Thursday, the 25th August, 1659.
ORDERED, That the Report touching Major-General Overton be made on Tuesday Morning next,
the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Windsor poor Knights.
Ordered, That the Report touching the poor Knights
of Windsor be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Petition of Maurice Gardiner, of
London, Merchant, be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Mr. Sey reports, Amendments to the Bill for Sequestrations: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question,
Resolved, That the Time for Sequestering of Persons for
abetting, aiding, contributing, or assisting of Charles Stuart, be from 1648.
Ordered, That Mr. Say, Mr. Nevill, Major Salwey,
and Colonel White, or any Two of them, do withdraw;
and pen a Clause to that Purpose, upon the Debate of the
House, to be inserted into the Bill for Sequestrations.
Resolved, That Four of the Commissioners be a Quorum in this Bill.
Resolved, That the Title of this Bill be, An Act for
Embassy to Sweden, &c.
The House, according to former Order, resumed the
Debate upon the Letter from General Mountague, and
the rest of the Plenipotentiaries of this Commonwealth,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
give such Orders and Directions to the Plenipotentiaries
of this Commonwealth, at the Sound, whereby they may
pursue the Agreement made between this Commonwealth,
France, and the States-General of the United Provinces,
concerning those Affairs, in case either One or Both the
Northern Kings do refuse.
Mr. Nevill reports from the Committee ordered to
withdraw, A Clause to be inserted into the Bill for Sequestrations: Which was twice read.
Resolved, That the Word "pretended" be inserted, in
the Second Line, next after the Words "promoted the."
Resolved, That these Words, "this Commonwealth,"
be inserted in the Third Line, next after the Words
Resolved, That the Word "heretofore" be inserted,
next after the Word "personal," in the last Line but Two
in this Clause.
And the said Clause, so amended, was, upon the
Question, agreed unto.
Ordered, That this Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Sir A. Cooper's Case.
Mr. Scot reports, from the Council of State, A Letter
from James Dewy, of the One-and-twentieth of August
1659; with the Examination of John Nicholas, taken the
One-and-twentieth of August 1659, concerning Sir Anthony
Ashley Cooper: Which were read.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of what Major
James Dewy hath done in this Business, in taking up Sir
Anthony Ashley Cooper.
Ordered, That this Report be referred to the Council
of State, to examine the Business; state Matter of Fact;
and present their Opinion therein to this House.
Sir G. Booth.
Sir Henry Vane gave an Account to this House, of his
and Sir Arthur Hesilrig's Proceedings, according to the
Order of this House, in repairing to the Tower to Sir
George Booth; and of their Proceedings touching his
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane and Sir Arthur Hesilrig
do, from time to time, as they shall see Cause, repair to
the Tower; and examine Sir George Booth; and report
his Examination to this House.