House of Commons Journal Volume 7
9 July 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 9 July 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 283. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24202 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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Saturday, the 9th of July, 1653.

Council of State.

THIS Day the House, according to former Order, took into Debate the Instructions formerly given to the Council of State, by Act of the 30th of November 1652, in order to settling Instructions for a Council of State: And proceeded to debate every Article in Order: and put the same to the Question, one by one: And the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth, being so put to the Question, were agreed.

The Fifteenth was respited till the last.

The Sixteenth and Seventeenth, being put to the Question, were agreed.

The Eighteenth Instruction being read, and the First Clause touching the Library at James's, being put to the Question, was agreed: The rest of the Clause was omitted.

The Nineteenth and Twentieth Instruction, being put to the Question, was agreed.

The One-and-twentieth was omitted.

The Two-and-twentieth, being put to the Question, was agreed.

The Three-and-twentieth, being put to the Question, in Parts, was agreed.

The Four-and-twentieth, being put to the Question, was agreed.

Another Instruction was tendered, touching Timber; and, upon the Question, passed.

Another, touching the Choice of Servants.

And all these Instructions being put to the Question, passed.

Resolved, That the Number of the Council of State shall be One-and-thirty.

Resolved, That the Quorum of the Council of State shall be Nine.

Resolved, That the Lord General Cromwell be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Major General Lambert be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Major-General Harrison be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Major-General Desborow be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Mathew Tomlinson be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Sir Gilbert Pickering be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Walter Strickland Esquire be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That John Carew Esquire be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Philip Jones be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Stapley be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Wm. Sidenham be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Mr. Samuell Moyer be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Bennett be a Member of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Major Salwey shall be a Member of the Council of State.

The Question being put, That the House do now proceed to the Nomination of Persons to fill up the Number of the Council of State;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Members now chosen to be of the Council of State be authorized and required to act forthwith, according to the Instructions now passed: And that Five of them shall be the Quorum, until other Order: And that these Instructions, now passed, be sent to them.

Resolved, That the House do, on Tuesday Morning next, proceed to nominate the rest of the Persons to be of the Council of State.

Ordered, That there be a Committee named to consider of Persons to fill up the Number of the Council of State; and to present their Names to the House; Viz. LordGeneral, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Carew, Mr. Moyer, Col. Thomlinson, Major-General Lambert, Major-General Harrison, Major-General Desborough, Colonel Jones, Col. Sidenham, Col. Bennett, Col. Hewson, Sir James Hope, Mr. Strickland, or any Seven of them: And to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the HorseChamber in Whitehall.

The Engagement.

Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the Debate now had in the House, touching the Engagement, and the Acts touching the same; and what is fit to be done therein: and report their Opinion to the House: Viz. unto Col. Mathewes, Mr. Squib, Mr. Spence, Mr. Courtney, Sir Robert King, Mr. St. Nicholas, Col. Blunt, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Alderman Ireton, or any Five of them: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, on Tuesday next, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon: And to dispatch the same: And report with all convenient Speed.

Irish Affairs.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Affairs of Ireland; viz. Sir Charles Wolseley, Col. Cromwell, Mr. Courtney, Col. Clark, Sir Robert King, Mr. Major, Mr. Strickland, Col. Jones, Col. Norton, Col. Sidenham, Col. West, Mr. Carew, Mr. Spence, Captain Howard, Mr. Clark, Mr. Frere, Mr. Franc. Brewster, Colonel Hewson, Mr. Hutchinson: And are to meet at the Chair-Chamber in Whitehall, on Tuesday next in the Afternoon; with Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records.

Scotch Affairs.

Resolved, That there be a Committee named to consider the Affairs of Scotland; viz. Mr. Lockart, Sir James Hope, Captain Howard, Col. Sidenham, Major-General Lambert, Major-General Desborow, Mr. Courtney, Col. Rous, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Carew, Col. Hewson, Major Saunders, Mr. Sawrey, Lord-General, Alderman Titchborne, Major-General Harrison, Col. Montague, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Swynton, Mr. Barton, Major Salwey: And are to meet at the House commonly called the Lords House, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.

Tythes.

Resolved, That, on Wednesday next, the House do take into Debate the Business of Tythes.