House of Commons Journal Volume 7
28 June 1659

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 28 June 1659', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 695-697. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24799 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Tuesday, June 28th, 1659.

Indemnity.

THE House this Day, according to former Order, was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Indemnity.

Mr. Speaker did forbear to take the Chair.
Mr. Serjeant Hill took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Serjeant Hill reports from the said Grand Committee, That the Grand Committee desire the Leave of this House to sit To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Indemnity, To-morrow Morning: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair until Eleven of the Clock.

Circuits.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Great Seal do issue forth Patents to the Judges to go the Circuits in Wales, according to Law, to continue until the First of January 1659.

Embassy to Sweden, &c.

Colonel Morley reports from the Council of State, The Draught of a Commission to be given to Edward Mountague, General of the Fleet; Algernon Sydney, a Member of Parliament; and one of the Council of State, by Authority of Parliament; Sir Robert Honnywood, Knight, one of the Council of State; and Thomas Boone, a Member of Parliament; Plenipotentiaries to the Kings of Sweden and Denmark: Which Commission was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Resolved, That the said Commission be passed under the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of England; and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Another Commission for the same Plenipotentiaries to the King of Sweden, was this Day read.

The Question being put, That the Word "Commonwealth" do stand in this Commission;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the said Commission was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Resolved, That this Commission be passed under the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of England; and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Another Commission, for the same Plenipotentiaries to the King of Denmarke, was this Day read.

The Question being put, That the Word "Nation" stand;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Word, "Commonwealth," be inserted, instead thereof.

And the said Commission, so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That this Commission be passed under the Seal of the Commonwealth of England; and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Resolved, That the Word "Reputation" be made "Renown."

Other Letters of Credence, to the same Plenipotentiaries to the King of Sweden, was this Day read.

Ordered, That these Credentials be passed under the Seal of the Council of State; and signed by Mr. Speaker.-

Parliament Seal.

Resolved, That a Seal be prepared for the Parliament, for Mr. Speaker to seal with: And that Mr. Scot and Mr. Chaloner do take care, that the said Seal be prepared, accordingly.-

Foreign Embassies.

Letters of Credence for the same Plenipotentiaries to the King of Denmark were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That these Credentials be passed under the Seal of the Council of State; and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Letters of Credence, to the King of Poland, were this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That these Letters of Credence be passed under the Seal of the Council of State; and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Letters of Credence to the Marquis of Brandenburgh were this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That these Letters of Credence be passed under the Seal of the Council of State; and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Letters of Credence to the Commonwealth of Dantzick was read and agreed unto.

Ordered, That these Letters of Credence be passed under the Seal of the Council of State; and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Letters Credential, for Sir Phillip Meadowes to the King of Sweden, were read; and agreed unto.

Ordered, That these Letters Credential be passed under the Seal of the Council of State; and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council, to prepare Letters of Credence and Commissions to the Emperor.

Army Appointments.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports from the Commissioners appointed to nominate Officers, The Names of several Officers for Ireland: Which were read: And, every one severally being put to the Question, were approved of; viz.

Resolved, That Colonel Thomas Cooper, be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot.

Resolved, That Colonel Hirome Zankey be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse.

Resolved, That Colonel Richard Lawrence be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot.

Resolved, That Colonel John Clerk be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot.

Resolved, That Colonel Alexander Brayfeild be Colonel of that Regiment of Foot which was the late Lord General Cromwell's in Ireland.

Resolved, That Lieutenant-Colonel Arnopp be Lieutenant-Colonel to that Regiment of Foot, which was the late Lord General Cromwell's in Ireland; and of which the said Colonel Brayfeild is to be Colonel.

The Question being put, That Colonel Sadler be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot in Ireland;

The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Mildmay, Tellers for the Noes: 22.
Mr. Nevill, With the Noes,
Mr. Ralegh, Tellers for the Yeas: 48.
Major Salway, With the Yeas,

So it was Resolved, That Colonel Sadler be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot in Ireland.

Ordered, That the Persons so approved of, as aforesaid, be forthwith sent over to their respective Charges: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see that they be forthwith sent over to their respective Charges accordingly.

The House adjourned until Three a-Clock this Afternoon.

Tuesday, June 28th, 1659; In the Afternoon.

Impresting Seamen.

A BILL, ingrossed, for Impresting of Seamen, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Resolved, That this Act be forthwith printed and published.

Foreign Embassies.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to prepare the Commissions and Letters Credential for the Plenipotentiaries, to pass the Great Seal, and the Seal of the Council of State; and to be signed by Mr. Speaker.

