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Volume 203: June 1659, 21-30

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1658-9. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1885.

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June 1659, 21–30

[June 21.] Index entries to proceedings in the Council of State. [I. 85.]
Letter to the mayor and jurates of Sandwich. [Col. 68.]
Report for Rich. Bradshaw to be resident at Hamburg. [Col. 5.]
Papers of the Dutch Ambassador reported, and ships to be stated.
The Committee treating with him to consider how the rectification of the treaty at the Hague may be made. [Col. 19.]
Instructions to be prepared for the Revenue Commissioners. [Col. 63.]
Report to Parliament about lodgings in Whitehall. [Col. 80.]
Mr. Marriott to attend Council. [Col. 49.]
Letter to the [Commissioners ?] for the monthly assessment. [Col. 1.]
Money taken from the Customs to repay 30,000l. borrowed to be repaid out of the assessments. [Col. 12.]
Letter from Gen. Monk. [Col. 48.]
Serjeant Dendy to receive arms in Whitehall. [Col. 19.]
Mr. Embree to prevent the removal of goods and defacing of lodgings in Whitehall (and locks). [Col. 26.]
Order about the coaches and arms in Chas. Rich's custody, he to be at Council. [Col. 63.]
No more warrants for bucks to be granted. [Col. 6.]
The Excise Commissioners to pay money into the Exchequer. [Col. 26.]
The judges and under-sheriffs to attend Council. [Cols. 38, 79.]
Col. Lockhart's servants taken to be exchanged. [Col. 42.]
The choice of a bargemaster referred. [Col. 5.]
Hen. Fitzherbert to examine passengers in Sussex. [Col. 29.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 90–95.]
June 21. Committee of Safety, and for Nomination of Officers. Day's Proceedings.
Lieut.-Col. Elleston, Col. Fitch, and 7 others, to consider of such of the yeomen of the guard as are deserving, and fit to be ensigns or lieutenants of foot; also to consider the petition of Serj. Wm. Hamond, and other petitions depending before the Commissioners, and the natures, qualities, and conditions of the people, and report to-morrow. With list of 18 persons whose petitions were delivered therewith.
The Tower regiment debated, and some votes passed, but suspended till the afternoon.
Sir Art. Heselrigg to report the nomination of Maj. Wm. Boteler as quartermaster-general.
Officers of Sir Art. Heselrigg's regiment appointed.
Captains. Lieutenants. Ensigns.
Col. Sir A. Heslerigg. Capt. Edw. Toll. Geo. Oliver.
Lt.-Col. John Major. John Fisher. Thos. Mayer.
_—Major. Geo. Elson. John Christopher.
John Topping. Thos. Love. Geo. Jones.
John Mason. Jas. Rymond. Peter Bush.
Peter Banister. Wm. Dyke. Adam Edwards.
Jos. Simpson. Thos. Swanne. Wm. Willeman.
Tim. Leving. Jacob Sumners. Wm. Leving.
Wm. Elmes. Geo. Mason. Wm. Mayer.
Chaplain, Geo. Long; marshal and store-keeper, John Overing; master gunner, Thos. Foster; surgeon, Alex. Aurelbus.
Lieut. Heath to be considered for a foot company in Col. Guibon's regiment.
Col. John Okey's regiment.
Wroth Rogers to be put instead of Capt. Castle.
List of the officers to be reported to Parliament. [Same as given in Commons' Journals, Vol. IX., p. 698.]
Thos. Wansey added to the establishment as a lieutenant at Hurst Castle, as formerly, he having been put out for disaffection to the late Government.
The Irish gentlemen attending the Committee, order that Col. Thos. Sadler be nominated for a foot regiment in Ireland, and presented to the House, and inserted in the report to be offered to the House touching the Irish colonels.
Col. Berkstead's regiment.
Report by Maj. Miller, that Lieut. Packer is given to drinking and horse-racing, and Thos. Young, ensign, to keeping company with naughty women.
John Sheppard was cashiered by Col. Biscoe for drink, but has been ensign 3 months.
Maj. Miller has had the charge of the regiment all the time in the Tower.
Order that the regiment now in the Tower continue there some time.
Cols. Kelsey, Whitham, or Blake propounded for Col. Guibon's regiment if he is put out.
