Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 28th October, 1656.
Rinchebech's &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalizing of Henry Rinchebech, and others, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee to whom the former Bills for Naturalization was committed.
A Person discharged.
Mullard's &c. Nat.
And Mr. Speaker demanded of him, What his Name was: Said, His Name was * Raby, one of the Bailiffs of the Sheriff's of Middlesex: Being asked, Whether he did arrest Mr. Throckmorton; he saith, Yea; and that he did it by Order of one George Hill, an Attorney belonging to Cliffords-Inn: Did not know he was a Parliamentman: It was a Fortnight before the Parliament sat, being the 2d of September: And that he told him, after he was arrested, That he was returned to serve in Parliament: Saith, Mr. Hill, being acquainted with it, said, If any Damage came, it must fall on him.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he hath received, from the Ambassador Extraordinary of the Lords the States General of the United Provinces, The humble Petition of Albert Lemmerman, Abraham Ampen, and Company, Owners of the Ship and Goods, and of Aerent Marrenson, Master of the Ship, The Jacob of Amsterdam: Which was this . . . read.
Ordered, That the Matter of this Petition touching the bad Usage of the Petitioners, and the Spoil and Loss of the Ship and Goods, be referred to a Committee; to examine the Matter of Fact; and to report the State thereof to the House; with Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Laws touching Wreck, and the Use, and the Abuses therein, be taken into Consideration, by that Committee: And if they shall find these Laws defective, that they have Power to bring in a Bill for preventing the Evils in this Business: Viz. to Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Major Burton, Lord Broghill, Mr. Pury, Mr. Shapcott, Major-General Lilborne, MajorGeneral Packer, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Searle, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Waring, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Stapley, Mr. Throckmorton, Major-General Whaley, Sir John Reynolds, Colonel Edwards, Colonel Cock, Colonel Jones, Mr. Bodurda, Sir Charles Wolsley, Colonel Rous, Mr. Secretary, Captain Lilborne, Major-General Skippon, Lord Strickland, Sir Wm. Strickland, Major Owen; and all the Members that serve for Port-Towns: And all the Members of the House that come to this Committee are to have Voices: And this Committee is to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Inner DuchyChamber.