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 22d of September, 1656.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to withdraw; and to pen a Clause, according to the Debate of the House, to be added to this Declaration, to prohibit all bodily Labours, and Recreations, or other Actions tending to the Profanation of that Day: Viz. Lord Commissioner Whitlock, Lord Broghill, Mr. Attorney General, Major Beak, Colonel John Jones: Who are to bring in the same presently.
Committee for Religion.
Renouncing Right of Car. II.
Resolved, That Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Lord Broghill, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Attorney General, Major Morris, Sir John Copleston, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Lucy, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Hampden, Colonel Rous, Mr. Trevor, Colonel Cock, Major General Goff, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Grove, Colonel Carter, Colonel Harvey, Lord Deputy of Ireland, Lord Lambert, Lord Commissioner Fienes, Sir Sam. Sleigh, Sir Charles Wolsley, Sir Tho. Honywood, Major General Berry, Colonel Twisleton, Colonel Sidenham, Mr. Solicitor General, Major General Whalley, Sir Tho. Barnardiston, Earl of Tweddale, Lord Cleypoole, Colonel John Jones, Sir Wm. Roberts, Lord Richard Cromwell, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Fitz-James, Lord Provost of Edenborow, Mr. Ashe, Colonel Rogers, Sir Edward Rhodes, Mr. Windham, Mr. Pitt, Colonel Grosvenor, Colonel Thistlethwaite, Colonel Coker, Major General Boteler, Colonel Chadwick, Mr. Secretary Thurloe, Colonel Disborow, Colonel Ingoldsby, Colonel John Clerk, Major General Bridge, Colonel Purefoy, Major General Howard, Mr. Rous, Mr. Williams, Major Haynes, Mr. Thomas, be a Committee appointed to attend his Highness the Lord Protector, this Afternoon, with this Declaration: And to that End they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
"Whereas the Parliament did desire the Council to give unto them, this Morning, their Reasons, why those Members who are returned for the several Counties and Boroughs for Members, are not approved; and why they are not admitted into the House; the Council have commanded me to return this humble Answer:
"That whereas by a Clause in the Government it is ordained, That the Clerk, called the Clerk of the Commonwealth, &c. as in the One-and-twentieth Article; and by another Clause in the Government, it is ordained, That the Persons who shall be elected to serve in Parliament, shall be such, and no other than such, as are Persons of known Integrity, fearing God, and of good Conversation:
That the Council, in pursuance of their Duty, and according to the Trust reposed in them, have examined the said Returns, and have not refused to approve any who have appeared to them to be Persons of Integrity to the Government, fearing God, and of good Conversation: And those who are not approved, his Highness hath given Order to some Persons to take Care, that they do not come into the House."
|General Disbrow,||Tellers for the Noes:||115.|
|Lord. Comm. Fienes,||With the Noes,|
|Sir John Hobart,||Tellers for the Yeas:||80.|
|Colonel Purefoy,||With the Yeas,|
The Question being put, That the Persons who have been returned from the several Counties, Cities, and Boroughs, to serve in this Parliament, and have not been approved, be referred to make their Application to the Council for an Approbation; and that the House do proceed with the great Affairs of the Nation;
|Lord Lambert,||Tellers for the Yeas:||125.|
|Lord Broghill,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Tho. Barnardiston,||Tellers for the Noes:||29.|
|Mr. Ashe,||With the Noes,|
And so it was Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the Persons who have been returned from the several Counties, Cities, and Boroughs, to serve in this Parliament, and have not been approved, be referred to make their Application to the Council for an Approbation; and that the House do proceed with the great Affairs of the Nation.