Friday, June 24th, 1659.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Bill of Indemnity.
Mr. Speaker did forbear to take the Chair.
Serjeant Hill took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
Mr. Serjeant Hill reports from the Grand Committee,
That the said Grand Committee desire the Leave of this
House to sit To-morrow Morning until Eleven of the
The Question being propounded, That the House be
resolved into a Grand Committee on Monday Morning
next, upon the Bill for Indemnity; and that the Speaker
do not take the Chair until Eleven a Clock.
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being now put; It was
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee on Monday Morning next: And that Mr.
Speaker do not take the Chair until Eleven a Clock.
Oath of Office.
A Bill, appointing an Oath to be taken by the Judges,
Justices of the Peace, and other Officers and Ministers,
was this Day read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That the Words "and constant" be added
next to the Word "faithful."
The Question being put, That these Words; viz.
"as it is declared by Parliament;" do stand;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Custody of the
Great Seal, or either of them, be and are hereby impowered and required to administer the Oath in the said
Act appointed; and also to issue forth Commissions,
impowering Persons therein named, to administer the
said Oath to the Justices of Peace in the several and
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it was referred to bring in a Declaration, setting forth the State of
Affairs, as they stood at the Interruption of this House;
and how they found the State of Affairs, when they were
restored; do report the said Declaration on Monday
Embassy from France.
Letters of Credence of the Lord Ambassador from the
French King, directed, To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, dated at Paris, June Thirtieth, 1659,
was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Lord Ambassador from the French
King have Audience here To-morrow, at Ten of the
Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies, have Notice of this Vote; and give the Lord
Ambassador Notice thereof.
Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies, do take care, that the Parliament-House, and the
Court of Wards, be prepared fit for the Reception of the
said Lord Ambassador.
Ordered, That Lord Whitlock, Sir Henry Mildmay,
Sir John Trevor, do attend the said Lord Ambassador to
The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen of
the County of Norfolk, were at the Door;
They were called in: And, being come to the Bar, one
of the Petitioners, addressing himself to Mr. Speaker,
said, "We humbly present unto you, The humble Petition of many of the Gentlemen, Ministers, and Freeholders, and others, residing in the County of Norfolk,
and City of Norwich:" Which, after the Petitioners were
withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble
Petition of many of the Gentlemen, Ministers, and Freeholders, and others, residing in the County of Norfolk,
and City of Norwich."
Resolved, That the Petitioners have the Thanks of this
The Petitioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer:
"The House have read your Petition; and find in it
Expressions of very great Affection; and the Things set
forth with much Sobriety and Prudence: And, in the
Whole, they have commanded me to give you Thanks
for your good Affections: And, in their Names, I do
give you the Thanks of this House, accordingly."
Army and Navy Commissions.
The House being informed, that divers Officers of
the Army, and Sea-Officers, were at the Door;
They were called in: And came to the Clerk's Table,
in usual manner: And, standing there, Mr. Speaker did
acquaint them with the great Trust the Parliament did
repose in them; and that the Parliament doth expect
their Faithfulness to the Parliament and Commonwealth: And thereupon delivered unto them several
To Lieutenant Abraham Rumbottam, his Commission
to be Lieutenant of a Troop in Colonel Hacker's Regiment:
To Cornet Benjamin Ludlam, his Commission to be
Cornet of a Troop in the said Regiment:
To Quarter-master Wm. Davies, his Commission to be
Quarter-master of a Troop in the said Regiment:
To Francis Willoughby, his Commission to be Surgeon
to the said Regiment:
To Elias Drew, his Commission to be Lieutenant of
The Bristoll Frigate:
To Robert Bristow, his Commission to be Lieutenant
of The Providence Frigate:
To Edward Grove, his Commission to be Lieutenant
of The Kentish Frigate.
To Thomas Stephenson, his Commission to be Lieutenant
of The Yarmouth Frigate:
To William Moseley, his Commission to be Lieutenant
of The Hampshire Frigate:
To Cornet Wm. Grove, his Commission to be Cornet
of a Troop in Colonel Hacker's Regiment.