House of Commons Journal Volume 7
14 February 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 14 February 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 842-843. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24932 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Tuesday, 14th February, 1659.

Prayers.

A Prisoner to be produced.

ORDERED, That the Keeper of the Gatehouse, Westminster, be, and is hereby required and enjoined to bring the Body of John Ince, one of the Messengers attending the Service of the Parliament, to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning; with the Cause of his Restraint and Imprisonment: And that John Briscoe, * Comely, and * Partridge, do then attend the Parliament, to answer such Matters as shall be objected against them.

Members Qualifications.

The Parliament this Day resumed the Debate upon the Qualifications: And this Clause; viz. "nor any Person whose Father hath been sequestered for aiding, assisting, counselling, or abetting, in any War against the Parliament, during the Life of his said Father;" was read.

Resolved, That these Words; viz. "unless such Son have borne Arms for the Parliament, and continued faithful to the Parliament;" be added to the said Clause: And the said Clause, so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

And the next Clause; viz. "nor any Person or Persons that shall, directly or indirectly, give, or promise to give, by himself, or any other, any Gift, Gratuity, or Reward, to any City, Corporation, Borough, or Place, for the electing or chusing such Person or Persons to be Burgess or Burgesses to serve in Parliament; or that shall, directly or indirectly, by himself, or any other, give or promise any Gift, Gratuity, or Reward, to any Person or Persons, for his or their Voice or Voices, to be elected Knight or Knights, Burgess or Burgesses, to serve in Parliament; shall be capable to be elected to sit and serve in Parliament;" was read.

Resolved, That these Words; viz. "Citizen or Citizens;" be added before the Word "Burgess," in the Fifth Line; and in the Ninth Line, Page Third.

And the said Clause, so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Engagement.

Mr. Millington reports, from the Committee to whom the Bill touching the Engagement was referred, Amendments to the said Bill: Which were twice read.

A Promise and Declaration was tendered, instead of the Engagement reported: Which Promise and Declaration was read, in these Words following;

I A. B. do promise and declare, That I will be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England, and the Government thereof, in the way of a Commonwealth and Free State, without a King, Single Person, or House of Lords.

The Question being propounded, "That I A. B. do promise and declare, That I will be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England, and the Government thereof, in the way of a Commonwealth and Free State, without a King, Single Person, or House of Lords:"

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That this be the Engagement: viz. "That I A. B. do promise and declare, That I will be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England, and the Government thereof, in the way of a Commonwealth and Free State, without a King, Single Person, or House of Lords."

Ordered, That an Act be brought in, To-morrow Morning, for the Council of State to take this Engagement, instead of the Oath of Renunciation: And that, upon taking thereof, with the Residue of the Instructions given to the Council of State, they do sit and act with the rest of the Council of State.

Ordered, That the Lord Commissioner Widdrington and Mr. Solicitor Ellis do bring in the said Act.

Army Pay.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Army be and is hereby impowered to pay the Forces of General Monck, which came with him out of Scotland, according to the Order given by General Monck to the CommissaryGeneral of the Musters in Scotland; viz. One hundred private Soldiers in each Troop of Horse, besides Officers; or so many of them as are mustered, not exceeding One hundred in a Troop.