Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 6th of October, 1656.
Banishing Burbridge, &c.
COLONEL Shapcott reports from the Committee for Prisoners condemned for Treason, &c. The humble Petition of John Burbridge, now Prisoner in Northampton; The humble Petition of Robert Busby, now Prisoner in Northampton: Whereof the Committee having taken Consideration, upon the Question, whether any thing did appear to that Committee to extenuate the Crime of the Petitioners, or either of them; it was Resolved in the Negative: Which was ordered to be reported without any other Opinion.
He also reporteth, The humble Petition of Wm. Roome, Gentleman: And that the Committee are of Opinion, That the Substance of the said Petition is Truth; and that the said William Roome is a Person capable of Mercy for Life only, and fit to be banished.
Ordered, That this Banishment be perpetual; and that Security be given, that they shall not return: And that it be referred to the same Committee, to take the Security: And that his Highness the Lord Protector be moved to grant a Reprieve to the said Persons, in the mean time.
Serjeant at Arms.
Resolved, That the Serjeant at Arms, attending this House, or his Deputies, do attend the several Committees of Parliament, in the Places where they are appointed to sit: And that all Persons who have the Custody of those Rooms, shall permit them to attend there accordingly.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That the Serjeant at Arms, attending this House, do take Care, that the several Committees of Parliament be supplied with Pen, Ink, Paper, Fire, and Candles, and other Necessaries, as there shall be Occasion.
Tanturier's, &c. Nat.
An Act for naturalizing of Florentine Tanturier, and others, was this Day read the Second time: And upon the Question, committed to Mr. Bond, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Nowell, Colonel John Jones, Lord Commissioner Fiennes, Mr. Solicitor-General, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Downing, Master of the Rolls, Sir John Trevor, Colonel Phil. Jones, Mr. Recorder, Major Beak, Sir Tho. Honeywood, Captain Crofts, Captain Nicholas, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Colonel Bethell, Mr. Ashe, Major Burton, Mr. Church, Alderman Foote, Lord Strickland, Major-General Howard, Mr. Beamont, Captain Fiennes, Captain Hatsell, Major-General Lilborne, Mr. Francis Bacon, Colonel Fitz-James, Mr. Hildesley, Major-General Whaley, Mr. Gorges, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Hussey, Mr. Lister, Mr. Upton, Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Berkley, Mr. Berker, Major-General Goff, Mr. Dickenson, Major-General Boteler, Mr. Bankes, Mr. Dunch, Colonel Grosvenor, Mr. Alsopp, Major Saunders.