Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 10th of February, 1652.
Information against a Member.
Order . . . That this Paper be referred to a Committee; viz. to Major General Harrison, Colonel Marten, Mr. Love, Sir Henry Vane, Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Solicitor, Colonel Dove, Mr. Allein, Mr. Millington, Sir Arthure Hesilrig, Colonel Harvey, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Lister, Mr. Cawley, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Rich, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Carew, Alderman Pennyngton, Sir John Bourchier, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Corbett, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Challoner, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Lassells, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Holland, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Hussey, Colonel Ingoldsby, Mr. Sey, Mr. Edwards; or any Five of them: And this Committee have Power to hear the Parties, and to examine the whole Business, and report the Truth of the Matter to the House; with Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses: And this Committee are likewise impowered to take into Consideration the Information now given to the House, touching the receiving Money for nominating of Persons to Places of Registers; and that they do examine the same, and report to the House: And this Committee have Power to examine upon Oath: And the Committee are to meet this Afternoon in the Queen's Court, at Two of the Clock: And Mr. John Corbett is to take care of it.
Resolved, That all that come to the Committee of Corporations have Voices: And that when any thing concerns the Charter of any Corporation, for which there is any Member serves in Parliament, that the Committee do first give Notice thereof to such Member of Parliament, before they send for the Charter: And that the Committee do take care to manage this Business so, as may be most for the Ease of and least Charge to the People.
Resolved, That the same Augmentation that was formerly granted to Mr. Bennett, late Minister of New Branford, be continued and paid unto Mr. Robert Goddin, the now Minister there, in such sort as the same was granted to Mr. Bennett; and that the Trustees for Maintenance of Ministers be authorized and required to give Order for the Payment thereof accordingly.