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 7th of July, 1653.
Serjeant at Arms, &c.
RESOLVED, That there be a Committee to examine the Claim of Serjeant Birkhead to the Place of Serjeant at Arms attending this House; and the Claim of any other Person to any Office or Employment in the Service of this House; as also the Qualification and Fitness of such Person; and report how they find the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House; Viz. Colonel Bennett, Col. Rous, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Squib, Mr. Moyer, Alderman Tichborne, Mr. Freere, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Stone, Mr. Highland, Sir Wm. Roberts, Sir Charles Wolseley.
Godliness of Servants of the House.
Council of State.
Title of the House.
God's Blessing on Parliament.
Resolved, That there be a Declaration sent forth, to invite all the People of God, within this Commonwealth, to seek the Lord, for a Blessing upon the Counsels and Proceedings of this Parliament: And that Mr. Swinton, Col. Sidenham, Col. Clark, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Sadler, Mr. Barbone, Mr. Broughton, Sir Charles Wolseley, Col. West, or any Three of them, are to prepare a Declaration for the purpose aforesaid; and report it to the House: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Servants of the House.
Resolved, That it be likewise referred to the Committee, to whom the Business of the Serjeant at Arms and other Officers is referred, to consider of what Servants are further necessary to attend the Service of this House; and of the Fitness of the Persons; and of fit Salaries for such Servants; and report the same, with their Opinion, to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Carew, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Sadler, Mr. Broughton, Sir Wm. Roberts, Alderman Tichborne, or any Two of them, be appointed to see an Entry made by the Clerk in the Journal, touching the Meeting and Proceedings of this House on Monday last.