Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, the 31st of January, 1656.
Gresham's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That these Petitions be referred to a Committee, to examine the Matter, and report it to this House, with their Opinion: Viz. Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Bodurda, Sir Richard Onsloe, Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Drake, Colonel Wood, Mr. Brisco, Colonel Wilton, Mr. Sheild, Mr. Aldworth, Colonel Clerk, Mr. Bancks, Mr. Atkins, Sir Edward Rhodes, Captain Blackwell, Sir Theophilus Jones, Mr. Pedley, Lord Lambert, Mr. Noell, Colonel Hewson, Major Aston, Mr. Bedford, Colonel Mathewes, Mr. Timbes, Colonel Fitz-James, Mr. Bisse, Colonel Grosvenor, Mr. Ashe, Major-General Kelsey, Mr. Downing, Major-General Goff, Captain Hatsell, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Fowell, Major Audley, Colonel White, Colonel Carter, Mr. Jenkins, Colonel Zanchy, Mr. Burton, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Clark, Mr. Pury, Major Morgan, Colonel Weldon, Colonel Beamount, Mr. Moody, Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Margetts, Mr. Thomas Gorges, Colonel Ingoldsby, Mr. Sherley: To meet on Monday, at Two of the Clock, in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Grant to Gen. Monke.
A Declaration, setting forth the Grounds and Reasons for setting apart Friday, the Twentieth Day of February, for a Day of publick Thanksgiving, was this Day read the First time at large, and after read by Parts.
Resolved, That these Words, "employed in Foreign Parts have," be inserted in the * Page, Line *, next after the Word "Ministers:" And that these Words; viz. "both in Spaine and Flaunders;" in the next Line, be omitted.
The Clause being penned, and read in these Words; viz. "And that they be exhorted, on all Occasions, in their Prayers in the publick Congregation, to pray for the Lord Protector, and all that are in Authority in this Commonwealth:" And the said Declaration being so amended; was, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Ordered, That the former Committee appointed to prepare this Declaration, do desire his Highness the Lord Protector's Consent to this Declaration: And that Sir John Hobart, Mr. Drake, Lord Cockram, Colonel Blake, Colonel Rous, Mr. Grove, Mr. Downing, Colonel Thisselthwaite, Major General Kelsey, Colonel Beamont, Mr. Bond, Mr. Bedford, Lord Broghill, Sir John Reynolds, Lord Strickland, Major General Whaley, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Reynell, Alderman Foote, Mr. Bampfeild, Lord Evers, Sir Christofer Pack, Colonel Sidenham, Colonel Jephson, be added to this Committee: And are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of Clock.
Petition from London.
War with Spaine.
According to former Order, the House was this Day resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider how the Four hundred Thousand Pounds, for carrying on the War with Spaine, may be most speedily and effectually raised.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House on Monday Morning next, to consider how the said Four hundred thousand Pounds, for carrying on the Spanish War, may be most speedily and effectually raised.