House of Commons Journal Volume 7
2 August 1659

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 2 August 1659', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 745-746. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24829 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Monday, the 2d of August, 1659.

Prayers.

Union with Scotland.

THE House was this Day, according to former Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill for Union of Scotland with England.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Garland took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Garland reports from the Grand Committee upon the Bill for uniting Scotland with England, That the said Grand Committee desire to have Leave to sit on Friday next, upon the said Bill.

Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Union of Scotland with England, on Saturday Morning next: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.

New Sarum Corporation.

Ordered, That the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of New Sarum be, and are hereby, required and authorized to act as Mayor and Commonalty of the said City, by and according to their old Charter: And that they do forthwith bring in their new Charter to this House; and deliver the same up to be cancelled.

Lancaster Assize.

A Bill for holding an Assize for the County of Lancaster was this Day read the First time.

The Question being put, That this Bill be read a Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That Mr. Garland, and Mr. Lister do bring in a Bill on Thursday Morning, for the holding of an Assize at Lancaster, according to the Debate of this House.

Apprehending Robbers.

A Letter from Francis Thorpe and John Parker, Judges of the Northern Circuit, for Reviving of the Law for giving Ten Pounds apiece, for apprehending of Robbers, &c. was read.

Ordered, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be given and paid by the Sheriff of the County of Yorke, to Major Arthur Stringer, who did apprehend * Metham, and * Thompson, both certified to be convicted; viz. Ten Pounds apiece for each Robber so apprehended, upon Certificate from the Judges of the Northern Circuit, of the Conviction and Apprehension of the said Robbers: And that the said Money be allowed to the Sheriff, upon his Account: And this shall be sufficient Warrant for Allowance of the said Sum of Twenty Pounds, upon his Account, accordingly.

Ordered, That Mr. Robinson do bring in an Act for reviving the Act for giving Ten Pounds apiece to such Persons as do apprehend Robbers, &c.

Commissioners of Sequestration.

Colonel White reports, Amendments to the Bill for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution the Powers heretofore given to the Commissioners for Sequestration: which were read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

And the said Bill, so amended, was, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be forthwith printed and published.

Ditto.

Ordered, That the Committee for Inspections be desired to call the Commissioners appointed by the Act for putting in Execution the Powers heretofore given to the Commissioners for Sequestration, before them, this Afternoon; and acquaint them with what the House hath done.

London Assessment.

A Bill, enabling the Commissioners for the Militia in the City of London, to raise three Months Assessment, for paying for Drums, Provisions and Charges, incident to the said Militia, was this Day read the First and Second time.

And the Question being put, that this Bill be committed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Bill, being put, to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Act be printed and published.

Ordered, That a Commission be prepared, against Thursday Morning next, for Major-General Phillip Skippon, to be Major-General, and Commander in Chief of all the Forces within the City of London, the late Lines of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality, according to an Act of this present Parliament, constituting him to be Commander in Chief, as aforesaid: And that Sir James Harrington do bring in the said Commission.

Transactions with Holland.

Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, A Paper received from the Ambassador from the StatesGeneral of the United Provinces, the Eleventh of August 1659: Which was read.

He also reports, An Extract out of the Register of the Secret Resolutions of the States-General: Which was also read.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree to the Articles contained in the Extract of the Secret Resolutions of the States-General, dated the Twenty-fourth of July last, concerning the nearer Agreement and Explanation upon the Treaty of the 11 / 21 of May, made at the Hague; and now reported from the Council to the Parliament.

Resolved, That the like Orders be given, mutatis mutandis, to the Plenipotentaries, and other Officers and Ministers of this Commonwealth, as have been given by the Lords the States-General to their publick Ministers, in pursuance of the said Agreement, and for the strict Observance of the same.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of what Mr. Downing, Commissioner for this Commonwealth, hath done, in signing the Treaty explanatory of that which was made at the Hague, 11 / 21 May last, to the same effect as the Articles agreed on, now read: And that, when the said Articles come over signed on both Parts, the Parliament will ratify the same.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree, That the publick Ministers of this Commonwealth do co-operate with the publick Ministers of France, and those of the United Provinces, for the arbitrating the remaining Differences between the King of Swede and King of Poland, in reference to Prussia; and for the settling of the Peace between the said Kings; having Consideration of the Benefit and Freedom of the Trade of this Commonwealth.

