House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 23 September 1659

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, 23d of September, 1659.

Prayers.

Union with Scotland.

RESOLVED, That, on this Day Sevennight, the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Union of Scotland with England: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.

Door shut.

Resolved, That the Door of the House be shut; and that no Member of the House do go out of the House, without Leave of the House; and that the Lobby be cleared, and no Stranger suffered to stay there; but that the Doors of the Lobby be kept shut.

Petition, &c. of Officers.

The House this Day, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the Petition and Proposals of the Officers under the Command of the Right honourable the Lord Lambert, in the late Northern Expedition, Yesterday adjourned.

Resolved, That this Debate be kept under Secresy.

Leave of Absence.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Strickland have Leave to go out of the House.

Resolved, That Mr. Ash have Leave to go out of the House.

Resolved, That Mr. Pigott have Leave to go into the Country.

Clement's Market.

Ordered, That the Committee, for a Market in Clement's-Inn Fields do sit de die in diem.

Petition, &c. of Officers.

Resolved, That this House doth declare, That to have any more General Officers in the Army than are already settled by the Parliament, is dangerous, chargeable, and dangerous to the Commonwealth.

The Question being propounded, That some of the Matters contained in the Paper, intituled, "The humble Petition and Proposals of the Officers under the Command of the Right honourable the Lord Lambert, in the late Northern Expedition," are unseasonable, and of dangerous Consequence;

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.

Lord Fleetwood, Tellers for the Noes: 31.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig, With the Noes,
Mr. Nevill, Tellers for the Yeas: 25.
Mr. Scott, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.

Leave of Absence.

Resolved, That Sir Henry Mildmay have Leave to go out of the House.-

Vote to be communicated to Officers.

Ordered, That it be referred to Lieutenant General Fleetwood, to communicate the Vote of this House to the Officers of the Army, and to admonish them of this irregular Proceeding, and to take care to prevent any further Proceedings therein by the Soldiers.

Sir G. Booth.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane do report the Examinations of Sir George Booth, To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.