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, January the 3d, 1659.
Commissioner of Customs.
THE House being informed, That Sheriff Love did return his hearty Thanks to this House for nominating him one of the Commissioners of the Customs; yet desired to be excused therein, being a Merchant, and having other great Employments upon him;
Resolved, That this House doth accept of the Excuse of Sheriff Love, in not accepting the Employment of one of the Commissioners for the Customs.
Council of State.
Ordered, That Colonel White and Colonel Eyre do take care to see the Papers of Names of the Ten Persons, to be of the Council of State, burnt.
Colonel White reports, That, according to the Commands of the Parliament, they had burnt the said Papers.
A Letter from Colonel Overton, from Hull, of the 31th of December 1659, was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to see the Garison of Hull provided for.
Resolved, That the Four hundred Pounds taken from the Commissioners of Excise by Colonel Robert Overton, to supply the Necessities of the Soldiers in the Garison of Hull, be allowed, upon Accompt, to the Garison at Hull.
A Letter from Colonel Wm. Lockart, Governor of Dunkirk, of the 31th of December 1659, was read.
Thanks to Officers.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Colonel Wm. Lockart, and the rest of the Officers and Soldiers in the Garison of Dunkirk, for their Fidelity and good Service to the Parliament: And that a Letter of Thanks be written to them, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Nevill do draw the said Letter of Thanks: And that Mr. Speaker do sign and seal the said Letter with the Seal of the Parliament.
Ordered, That this Letter from Colonel Lockhart be referred to the Council of State, to take care for the Providing of Cloaths, Shoes, and other Necessaries, for the Soldiers in the said Garison: And also to examine, what Monies have been paid to Mr. Downes, or any other, for the Garison at Hull.
The Question being propounded, That Writs do issue, for electing Members to sit and serve in Parliament, in the places of such Members of this House as are dead, under such Qualifications as shall be agreed upon by the House; and that it be referred to a Committee, to bring in Qualifications for Members to sit and serve in Parliament, on Friday next;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That Writs do issue, for electing Members to sit and serve in Parliament, in the places of such Members of this House as are dead, under such Qualifications as shall be agreed upon by the House: And that it be referred to a Committee, to bring in Qualifications for Members to sit and serve in Parliament, on Friday next: Viz. unto Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Colonel Martin, Mr. Corbet, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Fagg, Mr. Millington, Mr. Oldsworth, Sir Tho. Wroth, Sir Arthur Hesilrigg, Mr. Wallop, Colonel White, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Garland, Baron Nicholas, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Scott, Mr. Lenthall, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Love, Colonel Dove, Mr. Pury, the elder; or any Five of them: And all that come to have Voices: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That all the Forces which came from Portsmouth with the Commissioners for the Army; viz. Colonel Farley's Regiment, and Colonel Rich's Regiment; be included within the Vote for a Month's Pay, to be paid out of the Fifteen thousand Pounds, upon Account of their former Assignation of the Assessment: And that the Troops which came out of Oxfordshire, have a Fortnight's Pay.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Inspections, to see how the said Fortnight's Pay may be raised for them.
Ordered, That the Committee of Inspections be and are hereby impowered to issue out Five thousand Pounds more, out of the Monies borrowed upon the Excise, besides the Fifteen thousand Pounds formerly ordered to be issued out by them.
Renouncing Charles II.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports a Bill for enacting the Oath of Renunciation of the Title of Charles Stewart, and the whole Line of the late King James, to be taken by every Member that now sitteth, or that shall sit, in Parliament.
The Question being put, That this Bill be now read;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Nevill,||Tellers for the Yeas:||24.|
|Mr. Garland,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Hutchinson,||Tellers for the Noes:||15.|
|Colonel Fagg,||With the Noes,|
So it was Resolved, That this Bill be now read.
The said Bill was now read the First time, accordingly.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, on Friday Morning next.