House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 27 January 1652

Pages 77-78

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 27th of January 1651.


Council of Officers Petition.

THE House being informed, That divers Officers of the Army were at the Door, they were called in. And being come to the Bar, Commissary General Whalley did inform the House, That, by Command of the general Council of Officers of the Army, he and the rest of the Officers were commanded to attend the Parliament, with a Tender of their humble Desires.

And thereupon presented a Petition: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, " The humble Petition of the Council of Officers of the Army sitting at Whitehall."

Resolved, That this Petition be taken into Consideration on This-day-sevennight, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Ambassy from Sweden.

The Translate in English of the Letters of Credence from the Queen of Sweden was this Day read.

Ordered, That these Letters of Credence be referred to the Council of State, to consider of them; and to present their Opinion thereupon to the Parliament, for their further Consideration; and to report the same forthwith.

Act of Oblivion.

The House this Day took into Debate the Act of Oblivion and General Pardon.

Mr. Say offers from the Committee appointed to read over the Bill and Amendments, several Particulars to the Bill.

The Question being put, That these Words, viz. " the Fifth and Twentieth Part due and payable by Delinquents," be added in the Third Folio of Amendments;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Purefoy, Tellers for the Yeas: 26.
Mr. Holland, With the Yeas,
Col. Marten, Tellers for the Noes: 49.
Mr. Nevill, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

An Amendment being offered to the 27th Folio, and the third Line, in these Words, " and also excepted all other Offences in the unlawful buying, selling, exchanging, or melting down of any current Gold or Silver Coins of England, or of any Gold or Silver Bullion, for which any Information was depending in the Court of Exchequer."

The Question being propounded, That the Time be " the First of December 1651;"

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That the Time be the First of December One thousand Six hundred Fifty-and-one.

Resolved, That this Debate be taken up To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Commissioner of Assessment.

Ordered, That Mr. John Key, the Mayor of Hull for the Time being, be added a Commissioner for the monthly Assessment of 90,000£. a Month for the Army, for the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull: And that he be, and is hereby, impowered to act therein, as a Commissioner, accordingly.