Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 3d of October, 1656.
The said Wm. Jervis came to the Bar of this House, accordingly; and, being at the Bar, the Petition was shewed unto him: And being demanded, Whether it was his Name subscribed in the said Petition; he did avow the Petition, and the Matters therein contained: And thereupon was commanded to withdraw.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to examine the Matters complained of in this Petition: Viz. Mr. Bond, Major-General Boteler, Major-General Whaley, Colonel Fitz-James, Sir Sam. Sleigh, Sir Wm. Roberts, Major-General Goff, Mr. Williams, Colonel Rous, Mr. Bodurda, Colonel Bethell, Colonel Hatcher, Colonel Sidenham, Colonel Coker, Lord Evers, Sir Christofer Pack, Major Jenkens, Colonel Beamont, Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Bampfield, Colonel Grosvenor, Master of the Rolls, Captain Blackwell, Captain Hatsell, Colonel Winthorp, Mr. Fleetwood, Colonel Crompton, Mr. Waller, Major-General Disbrow, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Captain Baines, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Cludd, Major-General Berry, Mr. Tho. Gorges, Alderman Foot, Colonel Blake, Mr. Wm. Lester: And they are to meet in the Star Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, Records.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Wm. Jervis was referred, shall be the Committee for this Purpose: And the Lord Whitelock, Mr. Den, Colonel Carter, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Lord Lambert, Mr. Ch. Lloyd, are added to this Committee.
War with Spain.
Fines on Descent.
This Bill being brought in with a Clause that ascertains the Fine to be one Year's Value, Exception was taken against the same, as being contrary to the Orders of the House, that any Bill should be brought in to charge any of the People in their Inheritance; but the same ought to have been brought in with a Blank, and left to the Judgment of this House: And therefore moved to be rejected, that it may not appear, that a Bill was so brought in against the Rules and Orders of Parliament, and proceeded in.
During this Debate, a Member of the House, speaking to the retaining of this Bill, some Exception being taken to his mentioning the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, as was apprehended, in a Way of Reflection, was staid by Mr. Speaker, and several of the Members; and ordered to explain himself: Which he did.
|Sir Gilbert Pickering,||Tellers for the Yeas:||77.|
|Mr. Robinson,||With the Yeas,|
|Lord Comm. Fiennes,||Tellers for the Noes:||86.|
|Sir Wm. Roberts,||With the Noes,|
Success of the Fleet.
Mr. Secretary Thurloe reports from the Committee, appointed to draw up a Narrative of the Success of Part of the Fleet, a Draught of a Narrative to be published: Which was by him read; and again read by the Clerk.
The Lord Lambert reports from the Committee appointed to attend his Highness, that his Highness doth consent to the Day appointed for a Thanksgiving within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the late Lines of Communication.
Ordered, That the same Committee do attend his Highness, for his Consent to the Declaration passed this Day, touching the Thanksgiving: And are to meet at Whitehall, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.