Capt. Jervis Jefferyes stated to be a drunken fellow.
Lieut. Jer. Masterson stated to be not very well affected. [I. 127, pp. 20–27; I. 128, pp. 10–13; I. 129, p. 3.]
June 22. Act for bringing in all arrears, and also the growing duty of excise and impost, customs, subsidies, and prize goods, till 1 Oct. 1659. All arrears due before 6 May 1659 to be forthwith levied and paid, and all due to 1 Oct. to be paid in the same proportions. All Acts in force on 20 April 1653 to be continued for levying the said arrears as amply as if enacted by this Parliament. All Commissioners, &c., employed on 6 May last to be continued, and the Commissioners appointed in the Act for bringing in the revenue are to levy the said arrears and duties, all officers, civil and military, assisting them if required. [3 pages, printed. No. 14, Vol. II., Collection of Acts, Record Office Library, 498, French.]
June 23. Orders in Parliament.
The order of 26 May last, giving the Council of State power to issue money for carrying on public affairs, continued a month longer.
Sir Hen. Vane reports from the Council of State, the credential letters from the King of Sweden, directed, "Bonis nostris amicis et fœderatis, Reipublicœ Angliœ et Hiberniœ, &c., Illustrissimis et Excellentissimis Dominis Proceribus," and dated 31 May 1659.
Also papers delivered to Council by the envoys from the King of Sweden, and how Council gave the envoys audience, and finding their business to be of great public concernment, they report it to Parliament for directions, which papers were read.
Also a paper delivered to Council from the Dutch Ambassador, concerning ratification of the treaty at the Hague, which was also read.
Order thereon that these papers be referred back to the Council of State, to treat with the plenipotentiaries of the King of Sweden on what shall be proposed, and report.
Also the Dutch Ambassador's paper, which they are to consider, and report their opinion. [I. 91, pp. 30, 31.]
June 23. 43. Order in the Council of State, that the petition of the Governor and Company of the Merchants of London trading to the East Indies be referred to the Admiralty Commissioners, to certify how the petitioners may enjoy a free trade in the East Indies for the future. [½ page.]
[June 23.] Index entries of proceedings in the Council of State. [I. 85.]
Regulations as to the manner of giving audience. [Col. 1.]
The Dutch Ambassador's paper about the ratification to be reported. The Committee to treat with him. [Col. 19.]
The Swedish envoys to have audience, and a Committee to be appointed to treat with them. [Col. 68.]
Account to be given of Dutch ships seized by private men-of-war. [Col. 19.]
The petition of And. Riccard and others read, and a letter to Genoa ordered. [Col. 63.]
The names of the Commissioners to treat with the Swedish envoys read, and the treaty with them reported. [Col. 103.]
[June 23.] The commissions and letters of credence to the Sound Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries read. [Col. 68.]
The ship Nicodemus released. [Col. 54.]
Ships to transport Mrs. Barkman and Wm. Nieuport. [Cols. 5, 54.]
Lord Whitelock to gain intelligence. [Col. 80.]
A bill of union with Scotland to be prepared. [Col. 68.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 93–105.]
June 23. 44. Petition of Thos. Stevenson, mariner of Whitby, to Parliament. The late Protector and Council, on proof of my wrongful sufferings by the Dutch Lords in Flushing [see 14 Dec. 1658] desired satisfaction from Lord Nieuport, which he utterly delays and denies, saying I must go to Holland for redress, which I cannot do, my losses, after 7 months' attendance being 750l. He also says that he cannot credit the Admiralty Court witnesses, for a man may make an affidavit, and 3 days after another come, and he examined for him; also that Ambassadors are for the affairs of their own countrymen, and not for others. Begs that either Nieuport may obtain him satisfaction, or that he may take reprizals by staying Dutch ships in England till reparation be made. With note of order in Council. [2/3 page.]
June 23./
July 3.
M. de Vaux to [the Marquis du Chastel]. All submit to the Lower House, and Hen. Cromwell has written to say that the manner of government does not trouble him, provided the governors be suitable. He complains of the manner in which his late father is spoken of, but says if they will send persons to take his commission, he is quite ready to give it up; so he submits like the rest. All is in great tranquility, and a republic is being gradually established, without hope that the King of Scots or the Protector can do any thing.
