Monday, January 9th, 1659.
A LETTER from General Monck, from Woller, of
the Third Day of January 1659, was read.
Ordered, That the said Letter be referred to the Council
of State: And that the Council of State do also take into
Consideration some Recompence to the Messenger for
his Pains, and for what is due to him.
Resolved, That the Door be shut.
Sir H. Vane.
Resolved, That Sir Henry Vane be sent for to attend
the Parliament forthwith.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Admiralty, and every
other Person or Persons whom it doth or may concern,
be and are hereby required and enjoined forthwith to send
to the Parliament the Book of Orders, and the Book of
Letters, of the Admiralty.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to bring
in an Act for Sale of the Estates of the Delinquents and
Traitors, in the late Rebellion of Sir George Booth: Viz.
to Colonel Martin, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Say, Mr.
Dormer, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Baron Nicholas, Mr.
Cawley, Mr. West, Mr. Corbet, Mr. Garland, Sir Anthony
Ashley Cooper, Mr. Boone, Mr. Dove, Mr. Challoner; or
any Three of them: And are to meet this Afternoon, at
Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And that
Mr. Say do take care hereof: And that this Committee
have Power to send for the Commissioners for Sequestrations; and to take an Account of them, What Monies have
been received upon the Sequestrations of the said Delinquents and Traitors Estates; and to examine, How the
same hath been disposed of; by whom; to whom; and by
what Authority: And to send for a List of the Names of
all such Persons sequestered.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
examine, What Persons, in the late Rebellion of Sir George
Booth, have been released since the late Interruption of
the Parliament; and by whom; and to remand them to
Prison to such publick Prisons as they shall think fit.
A Bill for constituting Commissioners for ordering and
managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy was
this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the Parliament doth approve of the
Placing of Captain Henry Fenne Commander of the Bristoll
Frigate; and of Captain Henry Tearne to be Commander
of the Hampshire Frigate; and of Captain James Ableson
to be Commander of the Grantham Frigate; and of Captain George Dakins to be Commander of the Worcester
Thanks to Ad. Lawson.
The House being informed, That Vice-Admiral Lawson was at the Door;
He was called in: And, being come as far as the Bar of
the House, and standing there, Mr. Speaker did acquaint
him, That the Parliament took Notice of the great and
eminent Services done by him since the late Interruption
of the Parliament; and of his constant Fidelity to the
Parliament: And did acquaint him, That the House had
commanded him to take Notice of it; and to give him the
hearty Thanks of this House: And, in their Names, Mr.
Speaker did accordingly give him the hearty Thanks of
the Parliament; and acquainted him, That the Parliament
had approved of the Officers by him placed in the several
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to present the Names of Commissioners for the Great Seal; and
also of Judges to fill the several Branches in the Courts at
Westminster-Hall, to this House, on Wednesday next:
With Power also, to present unto this House the Name of
a Person fit to be Attorney-General: Viz. unto Sir Arthur
Hesilrig, Mr. Corbet, Colonel White, Sir Henry Mildmay,
Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Ralegh, Sir John Trevor, Mr. West, Colonel
Martin, Mr. Serjeant Hill, Colonel Fagg, Mr. Nevill,
Sir Tho. Wroth, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Jo. Lenthall, Captain Skynner, Colonel Dove, Mr. Robinson, Alderman
Pennington, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Anthony Ashley
Cooper, Mr. Scott, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Robert Goodwin,
Colonel Walton, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Millington, Mr.
Boone, Mr. Solicitor. Reynolds; or any Five of them:
And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow
in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That the several Members of this House do
present the Names of Three Persons for every County
to be Sheriffs of the respective Counties, on Thursday
Sir H. Vane.
Sir Henry Vane, having been sent for according to the
Resolution aforesaid, came to the House: And, being set
in his Place, several Members of the House objected
several Matters against him, acted since the late Interruption of the Parliament.
And several Letters sent from the Commissioners of
the Admiralty; the one of the 15th of October 1659,
written to Vice-Admiral Lawson, in the Downes; and
several Orders of the Commissioners of the Admiralty;
one, of the 29th of October 1659; and another of the
31th of October 1659; and another of the 2d of November 1659; were read.
Sir Henry Vane, standing up in his Place, made Answer
to the said several Charges; and, after, sat down again in
his Place: And, upon the Debate of the House, It is
Resolved, That Sir Henry Vane be discharged of being
a Member of this Parliament; and he is hereby enjoined
forthwith to repair to his House at Raby in the County
of Durham; and there to remain, during the Pleasure of
Colonel Lambert, &c.
Resolved, That Colonel John Lambert, Colonel Disbrowe, Colonel Ashfeild, Colonel Berry, Colonel Kelsey,
Colonel Cobbet, Colonel Barrow, Colonel Packer, and
Major Creed, and every of them be, and are hereby required and enjoined forthwith to repair to their respective
Houses in the Country farthest distant from the City of
London; and that they there continue, during the Pleasure
of the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Council of State do see this Vote
put in Execution accordingly.
Officers opposing Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
touching the sending such other Officers of the Army as
have been against the Parliament, since the late Interruption, out of the City of London, to their respective
Houses in the Country.
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