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, 26th August, 1659.
Union with Scotland.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Union of Scotland with England.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Garland took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Garland reports from the said Grand Committee, That the said Grand Committee desire, That this House will give Power to the Sub-Committee of the said Grand Committee, to hear any Persons concerned in this Bill of Union: And that this House will also give Leave to the said Grand Committee, to sit again upon the said Bill of Union, on this Day Sevennight.
Resolved, . . . . this House doth agree with the Grand Committee; and doth order and impower the Sub-Committee of the Grand Committee, upon the Bill for Union of Scotland with England, to hear any Persons concerned in the said Bill.
Ordered, That this House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Union of Scotland with England, on this Day Sevennight: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice St. John and Sir Thomas Widdrington, Members of Parliament, shall have Leave to go into the Country for a Month from the Time of their going out of Town.
Embassy from Venice.
Letters of Credence of Francis Guiverina, Resident from the Republick of Venice, were this Day read.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed, to give Audience to the Resident: Viz. Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Tho. Chaloner, Mr. Ralegh, Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Mr. Strickland, Alderman Atkin, Colonel Rich, Mr. Oldsworth, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Love: To meet in the Inner Court of Wards, on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies, do take care, that the Room be prepared for his Reception; and do give Notice to the said Resident; and conduct him to his Audience in the usual manner.
Agent from Courland.
Ordered, That the Agent from the Prince of Courland shall have a Pass and Safe-Conduct, under Mr. Speaker's Hand and Seal of the Parliament, for the safe Passage of him, his Wife, Three Servants, and Five Trunks, into Holland.
Issue of Monies.
Ordered, That the Council of State shall be, and are hereby impowered to issue Monies out of any the Treasuries of this Commonwealth, for carrying on the Affairs of this Commonwealth, for One Month longer.
A Bill, ingrossed, for Sequestrations, was this Day read the Third time.
The Question being propounded, That the time "1648" do stand;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That Major Salway, Sir Henry Milmay, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Holland, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Smith, Mr. Robinson, Lord Whitlock, Mr. Say, Colonel Rich, Colonel Thomson, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Jam. Harrington, Colonel White, Colonel Martin, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Cawley, or any Three, do withdraw; and consider of Amendments to this Bill, upon the Debate of the House.
Mayor of Plymouth.
The Lord Whitlock reports, from the Council of State, A Letter from Plymouth Fort, of the 23th of August 1659, from Samuell Larke: Which was read.
Resolved, That the Mayor of Plymouth be sent for, in Custody, as a Delinquent; and that the Speaker sign a Warrant, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Constable, who caused the Proclamation against Sir George Booth, and other Traitors, proclaimed in Plymouth, have the Sum of Twenty Pounds given him: And that the Council of State do pay the said Sum of Twenty Pounds accordingly.
A Letter from Gerrard Jones, from Chester, the 24th of August 1659, was read.
A Letter from Wm. Tomlinson, from Chesterfeild, of the 24th of August 1659, was read.
Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Council of State, to examine the whole Matter in this Letter, concerning the Rising in Derby and Derbyshire; and state Matter of Fact; and report it to this House.
A Letter from Richard Ashfeild, from Manchester, August 23d 1659, was read.