Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 14th of May, 1651.
Petition from Chester.
They were called in: And, being come to the Bar, they presented a Petition, intituled, "The humble Representation and Petition of the Justices of Peace, the Grand Juries, and other well-affected Persons to this Commonwealth, at the General Sessions and Gaol Delivery for the County Palatine of Chester, in the Name of the said County."
The Parliament hath read your Petition; and taken it into a serious and particular Consideration; and do well resent your Acknowledgment of what the Parliament hath done: Which they have and endeavour to do, out of a tender Respect to the good of the whole Nation, and so to you. For the great Burdens and Taxations you mention, as you acknowledge them to be necessary, so they do assure you it is not in their Will to do it, if it were in their Power to redress it, without the Hazard of your Preservation: And those which respect yourselves, and that County, the Parliament have and will take the same into Consideration, to afford Relief therein as soon as may be: And for the Expressions you have made, and the good and sincere Affections of the whole County you have therein declared, they have commanded me to return unto you the hearty Thanks of the House: And I do, in their Names, give you the very hearty Thanks of this House."
Probate of Wills.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the House do proceed To-morrow Morning, in the Election of the Trustees and Contractors, and all other Officers, to be named in this Act: And that each of the Members do present a Paper of the Names of fit Persons.
|Sir John Danvers,||Tellers for the Yeas:||30.|
|Mr. Scott,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Noes:||22.|
|Mr. Holland,||With the Noes,|
|Earl of Pembroke,||Tellers for the Noes:||22.|
|Alderman Allen,||With the Noes,|
|Sir John Danvers,||Tellers for the Yeas:||22.|
|Colonel Downes,||With the Yeas,|