Friday, 26th August, 1659.
Union with Scotland.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Bill of 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 said Grand Committee,
That the said Grand Committee desire, That this House
will give Power to the Sub-Committee of the said Grand
Committee, to hear any Persons concerned in this Bill of
Union: And that this House will also give Leave to the
said Grand Committee, to sit again upon the said Bill of
Union, on this Day Sevennight.
Resolved, . . . . this House doth agree with the Grand
Committee; and doth order and impower the Sub-Committee of the Grand Committee, upon the Bill for Union
of Scotland with England, to hear any Persons concerned
in the said Bill.
Ordered, That this House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, upon the Bill of Union of Scotland with
England, on this Day Sevennight: And that Mr. Speaker
do forbear to take the Chair.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice St. John and Sir
Thomas Widdrington, Members of Parliament, shall have
Leave to go into the Country for a Month from the Time
of their going out of Town.
Embassy from Venice.
Letters of Credence of Francis Guiverina, Resident
from the Republick of Venice, were this Day read.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed, to give
Audience to the Resident: Viz. Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr.
Tho. Chaloner, Mr. Ralegh, Lord Chief-Justice St. John,
Mr. Strickland, Alderman Atkin, Colonel Rich, Mr. Oldsworth, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Love: To meet in
the Inner Court of Wards, on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies, do take care, that the Room be prepared for his
Reception; and do give Notice to the said Resident; and
conduct him to his Audience in the usual manner.
Agent from Courland.
Ordered, That the Agent from the Prince of Courland
shall have a Pass and Safe-Conduct, under Mr. Speaker's
Hand and Seal of the Parliament, for the safe Passage
of him, his Wife, Three Servants, and Five Trunks, into
Issue of Monies.
Ordered, That the Council of State shall be, and are
hereby impowered to issue Monies out of any the Treasuries of this Commonwealth, for carrying on the Affairs
of this Commonwealth, for One Month longer.
A Bill, ingrossed, for Sequestrations, was this Day
read the Third time.
The Question being propounded, That the time
"1648" do stand;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That Major Salway, Sir Henry Milmay, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Holland, Colonel Harvey,
Mr. Smith, Mr. Robinson, Lord Whitlock, Mr. Say, Colonel Rich, Colonel Thomson, Sir Thomas Widdrington,
Sir Jam. Harrington, Colonel White, Colonel Martin,
Mr. Nutt, Mr. Cawley, or any Three, do withdraw; and
consider of Amendments to this Bill, upon the Debate
of the House.
Mayor of Plymouth.
The Lord Whitlock reports, from the Council of State,
A Letter from Plymouth Fort, of the 23th of August 1659,
from Samuell Larke: Which was read.
Resolved, That the Mayor of Plymouth be sent for, in
Custody, as a Delinquent; and that the Speaker sign a
Ordered, That the Constable, who caused the Proclamation against Sir George Booth, and other Traitors, proclaimed in Plymouth, have the Sum of Twenty Pounds
given him: And that the Council of State do pay the said
Sum of Twenty Pounds accordingly.
A Letter from Gerrard Jones, from Chester, the 24th
of August 1659, was read.
A Letter from Wm. Tomlinson, from Chesterfeild, of
the 24th of August 1659, was read.
Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Council
of State, to examine the whole Matter in this Letter,
concerning the Rising in Derby and Derbyshire; and state
Matter of Fact; and report it to this House.
A Letter from Richard Ashfeild, from Manchester,
August 23d 1659, was read.