House of Commons Journal Volume 7
17 January 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 17 January 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 813-814. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24908 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Tuesday, January 17th, 1659.

Secretary of State.

RESOLVED, That Thomas Scot Esquire be, and is hereby, nominated and appointed Secretary of State to this Commonwealth: And that all Papers and Informations of Foreign and Domestick Intelligence be kept by him; and that he do, from time to time, acquaint the Council of State therewith.

Proceedings against Members.

The Parliament, according to former Order, did take into Debate the Business touching Members of Parliament, against whom Matters are objected: And some Matters having been objected against Colonel Sydenham; he, standing up in his Place, made Answer thereunto.

And some things being also objected against Major Salwey; he, standing up in his Place, did acknowledge his Miscarriages since the late Interruption of the Parliament: And said, he doubted some such Words might fall from him as he was charged with: And said, He would not, in any measure, excuse nor justify himself, nor any ways extenuate his Fault; but did humbly submit himself to the Parliament, as one sensible of his Miscarriages: And humbly craved the Pity and Pardon of the Parliament.

Resolved, That Mr. Scobell be sent for presently to attend the Parliament: And that he bring with him the Papers that related to a Government framed and brought to the pretended Committee of Safety.

Resolved, That Colonel Sydenham be discharged from being a Member of this Parliament, during this Parliament.

The Question being propounded, That Major Salwey be discharged from sitting as a Member of this Parliament during this Parliament;

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Henry Darley, Tellers for the Yeas: 22.
Colonel Lister, With the Yeas,
Colonel Morley, Tellers for the Noes: 30.
Mr. Tho. Challoner, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That Major Salwey be suspended from sitting in the Parliament, during the Pleasure of the Parliament.

The Question being propounded, That Major Salwey be sent to the Tower, there to remain during the Pleasure of the Parliament;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Lister, Tellers for the Noes: 14.
Colonel Fagg, With the Noes,
Mr. Rich. Darley, Tellers for the Yeas: 29.
Colonel Harvey, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That Major Salwey be sent to the Tower, there to remain during the Pleasure of the Parliament.

Ordered, That the Cases of the rest of the Members against whom Matters are objected, be taken into Consideration on this Day Sevennight.

Ordered, That the Books of the pretended Committee of Safety, and remaining in Mr. Robinson's Hands, be forthwith brought to the Clerk of the Parliament.