Monday, the 13th of February, 1659.
Sir H. Vane.
RESOLVED, That the Serjeant at Arms attending
the Parliament be, and is hereby, commanded and
required forthwith to put in Execution the former Order
of this House for carrying Sir Henry Vane to his House,
called Belew, in the County of Lyncolne.
A Proclamation requiring Colonel John Lambert to
render himself to the Council of State, to give an Account
of his Contempt of the Order of Parliament; or, in
default thereof, That his Estate, real and personal, be
sequestered; was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Words "at his" in the Fourth
Line, before the Word "Request," be omitted; and
that the Word "upon" be inserted, instead thereof.
Resolved, That the Words "and instance," after the
Word "Request," in the same Line, be omitted; and
that the Words "made on his behalf" be inserted, instead thereof.
Resolved, That the Words "doth, or did lately," be
added in the Seventh Line, next after the Word "but,"
and before the Word "lie;" and that the Word "violently," in the Eighth Line, be omitted; and the Word
"vehemently" inserted, instead thereof.
Resolved, That the Words "Mutiny and" be inserted
next after the Word "late," in the Ninth Line.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "the said John
Lambert do render himself, by Thursday next, to the
Council of State, to give an Account of his Contempt of
the Order of Parliament; and, in default thereof;" be
added, next after the Word " that," in the Eleventh Line,
instead of the Clause touching his giving Security.
And the said Proclamation, so amended, was, upon
the Question, agreed unto.
Ordered, That this Proclamation be forthwith printed
and published; and proclaimed, this Day, by the Serjeant
at Arms attending the Parliament, or James Norffolk
Esquire, Serjeant at Arms, in Westminster-hall, the New
Palace-Yard, and at the Old Exchange, in London.
Pretended Committee of Safety.
Ordered, That on this Day Sevennight, the Members
of this House, who have acted at the pretended Committee of Safety, do appear in Parliament: And that the
Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do forthwith give them Summons to attend, accordingly: And
that the Business concerning the said Members be then
taken into Consideration, the first Business; nothing to
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to send
for Henry Scobell Esquire, and Mr. Robinson, late Clerk
to the pretended Committee of Safety; and to examine,
What Books or Papers of the said Committee, or touching
Businesses before them, they, or either of them, have or
know of; and where, and in whose Hands, the same are:
and to send for all such Books and Papers; and also for
all Papers, touching the Draught of a Government, presented to, or before, the said Committee; and to consider
What things, in the said Books or Papers, are fit for the
Consideration of the Parliament; and present their Opinion therein to the Parliament; Viz. unto Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Robinson, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Ralegh,
Mr. Oldsworth, Colonel Dove, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper,
Mr. West, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Lord Commissioner
Lisle, Mr. Love, Mr. Garland, Colonel Harvey, Mr.
Dormer; or any Three of them: And are to meet this
Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Ordered, That the former Order, for Payment of One
Month's Pay to the Officers and Soldiers of the Army,
now in Town, by the Committee of the Army, be, and
is hereby, renewed: And that the said Committee be,
and are hereby, impowered to charge any Treasury of
this Commonwealth towards the Payment thereof, except Customs and Excise.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty and
Navy be, and are hereby, impowered, by their Warrant,
to issue forth all such Monies out of the respective
Treasuries of this Commonwealth, which are or shall be
appropriated to the Use of the Navy, by Order or Act
The House this Day proceeded in the Qualifications.
And this Clause; viz. "or that, after the First of
January 1659, shall advise, promote, or abet, any Single
Person to the Supreme Magistracy of England, Scotland,
or Ireland, or any or either of them, shall be uncapable
to be elected to serve in this Parliament;" . . . . .
Resolved, That, instead of the Words "advise, promote, or abet," these Words; viz. "have advised, promoted, or abetted;" shall be inserted.
And the said Clause, so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.
The next Clause; viz. "That the Persons that shall
be elected to serve in Parliament, be such as are Persons
fearing God, and of good Conversation, and above the
Age of One and-Twenty Years;" was read; and, upon
the Question, agreed unto.
The next Clause; viz. "and not such as are disabled
by any Act of this present Parliament, of the Seventeenth
Year of the late King, intituled, "An Act disenabling
all Persons in Holy Orders to exercise any temporal Jurisdiction or Authority; nor such as are publick Ministers
or Preachers of the Gospel;" was read; and, upon the
Question, agreed unto.
The next Clause; viz. "nor such as are guilty of any
of the Offences mentioned in an Act of Parliament,
bearing Date the Ninth of August 1650, intituled, An
Act against several atheistical, blasphemous, and execrable Opinions, derogatory to the Honour of God, and
destructive to human Society;" was read; and, upon
the Question, agreed unto.
The next Clause; viz. "no Person that hath married,
or shall marry, a Wife of the Popish Religion; or hath
trained, or shall train up his Child or Children under his
Tuition or Government, in the Popish Religion; or shall
permit or suffer such Child or Children to be trained up
in the said Religion; or that hath given, or shall give, his
Consent, that his Son or Daughter shall marry any of
that Religion;" was read; and, upon the Question,
The next Clause; viz. "no Person that shall deny
the Scripture to be the Word of God, or the Sacraments,
Prayer, Magistracy, and Ministry, to be the Ordinances
of God; no common Profaner of the Lord's Day; no
profane Swearer, or Curser; no Drunkard, or common
Haunter of Taverns or Alehouses; shall be capable of
being elected;" was read.
Resolved, That the Word "common" be inserted
before the Word "profane," and also before the Word
The Question being put, That these Words, "or common Haunter of Taverns or Alehouses," do stand;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Clause, so amended, was, upon the
Question, agreed unto.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Qualifications be
adjourned until To-morrow Morning, the first Business;
nothing to intervene.
Resolved, That a Month's Pay be forthwith provided
and paid to Colonel Charles Fairfax, and the Companies
in the Garison of Hull: And that the Committee for
the Army do take care to provide and pay the same,
Resolved, That Major Sylent Callent be, and is hereby
approved to be, Major in Colonel Reade's Regiment.
Ordered, That a Month's Pay be forthwith paid unto
all the Garisons and Forces in England: And that it be
referred to the Committee for the Army, forthwith to
provide and pay the same, accordingly.
Resolved, That Colonel Anthony Rowse be, and is
hereby approved of to be, Governor of Pendennis Castle,
and Captain of a Company of Foot there: And that a
Month's Pay be paid to the Garison and Forces there:
And that the Committee of the Army do provide and
pay the same, accordingly.
A List of Names of Officers in Colonel Bethell's
Regiment were read; and is as followeth; viz.
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Ordered, That Gustavus Boynton be re-committed.
The Question being put, That Thomas Lilburne be
Major and Captain in this Regiment.
And the Question being put, That that Question be
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
|Sir Michael Levisey,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
And Mr. Speaker declared himself a Noe.
So it passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That Captain Pockley be re-committed.
Resolved, That Captain Waterhouse be re-committed.
And all the rest of the Officers, being put to the
Question, were approved.
Tuesday, 14th February, 1659.
MR. Speaker, according to former Order of Parliament, did deliver the Commissions following, before the sitting of the House; viz.
To George Fines, his Commission to be Major and
Captain in Colonel Lillingston's Regiment, in Dunkirk:
To Lieutenant Thomas Mitchell, his Commission to be
Lieutenant of Captain Cooke's Company in that Regiment:
To John Crosley, his Commission to be Ensign of Colonel Lenthall's Company in his Regiment.