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, January the 6th, 1659.
A LETTER from General George Monck, from Caldstreame, of the 29th of December 1659, was read.
A Letter from Colonel Lytcot, from Caldstreame upon Tweed, of the 29th of December 1659, was read.
Thanks to Gen. Monck.
Ordered, That Letters of Thanks from the Parliament be written to General Monck, acknowledging his faithful Service, and high Deservings; and that he, taking care for the Safety and Preservation of Scotland in his Absence, be desired, as speedily as he can, to come up to London.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to draw this Letter to be sent to General Monck, upon the Circumstances debated in the House; and report it to the House: And that the same be signed and sealed by Mr. Speaker with the Seal of the Parliament.
Col. Lytcot, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for the Army, to take care, that Colonel Lytcot, Colonel Saunders, and Major Barton, be preferred to Places of Command in the Army, according to their Merit, and according to the Desire of General Monck in his Letter.
Ordered, That the Letter of General Monck be printed and published.
A Letter from the Lord Fairfax, Sir Henry Cholmley, and Henry Arthington, from Popleton, January 1st 1659, was read.
Thanks to Ld. Fairfax.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be written from the Parliament to the Lord Fairfax, for his good Service done for the Parliament: And that the Lord Fairfax be desired to give the Thanks of this House to the other Gentlemen, who assisted him in the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Widdrington do write the said Letter; and that Mr. Speaker do sign and seal the same with the Seal of the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax his Letter be printed and published.
A Letter from John Lambert Esquire, and divers Officers of the Army, directed to Mr. Speaker, from North-Allerton, of the 31th of December 1659, with a Paper therein inclosed, were read.
A Letter from Colonel Robert Lilburne, from Yorke, of the Second of January 1659, was read.
Mr. Speaker informs the Parliament, that Colonel Hewson desired, that his humble and hearty Thanks be tendered to the Parliament, for their Grace and Favour, in granting him his Pardon.
Colonel White reports Amendments to the additional Bill to the Act, intituled, An Act for borrowing Twenty thousand Pounds, for the Service of the Commonwealth: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Irish Brigade be printed and published.
Renouncing Charles II.
A Bill for taking and subscribing an Oath by every Member that now sits, or hereafter shall fit, in Parliament, for renouncing the Title of Charles Stewart, and of every other single Person, to the Crown or Government of these Nations, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Debate upon this Bill be adjourned until To-morrow Morning.