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 26th December, 1656.
A BILL for Establishing of several Lands in the Counties of Dublin and Kildare in Ireland, upon John Blackwell the younger, Esquire, and his Heirs; and for Confirmation of Letters Patents to him made; was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Monday Morning next.
Yorkshire Cloth Trade.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Clothiers in Leeds in the County of York be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.
The humble Petition of divers Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, whose Lots are fallen in the Baronies of Kemry, and Poble Bryan, in the County of Lymrick, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Sir Harders Waller is referred; and that Mr. Collins and Mr. Stephens be added to that Committee.
A Bill for Maintenance of a Minister in Newport in the Isle of Wight, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Sidenham, Mr. Bedford, Alderman Pack, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Bacon, Earl of Salisbury, Major-General Bridges, Major General Packer, Mr. Bampfield, Mr. Barrington, Major Audley, Mr. Bond, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel Hewson, Mr. Lawrence, Captain Hatsell, Mr. Butler, Mr. Moody, Colonel Cooper, Major Boreman, Colonel Purefoy, Colonel Fitz-James, Mr. Dunch: And this Committee are to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock, in the DuchyChamber.
Letter from Protector.
A Letter from his Highness the Lord Protector, directed thus; "To our Right Trusty and Right Wellbeloved Sir Thomas Widdrington, Speaker of the Parliament: To be communicated to the Parliament;" dated the 25th of December 1656; was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till Tomorrow Morning.