Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 26th of November, 1656.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Wall have Liberty to go into the Country.
Lord Cobham's Estate.
A Bill for to enable Sir John Brooke now Lord Cobham, to levy a Fine of his Lands, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday Morning next.
A Bill for altering the Leather-Market in Leadenhall, London, from Monday to Tuesday in every Week, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Blanks in this Bill be filled up with "the Twenty-fifth of December."
Resolved, That this Bill, thus amended, be ingrossed.
A Bill for the Reforming and Preventing of sundry Abuses and Deceits in making of Serges and Perpetuanas in the City and County of Exon, and the County of Devon, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Monday next.
Creditors and Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Bill for Relief of Creditors, and poor Prisoners, be read the First time on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for settling Ministers in Sequestered Livings, be reported on Friday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Bill for Sewers be brought in on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That the Bill for the Admiralty be brought in on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Bill for Draining of the Fens be brought in on Tuesday Morning next.
Fens in Hampshire.
Ordered, That the Bill for draining the Fens in Hampshire be brought in on Tuesday Morning next.
Union with Ireland.
According to former Order, the House was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill for Uniting Ireland into one Commonwealth with England.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Robinson took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Robinson reports from the said Committee, That it is their Desire the House would give them Leave to sit again on this Bill, on Saturday next.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee of the whole House, on Saturday Morning next, upon the Bill for Uniting Ireland into one Commonwealth with England.
Mr. Pury reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Cathedral of Gloucester was referred, Amendments to the said Bill: Which were twice read, and agreed: And the Bill, so amended, was ordered to be ingrossed.
Probate of Wills.
Resolved, That the Bill for Probate of Wills be reported on Monday next.
Wardship in Scotland.
Resolved, That the Bill for taking away Wardship in Scotland be read To-morrow Morning.