Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, January 16th, 1659.
A LETTER from the Officers of the Ordnance, of the 13th of January 1659, was read.
Resolved, That the Arms of the Officers and Soldiers of Colonel Thompson's Regiment be continued in their Hands, until the Parliament take further Order.
Grant to Gen. Monek.
Ordered, That One thousand Pounds a Year, Land of Inheritance, be settled upon Commissioner George Monck, and his Heirs, as a Mark of the Favour and Respect of the Parliament, for his eminent and signal Services for the Parliament and Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of what Lands are most convenient to be fixed on, to be settled on Commissioner George Monck, and his Heirs, accordingly; and present their Opinion therein to the Parliament: And that a Bill be brought in for settling the said Lands on Commissioner George Monck, and his Heirs, accordingly: Viz. unto Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Mr. Love, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Attorney Lechmere, Mr. Garland, Colonel Dove, Mr. Pury, Mr. Goodwin, Lord Commissioner Lysle, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Millington, Colonel Walton, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Lord Chief-Baron Wild, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Corbet, Sir James Harrington, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Skynner, Colonel Morley, Mr. Boone, Colonel Pyne; or any Three of them: To meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock; and the Lord St. John is desired to take care of bringing in this Bill, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Scot and Mr. Robinson be desired to go to Commissioner George Monck, to congratulate with him from the Parliament, for the good Success the Lord hath given to his Endeavours: And to let him know the Sense they have of his great Services; and that Care is taken by the Parliament, for providing Money for his Officers and Soldiers.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to Commissioner George Monck, to let him know the Sense the Parliament hath of his great Services; and that they are providing Money for his Soldiers: And that the Parliament are glad to hear of his repairing to London, according to the Desire of the Parliament: And that it be referred unto the Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, and Mr. Lechmere, to draw the Letter; and present it to the Parliament, for their Approbation.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to make Provision of Money, to defray the Expences of Mr. Scot and Mr. Robinson, in their going to congratulate Commissioner George Monck from the Parliament.
A Bill, ingrossed, for raising of One hundred thousand Pounds by the Month, upon England, Scotland, and Ireland, for Twelve Months, from the 29th Day of September 1659, to the 29th Day of September 1660; that is to say, upon England, Seventy thousand Pounds by the Month; upon Scotland, Twelve thousand Pounds by the Month; and, upon Ireland, Eighteen thousand Pounds by the Month; was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Door be shut.
The Question being put, That "Twelve Months" do stand in the Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That "Twelve Months," in this Bill, be made "Six Months," throughout the Bill.
The Question being put, That "the 29th of September" do stand;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That, instead of the 29th of September, these Words; viz. "the 25th of December;" be inserted.
Resolved, That the Determination of it be the 24th Day of June 1660.
Letter to Gen. Monck.
Mr. Lechmere reports, from the Committee appointed to withdraw, The Draught of a Letter to be sent to Commissioner George Monck: Which was read, and agreed unto.
Ordered, That this Letter be signed by Wm. Lenthall Speaker; and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.