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 1st of February, 1657.
MR. Bond reports from the Committee to whom the Perusal of the Inventory to be made of the Journal-Books, Records, and Writings, belonging to this House, was referred, The Opinion of the said Committee, That this House be moved to add the Word "Acts," and the Word "Ordinances," to the Order of the 26th of January last, concerning the Journal-Books, Records, and Writings belonging to this House, after the Word "Records;" and that the said Order be renewed.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed do look into and peruse the Inventory that is to be made of the Journal-Books, Records, Acts, Ordinances, and Writings that do belong to this House, and are now in the Custody of Mr. Scobell, in the Tower within his House, and which are to be delivered by him to the Clerk of this House: And that the said Committee, or any Three of them, do meet, as formerly; and take care concerning the Delivery of them, accordingly.
Resolved, That the boarded House within the Court of Requests, and the Room thereto adjoining, towards the Inner Court of Wards, be the Place for the Laying-up and Keeping of the Journal-Books, Records, Acts, Ordinances, and Writings belonging to this House, which are to be delivered, by Mr. Scobell, to the Clerk of this House.
Prisoner to be brought to the Bar.
Call of the House.
The House, according to former Order, did this Day proceed to call over the Names of the Members returned to serve in this House: And every Member present, as he was called, stood up, and answered to his Name.
Resolved, That in all Cases where there are Double Returns, or more, for one and the same Place, none that are so returned, unless they be named in both or all the Returns, do sit, until the House have first determined touching the said Returns or Elections.
Resolved, That an Order be sent to the several Sheriffs of the several Counties, to summon the several Members that are absent, and have this Day made Default, to give their respective Attendances in the House.
That the Time for the Members that are returned to serve for any the Counties of, or Places within England, and beyond the River of Trent, or for the Counties of Devon and Cornewall, or any Places within either of those Counties, or for Wales, to attend by, be Three Weeks from this Day.
That the Time for the Members that are returned to serve for any other Counties or Places within England, and within Eighty Miles Distance from the City of London, to attend by, be Fourteen Days from this Day.
That the Time for the Members that are returned to serve for any other the Counties or Places within England, and within Fifty Miles Distance from the City of London, to attend by, be Eight Days from this Day.