I am very glad to hear that you have gained your lawsuit. I gained mine a few days ago, and we shall rejoice at each other's good fortune. All is for you and your family. Lord Richard is still at Whitehall, Falconbridge in the country; Rosin is going away, and I think he will conduct some young lords to your parts, as there is not much for him to do here. Morland and his wife are in the country; he is quite out of employment, though most of those who had charge at Court remain and serve the Parliament. I have good friends amongst its people here, especially the Speaker, so when you have anything particular, let me know it. [1 page, Copy, French correspondence. Italics, cyphers undecyphered.]
June 23./
July 3.
London.
—to Mr. Stoup of London, at M. Braconier's, Paris. He who commands in Ireland submitted in appearance, but in reality it is said that he has so practised as to make himself master of Dublin Castle, where he has retired with a good garrison of chosen men. It is even said that the Commissioners from Parliament who were going to Ireland dared not pass, but I do not think this can last. The chief army officers are much mortified. Parliament will make no general. Fleetwood is Lieut.-General and Commander-in-Chief, but at the bottom he has no credit, and can do nothing without 3 or 4 associates, and what is of most importance, he can give no commissions. All the officers, great and small, hold direct from Parliament. Those of the army who have made this change are very sorry for it now. A fortnight since they tried to undo it, but failed. [French, Extract, French correspondence.]
June 25. Order in Parliament that the Council of State hasten away the plenipotentiaries, and instruct them to try to settle a peace between the 2 northern kings, and have power, as occasion shall warrant, to order active assistance, or the return of the fleet. [I. 91, p. 33.]
June 25. Committee of Safety and for Nomination of Officers.—Day's Proceedings.
Col. Rich's regiment.
The following list of officers passed after debate.
Captains. Cornets.
Col. Nath. Rich. —Medecraft.
Major John Merriman. Edw. Roberts.
John Barker. John Blanchard.
Chas. Duckett. Jas. Kittermaster.
John Barrington. Jonathan Gregory.
John Breman. Jas. Garnison.
Lieutenants. Quartermasters.
Capt. John Toomes. —Watridge.
Tim. Clare. Wm. Garrett.
Rich. Holewell. Dan. Davies.
Geo. Southwood. Chas. Phelps.
Thos. Sumner. Hum. Warren.
Gabriel Hopkins. Chris. Coreswell.
Holewell had been a captain but was lowered, as not reputed a man of piety, and also suspected in the late action, because he left his troop when it went to James's, but returned to it.
Capt. Wm. Coomby, a base fellow, and Thos. Hunt, a debauched man, dismissed.
Davies reported to be a thorough Quaker.
Col. John Roseworm to attend the Committee at 3 p.m. tomorrow. [I. 127, pp. 27–29; I. 128, pp. 13, 14.]
June 25./
July 5.
Brussels.
Lord Chancellor Hyde to M. de Marces. Take care that the enclosed is delivered to Mr. Walsingham, who is related to the Earl of Bristol. The patterns you sent were good, but you may meet with more, and they will be carefully used. I want much a letter of the 13th, which was sent from London to Paris, under one of the directions you have. I wonder at its missing, because one of the same date which you sent arrived. I send the pass you required, and the King's answer to Sir Wm. Sauray. [1 page, French correspondence.]
June 25./
July 5.
Brussels.
Sec. Nicholas to M. de Marces. The Cardinal has gone to the frontiers to meet Don Louis de Haro, and from the conjuncture of the 2 crowns, we hope some advantage for our master's happy restoration. The rebels will not be able to establish a durable republic, that government being repugnant to the genius of the English nation, and to the whole body of its laws. There are misunderstandings, between the Army and Parliament about their pay, and the soldiers begin to see that the end of the Parliament's giving commissions to officers is to have it in their power to disband them when they please, as the officers can have no authority but what is revokeable by a vote in Parliament. Admiral Montague's regiment is given to another—not the best way to conciliate him. Desborow, who was the most active in dissolving the last Parliament, and deposing his nephew, Rich. Cromwell, is laid aside and much discontented. Downing, the rebels' agent in Holland was revoked, and was returning, but has lately had orders to remain to introduce the new agent. The Danish and Dutch fleets in the Belt are very superior to the English and Swedes.
