House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 22 September 1659

Pages 784-785

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Thursday, 22d of September, 1659.


Members not to go out.

RESOLVED, That no Member of this House go out of the House, until the House take further Order.

Petition and Proposals of Officers.

The House being made acquainted with the Effect of an Address intended to be made to the Parliament by some of the Army:

Ordered, That Colonel Peirson, Colonel Ashfeild, and Colonel Cobbett, be and are hereby required forthwith this Afternoon to bring to the Parliament the original Paper or Address, in their or one of their Hands, intended by some of the Army to be presented to the Parliament: And that the Copy thereof, in the Hands of Lieutenant-General Fleetwood, be also brought to this House this Afternoon.

Ordered, That Lieutenant-General Fleetwood do give the said Colonel Pierson, Colonel Ashfeild, and Colonel Cobbett, Notice of the said Order.

The House adjourns itself until Five a Clock in the Afternoon.

Thursday, 22d September, 1659. Afternoon.

Negotiations with Holland, &c.

SIR Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, An Answer to be given to a Paper of the Lord Ambassador of the States-General of the United-Provinces, of the 12 / 22th of September instant, communicated to the Council of State: Which was read.

Resolved, That this shall be an Answer to the said Paper, communicated to the Council of State by the Ambassador of the Lords the States General of the United Provinces: And that Mr. Speaker do sign the said Answer.

Resolved, That the Council of State do communicate this Answer to the said Paper to the Lord Ambassador of the States General of the United Provinces.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to what the Council of State have done, in leaving it to the Plenipotentiaries of this Commonwealth, in the Sound, to return, if they, upon the Place, do judge it necessary.

Petition and Proposals of Officers.

Lieutenant General Fleetwood gave an account to the Parliament of his Proceedings, in Observance of the Order of the Parliament this Day made: And did deliver in a Letter, signed by many Persons of the Army, with this Superscription, "To our worthy and truly honourable Friends, Colonel Ashfield, Colonel Cobbett, and Lieutenant Colonel Duckenfield; by whose Hands, or any One or Two of them, we desire the inclosed Paper, with this Letter, may, without Delay, be presented to his Excellency the Lord Fleetwood; and after that, to the General Council;" Which Paper was directed, "To the Supreme Authority of these Nations, the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, &c." and was intituled, "The humble Petition and Proposals of the Officers under the Command of the Right honourable the Lord Lambert, in the late Northern Expedition."

Ordered, That this Debate be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Sir G. Booth

Ordered, That the Examinations of Sir Geo. Booth be reported to the Parliament To-morrow Morning.