Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 2d of June, 1659.
ORDERED, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee upon the Bill for Indemnity and Oblivion: And that Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the Grand Committee upon the Bill of Indemnity, That the said Grand Committee desire the Leave of this House to sit upon this Bill To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That this House do agree with the Committee, That this House be resolved into a Grand Committee To-morrow Morning, upon the Bill of Indemnity.
Colonel Thompson reports from the Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy * * * *
Resolved, That this Report be taken up To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Petition from London.
The House being informed, That the Sheriffs and divers Aldermen of the City of London were at the Door;
They were called in: And, being come to the Bar, Sheriff Bateman told the House, That they were appointed by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common-Council assembled, to present this their humble Petition and Address to the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England: And thereupon presented a Petition: Which after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition and Address of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common-Council assembled."
The Sheriffs and Aldermen of the City of London were again called in: And Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;
"Mr. Sheriffs, and the rest of the Aldermen and Gentlemen of the City of London,"
"The House, as they have received, so they have read, your Petition; and find it an Address from the Body of the great and ancient City: And it containeth Matters that proceed from great Wisdom and Judgment; and was done with great Deliberation; and therefore deserves the better Acceptance: And they do accept of this Petition, and of your good Affections and Expressions therein: And have commanded me to give you Thanks, both for your good Expressions and Affections." And Mr. Speaker did give them the Thanks of the House, accordingly.