It is an infinite pity to our master's affairs that in all this time there are no moneys remitted from Spain, to pay the great arrears due to him. [Extract, French correspondence.]
June 27.
Whitehall.
45. Order in the Council of State that the committee appointed to consider the business of the Stillyard, and the papers relating to the Hanse Towns, delivered to Council by M. de Boeckall, envoy of Lubec, be desired to expedite the business, and report. [⅓ page.]
[June 27.] Index entries of proceedings in the Council of State. [I. 85.]
Report of Dunkirk officers to be sent. [Col. 19.]
The petition of John Nevin and John Carr recommended to Col. Lockhart. [Col. 54.]
Ships taken by foreign commissions and goods embezzled. [Col. 68.]
A letter from Tunis referred. [Col. 76.]
The Army Committee's report for rules. [Col. 1.]
Mr. Harrison's bond to be delivered. [Col. 34.]
Letter to Col. Lockhart. [Col 42.]
Report about money to be borrowed on assessments. [Col. 49.]
Geo. Downing's bill of exchange for 500l. to be paid. [Col. 19.]
Draft of an Act about lands in Ireland reported. [Col. 38.]
Col. Lockhart's letter read. [Col. 42.]
Letters of credit to Gen. Montague for 5,000l. [Col. 49.]
Letters of credit for 2,000l. to the Sound plenipotentiaries. [Col. 68.]
Col. Rich's answer touching being resident. [Col. 63.]
M. Bordeaux's letter to be considered, and his paper answered. [Col. 5.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 107–111.]
June 27.
Whitehall.
President Johnston to Gen. Ed. Montague, commander of the English fleet in the Sound.
Council desire to inform you that the Commissioners and plenipotentiaries are hasting away with all speed, and intend to depart hence on Wednesday, and they send this by express, by which you are to reply to them, giving all possible information of the state of the business of the Sound and the Northern Kings. To ensure constant communication, they have appointed several small vessels especially for that service, and have sent you letters of credit for 400l., for supply of victuals and other necessaries for the fleet, if wanted, to the end that all encouragement may be given to yourself and it. [I. 98, p. 22.]
June 27.
Whitehall.
President Johnston to Capt. Stoakes, commander of the English fleet in the Mediterranean.
Council having sent to the State of Genoa a letter, whereof we enclose a translation, recommend it to you, to try to obtain speedy satisfaction for the merchants of this State therein concerned. [I. 98, p. 20.]
June 27. Committee of Safety. Day's Proceedings.
The petition of Corp. Wm. Hanmore referred to Col. Ashfield and 4 others, to hear what he has to say, state the case, and report.
Col. Saunders' regiment debated, and adjourned.
Col. Hum. Brewster to be nominated to Parliament as governor of Landguard Fort, and captain of the company that was Lieut.-Col. Flowers'.
Hen. Moreton to be cornet in Col. Thos. Hacker's regiment in place of _ Hacker, who is to be lieutenant in Col. Saunders' regiment.
Col. Fitch, lieutenant of the Tower, presents a report from the army officers, on the petition referred to them 21 June; order that they report on the remaining petitions within a week.
The condition of Lieut. Nelson referred to the said officers.
_ Wright to be ensign in Lieut.-Gen. Ludlow's regiment in place of [Nath.] London.
Thos. Margetts to be reported to Parliament as Judge-Advocate of the Army in Scotland, and Dr. Cartwright of that in England.
Col. Rich. Ashfield's regiment, being agreed on, to be signed.
Col. Saunders' debated, and agreed on.
Major Smithson to be his major, and his troop to be removed into that regiment.
The troops put to the question and agreed on to be reported.
Wm. Palmer added to the commission of peace for Kent, and _ Marsh and Tim. Cutler for Surrey.
Order passed nem. con., that Lieut.-Gen. Edm. Ludlow be nominated and presented to Parliament for their approbation, as commander-in-chief of the forces in Ireland. [I. 127, pp. 30–33; I. 128, pp. 14–17; I. 129, p. 3.]
June 28.
