Friday, July the 8th, 1659.
MR. Say reports, from the Grand Committee upon
the Bill for Indemnity, Amendments to the said
Bill: Which were Twice read.
Ordered, That the Word "necessary" be inserted before the Word "Salary," in the last enacting Clause, in
the Second Line, next after the Word "for."
And the said Amendments, being put to the Question,
were assented unto.
A Clause was tendered to this Bill, To enable the
Parties to be indemnified to plead the General Issue; and
to give this Act, and other Acts and Ordinances of this
Parliament, in Evidence; and, if the Party ought to be
indemnified, to indemnify them accordingly: and to impower the Judges to put all Powers in any Act of Indemnity in Execution: Which was read the First and Second
Resolved, That the Words "pardoned and" be inserted, before the Word "indemnified."
Resolved, That, next after the Word "Meaning,"
these Words be added, "of this present Act."
Ordered, That Mr. Say, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Major
Salway, Colonel Waite, Serjeant Hill, Colonel Morley,
Major Lister, Mr. Nelthrop, Mr. Garland, or any Three
of them, do withdraw; and perfect this Clause in any
thing wherein the same is defective.
Mr. Say reports, from the Committee appointed to
withdraw, Amendments to the Clause formerly committed, to be added to the Bill for Indemnity: Which were
Twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto:
And also one other Clause, prohibiting Officers and
Clerks to make out Process against the Persons pardoned
by this Bill, upon a Penalty: Which was read; and laid
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, That no Person
take any Benefit by this Act, but such, who, within a
Year, sue forth his Pardon: For which there shall be
paid Forty Shillings; one Moiety to the Use of the Parliament, for Payment of the Arrears of the Army and
Navy; and the other Moiety amongst the Officers belonging to the Seal: Which was read the First time.
The Question being put, That this Proviso be read
the Second time;
It passed with the Negative.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, That this Act
shall not extend to pardon * Pack, of the City of London, Alderman, for any thing by him done towards Setting up of a Single Person, contrary to the Law in that
Behalf; or in respect of any publick Monies in his Hands,
which are not yet by him accounted for: Which was
read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill, so amended, be ingrossed;
and brought in on Monday Morning next.
Money due to Publick.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
Bringing in of Monies due to the Commonwealth was
committed, be required and enjoined to meet To-morrow Morning, at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's
A Letter to be written to the respective Judges in
their Circuits, to give Charge to the several Justices of
the Peace to give that Assistance, which the Law requires, to the Sub-Commissioners and Farmers of the
Excise, in the due Gathering in of the Excise, was read;
and agreed unto.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do sign this Letter: And
that the same be sent to all the Judges of Assize and
Nisi prius, who ride the several Circuits.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Names
of the Commissioners of the Militia for the several Counties within England and Wales is referred, do meet this
Afternoon, at Two of the Clock: And that the Clerk of
the Parliament do attend the said Committee, with the
Names of the Commissioners for the Militia, referred to
the said Committee.
Major Salway reports from the Council of State, The
State of the Matter of Fact touching the Regiments and
Garisons who have been ordered a Month's Pay out of
the Monies raised upon the New Buildings, Which of
them are paid, and which are not, for the Direction of
the Parliament, how such of the said Regiments and
Garisons, as are unpaid the said Monies, may be satisfied; with a List of the Warrants from the Committee of
the Army, assigned for Pay of the Forces in England,
out of the Two Third Parts of the Monies coming in
upon the Act concerning new Buildings in and about the
City of London, as followeth; viz.
* * * *
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Inspections, to consider of the Matter of Fact touching the
New Buildings; and present their Opinion therein to this
House; and also to consider, How such of the Regiments
and Garisons, who have been ordered a Month's Pay out
of the Monies raised upon the New Buildings, that have
not been paid their Arrears, may be paid equally with
the other Soldiers in other Regiments and Garisons, who
have been paid: And this Committee are to meet Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the
Ordered, That it be also referred to the same Committee, to examine, What Monies are due from Alderman Pack, and the rest of the Commissioners of the
Customs; and how the same may be forthwith paid in
towards the Payments of the Regiments and Garisons,
who have been ordered a Month's Pay out of the Monies
raised upon the New Buildings, and are not yet paid,
notwithstanding any Pretence of Discharge since the Interruption of this Parliament.
Piedmount, &c. Protestants.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Inspections, to send for the Treasurers for Monies contributed for Relief of the distressed Protestants in Piedmount
and Poland; and to examine, What Monies are in their
Hands; and to take care that the same be secured, so
that it may be disposed of according to the charitable
Intention for which it was given, until the same can be
sent over: And that Inquiry be made, How the same
may be speedily returned for the Uses for which the
same was contributed.
Ordered, That the Chapel belonging to SomersettHouse, shall be exempted from Sale, notwithstanding the
former Act of the Parliament for the Sale of SomersettHouse, and Appurtenances: And that the Trustees for
Sale of the Crown-Lands shall forbear the Sale of the
same: And that the French Protestant Congregation,
now using the said Chapel, shall make use of the same,
until the Parliament do take further Order.