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, the 18th of November, 1656.
A BILL for settling the late Cathedral Church of Gloucester upon the Mayor and Burgesses of the City of Gloucester, and their Successors, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday Morning next.
Mr. Downing reports from the Committee of Trade, Amendments to the Bill for the Exportation of several Commodities of the Breed, Growth, and Manufactures of this Commonwealth: Which were twice read; and afterwards put to the Question, one by one.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided, that this Act shall continue until the End of the First Session of the next Parliament, and no longer:" Which was read the First time.