Friday, January the 6th, 1659.
A LETTER from General George Monck, from Caldstreame, of the 29th of December 1659, was read.
A Letter from Colonel Lytcot, from Caldstreame upon
Tweed, of the 29th of December 1659, was read.
Thanks to Gen. Monck.
Ordered, That Letters of Thanks from the Parliament
be written to General Monck, acknowledging his faithful
Service, and high Deservings; and that he, taking care for
the Safety and Preservation of Scotland in his Absence, be
desired, as speedily as he can, to come up to London.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
draw this Letter to be sent to General Monck, upon the
Circumstances debated in the House; and report it to the
House: And that the same be signed and sealed by Mr.
Speaker with the Seal of the Parliament.
Col. Lytcot, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
the Army, to take care, that Colonel Lytcot, Colonel
Saunders, and Major Barton, be preferred to Places of
Command in the Army, according to their Merit, and
according to the Desire of General Monck in his Letter.
Ordered, That the Letter of General Monck be printed
A Letter from the Lord Fairfax, Sir Henry Cholmley,
and Henry Arthington, from Popleton, January 1st 1659,
Thanks to Ld. Fairfax.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be written from the
Parliament to the Lord Fairfax, for his good Service done
for the Parliament: And that the Lord Fairfax be desired
to give the Thanks of this House to the other Gentlemen,
who assisted him in the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Widdrington do write the said
Letter; and that Mr. Speaker do sign and seal the same
with the Seal of the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax his Letter be printed
A Letter from John Lambert Esquire, and divers Officers of the Army, directed to Mr. Speaker, from North-Allerton, of the 31th of December 1659, with a Paper
therein inclosed, were read.
A Letter from Colonel Robert Lilburne, from Yorke,
of the Second of January 1659, was read.
Mr. Speaker informs the Parliament, that Colonel
Hewson desired, that his humble and hearty Thanks be
tendered to the Parliament, for their Grace and Favour,
in granting him his Pardon.
Colonel White reports Amendments to the additional
Bill to the Act, intituled, An Act for borrowing Twenty
thousand Pounds, for the Service of the Commonwealth:
Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Irish Brigade be
printed and published.
Renouncing Charles II.
A Bill for taking and subscribing an Oath by every
Member that now sits, or hereafter shall fit, in Parliament,
for renouncing the Title of Charles Stewart, and of every
other single Person, to the Crown or Government of these
Nations, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Debate upon this Bill be adjourned
until To-morrow Morning.