Act for impressing seamen, they being much wanted, giving power to the Admiralty Commissioners, Navy Commissioners, and Generals at sea, to impress mariners, surgeons, gunners, carpenters, hoymen or carmen, giving the 1½d. a mile conduct money; all refusing to serve to be imprisoned 6 months; all levied and not appearing, or withdrawing or removing to other ships, to be tried before the Admiralty Judges, who are to have them imprisoned for 6 months. All who take bribes for discharging men from impress to be fined 10l. All mariners and apprenticed watermen between 15 and 50 exempted from serving as soldiers. This Act to continue till 1 December 1659. [6 pages, printed. Vol. II., No. 142, Collection of Acts, Record Office Library, 498, French.]
June 28.
Act for settling the militia in Westminster and its liberties, appointing Wm. Lentball, Master of the Rolls, and 98 other Commissioners for its regulation, who shall present the names of fit officers to the Council of State, and charge persons with horses, arms, &c.; but none to be charged with a horse and arms unless his estate is worth 3,000l., nor with foot-arms unless it is 400l. Those between 100l. and 400l. to be charged with drums, colours, powder, &c., not exceeding 20s. each person. Those refusing to be fined 20l., and distrained on refusal to pay. Those embezzling the horse or arms, and those not appearing to be imprisoned 5 days, or fined 20s. a horseman, 10s. a footman. Those who refuse to give up horse and arms fined 5l. Meetings to be held, and the Commissioners to demand the moneys in hands of any former Commissioners; also are to seize the arms of Popish recusants, or others who have been in arms against Parliament. This Act to continue till 1 March 1660. [9 pages, printed. Vol. II., No. 144, Collection of Acts, Record Office Library, 498, French.]
June 28. Orders in Parliament.
On information that some gentlemen from Dunkirk were at the door, who were called in, and gave information concerning the state of the garrison at Dunkirk,—order that Council write in the name of Parliament to Cols. Lilliston and Aston, thanking them for their good services.
Also that Council give some present to Maj. Heynes and Capt. Guy, in acknowledgment of their good services.
On Col. Morley's report from the Council of State of a draft commission for Edw. Montague, General of our fleet, Algernon Sidney, M.P., and one of the Council of State, Sir Robt. Honeywood, one of the Council of State, and Thos, Boone, M.P., to be plenipotentiaries to the Kings of Sweden and Denmark,—order that the said commission be passed under the Great Seal of England, and signed by Mr. Speaker.
Like order on another commission read for the same plenipotentiaries for the King of Sweden.
Like order for a like commission to the plenipotentiaries for the King of Denmark.
Letters of credence presented for the said plenipotentiaries to the King of Sweden, King of Denmark, King of Poland, Marquis of Brandenburg, Commonwealth of Dantzic, and for Sir Phil. Meadows to the King of Sweden, to be passed under the Great Seal, and signed by Mr. Speaker.
The Council of State to prepare letters of credence and commissions to the Emperor, to be similarly signed and sealed.
The Council of State to provide money for supply of the Dunkirk garrison.
Also to borrow money for supply of the wants of the soldiery, on credit of the assessments or customs, or both. [I. 91, pp. 31, 34, 35.]
June 28.
Whitehall.
President Johnston to Col. Littleton and Col. Roger Alsop, deputy governors of Dunkirk.
Council having read your letter, and account of the distress among the common soldiers, the threatened mutiny, and its suppression, and of your continued endeavours to discover the promoters of it, are much satisfied with the fidelity and diligence of yourselves and the rest of the officers, and have ordered it to be reported to Parliament. They will make speedy provision for the place, and for your encouragement, and that of the officers; they have ordered 1,600l. to be shipped, which will be with you shortly, and given direction for 4,000l. more, that your hands may be strengthened to continue your faithfulness. They have ordered some army officers to repair to Dunkirk, to advise with you concerning the better securing of that garrison, and have instructed Col. Lockhart to try, if there be a continuation of the cessation, to include you in it, and they have received to-day a letter from the French Ambassador, signifying from the King that the English may be included in the cessation, which Council has accepted. [I. 98, pp. 21, 22.]
June 29. Orders in Parliament.
That the Council of State prepare commissions and credentials for the Commissioners and plenipotentiaries, with such other character as they think fit, and Mr. Speaker sign them.
