Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 9th of October, 1654.
Settling the Government.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Government.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins reports from the Committee, The Desire of the said Committee, That the House would give them Leave to sit again To-morrow, upon the Government.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, upon the Government, according to former Order.
The humble Petition of Sir Samuell Sleigh Knight, was this Day read: But, being mistaken in the Direction, was, by Leave of the House, delivered back again.
Ineligibility of Persons in Holy Orders.
The House being informed, that Colonel Nathaniel Barton is returned to be a Member of this House; who is in Holy Orders; and therefore disabled;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to consider of this Business touching Colonel Barton; and to state the Case, and Matter of Fact; and report the same to the House, with their Opinion.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to take into Consideration all other Cases of the like Nature; and to examine and state the same; and report the same to the House.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That Edward Bainton Esquire, a Member of Parliament, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country for Three Weeks.