Wednesday, 28th of December, 1659.
THE House being informed, That Colonel Henry
Ingoldsby was at the Door;
He was called in: And, being come to the Bar, he
made a Relation to the Parliament of the Securing of
Windsor Castle for the Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That
this House doth approve of the Action of the Forces in
securing the Castle of Windsor for the Parliament: And
that the Thanks of this House be given them for their
good Affection and Service therein: And the House doth
declare, That they will take into Consideration their good
Service in due time.
Colonel Henry Ingoldsby was again called in: And
Mr. Speaker acquainted him with the said Vote; and
gave him, and the said Forces, the Thanks of this House
Army Committee, &c.
Upon Colonel White's Reports from the Committee of
Resolved, That the Committee for the Army, and
Treasurers at War, be continued, and authorized to act
according to such former Powers and Instructions as are
mentioned in the Act of Assessments for all Monies therein
mentioned, and for any other Monies that shall be, before
the Tenth Day of January next, appointed for Pay of the
Resolved, That the Non-commissioned Officers, both
of Horse and Foot, and all Officers under the Degree
of Captains, be comprehended within the Vote of the
Parliament for one Month's Pay.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to look
into the Acts touching Delinquents and Popish Recusants;
and give an Account to the Parliament, What they think
fit to be done therein touching the Monies and Rents
payable thereupon; with Power to bring in a Bill for
Supply of any Defect in the said Acts, if they see Cause:
Viz. unto Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Baron
Hill, Lord Chief-Baron Wild, Baron Nicholas, or any
Two of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at
Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
An Act for the Borrowing of Twenty thousand Pounds
for the Service of the Commonwealth was this Day read
the First and Second time.
Resolved, That this Act be now read the Third time.
The said Act was this Day read the Third time accordingly; and, upon the Question, passed.
Committee of Inspections.
Ordered, That Mr. Say be added to the Committee
Ordered, That Five be the Quorum of the Committee
touching absent Members: And Mr. Corbet is desired to
take care of that Business: And the said Committee are
to fit in the Speaker's Chamber, this Afternoon, at Two
of the Clock.
A Bill appointing Judges of the Admiralty was this
Day read the First time.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to bring in a
Bill for indemnifying all such Soldiers as have returned to
their Obedience to the Parliament; viz. Mr. Scott, Mr.
Weaver, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Sir James
Harrington, Mr. Martyn, Colonel Fagg, Mr. Say, Mr.
Robinson, Colonel Thompson, or any Three of them: And
are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the
Committee for Peace.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Weaver, Colonel
Thompson, and Mr. Scott, to present Names of Persons
to be a Committee for the Peace of the Nation, to this
House, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Weaver be added a Commissioner
for the Management of the Forces of the Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
the Army, to take care for the Recruiting of Dunkirke.