That the said Council prepare instructions to send to Dunkirk, for collecting receipts of customs, excise, and revenue there for the State's advantage, and authorise fit persons to take care thereof. [I. 91, p. 36.]
June 29. The Speaker to Cols. Lilliston and Alsop. Your letter to the Council of State of the 23rd inst, was reported to Parliament, who have received a further narrative of the state of Dunkirk garrison from Lieut.-Col. Heane and Capt. Guy, sent over with the said letter. Parliament desires me to thank you and the other officers for your services in quelling the mutiny among the private soldiers, and searching for its promoters. Parliament has referred it to the Council of State to supply money for your garrison, and desires your continued watchfulness against mutinies or disorders from within, or attempts from without. [I. 98, p. 23.]
June 29. 46. Order in the Council of State that the petitions of the owners of the Maidenhead and Olive Branch, and of Ald. John Dethick, John Banks, and others, be referred to the Admiralty Commissioners, to examine and report. [2/3 page.]
[June 29.] Index entries of proceedings in the Council of State. [I. 85.]
Letters of thanks to Cols. Alsop and Littleton. [Cols. 1, 42.]
Credentials for the plenipotentiaries. [Col. 12.]
[June 27.] Report to Parliament for instructions for collecting the excise and customs in Dunkirk. [Col. 19.]
Parliament to be moved for another character to the Sound Commissioners and plenipotentiaries. [Col. 68.]
Report for credentials to Geo. Downing. [Col. 19.]
Instructions for persons sent to Dunkirk referred. [Col. 19.]
A frigate to be appointed to carry them. [Col. 19.]
Ratification of the Hague treaty. [Col. 34.]
The petition of Jas. Lockhart referred. [Col. 42.]
The votes of Parliament about the Post Office sent for. [Col. 59.]
Mr. Sharpe to return home. [Col. 68.]
Goods for the Sound plenipotentiaries to be delivered by Mr. Kinnersley and others. [Col. 68.]
A letter from M. Bordeaux read. [Col. 5.]
A ship to carry the messenger with the ratification of the Hague treaty. [Col. 34.]
The Sound plenipotentiaries to have the character of ambassadors. [Col. 68.]
500l. advanced to Col. Jones. [Col. 38.]
Mr. Backwell, for plate to be delivered to him. [Col. 5.]
The papers about the ship Maidenhead, and the petition and papers about the Olive Branch, referred. [Cols. 49, 57.]
A letter to Genoa about the ship Paramour referred. [Col. 59.]
The paper of the Sweden envoys referred. [Col. 68.]
Act, instructions, and commission for the Treasury passed, and to be reported to Parliament. [Col. 76.]
Warrants for apprehending persons to be signed. [Col. 80.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 112–119.]
June 29. 47. Account of silver plate delivered by Clement Kinnersley, by order of the Council of State, to John Powell, steward to the Commissioners employed to the Kings of Sweden and Denmark, total 4,849 oz. 15 dwts. Also arras hangings, value 1,377l. [1 page.]
June 29. Committee for Nomination of Officers, Day's Proceedings.
Col. Rich's regiment agreed on, inserting Rob. Jones in place of Hum. Warren, Cornet Jas. Garnison in Quartermaster Watridge's, and Wm. Whittington in Garnison's.
Capt. Drury informs that he was sent down by the Protector to view Lord Lambert's regiment, on information that they were given to drink. Maj. Creed reports that Drury was dissatisfied with being turned out of the regiment, and said the Presbyterians were carrying on a design in the town, and if they prevailed, it would be very sad. Drury was a Congregationalist of Sheffield's church, and thought the Presbyterians would be hard on them if they had the power. Lambert says Drury was a captain, and took a cavalier quartermaster, and that Mr. Sheffield and Col. Hacker complained of him to his Highness, and requests that he may be employed somewhere else.
June 29. Capt. Castle, governor of Tenby, to have the foot company there.
Capt. Wagstaffe to be captain of Combe's troop in Col. Okey's regiment, if Col. Wroth Rogers choose the government of Hereford.
Rogers to be consulted whether he will take that government or command a troop of horse.
Maj. Beake to be major to Col. Lilburne.
Sir A. Hesilrigg to report these nominations to Parliament.
John Pue to be chaplain to Col. Biscoe's regiment.
