Monday, January 16th, 1659.
A LETTER from the Officers of the Ordnance, of
the 13th of January 1659, was read.
Resolved, That the Arms of the Officers and Soldiers
of Colonel Thompson's Regiment be continued in their
Hands, until the Parliament take further Order.
Grant to Gen. Monek.
Ordered, That One thousand Pounds a Year, Land of
Inheritance, be settled upon Commissioner George Monck,
and his Heirs, as a Mark of the Favour and Respect of
the Parliament, for his eminent and signal Services for
the Parliament and Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of what Lands are most convenient to be fixed on, to
be settled on Commissioner George Monck, and his Heirs,
accordingly; and present their Opinion therein to the Parliament: And that a Bill be brought in for settling the said
Lands on Commissioner George Monck, and his Heirs,
accordingly: Viz. unto Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Mr.
Love, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Ralegh,
Mr. Attorney Lechmere, Mr. Garland, Colonel Dove, Mr.
Pury, Mr. Goodwin, Lord Commissioner Lysle, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Millington, Colonel Walton, Sir
Arthur Hesilrig, Lord Chief-Baron Wild, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Corbet, Sir James Harrington, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Skynner, Colonel
Morley, Mr. Boone, Colonel Pyne; or any Three of them:
To meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at
Two of the Clock; and the Lord St. John is desired to
take care of bringing in this Bill, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Scot and Mr. Robinson be desired
to go to Commissioner George Monck, to congratulate
with him from the Parliament, for the good Success the
Lord hath given to his Endeavours: And to let him
know the Sense they have of his great Services; and
that Care is taken by the Parliament, for providing
Money for his Officers and Soldiers.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to Commissioner George
Monck, to let him know the Sense the Parliament hath
of his great Services; and that they are providing Money
for his Soldiers: And that the Parliament are glad to
hear of his repairing to London, according to the Desire
of the Parliament: And that it be referred unto the Lord
Chief-Justice St. John, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, and Mr.
Lechmere, to draw the Letter; and present it to the Parliament, for their Approbation.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
make Provision of Money, to defray the Expences of Mr.
Scot and Mr. Robinson, in their going to congratulate
Commissioner George Monck from the Parliament.
A Bill, ingrossed, for raising of One hundred thousand
Pounds by the Month, upon England, Scotland, and Ireland, for Twelve Months, from the 29th Day of September 1659, to the 29th Day of September 1660; that is to
say, upon England, Seventy thousand Pounds by the
Month; upon Scotland, Twelve thousand Pounds by the
Month; and, upon Ireland, Eighteen thousand Pounds
by the Month; was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Door be shut.
The Question being put, That "Twelve Months" do
stand in the Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That "Twelve Months," in this Bill, be
made "Six Months," throughout the Bill.
The Question being put, That "the 29th of September" do stand;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That, instead of the 29th of September, these
Words; viz. "the 25th of December;" be inserted.
Resolved, That the Determination of it be the 24th
Day of June 1660.
Letter to Gen. Monck.
Mr. Lechmere reports, from the Committee appointed
to withdraw, The Draught of a Letter to be sent to Commissioner George Monck: Which was read, and agreed
Ordered, That this Letter be signed by Wm. Lenthall
Speaker; and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.