Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 15th of August, 1651.
THAT the Minster of Peterburgh shall be employed for a Place for the publick Worship of God, for the Inhabitants of the said Town of Peterburgh; they repairing and maintaining it: And that a Bill be brought in to that Purpose: And the Lord ChiefJustice St. John is to bring in the same, accordingly.
House to sit.
|Sir John Bourchier,||Tellers for the Yeas:||35.|
|Col. Purefoy,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir John Trevor,||Tellers for the Noes,||13.|
|Col. Marten,||With the Noes,|
So it was resolved by the Parliament, That the House do sit To-morrow and Monday next, at the usual Hours, notwithstanding the Order for Adjournment; and this not to alter that Order for the Time after.
Alderman of Chester.
Resolved, That Jonathan Ridge be, and is hereby nominated and appointed Alderman of the City of Chester, in the Place and Stead of Alderman Wright; without Prejudice, nevertheless, to the Charter of the said Town for the future.
Mr. Robert Goodwyn reports an Act authorizing several Persons to put in Execution several Ordinances and Acts of Parliament for settling the Militia of the City of London, and for raising Horses within the said City; which was this Day read the first and second Time.
Exemptions to Volunteers.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare and order, That all such Persons as have, by virtue of any Commission from the Parliament, or Council of State, voluntarily listed themselves in the Service of the Parliament, and do now stand listed in any Regiment, Troop, or Company of Horse or Foot, shall be, and are, freed, indemnified, and discharged of and from any Fine, Mulct, or other Punishment, which may be inflicted upon them for their not appearing, or not serving, in the TrainedBands of the City of London, and within the late Lines of Communication, during such Time as the said Persons respectively shall continue and be in the Service of the Parliament, in any Regiment, Troop, or Company voluntarily raised, as aforesaid.