Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 5 Februarii, 1649.
Norwich, &c. Weavers.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee, a Bill for erecting and establishing a Corporation in the City and County of Norwich, and County of Norfolk, for the better Regulation of the Worsted Weavers in the said City and Counties.
And the said Bill was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Serjeant Erle, Alderman Atkin, Colonel Marten, Mr. Long, Mr. Garland, Colonel Jones, Colonel Ven, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Fielder, Colonel Fleetwood, Alderman Pennyngton, Mr. Leman, Mr. Phil. Jones, Sir John Bourchier, Colonel Morley, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Bond, Mr. Gold, Colonel Bingham, Mr. Toll, Mr. Aldworth, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Pury, Mr. Hey, Colonel Rich, Mr. John Ash; or any Five of them: And the more particular Care hereof is committed to Serjeant Earle: And all that will come are to have Voices: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
Admission of a Member.
Westminster Civil Government.
They were called in: And, after a short Preamble, made by Mr. Samuel Smyth, That they were desired to present to this honourable House a Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Westminster, that such a Government may be settled amongst them, as may conduce to the well-governing and regulating the Inhabitants in Westminster;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Corporations, to consider of this Petition; and to present their Opinions therein to this House: With Power to the said Committee, to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Latham be, and is hereby, authorized and required to continue Deputy Steward of Westminster; and to execute the said Office of Deputy Steward, until the Parliament take further Order.
Agent to Spaine.
An additional Act, for removing Obstructions in the Sale of the Honours, Manors, and Lands, of the late King, Queen, and Prince, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday Morning, the first Business.