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 23th of October, 1651.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, from the Council of State, a Declaration * * * * which was this Day read the First time at large; and was after read by Parts; and the first Part, being put to the Question, was assented unto.
That the Council, having taken into Consideration the Order of Parliament of the 26th of September last, referring it to them to consider of some fit Persons to be sent Commissioners into Scotland, do, in pursuance of the said Order, humbly offer it to the Parliament, That the Lord Chief Justice St. John, Sir Henry Vane junior, Major Richard Salwey, Colonel George Fenwick, Major General Lambert, Major General Deane, and Alderman Robert Tichburne, be sent Commissioners into Scotland, if the Parliament shall so think fit.
Lord Mayor of London.
The House being informed, That the Lord Mayor Elect was at the Door, according to the Order of the House, by Command of the House he was called in, and presented by the Recorder of London, attended with divers Aldermen of the City; and Mr. Recorder, having made an eloquent Oration, declared, That the City have chosen Mr. Alderman John Kenrick to be Lord Mayor for the Year now next ensuing; with a large Testimonial of the Fidelity, Integrity, and Abilities of the said Alderman, and his Qualifications for that great Office and Trust: And, desiring the Approbation of this House to their said Election: And being all withdrawn; It was
YOU have been presented to the Parliament of England, by Mr. Recorder, for their Approbation: The Parliament hath commanded me, in their names, to declare unto you, That they do approve and confirm the Choice of you to be Lord Mayor of the City of London for the Year ensuing. And, out of their Experience of your great Service and Fidelity to this Commonwealth and Parliament, and the Confidence they have of your Abilities for the Discharge of so high a Trust, they are well pleased, that such an Eminent Stamp of Authority is so fitly placed; and they have ordered, that you shall be sworn, accordingly.
Reducing the Forces.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take Notice of the Reducement of the Forces, both in Field and Garison, in England and Scotland, and the Votes of Parliament touching the same; and to give Order for Payment, accordingly.