Tuesday, the 23d of August, 1659.
State of the Government.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Garland took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Garland reports from the said Grand Committee
upon the Government, That the said Grand Committee
may have Leave to sit again on Saturday next.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on Saturday Morning next, upon the Government: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take
Sheriff of Essex.
Resolved, That Mr. Wiseman be Sheriff for the County
of Essex, in the room of his Father, for the Residue of
this Year, until a new Choice be made: And that Mr.
Speaker sign a Docket for passing a Commission to him,
to be Sheriff, accordingly: And that the Commissioners
for the Great Seal do pass the same, under the Great
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Jurors be
revived: And that they have further Power to present
something touching the Ease of the Charge of Sheriffs;
and for passing their Accompts: And that Mr. Robinson
take care thereof: And all that come to that Committee,
to have Voices.
Success in Cheshire.
A Letter from the Lord Lambert, from Chester, the
21st of August 1659, touching the Surrendering of Chester to the Parliament, was this Day read.
A Letter from Major Wareing, from Shrewesbury, of
the 21st Day of August 1659, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Colonel Edmund Wareing, Governor of
Shrewsbury, be Captain of a Foot Company in Shrewesbury: And that a Commission be brought in for him,
accordingly: And that Commissions be also brought in
for the Officers of his Company.
Another Letter from the Lord Lambert, directed
"To the President of the Council of State," from Chester,
of the 21st of August 1659, was also read.
Resolved, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be
conferred on the Lord Lambert, to buy him a Jewel, as
a Mark of the Favour of the Parliament, for his Signal
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to see the said Sum of One thousand Pounds forthwith
paid unto him accordingly.
Colonel White reports, the Draught of a Letter of
Thanks to be sent by the Parliament to the Lord Lambert: Which was read; and, upon the Question, agreed
Resolved, That a Declaration be put forth, to invite
all the good People of these Three Nations, as God shall
set it upon their Hearts, to give Thanks to the Lord for
his unspeakable Mercy for this great Deliverance wrought
out, by his mighty Arm, for the Parliament and Commonwealth; and in overthrowing the Forces, and defeating
the Designs of their Enemies: And that Major Salwey
and Colonel Sydenham do take care to prepare the said
Declaration; and bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Harby have Leave to go into the
Success in Cheshire.
The House being informed, That Captain-Lieutenant
Spilman, a Messenger from the Lord Lambert, was at the
He was called in; and gave a full Relation of the Proceedings in the Defeat given to the Rebels in Cheshire;
and also touching the Surrender of Chester and Liverpoole
to the Lord Lambert.
Resolved, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be
given to Captain-Lieutenant Spilman: And that the
Council of State do see the same paid to the said CaptainLieutenant Spilman, forthwith.