Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 28 Aprilis, 1648.
Meeting of Essex Grand Jury, &c.
Whereas the House is informed, by a Report from the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, that there is a Meeting of the Grand Jury, and some Thousands of the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, of the County of Essex intended at Stratford Langthorne in the said County, on Thursday the Fourth Day of May next: This House doth Declare, That such Meetings, in so great Numbers, are very prejudicial to the Peace of the Kingdom, in these distracted and tumultuous Times: And do Order, That the said Grand Jury, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, of the said County, do forbear to meet as aforesaid; and that the Committees and other Officers, of the said County do cause this Order to be forthwith published in every Market Town in the said County: And do Order, That the Members of this House which do serve for or are of the said County do send this Order forthwith to the said Committee, or other Officers of the said County, to be put in speedy Execution accordingly.
The House doth further Declare, That if the said County have any thing to represent to the House, that they send it to the Members that serve for their County: And the House will give such Answer thereunto, as shall be just; ever remembering the good Affections testified by the said County to the good of this Parliament and Kingdom.
Settling the Government.
|Mr. Annesley,||Tellers for the Yea:||165.|
|Sir Thomas Dacres,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Michaell Livesay,||Tellers for the Noe:||99.|
|Mr. Morley,||With the Noe,|
|Mr. Annesley,||Tellers for the Noe:||105.|
|Sir John Temple,||With the Noe,|
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,||Tellers for the Yea:||108.|
|Sir Michaell Livesay,||With the Yea,|
The Question being propounded, That Leave be given to any Members of the House, in Debate of the Settlement of the Kingdom, to propound any thing for the same, notwithstanding the Votes of the Third of January;
|Sir Michaell Livesay||Tellers for the Noes:||101.|
|Sir Wm. Massam,||With the Noes,|
|Lord Cramborne,||Tellers for the Yeas:||146.|
|Sir Henry Cholmeley,||With the Yeas,|
Resolved, &c. That Leave be given to any Member of the House, in Debate of the Settlement of the Kingdom, to propound any thing for the same, as they shall think fit, notwithstanding the Votes of the Third of January.