House of Commons Journal Volume 7
29 June 1659

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 29 June 1659', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 697. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24800 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Wednesday, June 29th, 1659.

Indemnity.

THE House was this Day, according to former Order, 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 th said Grand Committee, That the said Grand Committee may sit To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee upon the Bill of Indemnity, on Friday Morning next; and that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.

The House proceeded in the rest of the Report, made Yesterday, by Mr. Solicitor Reynolds.

Army pay, &c.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to prepare further Instructions, to be given to the Committee of the Army, concerning the Issuing forth of such Money as come in upon the Assessments, or be otherwise raised for the Use of the Armies and contingent Charges thereof, with special 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 report them to the House.

Resolved, 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 Establishments 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 as shall be therein, from time to time, given by the Parliament accordingly.

Foreign Embassies.

Colonel Morley reports from the Council of State, That if it be necessary for any other Character to be given to the Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries, that Mr. Speaker may sign such Commissions and Credentials, as the Council of State shall prepare for that Purpose.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to prepare Commissions and Credentials for the Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries; with such other Character as they shall think fit: And that Mr. Speaker do sign such Commissions and Credentials.

Ordered, That the Report in the Hands of Sir Arthur Hesilrige be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Thanks to Lilliston, &c.

A Letter to be sent to Colonel Lilliston and Colonel Alsop was this Day read, and agreed unto; and ordered, That Mr. Speaker do subscribe the said Letter.

Dunkirk.

Colonel Morley reports from the Council of State, The Opinion of the Council, That some Instructions be sent over to Dunkirk, for the collecting and ordering the Receipts of the Customs, Excise, and Revenues, at Dunkirk, and in those Parts, for the Advantage of the Commonwealth; and that some Persons be authorized to manage and take care thereof.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, To prepare some Instructions to be sent over to Dunkirk, for the collecting and ordering the Receipts of the Customs, Excise, and Revenues at Dunkirk, and in those Parts, for the Advantage of the Commonwealth; and to authorize some fit Persons to manage and take care thereof.