Saturday, the 18th of June, 1659.
THE humble Petition of Robert Overton Esquire
was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Colchester; to examine the Matter of Fact; and
to report their Opinion, What they think fit to be done, as
concerning the Sufferings of the Petitioner; and touching
making good to Him, and His, the Donative of Five
hundred Pounds per Annum given to the Petitioner by
this Parliament, out of the Earl of Leven's Estate in
Scotland; and touching the taking off the reserved Rent
of One hundred Pounds per Annum, in Consideration of
the Petitioner's Damages: And that Mr. Darley and
Mr. Anlaby be added to that Committee.
Embassy from Sweden.
Letters from Charles Gustaff, King of Sweden: Given
at his Castle at Croningburgh, the One-and-thirtieth of
May 1659, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
give Audience to the Envoys Extraordinary of the King
of Sweden; the Lord George Fleetwood, Lieutenant-General of the said King's Infantry; and John Frederick, of
Freisendorff, Counsellor to the said King, in Prussia; to
receive their Propositions; and to treat with them; and
report their Proceedings therein to this House.
An Act, ingrossed in Parchment, for continuing the
Excise, and New Impost, Customs, and Subsidies, until
the First Day of October 1659, was this Day read the
Resolved, That the Debate of this Bill be adjourned
Resolved, That some Members of the House be desired
to look upon the Paper Draught of this Act, to see what
is fit to be amended; and report it to the House, that it
may be amended at the Table: Viz. unto Mr. Robinson,
Mr. Lechmere, Major Salway, Mr. Boone, Colonel Martyn, Colonel Downes, Mr. Blagrave, Colonel Sydney.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in on Wednesday
next, For the Ejecting of scandalous Ministers: And relieving oppressed Ministers.
An Act, ingrossed, intituled, An Act of Assessment,
was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question,
Resolved, That these Words be added to the Fourth
Folio, Line Eleventh "or other."
The Question being put, That the Word "Acts," in
the Second Folio, Sixth and Tenth Lines, do stand;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed: And it is
Ordered, That the said Act be printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider, How, upon the Credit of this Bill, or any otherways, Money may be borrowed towards the present Pay
of the Soldiery; and to treat with Persons to that Purpose: Viz. unto Alderman Penington, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Eyres, Alderman Atkin, Colonel Martin, Colonel
Downes, Mr. Leman, Earl of Pembroke, Mr. Pury the
elder, Mr. Nelthrop, or any Three of them.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed for providing of Money, to examine the Business
touching the present Cash now in the Hands of the Commissioners or Collectors for New Buildings; and state
the Matter of Fact, How they find the same; and report
it to this House, with their Opinion therein.
Greenwich, &c. Parks.
Ordered, That it be referred to some Members of this
House, to treat with the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of
London, about the Exchange of Greenwich for New-Parke: Viz. Major Salway, Alderman Pennington, Colonel Rich, Mr. Holland.
Sale of Castles, &c.
Ordered, That the Trustees named in one Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the exposing to Sale divers
Castles, Houses, Parks, Lands, and Hereditaments, belonging to the late King, Queen, or Prince, exempted
from Sale by a former Act, do forthwith proceed to the
Sale of all comprised within the said Act: And that they
take care of the Profits arising from the same, for the Use
of the Commonwealth, till Sale thereof be made.
Ordered, That the Protestants of the French Congregation do make Use of the Chapel belonging to Sommerset House, until this House do take further Order, notwithstanding the former Vote.