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 5th of December, 1656.
Union with Ireland.
RESOLVED, That on Wednesday next the House be resolved into a Grand Committee of the whole House, on the Bill for Uniting Ireland into one Commonwealth with England.
A Bill to enable the Sale of some of the Lands of William Milward Esquire, for Payment of his Debts, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Bodurda, Major-General Whaley, Mr. Robinson, Major Aston, Captain Baines, Colonel Carter, Mr. Margetts, Colonel Crompton, Colonel Blake, Colonel Rous, Major Owen, Major-General Packer, General Disbrow, Colonel Shapcott, Colonel Gaevener, Mr. Poole, Sir Charles Woolsley, Major-General Bridge, Sir Sam, Sleigh, Mr. Ro. Wolsley, Alderman Foote, Col. Bridges, Major-General Goff, Lord Commissioner Fiennes, Mr. Whitgrave: And are to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-Chamber.
Earl of Carlisle's Estate.
A Bill for Confirmation of an Improvement of late made by the Earl of Carlisle, in certain Lands in Naseing in the County of Essex; and for settling the same upon him and his Tenants respectively; was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Tuesday Morning next.
A Bill for settling the late Cathedral Church of Gloucester upon the Mayor and Burgesses of the City of Gloucester, and their Successors, for publick, religious, and charitable Uses, was this Day read the Third time, and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.
Mr. Fowell reports Amendments to a Bill against Vagrants, wandering, idle, and dissolute Persons: Which were twice read.
And the Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That the Blank be filled up with the Word, "Ten;"
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Word "Miles" do stand in the Bill, in the * Line;
It passed in the Negative.
And the rest of the Amendments, being put to the Question, were agreed;
And the Bill, so amended, ordered to be ingrossed.
Resolved, That the Report of James Nayler's Business be now made.
Mr. Bampfeild reports from the Committee to whom the Information about James Nayler, and others, was referred, the State of the Matter of Fact, and the Votes of that Committee, and all the Examination: The whole Report being contained in Thirteen Sheets of Paper, was read by the Reporter.
Resolved, That this Debate on the Report touching James Nayler, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning; and nothing to intervene.
Resolved, That these Words be added to the last Question, "and, in the mean time, and till further Order of the House, that the said James Nayler be kept private."
Resolved, That the House do now adjourn till Tomorrow, at Eight of Clock.