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Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled,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
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
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.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||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
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.