Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 13th of April, 1653.
Probates of Wills, &c.
ORDERED, That the Commissioners appointed for Probate of Wills be, and are hereby impowered and authorized to use the Seal, with this Inscription about the same, viz. "Sigillum Curiæ Prærogativæ," until the House take further Order.
Hall's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee for examining Abuses of several Officers and Clerks, &c. And that the said Committee have Power to examine upon Oath, in this and other Cases: And Mr. Scott, Mr. Attorney, Col. Morley, and Col. Sidney, are added to that Committee: And all that come to have Voices: And that the said Committee do examine the Business; and report it to the Parliament.
Weaver's &c. Petitions.
The House this Day resumed the Debate, on the Amendments to the Act for appointing a certain Time for the Dissolving of this present Parliament; and for Calling and Settling of future and successive Parliaments.
The Question being propounded, To agree to this Part of the Clause in the Amendments, in these Words; viz. "and such as are Persons of known Integrity, fearing God, and not scandalous in their Conversation;"
Resolved, That the House doth agree to this Part of the Clause in the Amendments, in these Words; viz. "and such as are Persons of known Integrity, fearing God, and not scandalous in their Conversation."
The Question being propounded, To agree to this Clause; viz. "That all and every Vote and Votes, Election and Elections, given or made for any Person or Persons, contrary, or not according, to the Qualifications before expressed;"