House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 14 October 1656

Pages 438-439

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Tuesday, the 14th of October, 1656.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Colonel Blake have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.

Manner of Addresses.

The Lord Chief Justice Glynne reports from the Committee, to whom the Manner of Addresses to his Highness for passing Bills was referred, Several Resolutions of that Committee: And thereupon, It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That when a Bill is agreed unto by the Parliament, there shall be entered, on the Top of the Bill, on the further Side thereof, from the Margin, these Words; viz. "Let this Bill be presented to the Lord Protector, for his Consent."

Resolved, by the Parliament, where there be any Schedules or Provisoes annexed to the Bills, the Entry on the Top to be in these Words; viz. "Let this Bill, with the Schedules annexed, be presented to the Lord Protector, for his Consent."

Resolved, When a Bill is presented to the Lord Protector for his Consent, and the Lord Protector shall not give his Consent, at that Time, then the Clerk of the Parliament shall enter upon the Bill, the Day of the Month, and the Year of our Lord when the same is presented, in these Words; viz. "Presented the Day of in the Year of our Lord."

Resolved, by the Parliament, That when the Lord Protector shall come to the Painted Chamber, about the Passing of Bills, Notice shall be given thereof unto the Parliament, by such Serjeant at Arms as the Lord Protector shall appoint.

Resolved, In case of the Lord Protector's Absence or Sickness, the Lord Protector may give his Consent, by Commission under the Great Seal, mutatis mutandis.


Ordered, That on this Day Sevennight Colonel White do bring in a Bill for preventing the making of Malt at unseasonable Times.

War with Spain.

The House this Day took up the Debate touching the Spanish War, and the Assistance therein, according to an Order on Thursday last.-

Publick Debts.

Colonel Sidenham reports an Account of the Particulars both of the present publick Debts, on the Account of the Navy, Army, and the Charges of carrying on the Government.-

War with Spain.

Resolved, That the House do proceed in this Debate, on Friday Morning next: And that the House be then resolved into a Grand Committee upon this Business.-

Publick Debts.

Ordered, That the Account touching the Debt to the Navy, the Debt to the Army, and the Debt for carrying on the Government, be brought in on Friday Morning next.

War with Spaine.

Ordered, That the Declaration, setting forth the Grounds of the War against Spaine, be brought in by the Committee, on Thursday Morning next.

Manner of Addresses

Ordered, That the same Committee, who brought in the Report touching the Manner of Addresses to his Highness the Lord Protector with Bills, do attend his Highness, with the Resolves of this House touching the same, this Afternoon: And they are to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Thanksgiving Day.

Ordered, That the preparing of a Narrative, setting forth the Grounds of the Thanksgiving, on the 5th of November, be referred to the same Committee to whom the former Narrative was referred, to bring in the same, with all Speed.


Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business touching Attorneys is referred, have Power to send for Papers, Parties, Witnesses, and Records.

There being Motion made for some further Power to be given to the Committee to whom the Business of Attorneys was referred, Leave was asked, by several Members of the House, to speak against the Clause of the Order made Yesterday, touching the Abuse in Lords of Manors, and Liberties, and their Stewards.

Resolved, That Leave be given to the Members of the House to speak against that Clause of the Vote.

Resolved, That these Words, "in Lords of Manors and Liberties, and" be left out of the said Vote made Yesterday.

Resolved, That in the same Vote these Words, "of Lords of Manors, and" be inserted next after the Word "Bailiffs."