, That this Bill do pass as a Law;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Anthony Irby,||Tellers for the Yeas:||88.|
|Sir Ralph Knight,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Mynors,||Tellers for the Noes:||68.|
|Mr. Lowther,||With the Noes,|
So it was Resolved, That this Bill do pass as a Law.
Resolved, That the Title thereof be, An Act for the Naturalizing of Gerrard Vantethusen, Daniel Demetrius, Theodore Cock, John Cranenburgh, and others.
That Sir Edward Turner do carry up these Two Bills to the Lords.
Sir Edward Turner carried the said Bills to the Lords.
He also carried to the Lords Mr. Adams his Bill for a charitable Use.
Debt to Lord Willoughby, &c.
He also carried to the Lords the Order for the Lord Willoughby of Parham; and
The Order for One thousand Pounds to be paid to Mr. Swale.
Sir George Downing reports Amendments to the Bill for encouraging of Navigation: Which were read the First time.
Ordered, That these Amendments be read the Second time, To-morrow Morning.
Earl of Winchelsea's Estate.
Mr. Charleton reports Amendments to the Bill for settling the Priory of Wootton, and other Lands belonging to the Earl of Winchelsea, in the County of Yorke, in the Hands of Trustees, for Payment of Debts: Which were read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Restoring Earl of Derby, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by * * * *, Masters of Chancery;
The Lords have sent you Two Bills; the one, concerning the Earl of Derby; and the other, concerning the Earl of Roscommon in Ireland; which they have passed; and desire the Concurrence of this House therein.
Disbanding the Army.
Sir Wm. Doyley reports from the Committee for the Army, a Paper sent to that Committee from the Lord General, touching disbanding of the Army: Which, together with the Report from the Committee, were read, and are as followeth:
The Paper from the Lord General is as followeth; viz.
1. That the Officers and Soldiers, who are in Pay, in Army or Garison, the 25th of April 1660, shall have their just Arrear, paying or defalking for their Quarters; in Prosecution of his Majesty's Declaration, and my Engagement to the Army, upon the Address by them made, to acquiesce in the Judgment of the Parliament.
2. That, for the present Subsistence of the Army, the Months Pay, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, in Part of the Six Weeks Pay now due upon the new Account, may be forthwith issued; that so the Army and Garisons may be put into a Condition of Subsistence, until so many of them shall be disbanded, as shall be thought fit, by his Majesty, and the Parliament.
3. That the Forces that of Necessity for the present must be continued, for Defence of the Garisons in Scotland, are Three Regiments of Foot, and One Troop of Horse: The Residue, now there, are Three Regiments of Foot, and Eleven Troops of Horse; which may be disposed of, as shall be thought fit.
4. As to the Forces in Field and Garison within this Kingdom, (appearing upon the List annexed) so many of them may forthwith be disbanded, as shall be thought fit.
5. And, for the Manner of disbanding, the Money being prepared, I shall, upon Notice from the Commissioners appointed for that Purpose, draw the Regiments to the most convenient Places, and nearest to their Quarters, where the Arms may be secured for his Majesty's Service, (that is to say) the Foot Arms, except Swords, which are their own; and for the Horse to deliver up what defensive Arms they have; their Horses, Swords, and Pistols, being their own likewise.
This being done, the Field Officers of every Regiment, to give Passes, under their Hands and Seals, to all under their Commands, to go into their respective Countries.
As to the last Part of the Order, I have already given Direction, that no Soldiers be henceforth listed in any Troops or Companies: And that myself take care, that no Officers be from henceforth commissionated into the Room of any that shall die, or be removed.
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He therewith reported an Abstract of the Arrears of the Army upon the Establishment for England, as the same is estimated to the Sixteenth of January 1659, upon the View of those Musters taken in July and August 1659.
The said Paper from the Lord General was after read in Parts:
Resolved, That all the Forces now of the English Establishment, whether in England, Scotland, or elsewhere, he disbanded with all convenient Speed.
Resolved, That such of the Officers and Soldiers, in Army or Garison, who were in actual Service, on the Twenty-fifth of April 1660, and not discharged since, for not taking of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, shall have their just Arrear; paying or defalking for their Quarters; in Prosecution of his Majesty's Declaration, and the Lord General's Engagement to the Army, upon the Address by them made, to acquiesce in the Judgment of the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to prepare a Bill for disbanding of the Army, and bring it in To-morrow Morning: And that Serjeant Glyn, Sir Henage Finch, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Annesley, be added to that Committee, as to this Business: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Chamber where the Committee of the Army do sit.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Widdrington, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Culliford have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Amendments to the Ministers Bill, be resumed To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Rainsford, Mr. Mallet, and Mr. Chafe, Members of this House, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Resolved, That Fourteen Days Pay, Part of the Months Pay, formerly ordered by both Houses, be forthwith issued, and paid to the Army, on Account of their Pay.
Resolved, That all the Monies which shall remain in the Treasuries, (after the said Fourteen Days Pay issued) shall be reserved, and applied immediately, towards the disbanding of the Army.
The House being informed, that Nicholas Shephard Clerk, Chaplain to Mr. Speaker, and having his Protection under his Hand and Seal, was arrested by Robert Browne and Charles Brooke, at the Suit of Robert Yallop; and is thereupon detained, notwithstanding the said Nicholas Shephard acquainted them with his Relation to Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do send for the said Robert Yallop, Robert Browne, and Charles Brooke, in Custody, to answer their Contempt and Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Marquis of Winchester's Estate.
Ordered, That Mr. Vowell be added to the Committee to whom the Bill, sent from the Lords, concerning the Marquis of Winchester, is referred.
Ordered, That the Bill for enabling Mr. Newton to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, be read To-morrow Morning.
Privilege-a Person bailed.
Ordered, That George Fox and Robert Gresingham, who, by virtue of an Order of this House, were taken into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for some disturbances at Harwich, be forthwith released, and set at Liberty; upon good Bail first given to render themselves when they shall be in that Behalf required.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Army, to send down printed Copies of the Poll Bill into the several Counties, with Direction to the Commissioners, to use all Expedition to get in the Money thereupon payable in their respective Limits.
Sir H. Vane, and Lambert.
Sir Henage Finch reports a new Draught of a Petition, to be presented by both Houses to the King's Majesty, to preserve the Lives of Sir Henry Vane, and Col. John Lambert: Which was read; and the further Debate thereof adjourned till To-morrow.