Tuesday, January 10th, 1659.
Secretary of State.
ORDERED, That Thomas Scot Esquire, a Member
of Parliament, be, and is hereby nominated and appointed to take care of all Papers; and to receive Informations of private and publick Intelligence, as the Secretary of State heretofore had and used; and present them
to the Council of State.
Charges against Members.
Ordered, That the Business touching Members of Parliament, against whom Matters are objected, be taken into
Consideration on this Day Sevennight; nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom it
was referred to bring in Qualifications of Members to sit
and serve in Parliament, A Bill, disabling Persons to elect,
or be elected, to this present Parliament: Which was this
Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the
Bill, touching the Engagement: And the said Bill was,
upon the Question, committed unto Sir Arthur Hesilrig,
Mr. Scot, Mr. Tho. Widdrington, Colonel Martin, Colonel Morley, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Millington, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel Harvey, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper,
Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Nelthrope, Sir John Trevor, Mr.
Cawley, Colonel Fagg, Colonel White, Mr. Wallop, Mr.
Lowry, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Sir James
Harrington, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Tho. Challoner,
Mr. Lenthall, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Boone, Colonel
Hutchinson, Colonel Dove, Mr. Robinson, Colonel White,
Colonel Thompson, Alderman Atkin, Mr. Love, Mr. West,
Mr. Oldsworth: And all that come to have Voices: With
Power to consider of the former Engagement, and Acts
of Parliament conducing to this Business; and to report
their Opinion to the Parliament: And are to meet in the
Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon, at
Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That the House, To-morrow, take into consideration the Settlement of the Officers of the Army.