Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 21st of June, 1659.
ACCORDING to former Order, the House was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, touching how a more equal and comfortable Maintenance may be settled for the Ministry, and Satisfaction of the People, than by Tythes.
They were called in: And Sir Henry Blunt, one of the Petitioners, being come to the Bar, acquainted Mr. Speaker, That he was come to present the House, with the humble Petition of many Gentlemen of the County of Hertford, and their cordial Affection to your Government; and that none other had signed the same: And delivered a Petition: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of divers Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, within the County of Hertford."
"The House have read your Petition, and every Part of it; wherein they find many good Expressions; and, they believe, many good Intentions: And therefore they have commanded me to give you the Thanks of this House: And I do give you the Thanks of this House, accordingly."
They were called in: and one of the Petitioners, being come to the Bar, said, "I am required to present this humble Representation and Petition, from many, who, through Grace, have been kept sensible of, and mourned for and under, the late Apostasy from the good Old Cause; and who are bound in all Faithfulness, and good Affections, to this Nation; with their humble Desire, That it may be read: And therewith delivered a Writing: Which, after they were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Representation and Petition of many, who, through Grace, have been kept sensible of, and mourned for and under, the late Apostasy from the good Old Cause."
|Sir Henry Vane,||Tellers for the Yeas:||28.|
|Colonel Rich,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Weaver,||Tellers for the Noes:||23.|
|Colonel Morley,||With the Noes,|
"The House have read your Petition; and find many Things in it of several Natures; and find many Expressions of your good Affections: and they have commanded me to give you Thanks for your good Affections: And I do give you the Thanks of this House for your good Affections, accordingly."