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 8th of July, 1653.
Serjeant at Arms.
ALDERMAN Tichborne reports from the Committee to whom the Claim of Serjeant Birkhead to the Office of Serjeant at Arms was referred, and his Qualification and Fitness for the said Office, the Votes of that Committee; viz.
That Serjeant Birkehead his Patent, granted by the Parliament the Fifth Day of May 1646, in the King's Name, for the Place of Serjeant at Arms to the Parliament, during his Life, with a Fee of Twelve-pence per Day, and a Vesture, is in their Judgment, good to him, for what is herein contained:
|Sir Charles Wolseley,||Tellers for the Noes:||51.|
|Col. Jones,||With the Noes,|
|Alderman Titchborne,||Tellers for the Yeas:||59.|
|Colonel Clark,||With the Yeas,|
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, who brought in the Report touching the Serjeant, to consider of the Use of the Mace, and with whom it shall remain; and report their Opinion to the House.