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 16th of July, 1653.
MAJOR General Desborow reports from the Council of State, That the House would be pleased to impower one or more Persons to administer an Oath to some Persons, whom the Council hath appointed to take the Accounts of the Nation.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by the Council of State to take the Accounts, do this Afternoon attend the Committee of this House for Treasuries, with their Instructions; and that the Committee do consider of them, and confer the Powers of that Committee, and of the said Commissioners; and consider upon the whole Matter, how the Business may be put into the most effectual Way of Dispatch; and what may be further necessary to be done for that Purpose; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Roberts, and Captain Botterell, be added to the Committee touching the Treasuries.
Ordered, That the Council of State do certify to the Committee of this House, appointed to consider of the Business touching the Treasuries, what Committees the Council have heretofore appointed to prepare some things for the Ease of the House, and Dispatch of the publick Business: And the Committee have Power to receive an Account from those Committees of their Proceedings therein.
The House, this Day, resumed the Debate touching Tythes.
Resolved, That the House do take into Debate the Property of Tythes in general.
Resolved, That the House do resume the Debate on Monday Morning next.
Writs of Error.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Taylor, Mr. Sadler, Colonel West, and Mr. St. Nicholas, or any Two of them, to prepare an Act for reviving the late Act for Redress of Delays and Mischiefs arising by Writ of Error, for one Year; and to report it to the House on Tuesday next.
Committee for Petitions.
Resolved, That the Consideration of the Business touching Petitions to be presented to the House, in such way as may least interrupt the Business of the House, be referred to the Committee for Committees, to report their Opinion therein to the House.
The House being informed, That there were divers Petitioners at the Door, they were called in; and presented a Petition: Which, after they were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, The humble Petition of divers well-affected Persons of this Nation, that adhere to the Parliament, and faithful to the Liberties of the Commonwealth.
And the Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave them this Answer;
That the House had read their Petition; and had now under Consideration the Business mentioned in that Petition.