Tuesday, January the 3d, 1659.
Commissioner of Customs.
THE House being informed, That Sheriff Love did
return his hearty Thanks to this House for nominating him one of the Commissioners of the Customs;
yet desired to be excused therein, being a Merchant, and
having other great Employments upon him;
Resolved, That this House doth accept of the Excuse
of Sheriff Love, in not accepting the Employment of
one of the Commissioners for the Customs.
Council of State.
Ordered, That Colonel White and Colonel Eyre do
take care to see the Papers of Names of the Ten Persons,
to be of the Council of State, burnt.
Colonel White reports, That, according to the Commands of the Parliament, they had burnt the said Papers.
A Letter from Colonel Overton, from Hull, of the
31th of December 1659, was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to see the Garison of Hull provided for.
Resolved, That the Four hundred Pounds taken from
the Commissioners of Excise by Colonel Robert Overton,
to supply the Necessities of the Soldiers in the Garison of
Hull, be allowed, upon Accompt, to the Garison at Hull.
A Letter from Colonel Wm. Lockart, Governor of
Dunkirk, of the 31th of December 1659, was read.
Thanks to Officers.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to
Colonel Wm. Lockart, and the rest of the Officers and
Soldiers in the Garison of Dunkirk, for their Fidelity and
good Service to the Parliament: And that a Letter of
Thanks be written to them, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Nevill do draw the said Letter of
Thanks: And that Mr. Speaker do sign and seal the said
Letter with the Seal of the Parliament.
Ordered, That this Letter from Colonel Lockhart be
referred to the Council of State, to take care for the Providing of Cloaths, Shoes, and other Necessaries, for the
Soldiers in the said Garison: And also to examine, what
Monies have been paid to Mr. Downes, or any other, for
the Garison at Hull.
The Question being propounded, That Writs do issue,
for electing Members to sit and serve in Parliament, in
the places of such Members of this House as are dead,
under such Qualifications as shall be agreed upon by the
House; and that it be referred to a Committee, to bring
in Qualifications for Members to sit and serve in Parliament, on Friday next;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That Writs do issue, for electing Members
to sit and serve in Parliament, in the places of such Members of this House as are dead, under such Qualifications
as shall be agreed upon by the House: And that it be referred to a Committee, to bring in Qualifications for
Members to sit and serve in Parliament, on Friday next:
Viz. unto Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Colonel Martin, Mr.
Corbet, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Fagg,
Mr. Millington, Mr. Oldsworth, Sir Tho. Wroth, Sir
Arthur Hesilrigg, Mr. Wallop, Colonel White, Mr. Robert
Goodwin, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Garland, Baron Nicholas,
Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Scott, Mr. Lenthall, Mr. Nevill,
Mr. Love, Colonel Dove, Mr. Pury, the elder; or any
Five of them: And all that come to have Voices: And
are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the
Resolved, That all the Forces which came from Portsmouth with the Commissioners for the Army; viz. Colonel
Farley's Regiment, and Colonel Rich's Regiment; be included within the Vote for a Month's Pay, to be paid out
of the Fifteen thousand Pounds, upon Account of their
former Assignation of the Assessment: And that the
Troops which came out of Oxfordshire, have a Fortnight's Pay.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Inspections, to see how the said Fortnight's Pay may be
raised for them.
Ordered, That the Committee of Inspections be and
are hereby impowered to issue out Five thousand Pounds
more, out of the Monies borrowed upon the Excise, besides the Fifteen thousand Pounds formerly ordered to be
issued out by them.
Renouncing Charles II.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports a Bill for enacting the Oath
of Renunciation of the Title of Charles Stewart, and the
whole Line of the late King James, to be taken by every
Member that now sitteth, or that shall sit, in Parliament.
The Question being put, That this Bill be now read;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it was Resolved, That this Bill be now read.
The said Bill was now read the First time, accordingly.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, on
Friday Morning next.