Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, the 27th of September, 1656.
Increase of Timber.
AN Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Lord Whitelock, Colonel Fitz James, Lord Lambert, Colonel Chadwick, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Bedford, Mr. Gyles, Sir John Copleston, Lord Fynes, Mr. Pury, Colonel White, Major Beake, Mr. Recorder, Sir Edw. Rhodes, Colonel Shapcott, Captain Blackwell, Colonel Howard, Captain Nicholas, Colonel Cock, Colonel Michell, Mr. Hoskins, Major General Kelsey, Mr. Pytts, Colonel John Jones, Mr. George Smyth, Mr. Young, Mr. West, Mr. Throckmorton, Captain Hatsell, Mr. Trumbell, Colonel Mackworth, Captain Wagstaff, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. Rous, Mr. Carter, Major General Bury, Colonel Clerke, Major General Lilborne, Mr. Downing, Mr. Hopkins, Major General Haines, Mr. Carey, Major Saunders, Colonel Purefoy: And this Committee are to meet in the Duchy Chamber, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Preservation of Woods and Timber in the several Forests, be referred to the same Committee: And the Lord Richard Cromwell and Colonel Goff are added to that Committee.
The Question being propounded, That a Committee be appointed to revise and consider of all the Ordinances, Acts, and Statutes; and to consider which of them are fit to be continued, and which to be repealed;
And the Question being put, That a certain Time limited be appointed in this Question;
It passed in the Negative.
And the Question being put, That that First Question be now put;
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to revise and consider of all the Ordinances, Acts, and Statutes; and to consider which of them are fit to be continued, and which to be repealed.
The Question being put, That this be referred to a Grand Committee;
It passed in the Negative.
And so it was referred to Colonel Jones, Mr. George Smyth, Mr. Recorder, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Mr. Phillips, General Disbrow, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Robinson, Captain Wagstaff, Mr. Bodurda, Mr. Secretary Thurloe, Colonel Gorge, Attorney General, Solicitor General, Major General Berry, Major General Whaley, all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, Major General Boteler, Lord Strickland, Major Beake, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Sydenham, Colonel Rous, Mr. Downing, Captain Hatsell, Lord Broghill, Colonel John Clerk, Major Blake, Earl of Tweddaile, Colonel Dawkins, Lord Commissioner Fyenes, Colonel Edwards, Mr. Hopkins, Colonel Jephson: And all that come to have Voices: And this Committee are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records.