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 2d of January, 1656.
Corn and Meal.
A BILL for Repeal of certain Branches in an Act, intituled, An Act touching Corn and Meal, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Wednesday Morning next.
A Bill for the better amending and repairing the Highways of this Commonwealth was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Fowell, Mr. Downing, Lord Strickland, Alderman Foote, Mr. Coker, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Attorney General, Captain Lilborne, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Colonel Mathews, Mr. Bond, Mr. Boteler, Mr. Waller, Mr. Bampfeild, Colonel Rous, Mr. Lister, General Disbrow, Colonel Fitz-James, Sir Tho. Wroth, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Gorges, Sir Tho. Piggott, Sir Sam. Sleigh, Major General Packer, Major General Berry, Sir Richard Lucy, Colonel Shuttleworth, Mr. Meredeth, Baron Parker, Mr. Cludd, Major Saunderson, Colonel Ireland, Mr. Carey, Mr. Whitgrave, Mr. Michell, Captain Scotten, Colonel Blake, Mr. Trumball, Colonel White, Sir Rich. Onsloe: And all that come, to have Voices: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
A Bill for Transporting of Fish in Foreign Bottoms, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of Trade.
Observation of Sunday.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Sabbath, be read the First time on Wednesday Morning next.
Yorkshire Cloth Trade.
Ordered, That the Bill touching Northern Cloth, be read the Second time on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That Colonel Talbott and Mr. Lawrence, be added to the Committee for Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Pickering be added to the Committee for Pawns.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Ceeley have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Captain Lilborne have Leave to go into the Country for a Month.
Ordered, That Mr. Harbert have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Bill for Maintenance of Ministers, and Union of Parishes, in the City of Exeter, be read on Saturday Sevennight.
Ordered, That Mr. Lister, Mr. Bodurda, be added to the Committee for the Bill touching Captain Blackwell's Lands.
Resolved, That the House doth adjourn itself till Monday Morning next, Eight of Clock.