Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 25th of August, 1652.
RESOLVED, That the Parliament doth dispense with Robert Henley Esquire his executing the Office of one of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the Year ensuing, notwithstanding the Act, intituled, An Act disabling the Election of divers Persons to any Office, or Place of Trust, within the City of London; and the Votes of such Persons in such Elections; and from any Penalty or Forfeiture, to be by him incurred by force of that Act, for his executing the said Office of Sheriff of London and Middlesex, for the Year aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be impowered and required to give Warrant for preparing the said Commission, and to affix the Great Seal of England thereunto, accordingly.
Mr. Garland reports Amendments to the Bill for stating and determining the Accounts of such Officers and Soldiers as are, or have been, employed in the Service of this Commonwealth in Ireland: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Mr. Scott reports an Act for giving several Powers to several Persons constituted Commissioners for managing the Affairs of Ireland, and for repealing the Powers of the former Commissioners: Which was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That Oliver Cromwell, Captain General of all the Forces raised by Authority of Parliament, be one of the Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland; and that his Name be inserted into the Act, Commission, and Instructions.