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 3 d of October, 1651.
The House being informed, That the Lord Mayor, and divers of the Aldermen of the City of London, were at the Door, they were called in; and, after a Preamble made by Mr. Recorder of London, he did present an humble Petition, in the Name of the Petitioners, to the Parliament, Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read, and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen of the City of London."
Resolved, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Council of State; with Power to them, upon hearing of Parties, to compose the Differences, if they can; or else to report the State of the Matter of Fact, with their Opinion therein, to the House, with all convenient Speed.
The Lord Mayor and Aldermen were again called in, and being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker acquainted them, That the Parliament had read their Petition, and taken the same into their Consideration; and put the same into a Course; which the House commanded him to acquaint them with.