Friday, December 30th, 1659.
Issue of Monies.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee
of Inspections, to examine, What Monies have been
issued out of the respective Treasuries of this Commonwealth
by whom, to whom, for what, and by what Authority the
same hath been disposed of; and what Monies have been
taken away by Force, and from whom, since the late Interruption of this House: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Management of
the Army be and are hereby impowered and authorized,
from time to time, as they shall see Cause, to call a Court-Martial, for Punishment of Offences committed by the
A Bill appointing to whom the Money by an Act, intituled, An Act for Borrowing of Twenty thousand Pounds,
for the Service of the Commonwealth, shall be paid, was
this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed unto; viz. Colonel Harvey, Colonel
Morley, Colonel White, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr.
Love, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Ralegh, Colonel Dixwell,
Mr. Robinson, Colonel Lister, Colonel Thompson, Serjeant Hill, Mr. Say, Colonel Dove, Mr. Boone, Mr.
Nelthrop, or any Five: And are to meet, this Afternoon,
in the Treasury Chamber.
Persons under commitment.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to examine the Cases touching the Commitment of William Winter Merchant, and Richard Overton, and all other Persons
committed since the Interruption of the Parliament, not
by due Course of Law: With Power to release and dischorge such of them as they shall think fit; and to report
the Cases of such as they shall not think fit to discharge to
the Parliament; Viz. Mr. Challoner, Sir Henry Mildmay,
Colonel Lister, Mr. West, Colonel Dove, Mr. Love, Colonel Harvey, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds,
Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Fagg, Sir Michael Levisey, Mr.
Garland, Mr. Nelthrop, Mr. Wallop, Colonel White, Colonel Martyn, Mr. Oldsworth, Sir James Harrington, Mr.
Lenthall, Colonel Fielder, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Cawley, Colonel * Temple, Sir Wm. Brereton,
Colonel Walton; or any Five: And are to fit de die in
diem: And are to meet, in the Court of Wards, at Two
of the Clock To-morrow in the Afternoon: And the said
Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers.
Council of State.
The House proceeded in the Election of the Twenty-one to be chosen of the Members of the House; and of
the Ten to be chosen of those out of the House; to be of
the Council of State.
Mr. Speaker appointed Mr. Pury, Colonel Walton, Sir
Arthur Hesilrig, and Mr. Nevill, to tell the Number of
the House: Which is by them reported to Mr. Speaker,
and by him published to the House, to be Sixty-two.
Two Glasses were prepared; the one for each Member
to put in his Paper of the Names of Twenty-one Members
of the House, whom he would have to be of the Council
of State; the other for each Member to put in his Paper
of the Names of the Ten Persons, which are not of the
House, to be elected Members of the Council.
The Clerk thereupon went to each Member, with one
of the Glasses; and received from him, in the Glass, his
Paper of Names for the said Ten Members: And the
Clerk-Assistant went to the same Members; and received
from each of them, in the other Glass, a Paper of Names
for the Twenty-one: And so they both brought their several Glasses, and set them upon the Table.
Mr. Speaker appointed Mr. Nevill, Colonel Fagg, Mr.
Corbet, and Mr. Love, to count the Papers in the Glasses:
Which being done, they report the Number of the Papers
in each Glass to agree with the Number of the House.
And the Four Members opened each Paper in the Glass
for the Twenty-one Members; and caused the Clerk to
read each Name distinctly; and to write down each
Name; and, with a strait Line drawn against that Name,
to give one Stroke of the Pen cross the said Line; and,
as often as any Name was repeated, the Clerk did make
another Stroke cross the said Line.