Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 3d of December, 1656.
ORDERED, That Colonel Mathewes, be added to the Committee for Purveyance.
A Bill, enabling the Patrons and Vicars of Plymouth for the Time being to lease certain Houses, Parcel of the Vicarage there, at Rack-Rents, was this Day read the Second time.
And the Question being put, That this Bill, be committed;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Bill be ingrossed.
A Bill to enable Richard Carter Esquire, Son and Heir of John Carter Esquire, deceased, to sell Part of his Lands, for Payment of his Debts, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday Morning next.
Whaley's, &c. Estate.
A Bill for settling Henry Whaley and Erasmus Smyth in their Lands in Ireland, fallen to them by Lot, as Adventurers, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Sir John Reynolds, Colonel Markham, Mr. Trayle, Mr. Robinson, Lord Lambert, Master of the Rolls, Major Waring, Captain Blackwell, Colonel Rous, Mr. Lucy, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Lister, Mr. John Ash, Mr. Disbrow, MajorGeneral Whaley, Mr. Margetts, Major-General Kelsey, Sir Wm. Strickland, Major Morgan, Alderman Foote, Alderman Drury, Mr. Bisse, Sir Thomas Honeywood, Mr. Downing, Doctor Clergis, Colonel Chadwick, Colonel Welden, Colonel Crompton, Colonel Beamont, Major General Goff, Sir Theophilus Jones, and all that serve for Ireland: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Duchy Chamber.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for small Debts be reported on Saturday Morning next.
Creditors and Prisoners.
A Bill for Relief of Creditors, and poor Prisoners, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Act for better Maintenance of the Ministers of the Town of Northampton be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Bill for Trial of Causes in their proper Counties be read on Wednesday Morning next.
Union with Scotland.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, To-morrow at Nine of the Clock, upon the Bill for Uniting of Scotland into one Commonwealth with England.
A Bill for Discovering, Convicting, and Suppressing of Popish Recusants, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee that brought in the Bill: And that Mr. Bond, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Franc. Bacon, Doctor Clargis, Mr. Bedford, Mr. Downing, Major-General Packer, Mr. Butler, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Whetham, Mr. Berkeley, Mr. Nicholls, Colonel Blake, Sir Christ. Pack, Mr. Brook, be added to this Committee: And all that will come to have Voices: And are to meet Tomorrow at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Duchy Chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for Norwich Stuffs is committed, have Power to bring in the Penalties for filling up the Blanks in the Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill against Vagrants be reported To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Enumeration of Incumbrances be made on Friday next.
The House being informed, that one Drugo Wright, who served Colonel Wilton, a Member of this House, with a Subpæna, being apprehended by the Serjeant;
He was called in; and, demanded his Name; he saith, Drugo Wright: Consesseth he caused a Subpæna to be served on Colonel Wilton; and did know he was a Knight of the Shire for Norfolk; and he asked his Attorney, Whether he might do it? He said, He could not tell: Did not think it would be any Prejudice to Colonel Wilton, or the House: But is very sorry for it.
And so was commanded to withdraw.
Colonel Wilton, being present, desires the Favour of the House to pardon him.
The Question being put, That the said Drugo Wright do stand committed;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the said Drugo Wright, upon his humble Acknowledgment, and Desire of Mercy, and at the Request of Colonel Wilton, be discharged; paying his Fees.
Ordered, That the Warrant against Edward Parker the Attorney be discharged.