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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 11 April 1657

Pages 521-522

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

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Saturday, the 11th of April, 1657.

Conspiracy discovered.

MR. Secretary reports that he is, by his Highness' Command, to give the House some Account of a Design lately discovered: And he gave an Account thereof to the House, accordingly;-Produced a Book printed, called, "A Standard;" and likewise the painted Standard which was taken, being a Red Lion, couchant, with this Motto, "Who shall rouse him up?"

Protector attended,

The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, That the Committee have, according to the Order of the House, attended his Highness; who appointed Yesterday: At which Time they did attend again; but, in respect of the Business then discovered to his Highness, it was put off till this Morning, Nine of the Clock.

Mr. Secretary thanked.

Resolved, That the Business reported by Mr. Secretary this Day, be taken into Consideration on Monday next.

It was moved, That Mr. Secretary, through whose Care and Vigilancy this Business hath been discovered, and who hath done many other great Services to the Publick, may have the publick and hearty Thanks of the House for the same: Which was, upon the Question, resolved: And accordingly the Speaker did give to Mr. Secretary, standing in his Place, the Thanks of the House, in these Words:

"Mr. Secretary,

I am commanded to return you the hearty Thanks, in the Name of the Parliament, for your great Care and Pains in discovering this Business, and the great Services done by you to the Commonwealth, and to the Parliament, both in This and many Other Particulars."

Ordered, That the Committee now going to attend his Highness, do acquaint his Highness, That the Parliament hath received the Report from Mr. Secretary; and are very sensible of the great Consequence of it; and have ordered to take the same into Consideration, on Monday Morning next.