On report from the Army officers on the charge against Capt. Robinson, of Col. Berry's regiment—shewing that he has fully cleared himself of the 7 articles given in against him by Mr. Taylor, that there is no ground for dismissing him from his command, and that he is sober and fit for employment:—Order that he have his former command, and Parliament be moved to give him his commission.
Col. Mat. Alured to be captain of the Life Guard.
Cols. Alured, Overton, and Daniell to attend to-morrow morning.
Col. Ashfield's regiment read and agreed to, as passed on Monday, and to be reported to the House.
Order amending the vote of the 27th, and nominating Ludlow as Lieutenant-General of the Horse, as well as Commander-in-chief. Passed nem. con.
Justices of peace for Peterborough passed.
Edw. Honeywood added for Kent, and John Crew. [I. 127, pp. 33–35; I. 128, pp. 16, 17; I. 129, p. 3.]
June 30. Orders in Parliament.
The Council of State from time to time to order the Army Committee concerning allowance of pay from assessments and other moneys for the army, or land forces or contingent charges, and for issuing and proportioning them, which orders the Army Committee Receivers-general, Treasurers-at-war, and others concerned are to observe.
The Council of State to consider the offer made by the town of Colchester, to raise a troop of horse at their own charge, and name a commander, and present him to the House for approbation.
The Great Seal Commissioners to seal such commissions, credentials, and public instruments to the plenipotentiaries and other public ministers as shall be signed by the Speaker.
Orders on report of Sir Hen. Vane from the Council of State of the ratification of the treaty at the Hague, that it be signed by the Speaker, and passed under the Great Seal.
That this House approves the proceedings of Council with the ambassador from the United Provinces, with regard to the answer from the States General.
That this House approves Council's answer to the paper delivered by the ambassador to the States General, that Mr. Downing should have credentials from Parliament to the States General, as to the ratification of that treaty and the business of the Sound, and that the Speaker is to sign them. [I. 91, pp. 32, 36, 37.]
June 30. 48. Order in the Council of State that the petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies, for reparation of injuries sustained in the Indies, and a free trade in all places there, with the papers annexed, be referred the Admiralty Commissioners, to report. [2/3 page.]
[June 30.] Index entries of proceedings in Council of State. [I. 85.]
Act for securing 15,000l. to the East India Company, and how the 15,000l. is to be paid and disposed. [Col. 26.]
The proposals of [Thos.] Violet referred (bis). [Col. 79.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 122–124.]
June 30. Committee of Safety, and for Nomination of Officers.—Day's Proceedings.
Col. Overton called in and acquainted with the resolutions of the Committee. He says he is not so wedded to his own regiment as not to accept the Committee's pleasure, but would rather nominate some officers for the Committee's good liking, than have a new regiment. Order that he have a copy of the regiment, consider the officers, and make his objections.
Col. Alured called in and told that he is to be Captain of the Guard to Parliament. He professes willingness and fidelity, but begs not to be lessened in the rank conferred on him by Parliament, as none that were put off their command and have been restored have been lowered in rank, and he has commanded a regiment 14 years. Order that till he can be better provided for, he be Captain of the Life Guard, but with the pay of a colonel of horse.
Sir Art. Hesilrigg's regiment agreed on, but Major Tolhurst to be a captain, and Captain Topping the major.
Several appointments already made signed, and to be reported to the House.
Col. Saunders regiment agreed on. Major Smithson's troop, being filled up by Lambert, signed, and to be presented to the House.
The Commissioners of the Great Seal to consider how the justices of peace of the several counties may have speedy notice of their appointments, and the oath tendered them in convenient time, that the State's business may not be hindered.
The articles against officers of Portsmouth garrison referred to Col. Fitch, and the rest of the Committee of officers, to examine the truth of the allegations, take the proofs, and report.
In case Rogers do not choose the government of Hereford, and have the troop, Capt. Crowder to be Lieutenant to the Colonel's troop, Ward Lieutenant to Crowther's troop, Wagstaffe to have Crowther's troop, and Rogers to stand as he does.
Lieut.-Colonel Grymes, father of Major Grymes, to be considered in reference to the company that was Wagstaffe's.
The proposals of Col. John Mason, governor of Jersey, read, and the following order agreed on. Col. Mason being appointed governor by Parliament, considering the great importance of the place, it is thought necessary for settling affairs there that he repair speedily to the island.
