House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 1 October 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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Saturday, October First, 1659.


Farmers of Revenue.

COLONEL White reports from the Commissioners for bringing in the Revenue due to the Commonwealth, That whereas Mr. Wm. Clements, Security for Mr. Thomas Basnett, and Thomas Hobson, late Farmers of Excise of Beer and Ale in the County of Warwick, hath, on the Behalf of the said Farmers, paid and deposited more Money than is owing by them upon the Rent of the said Farm, the humble Desire of the said Commissioners, That the late Order of Parliament, for restraining the Persons of the said late Farmers, may be forthwith superseded; to the end they may be at Liberty to attend the said Commissioners, in order to the Adjusting of their Accompts.

Resolved, Whereas Thomas Basnet and Thomas Hobson, late Farmers of Excise of Beer and Ale in the County of Warwick, stand committed, by Order of Parliament, to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament, for not paying in Monies . . Arrear, and due for their Farms: Which Arrears are since paid and satisfied:

It is therefore Ordered, That the said Order of Commitment, as to them the said Thomas Basnett and Tho. Hobson, be and is hereby discharged.


The House this Day took into Debate the filling up of the House.

Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned until Monday Morning.

House to dine with the City.

The House being informed, That divers Aldermen of the City of London were at the Door;

They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Fowke, humbly addressing himself to Mr. Speaker, said, "The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council of the City of London, observing, with Gladness, your setting apart several Days to commemorate the Mercies of the Lord in our late great Deliverance; it is their Desire, as much as may be, to improve this Mercy to the uttermost, and to join with you therein; and also that we may manifest our real Affections, and the Sincerity of our Hearts, to this Parliament, and our Desire to strengthen your Hands, it hath been upon our Hearts to express it; and to that End, it is the humble Request of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council of the City of London, That this honourable House will be pleased to honour them with your Presence at Dinner, at Grocers-Hall: They thought it not fit to appoint the Day, but on such Day as this honourable House shall think fit."

Resolved, That this House do accept of this Invitation: And that Mr. Speaker do give them the Thanks of this House.

Resolved, That Thursday next be the Day.

Resolved, That Christ-Church be the Place for the Parliament, and the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and CommonCouncil to meet together.

The Aldermen were again called in; and, being at the Bar, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;

"Mr. Alderman, and the rest of your Company; The House have taken into Consideration your Message of great Civility; and they have commanded me to give you Thanks; and to let you know, That they accept of this Invitation; and that they have thought fit, that the Parliament, and the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and CommonCouncil, do meet in Christ-Church: And that the Ministers appointed to preach before the Parliament, do preach there: And that the Day be on Thursday next."

Thanksgiving Day.

Colonel Rich reports from the Committee appointed to prepare a Declaration to set forth the Grounds and Reasons for setting apart Thursday, the Third Day of November, for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving unto the Lord, A Declaration: Which was read.

Resolved, That this Word, "although," be inserted in the 30th Line, next after the Word "Congregation."

Resolved, That the Word "yet" be added, in the 31th Line, next after the Word "Tryal."

The Question being put, That these Words, "together with a neutral Generation," do stand;

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Blank be filled up with "the Third of November 1659:" And the said Declaration so amended, being put to the Question, was agreed unto.

Ordered, That the said Declaration be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That the Council of State do take care, that the said Declaration be dispersed and published in the several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, and Places, throughout this Commonwealth.

Sequestering Estates.

An additional Act for Sequestrations was this Day read the First time.

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

Ordered, That the Bill for sequestering Papists Estates be read on Monday Morning, next after the Debate adjourned to that Day.