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, September 9th, 1659.
Union with Scotland.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee upon the Bill for 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 the Leave of this House to sit again on this Day Sevennight.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee upon the Bill of Union, on this Day Sevennight: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee upon the Bill for Union of Scotland with England do not mention Ireland in that Bill.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House, of the Council of State, to peruse the former Instructions given to the Commissioners for managing of the Affairs of Scotland; and to present such further Instructions for the Administration of Justice and Government in Scotland; or to bring in an Act for settling the Administration of Justice and Government there, if they see Cause.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Earl of Pembroke have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Mr. Anlaby have Leave to go into the Country for Six Weeks.
Leicester Ministers Petition.
The House being informed, that divers Ministers of the County of Leicester were at the Door;
They were called in: And, being at the Bar, Mr. *, after a short Preamble, to this Effect, "That the Petitioners, all Ministers of the Gospel in the County of Leicester, faithful Servants to the Parliament, and embarked in the same Bottom with yourselves; some of us marched along with your Forces, to suppress the late Rebellion of Sir George Booth, and others: We, well knowing how much it concerns us, with all the true Godly of the Land, to strengthen your Hands in the Work of the Lord, are desired by many of our Brethren, Ministers of the Gospel in the County of Leicester, to tender this their humble Representation; which as well on their behalf, as on our own, we do humbly present, in their and our own Names; and desire it may be communicated to the House:" Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, "The humble Representation of divers well-affected Ministers of the Gospel, in the County of Leicester, whose Names are hereunto subscribed."
The Petitioners were again called in; and Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;
"The House have read your Petition; and, upon due Consideration thereof, they find in it a Gospel-Spirit of Meekness, Sincerity, and Holiness: And they have also considered the Seasonableness of it; and that it expresseth not only an Outward Letter, but an Inward Spirit: They likewise find your Dislike of the late Insurrection; in suppressing which, some of you have adventured your Persons to Hazard; and we and you have Cause to give the Lord the Glory of this Deliverance of Us and You. The Parliament, who have always owned and encouraged a Godly Ministry, have commanded me to let you know, That they accept of this Petition: And have also commanded me to give you the Thanks of this House: And, in their Names, I do give you hearty Thanks."
Issues for Navy.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, That the Parliament will please to give Order to the Committee of the Army, That they do, from time to time, issue their Warrants to the Treasurer at War, to pay such Sum or Sums of Money, for the Use of the Navy, as the Parliament or Council of State shall give Order for; and requiring the Treasurer at War to observe and satisfy such Warrants, as the said Committee shall so charge, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do, from time to time, issue their Warrants to the Treasurers at War, . . pay such Sum or Sums of Money, for the Use of the Navy, as the Parliament, or Council of State, shall give Order for: And the Treasurer at War is hereby required to satisfy such Warrants, as the said Committee shall so charge, accordingly.
A Letter from George Thompson, from aboard the Naseby, in Osley-Bay, August the 6th, Twelve at Night, was read.
Ordered, That the House do sit this Afternoon, upon the Bill of Assessment, and the Bill of the Treasury.
The humble Petition of Lieutenant-Colonel George Joyce was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Inspections; to examine the Matter of Fact; and report it to this House: And that the Payment of the Second Moiety of the Petitioner for his Purchase of Part of the Lord Craven's Estate, be respited, in the mean time, without Prejudice to the Petitioner.
Money Matters, &c.
Ordered, That only Matters of Money, and the Militia, and other publick Business, be taken into Consideration in this House, for Ten Days.
Countess of Worcester's Petition.
Ordered, That the Council of State do pay unto the Countess of Worcester, or her Assigns, the Pension of Six Pounds a Week, formerly ordered to be paid unto her, out of the Contingencies of the Council of State.
Sir A. Williams House.
Whereas Three hundred Pounds a Year was heretofore paid for the House late of Sir Abraham Williams, in the New Palace in Westminster: It is Ordered, That the Payment of the said Three hundred Pounds a Year be stopped, and taken off: And that the Council of State do forbear to pay the same.
Ordered, That the Report, touching the Countess of Worcester, be made on Tuesday Sevennight.
Grant to Lilburne.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be paid by the Council of State, unto Mrs. Lilburne, out of the Contingencies of the Council, in lieu of the Pension of Forty Shillings a Week, formerly allowed unto her: And that the said Pension be discharged.
A Letter from Colonel Jerome Zankey, from Chester, of the 6th of September 1659, was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to see that the just Debts due from the State to Major Boulton and Major Rawlins, and the other Officers and Soldiers cast away in their coming from Ireland, be paid: And also to consider the Necessities of their Wives and Children; and present to this House what they think fit to be done for them.
Ordered, That the Officers and Soldiers that came out of Ireland, to suppress the Rebellion in Cheshire, and those Parts, have Six Weeks Pay provided for them, and paid to them: And, that the Council of State do take care to see the same paid accordingly.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to Colonel Jerome Zanckey, to express the Parliament's Acceptation of the good Affection and Service of the Officers and Soldiers which came out of Ireland; and what the House hath done for them.
Ordered, That Colonel Rich prepare the said Letter; and that Mr. Speaker do sign the said Letter.
The House adjourns itself till Three a Clock, in the Afternoon.
Friday, September 9th, 1659. Afternoon.
COLONEL Harvey reports, Amendments to the Bill for an Assessment of One hundred thousand Pounds per mensem: Which were twice read.
Ordered, That the Debate upon this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Commissions of the Peace.
Ordered, That Sir John Lenthall Knight be put in the Commission of Peace in the County of Surrey: And that the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal do forthwith put him into Commission of the Peace, accordingly.
Ordered, That Samuell Harvey, of Fulham in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, be put in the Commission of Peace for the County of Middlesex: And that the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal do put him into the Commission of the Peace accordingly.
Ordered, That Tristram Diamond Esquire be put in Commission of the Peace for the Isle of Ely: And that the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal do put him into Commission of the Peace accordingly.
Ordered, That Colonel Robert Gibbon be put in Commission for the Peace for the County of Kent: And that the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal do put him in Commission of the Peace, accordingly.