Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 3d of November, 1654.
Leave of Absence.
Ld. Craven's Petition.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee, to examine the Matters therein contained; and to call all Parties concerned before them; and to hear them therein; and to state the same; and report their Opinion to the House; Viz. Sir Richard Lucy, Major Long, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Ash, Lord Lambert, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Colonel Shuttleworth, Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Jenkinson, Mr. Sam. Disbrow, Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Turnor, Mr. Bond, Colonel Jones, Mr. Parker, Mr. Aldworth, Colonel Whetham, Colonel Mackworth, Mr. Sicklemore, Mr. * Lister, Mr. Oxenden, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. John Smyth, Mr. Gewen, Lieutenant Colonel Worsley, Colonel Birch, Colonel Goff, Mr. Solicitor, Colonel Lilburne, Mr. Wingate, Colonel Shapcote, Alderman Gibbes, Mr. Brewster, Colonel Ireland, Mr. Drake, Alderman Foot, Mr. Wood of Surry, Mr. Bois, Mr. Bond, Colonel Zanchy, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Winn, Sir Wm. Strickland, Commissary General Whaley, Major Gibbon, Mr. Recorder, Colonel Rous, Mr. John Gorges, Mr. Foxwist, Mr. Barkley, Mr. Lilburn, Mr. Peckham, Colonel Bright, Mr. Barnard, Lord Broghill, Colonel Jephson, Colonel Madrin, Mr. Thomas Gorge, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Bish, Mr. Geely, Mr. Richard Jones, Mr. Pury, Mr. Williams, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Mathewes, Earl Linlithgow, Lord Evers, Mr. Long, Mr. Minors, Mr. Standish, Sir Henry Vane, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Anth. Smyth, Earl of Stamford, Sir Wm. Doyly, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Hobart, Colonel Wood or Norfolk, Mr. Wood: To meet on Monday Afternoon, in the Outer Court of Wards: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
Resolved, That the Petition of the several Purchasers of the Estate of Sir John Stawell, be also referred to this Committee: Who have Power to hear all Persons concerned in this Estate of Sir John Stawell.
Mr. Warcup, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Serjeant Glyn, Colonel John Birch, Colonel Clerke, Mr. Guise, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Berry, Mr. H. Cromwell, Mr. Bulkley, Lord Herbert, Mr. Brisco, Mr. Thomson, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Beale, Mr. Hobart, Mr. John Thomson, Mr. Dunch, Colonel Jones, Lieutenant of the Tower, Sir Wm. Boteler, Captain Howard, General Disbrow, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Downing, Mr. Young, Mr. John Ash, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Chadwick, Colonel Sidenham, Colonel Read, Major Saunders, Colonel Holland, Colonel Carter, Colonel Fines, Mr. Aston, Mr. Swynton, Mr. Thelwall, Colonel Crompton, Mr. Scott, be added to the said Committee.
Durham Dean and Chapter.
E. of Salisbury's Petition.
The Question being propounded, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider how the Five thousand Three hundred and Three-score Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, due to the Earl of Salisbury, may be satisfied;
Resolved, That the Committee to whom the former Petitions are referred, shall be the Committee to whom this Matter is referred, to consider according to the last Vote; and report the same to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the Abuses of Certiorari's and Hapeas Corpus; and of fit Remedies for Redress thereof: Viz. To Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Parker, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Long, Mr. * Lister, Mr. Yeo, Mr. Recorder, Sir Henry Vane, Sir John Whitterong, Colonel Clerk, Mr. Edm. Jones, Mr. Bulkley, Sir Richard Onslow, Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Mr. Bish, Sir Wm. Roberts, Colonel Birch, Mr. Goddard, Mr. Grove, Mr. Norden, Sir John Hobert, Mr. Minors, Mr. Gorges, Mr. Barnard, Mr. Shirley, Colonel Thomas Birch, Colonel Mackworth, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Turnor, Mr. Serjeant Glyn, Baron Thorp, Colonel Rous, Mr. Warcup, Mr. Read, Mr. Thistlethwaite, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Foxwist, Sir Wm. Boteler, Mr. Heldesley, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Wells, Colonel Chadwick, Colonel Ireland, Mr. Goddard, Mr. Fagge, Mr. Hay, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Ralph Hare, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Oxenden, Mr. Peckham, Sir Charles Wolsley, Mr. Sam. Disbrow, Mr. Holt, Mr. Smyth, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Colonel Shettleworth, Mr. Shapcott, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Tho. Gorges: To meet in the Exchequer Chamber To-morrow in the Afternoon: With Power to consider of all the Abuses in the Law Courts; and present their Opinion to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Leave of Absence.
Wm. Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the Parliament, chosen to serve for the County of Oxford, and for the City of Gloucester, chooseth to serve for the County of Oxford, and waveth his Election for the City of Gloucester.
Ordered, That a Warrant do issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, to issue forth a new Writ, for electing of another Burgess to serve in this present Parliament, for the said City of Gloucester, in the Room of the said Wm. Lenthall, who waved his Election there.
Payment to Birch.
WHEREAS by Ordinance of Parliament, bearing Date the 24th of December 1647, there was charged upon the Excise, in Course, the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, with Interest, to Colonel John Birch, or his Assigns; which, by reason of the present Necessities of the Commonwealth, hath not been paid accordingly:
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Commissioners for the Grand Excise be authorized and required forthwith to pay, unto the said Colonel John Birch, or his Assigns, the said Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, with Interest for the same, according to the said Ordinance; notwithstanding the suspending the Payment of the Money due upon Weavers-Hall Bills: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Colonel John Birch, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners of Excise for the same.