Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, January 4th, 1659.
ORDERED, That the Thanks of this House be given unto Mr. Burgesse and Mr. Jenkins, for their great Pains taken, in carrying on the Work of Prayer and Preaching in this House this Day, being a Day set apart for Humiliation, and Seeking the Lord, for his Blessing upon the Counsels of this House: And Mr. Love and Sir James Harrington are to give them the Thanks of this House, accordingly.
A Letter, near Beadle in Yorkeshire, from Edmund Hoyle, and others, of the last of December 1659, was read.
The House being informed, That Captain John Jeacock, the Messenger who brought the Letter from the Regiment of Foot of the Irish Brigade, was at the Door;
He was called in; and, being at the Bar, made a Relation to the Parliament, of the Proceedings of that Brigade, since the late Defection; and of their Declaring for the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give such Recompence as they shall think sit, to this Messenger, Captain John Jeacock; and to consider of other faithful Officers for Preferment, according to their Merit.
Ordered, That Captain Strowd be referred to the Commissioners of the Army, for some Preferment answerable to his Merit.
A Letter, directed to Sir Arthur Hesilrig, from Yorke, of the 2d of January 1659, from John Godfrey, was read.
Ordered, That the Messenger that brought this Letter, be referred to the Council of State, to give him such Recompence for his Pains and Travel, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Management of the Army do give an Account, to the Council of State, of the Forces they have raised; and that the Council of State do dispose of them as may be most for the Benefit of the Commonwealth.
Letters, &c. read.
A Letter from Dublyn, of the 15th of December 1659, directed to the Commissioners of the Army at Portsmouth, from Theop. Jones, and others, was read.
Another Letter from John Warren, Theop. Jones, and others, from Dublyn, December 24, 1659, was read.
A Declaration of the several Officers of the Army in Ireland, was read.