Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 23d of August, 1659.
State of the Government.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Government.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Garland took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Garland reports from the said Grand Committee upon the Government, That the said Grand Committee may have Leave to sit again on Saturday next.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on Saturday Morning next, upon the Government: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
Sheriff of Essex.
Resolved, That Mr. Wiseman be Sheriff for the County of Essex, in the room of his Father, for the Residue of this Year, until a new Choice be made: And that Mr. Speaker sign a Docket for passing a Commission to him, to be Sheriff, accordingly: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal do pass the same, under the Great Seal, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Jurors be revived: And that they have further Power to present something touching the Ease of the Charge of Sheriffs; and for passing their Accompts: And that Mr. Robinson take care thereof: And all that come to that Committee, to have Voices.
Success in Cheshire.
A Letter from the Lord Lambert, from Chester, the 21st of August 1659, touching the Surrendering of Chester to the Parliament, was this Day read.
A Letter from Major Wareing, from Shrewesbury, of the 21st Day of August 1659, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Colonel Edmund Wareing, Governor of Shrewsbury, be Captain of a Foot Company in Shrewesbury: And that a Commission be brought in for him, accordingly: And that Commissions be also brought in for the Officers of his Company.
Another Letter from the Lord Lambert, directed "To the President of the Council of State," from Chester, of the 21st of August 1659, was also read.
Resolved, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be conferred on the Lord Lambert, to buy him a Jewel, as a Mark of the Favour of the Parliament, for his Signal Service.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to see the said Sum of One thousand Pounds forthwith paid unto him accordingly.
Colonel White reports, the Draught of a Letter of Thanks to be sent by the Parliament to the Lord Lambert: Which was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That a Declaration be put forth, to invite all the good People of these Three Nations, as God shall set it upon their Hearts, to give Thanks to the Lord for his unspeakable Mercy for this great Deliverance wrought out, by his mighty Arm, for the Parliament and Commonwealth; and in overthrowing the Forces, and defeating the Designs of their Enemies: And that Major Salwey and Colonel Sydenham do take care to prepare the said Declaration; and bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Harby have Leave to go into the Country.
Success in Cheshire.
The House being informed, That Captain-Lieutenant Spilman, a Messenger from the Lord Lambert, was at the Door;
He was called in; and gave a full Relation of the Proceedings in the Defeat given to the Rebels in Cheshire; and also touching the Surrender of Chester and Liverpoole to the Lord Lambert.
Resolved, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be given to Captain-Lieutenant Spilman: And that the Council of State do see the same paid to the said CaptainLieutenant Spilman, forthwith.