Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 16th of August, 1653.
ORDERED, That Mr. Warner and Mr. Broughton be added to Captain Crofts, to prepare the Act touching the English Tobacco in Gloucestershire.
A Letter from the Apprentices committed, dated the 16th of August 1653, was this Day read.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill touching Marriages, and the registering thereof; and also touching Births and Burials.
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the Amend ments, reported the 13th of August 1653.
Ordered, That Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Alderman Titchborne, Mr. Spence, Mr. Sadler, Colonel Sidenham, Major-General Desborow, Mr. Moyer, Mr. Squib, or any Three of them, do withdraw, and bring in a Clause upon the Debate of the House, instead of the Clause contained in the 7th, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14th Line of the Fourth Page.
Colonel Titchborne reports from the Committee appointed to withdraw, A Clause to be inserted into the Bill, instead of the Clause aforesaid.
The Question being put, That these Words, "or with any intent to make Gain thereby," shall stand in this Clause;"
It passed in the Negative.
Envoy at Constantinople.
Colonel Titchborne reports from the Council of State, Instructions unto Mr. Richard Lawrence, to be observed in his Employment to Constantinople; as also, A Draught of a Letter to Sir Thomas Bendish; another to the Grand Seignior; and a Third to the Vizier: Which were this Day read.
Resolved, That Mr. Richard Lawrence be Agent from this Commonwealth to Constantinople.
Resolved, That the House doth agree to these Instructions, to be given to Mr. Richard Lawrence.
Resolved, That the House doth approve of the said Letters, to be sent to Sir Thomas Bendish, to the Grand Seignior, and the Vizier.
Mr. St. Nicholas reports from the Council of State, The Examinations, which were by them taken, of the Persons who lately delivered to the Parliament a Petition on the Behalf of Lieutenant-Colonel John Lilborne: Which were this Day read.
Prisoners sent to Bridewell.
Ordered, That the said Persons who are now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, by Order of this House; viz. William Trevor, Robert Brook, James Briggs, John Blow, and one other Person, who refuseth to discover his Name, be committed to Bridewell, London; there to remain, and be kept to hard Labour, during the Pleasure of the Parliament.