Friday, the 29th
of August, 1651.
A LETTER from Colonel Thomas Birch from
Liverpoole, of the Twenty-sixth of August 1651,
with a Letter inclosed from Colonel Lilburne, of the
Twenty-fifth of August 1651, from Wiggon:
Another Letter from Colonel Thomas Birch, of the
Twenty-sixth of August 1651, to the Council of State:
Were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to take Care, and give Order for, Payment for
the Ships taken up for the present Service of the Parliament in Lancashire and Cheshire.
A Letter from Chester, of the Twenty-sixth of August
1651, from Robert Duckenfield, was this Day read.
A Letter from Mr. Scott and Mr. Salwey, of the Twenty-seventh of August 1651, was this Day read.
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A Letter from Robert Stapleton from Evesholme, of
the Twenty-seventh of August, Eleven at Night, 1651,
was this Day read.
A Letter from the Commissioners of the Militia from
Bristoll, of the Twenty-seventh of August 1651, was this
Resolved, That the Parliament do take Notice of the
good Affection and Forwardness of the Mayor, and the
rest of the Militia, of the City of Bristoll, and of the Wellaffected in that City, to secure the City, and serve the Commonwealth; and that a Letter of Thanks be sent unto
them from the Parliament: And that Mr. Hodges do prepare
a Letter to that Purpose; which Mr. Speaker is to sign.
A Letter from the Commissioners of the Militia for
York, of the Twenty-first of August 1651, from York,
was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of what
the Commissioners for the Militia of Yorkshire have done,
in raising Forces for the publick Service, and levying
Moneys for their Maintenance; and that a Letter of
Encouragement be written to the said Commissioners, and
Mr. Serjeant Widdrington; and that their Forces be
speedily made ready, and sent as they shall receive Directions: And that Sir John Bouchier, do prepare the
Letter, and Mr. Speaker do sign the same, accordingly.
A Letter from John Whitworth from Chester, of
the Twenty-sixth of August 1651, was this Day read.
Resolved, That all the Letters be sent back to the
Council of State.
House to sit.
Resolved, That the House do sit on Saturday and
Monday next, notwithstanding the former Order; and
that the former Order do stand for the future, till further Order.
Thanksgiving Day for Victory in Lancashire, &c.
Resolved, That, on the next Lord's Day, Thanks be
given to Almighty God, by the Ministers in all Churches
and Congregations within the City of London, and all
Places within the late Lines of Communication, and weekly
Bills of Mortality, for the great Mercies of God to this
Nation, in the great and seasonable Defeat of the Earl of
Derbie's Forces in the County of Lancaster: And likewise
for the great Successes it hath pleased the Lord to give
the Parliament Forces in Scotland: And that the Lord
Mayor of the City of London do take Care, that timely
Notice be given to the said Ministers, accordingly.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to prepare a Narrative upon these Two Subjects, to be
published, as the Ground of this Thanksgiving; and to
report it to the House To-morrow Morning.
An Act for the further Continuance of the Assessment
of 120,000£. a Month for Three Months, from the Twenty-ninth of September 1651, for Maintenance of the Armies
in England, Ireland, and Scotland, was this Day read the
first Time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read
To-morrow Morning the first Business; and that Mr.
Speaker do put the House in Mind thereof.