Also that in regard of the great arrears of pay due to the soldiers there, the warrant for 6 weeks' pay, dated 29 April 1659, and ordered to be paid to Col. Guibon, be paid to Mason, and he empowered to take up moneys in the hands of the receiver there for pay of the soldiery.
Council to be moved to order the Admiralty Commissioners to appoint a ship to transport Mason to Jersey and bring him back again, he having to return speedily, on account of the state of affairs here.
The list delivered by Fleetwood of the late yeomen of the Guard referred to Col. Fitch, and the other officers to whom petitions were referred, to consider who are deserving men and fit for employment in the army. Cols. Whetham and Cooper, Lieut.-Col. Goffe, and Major Haynes, added to the Committee.
The debate of 21 June about the Tower regiment, and the votes passed confirmed, viz.:—
Col. Thos. Fitch to be colonel, and Major Miller lieut.-colonel of the regiment.
John Man to replace Lieut. Parker.
Ensign Nath. London, to replace Ensign Young.
Ensign Rives to replace Ensign Shepherd.
The list to be reported with these alterations. [I. 127, pp. 35–39; I. 128, pp. 17–20.]
June 30. 49. Bond of Sir Thos. Armstrong, of Waliva, co. Cumberland, and Phil. Armstrong, and Mat. Clifford, both of Westminster, in 1,000l., that Sir Thomas shall do nothing prejudicial to the peace of the Commonwealth. [1 page, signed and sealed.]
June 30. 50. Like bond of John Weston of Sutton, Surrey, Chas. Bicker-staffe, of Ficklesholes, Surrey, and Geo. Solby, of Bucklersbury, London, for Weston's good conduct. [1 page, signed and sealed.]
[June 30.] 51. List of the 4 securities for the above-named persons. [2/3 page.]
June 30. 52. Note of the approval by Council of the said securities. [I. 85, col. 1.] Annexing,
52. I. Order in Parliament for discharge of Armstrong and Weston, on their parole, and on good security given to the Council of State not to act to the prejudice of the Commonwealth, 15 June 1659. [½ page.]
June ? List by the Committee of Safety of officers of Col. John Desborow's regiment. [Approved in Parliament 4 July, and printed in Commons' Journals, Vol. IX., p. 704.]
List of Col. Thos. Sanders officers, viz.:—
Captains. Cornets.
Col. Thos. Sanders. Hen. Morton.
Major_ _. Horatio Eure.
Rob. Hope. John Hope.
Oliver Pretty. Abr. Pole.
Thos. Colson. Hen. Langford.
Jas. Wright. Thos. Bullar.
Lieutenants. Quartermasters.
Capt. Puisne. Fras. Moore.
Jas. Thorsby. Master Pattison.
Rich. Frank. Wm. Wentworth.
Thos. Borne. Thos. Litchfield.
Hen. Brightman. John Pinegar.
John Paddon. Evan Lewis.
[I. 127, p. 40; passed in Parliament 4, 8, 9, July, but list not printed.]
June ? 53. Petition of Edw. Hore, water-bailiff of the Severn and its branches, to the Committee for Nominating Officers for the civil list. The late King granted [me] the office of bailiff and searcher of the Severn at a rent of 10l. I made Leonard Welsteed steward to hold courts for conservation of the river, but he died in 1642, and during the wars, nothing could be done. In 1652 the Revenue Commissioners, on petition of the water-bailiff, appointed Jas. Adams of the Temple, and John Ashenton of St. Gregory's, stewards, who continued till Parliament was interrupted in 1653.
In 1656, on my petition to Oliver Cromwell, late Captain-General, he appointed John Nicholas of Chepstow, who acted for 1 year, but has been disabled these 2 last years. I beg you to appoint Major Salway or some other to be steward, and keep the courts. [1 sheet.]
June ? 54. Petition of Kath. Byworth, widow, to the Admiralty Commissioners, for payment of 187l. 10s. 10d. due for cartage of ammunition for the fleet from March 1658 to May 1659, for which she has an order on Mr. Hutchinson, Navy Treasurer, but has received nothing, and cannot pay her servants and creditors. [2/3 page.]