House of Commons Journal Volume 7
26 January 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 26 January 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 822-823. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24916 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Thursday, January 26th, 1659.

Assessment.

THE House, this Day, proceeded in the Bill of Assessment.

Ordered, That Thomas Lewis Esquire, Henry William, Walter Vaughan, James Watkin of Cubalde, John Gunter, and Henry Powell, be added Commissioners, in this Bill, for the County of Brecknock.

A Rider, in Parchment, of Commissioners Names for the County of Denby, was tendered to this Bill; and read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of the Bill; and to be instead of the other Commissioners before in the Bill: And that the Commissioners, formerly in the Bill, be omitted.

A Rider, in Parchment, of Commissioners Names for the County of Flint, was tendered to this Bill; and read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill; and to be instead of the other Commissioners formerly in the Bill: And those Commissioners, formerly in the Bill, to be discharged.

Ordered, That Gabriell Lewis, and Edward Mauneell, be added Commissioners, in this Bill, for the County of Glamorgan.

Ordered, That Gabriell Taylor, and Charles Lewis, be added Commissioners, in this Bill, for the County of Radnor.

Ordered, That Mr. Waller Brett be added a Commissioner in the County of Sussex.

Ordered, That Richard Yarley, and James Baker, be added Commissioners.

Ordered, That Giles Harding be added a Commissioner, in the County of Wilts.

Ordered, That John Leete, and Slingsby Bethell, be added Commissioners in the County of Huntington.

Ordered, That Colonel Lidcott be added a Commissioner, in this Bill, for the Borough of Aire in Scotland.

Resolved, That "the Tenth of October," for the First Meeting of the Commissioners, be made "the Tenth of February 1659."

Resolved, That "the Fifteenth of November" be made "the Tenth of March."

Resolved, That "the Fifteenth of April" be made "the Tenth of May."

Ordered, That John Lake be added a Commissioner in the County of Hertford.

Ordered, That John Hercy Esquire be added a Commissioner in Berkshire.

A Rider ingrossed, with Commissioners Names to be added for the County of Gloucester, was tendered to this Bill; and read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That George Benion be added a Commissioner for the County of Salop.

Ordered, That * Cleeve be added a Commissioner in the County of Berkes.

Ordered, That John Radhams, John Reyner, Andrew Freemantle, Peter Johnson, and Samuell Gooday, be added Commissioners for the County of Essex.

Another Rider, in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill, for adding Commissioners Names in the County of Gloucester; and read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider, in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill, for adding Commissioners Names for the County of Cambridge, and Isle of Ely; and read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

A Rider, in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill, for Bartholomew May to be a Commissioner for the County of Kent; and read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider, in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill, for John Leeke to be added a Commissioner, in this Bill, for the County of Huntington; and read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That this be the Title of the Bill; viz. "An Act for an Assessment of one hundred thousand Pounds by the Month, upon England, Scotland, and Ireland, for Six Months."

And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Bill be printed and published.

The House adjourned until Two of Clock.

Thursday Afternoon, January 26, 1659.

Concealed Publick Monies.

MR. Love reports from the Council of State, That some Persons have offered to the Council, to discover great Quantities of Money and Goods, due to, and concealed from, the Commonwealth; praying some Allowance may be made to them, out of what shall actually accrue therefrom to the Commonwealth: And that they have, upon their being spoken with in that Behalf, declared their Willingness to accept a Tenth Part thereof: Which the Council judge reasonable; and ordered to be reported to the Parliament.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the Council of State, That the Persons, who have offered, to the Council, to discover great Quantities of Money and Goods due . ., and concealed from, the Commonwealth, shall have the Tenth Part of what they shall discover, and bring in; the Ninth Parts being first paid to the Commonwealth.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, forthwith to pay and satisfy unto Nicholas Love Esquire the Sum of One thousand Seven hundred Forty-and-four Pounds, disbursed, at Portsmouth, for the Use and Service of the Commonwealth; out of the first Money that shall come in for the Contingencies of the Council: And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Nicholas Love, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that behalf.

Transporting Bullion.

Sir James Harrington reports from the Council of State, The humble Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants, London, trading into the East-Indies; praying Order to the Commissioners of the Customs for passing a Bill of Store for Thirty-five thousand Pounds in Foreign Coin and Bullion, to be transported in the Five Ships by them provided to sail to the East-Indies, for Supply of that Trade: With the Council's Opinion, That a Warrant may be granted as is desired.

Ordered, That the Council of State be, and are hereby authorized to give Warrant to the Governor and Company of Merchants, London, trading unto the East-Indies, for passing a Bill of Stores, for the transporting of Thirtyfive thousand Pounds in Foreign Coin and Bullion. And It is

Ordered, That the Council of State do take care to see, that it be foreign Coin and Bullion, accordingly.

Gen. Monck.

Mr. Attorney General reports, A Bill for the approving and justifying the late Actings of General George Monck: Which was read the First time.

Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.

Resolved, That General George Monck be Custos Rotulorum for the County of Devon.

A Letter from General George Monck, from Nottingham, of the 22th of January 1659; and a Copy of a Commission inclosed, granted to him by the Council of State, dated 24 November 1659; were read.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the Commission granted to General George Monck by the Council of State.

Two Letters from General George Monck, from Nottingham, of the 21th of January 1659, were read.

A Letter from Mr. Thomas Scot and Mr. Luke Robinson, of the 24th of January, 1659, directed "To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the Parliament," was read.

A Letter from Mr. Thomas Scot and Mr. Luke Robinson, from Leicester, of the 23th of January 1659, was also read.

Ordered, That it be specially recommended to the Provost and Fellows of Eaton College, and they be hereby desired, to elect Mr. Gumble to the first Fellow's Place in Eaton College, that shall become void by Death, or otherwise.

A Copy of a Letter from General Monck, directed to the West, inclosed in Mr. Scot and Mr. Robinson's Letter, was read.

Another Letter from General Monck, Mr. Scot, and Mr. Robinson, from Leicester, of 23d January 1659, was read.

A Letter from General George Monck, from Nottingham, 20th January 1659, directed to Colonel Francis Hacker, was read.

Colonel Lambert.

Ordered, That Colonel Lambert have Liberty to reside at Captain Baynes his House at Homby: And that he continue there, until the Parliament take further Order.

Army.

Ordered, That Sir Arthur Hesilrig make his Report, touching settling the Regiments, To-morrow Morning.