Monday, the 24th of November, 1656.
ORDERED, That the Bill declaring the Jurisdiction
of the Court of Admiralty in Foreign Contracts, be
read on Wednesday Morning next.
A Bill for discontinuing the Leather Market at
Leadenhall, London, usually kept on every Monday, and
for keeping the same on Tuesday in every Week, was this
Day . . . . the First time: And, ordered, That the same
be read the Second time on Wednesday Morning next.
Colonel Cock reports Amendments to the Bill for
Maintenance of Ministers in Great Yarmouth; which
were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
And the Question being put, That this Clause in the
4, 5, 6, 7 Lines of the 3 Folio do stand in the Bill; viz.
"And if no Distress be to be had upon Return thereof,
the said Bailiffs, or Justices, or any Four of them, shall
have Power, by Warrant, to apprehend the said Person
or Persons having no Distress, and to imprison them till
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Tellers for the Noes:
With the Noes,
Tellers for the Yeas:
With the Yeas,
So it was Resolved, That the said Clause do stand: And
the Bill, so amended, was ordered to be ingrossed.
A Bill for Exportation of several Manufactures, of the
Breed, Growth, and Manufacture of this Commonwealth,
was this Day read the Third time: And, upon the Question,
Resolved, That the Blank in the Second Leaf, and Sixth
Line, be filled up with these Words, "the First Day of
The Question being put, That the Word "whereof,"
in the last Line save one in the First Page, do stand;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the Word "and" be inserted in the
Resolved, That the Word "it" be inserted in the
Second Line in the Second Page, next after the Word
Resolved, That, instead of the Word "and," in the
Second Line of the Third Page, the Word "or" be
A Parchment was tendered, with these Words to be
added to the Bill, in the * Line of the * Press of
Parchment, ingrossed, next after the Word "transport;"
viz. "of his own; and to buy to sell again in Markets
and out of Markets; and to keep or sell, or carry or
transport, any or;" Which was read the First
time: And, by Order, upon the Question, was read the
Second time: And, upon the Question, was read the
Resolved, That these Words be added to the Beginning
of those Words in the said Parchment, "for any Person
or Persons, being Natives of this Commonwealth, to
carry and transport."
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "and for any other
Person or Persons to transport;" be added to the said
And the Clause, so amended, was ordered to be Part
of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Words "to transport," in the Bill,
next before these Words, "in the Parchment," be put out.
Resolved, That the Debate upon this Bill be adjourned
till To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do apprehend Wm. Chitmill, and bring him to
the Bar of this House, for his Contempt, in serving a
Subpæna on Mr. Aston, a Member of this House.
Ordered, That the Bill for regulating Norwich Stuffs
be read To-morrow, after the Bill for Transportation of
Commodities of the Breed, Growth, and Manufacture of
this Commonwealth is dispatched.
Ordered, That the Report of Amendments to the Bill
for settling Ministers, &c. be made on Wednesday Morning
The House being informed, that Edward Ruddock,
who was arrested at the Suit of Wm. Pease, was at the
Being brought in, and examined; he saith, he is the
Servant of Mr. Mason, a Member of this House: and
hath been so Three Weeks.
And thereupon withdrew.
Resolved, That Edward Ruddock have his Privilege;
and be discharged of this Arrest.