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 14th of July, 1653.
Council of State.
MR. Strickland reports from the Committee appointed to consider of some Persons, to make up the Number of the Members of the Council of State; The Names of several Persons to be added to the Council of State; viz. Lieutenant-General Fleetwood, Mr. Richard Norton, Sir Charles Wolseley, Admiral Titchborne, Col. Hewson, Mr. Williams of Wales, Mr. Howard, Mr. Henry Lawrence, Mr. Hollister, Mr. Courtney, Lord Viscount Lisle, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Major, Mr. Montague, Mr. Thomas St. Nicholas, Sir James Hope, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper.
Mr. Strickland likewise humbly presents from the Council of State, That Mr. Hollister, Major Burton, Colonel Rich, Lieutenant-Colonel Salmon, and LieutenantColonel Kelsey, may be added to Mr. Carew, Major Salwey, Mr. Langley, General Blake, and General Monck, formerly appointed by Act of Parliament, to be Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy.
Lilburne's Petition, &c.
The Petition being brought in; and it appearing, that the Names affixed to the Petition were written long since, the Petition being new that was fixed thereunto; and the Paper containing the Names all torn; It was
Resolved, That Six of the Persons who presented the Petition, be called in; and that Mr. Speaker do demand of them these Questions: Whether they knew the Frameing of this Petition, and the Signing of the same; and when the same was subscribed.
The Direction thereof being read; it appeared, that the Petition was not rightly directed: And therefore they were called in, and acquainted therewith, and the Petition delivered back: Which being amended in the Title, was again by them presented, and was read; being intituled, The humble Petition of divers well-affected People, inhabiting the Cities of London, Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and Places adjacent, in Behalf of Lieutenant-Colonel John Lilburne.
Colonel Clerk, Colonel Sidenham, Mr. Carew, Mr. Squibb, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. Courtney, Doctor Goddard, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Stone, Mr. Lawrence, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Mr. Swynton, Colonel Rous, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Barton, Sir Charles Woolsely, Alderman Ireton, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Jervas Bennett, MajorGeneral Harrison, Major General Desborow, Alderman Titchborne, Mr. Sadler, Mr. Barton, Major Woolmer;
This Committee, or any Seven of them, is to consider of the right ordering and disposing of Business of the House, by Committees: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And Colonel Clark to have Care of it; and to return their Report to the House with all convenient Speed.