Resolved, That the Orders upon the said Articles for the Sound be signed by Mr. Speaker.

Militia Pay.

Colonel Sydenham reports from the Council of State, That it be humbly offered to the Parliament, That if they think fit, that in order to the Payment of the several Militia-Troops and Companies that by Order from the Council have been in the several Counties, Cities, and Towns raised, and actually employed, for such Time as they have been or shall be in actual Service, equal with the Army-Forces; the Committee for the Army may be ordered and directed to grant their Warrants to the Treasurers at War, for the Payment of such sums of Money out of the Assessments of Thirty-five thousand Pounds a Month, commencing the Twenty-fourth of June last, for so many Days Pay to the said Militia-Forces, according to the usual Allowance made to the Army-Forces in England, as the Council of State shall direct: Provided, that the same exceed not Twenty-Eight Days Pay to any of the said Forces: And that the Treasurers at War do satisfy all such Warrants accordingly.

That all such Monies as shall be thus deposited and paid to the Militia-Forces, be repaid in to the Receipt of the Publick Exchequer, and from thence to the Treasurers at War, out of the Monies which the Commissioners for the Militia in the several Counties shall raise, in pursuance of the Power given them by the Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Council of State, That, in order to the Payment of the several Militia-Troops and Companies that by Order from the Council have been in the several Counties, Cities and Towns raised, and actually employed for such Time as they have been or shall be in actual Service, equal with the Army-Forces: And it is

Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Committee for the Army do grant their Warrants to the Treasurers at War, for the Payment of such Sums of Money, out of the Assessments of Five-and-thirty thousand Pounds a Month, commencing the Four-and-twentieth of June last, for so many Days Pay to the said Militia-Forces, according to the usual Allowance, made to the Army-Forces in England: Provided, that the same exceed not Twenty-eight Days Pay, to any of the said Forces: And that the Treasurers at War do satisfy all such Warrants, accordingly.

Thames River.

A Bill for the better Preservation of the River of Thames was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time, on Friday Morning next.

Ordered, That all such Sums of Money that shall be thus deposited and paid to the Militia-Forces, be repaid in to the Publick Exchequer, and from thence to the Treasurers at War, out of the Monies which the Commissioners for the Militia in the several Counties shall raise, in pursuance of the Powers given to them by the Act for settling the Militia in England and Walts.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider, How the Militia-Troops and Companies, raised by Order of the Council, and actually employed, may be made serviceable and useful to the Commonwealth, as Militia-Troops; and the Country be so far eased by making use of them.

Militia Commissions.

The House being informed, that divers Officers of the Militia were at the Door:

They were called in: And, being come to the Bar, in usual manner, Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust reposed in them; and that the Parliament and Commonwealth expects Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth: And thereupon Mr. Speaker delivered them their Commissions; viz.

To Cornet Richard Hawkins, his Commission to be Cornet of a Troop of Horse, of the Militia of Westminster:

To Colonel Tho. Walker, his Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, of the Militia of Southwarke.

To Lieutenant Edward Farrer, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in the same Regiment:

To John Parker, his Commission to be Captain Lieutenant of the same Regiment:

To Lieutenant Samuell Browne, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Lieutenant Robert Goodalle, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Lieutenant Bennett Hull, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Captain Wm. Smiter, his Commission to be Captain of a Company of Foot in the same Regiment:

To Captain John Shorter, his Commission to be Captain of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Captain Edward Leader, his Commission to be Captain of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Serjeant-Major Edward Brent, his Commission to be Serjeant-Major of the same Regiment:

To Lieutenant-Colonel John Sanden, his Commission to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the same Regiment:

To Ensign David Dorrell, his Commission to be Ensign of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Ensign Isaack Bolton, his Commission to be Ensign of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Ensign Joseph Hull, his Commission to be Ensign of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Ensign Tho. Kente, his Commission to be Ensign of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Ensign Tho. Whittenbrooke, his Commission to be Ensign of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Lieutenant-Colonel Waldive Lagve, his Commission to be Lieutenant-Colonel of Colonel Fairfax his Regiment of Foot:

To Lieutenant David Dowley, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in the same Regiment:

To Quarter-master Wm. Wentworth, his Commission to be Quarter-master of a Troop in Colonel Saunders' Regiment:

To Lieutenant Tho. Keckwith, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Company in Colonel Taylor's Regiment.