Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, September 2d, 1659.
Union with Scotland.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Union of Scotland with England.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Garland took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Garland, reports from the said Grand Committee, That they desire the Leave of this House to sit again on Wednesday next.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Union of Scotland with England, on this Day Sevennight: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
A Letter from the Plenipotentiaries of this Commonwealth, from Elsingnore, of the Five-and-twentieth Day of August 1659, was read.
A Letter from General Mountague, August 27th 1659, was read.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, That, sith the whole Fleet is come from the Sound, and the Parliament having given Directions for Fifteen Ships to stay there, whether it be their Pleasure, of the Council see Cause, that they shall have Power to send back Fifteen of them.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Council of State, that, if they shall see Cause, to send Fifteen Ships back again to the Sound.
Ordered, That, it be referred to the Council of State, that they do take care, that they call in the First and Second-Rate Ships, or such other as they shall think fit.
Petition from London.
The House being informed that some Aldermen of the City of London were at the Door;
They were called in: And *, being come to the Bar, humbly addressing himself to Mr. Speaker, said, That the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen, and CommonCouncil, of the City of London, make bold to present this their humble Petition to this honourable House: Which Petition (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common-Council assembled."
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for setting up a Free Market in Clement's-Inn-Fields in the County of Middlesex is referred.
Lord Mayor of London.
Resolved, That the Parliament, as well in relation to the Safety of the Commonwealth, as of the City of London, as Affairs now stand, doth declare, and hold it fit, that John Ireton, now Lord Mayor of the City of London, do continue to execute the Office of Lord Mayor of the City of London for the Year ensuing.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the City of London, to see the same done accordingly.
Ordered, That the Report, touching Major-General Browne, and others, be made To-morrow Morning.
Comm rs for Sequestrations.
Sir James Harrington reports from the Council of State,
A Letter from the Lord Lambert, from Chester, of the 29th of August 1659: With a List of Names offered to be Commissioners for Sequestration for Cheshire and Lancashire: And also a List of fit Persons for North Wales: Which were read.
Ordered, That these Lists, and the Letter of Major-General Lambert, be referred to the Commissioners for Sequestration, to employ such of the Persons named in the said Lists and in a former Letter from Colonel Tho. Birch, as they shall think fit, to be Sub-Commissioners for Sequestrations in Cheshire, Lancashire, and North-Wales: And that the same be done with all Expedition, for the Good and Advantage of the Commonwealth.
Attendance of Members.
Resolved, That the Members of this House be, and are hereby, enjoined to attend the Service of this House To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.