Westminster Militia.

A Bill, ingrossed, for settling the Militia of the City of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, That, instead of these Words, "shall be commissionated by the said Commissioners, or any Seven or more of them, under their Hands and Seals," these Words shall be inserted; viz. "shall have Commissions signed by the Speaker of the Parliament, as the Officers of the Army have."

Resolved, That, instead of these Words; viz. "the First of December 1660;" these Words be inserted; viz. "the First Day of March 1659."

Resolved, That this be the Title of the Act; viz. An Act for settling the Militia of the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and Places adjacent.

The said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Bill be forthwith printed and published.

London, &c. Militia.

Ordered, That Mr. Garland do bring in several Bills for settling the Militia of London, of the Tower, and Hamlets, and of Southwark, To-morrow.

Governor of Jersey.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige reports from the Commissioners for Nomination of Commission-Officers, That Colonel John Mason be nominated, and humbly presented to the Parliament for their Approbation, to be Governor of the Island of Jersey, and Colonel of the Militia Regiment there; and to have the Pay of Twenty Shillings per diem.

Resolved, That Colonel John Mason be, and is hereby approved to be, Governor of the Island of Jersey, and Colonel of the Militia Regiment there; and that he have the Pay of Twenty Shillings per diem.

Army Appointments.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports from the Commissioners for Nomination of Commission-Officers, The Names of Colonel John Okey, and of other Persons to be Commission-Officers.

Army Judge-Advocates.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports also from the Commissioners for Nomination of Commission-Officers, That Dr. Cartwright be Judge-Advocate to the Army in England:

That Thomas Margetts be Judge-Advocate to the Army in Scotland.

The Question being propounded, That Dr. Cartwright be Judge-Advocate to the Army in England;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That Dr. Cartwright be Judge-Advocate for the Army in England.

Resolved, That Thomas Margetts be Judge-Advocate to the Army in Scotland.

Army Commissions.

The House being informed, that divers of the Officers of the Army in Ireland were at the Door;

They were called in: And, coming to the Clerk's Table, in usual Manner; Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust the Parliament reposed in them; and that the Parliament did expect Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth of England: And thereupon delivered unto them their Commissions; viz.

To Colonel Thomas Cooper, his Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot:

To Colonel Hierome Zankey, his Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse:

To Colonel Thomas Sadler, his Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot:

To Colonel Richard Lawrence, his Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot:

To Colonel John Mason, his Commission to be Governor of the Isle of Jersey:

To Lieutenant Henry Gooch, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in Col. Hewson's Regiment:

To Captain Edward Turner, his Commission to be Captain of a Company of Foot in Col. Hewson's Regiment.

Dunkirke.

The House being informed, That some Gentlemen from Dunkirke were at the Door; they were called in; and made a Narrative to the House of the State of the Garison of Dunkirk.

Thanks to Lilliston, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to write a Letter, in the Name of the Parliament, to Colonel Lilliston and Colonel Aston, acknowledging their good Service, and giving them the Thanks of this House.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give somewhat to Major Heynes and Captain Guy, as a Mark of Favour from the Parliament, and an Acknowlegement of their good Service.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to provide Money for the Supply of the Garison at Dunkirk.

Army Pay, &c.

Mr. Solicitor Reynolds reports from the Council of State, That, in regard of the extreme Wants of the Soldiery, there is a Necessity for the present borrowing of some Monies, upon the Credit of the Assessments, or Customs, or both, for their Supply:

That it will be also necessary, That further Instructions be given to the Committee for the Army, concerning the Issuing forth of such Money as come in upon the Assessments, or be otherwise raised or appointed for the Use of the Armies, and contingent Charges thereof, with especial Regard to the Forces about London, and the Allowance and Proportion of Monies, and Pay to be made and assigned to them and the rest of the Forces in England, Scotland, and Ireland: And that the Committee for the Army, Receivers-General, and Treasurers at War, in the Ordering, Issuing, Disposing, and Proportioning of the Assessments, and all other Monies that are or shall be raised or appointed for the Use of the Armies and Land-Forces of this Commonwealth, and the contingent Charges thereof, the continuing or altering the Establishment of Pay, and all other Allowances to be made out of the said Monies, do respectively observe and follow such Orders and Directions as have been by the Parliament already given, or shall be therein, from time to time, given by accordingly.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to borrow Money for Supply of the Wants of the Soldiery, upon the Credit of the Assessments, or Customs, or both.