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 6th of April, 1659.
THAT it appeared to the Committee, That Guybon Goddard Esquire, Colonel John Fielder, and Colonel Robert Jermie, did all stand to be elected Burgesses for the said Borough: That the Place for Chusing of the said Burgesses had used to be in the Chancel of the ParishChurch of Riseing, aforesaid: And that the Mayor, having given due Notice of the Time and Place prefixed for the Election of Burgesses, as aforesaid, did, about Nine of the Clock, in the Morning of the Day appointed for the said Election, repair to the Chancel of the said Church: That soon after, the said Guybon Goddard, and Robert Jermie, or some on their Behalf, with a Drum, and other loud Instruments, came to the aforesaid Church, with about Four hundred Persons; some of which were Soldiers, armed with Swords and Pistols; and forced open the Doors of the said Church; and entered into the Body of the said Church: That the Mayor, being in the Chancel, caused the Precept to be read; and appointed one Owen Barnes to take the Poll for Mr. Fielder: That Mr. Jermie, and those that came in his Behalf, and for Mr. Goddard, without the Direction of the Mayor, caused certain Persons to take the Poll for Mr. Goddard, and Mr. Jermie; and hindered divers Persons, which were going up to poll for Mr. Fielder, from giving of their Votes; and caused Five of the Voters for Mr. Fielder to be written down in the Poll for Colonel Jermie; so as there was great Disorder and Confusion in the said Poll, by reason of the Force, Noise, and Multitude, aforesaid: That the Mayor declared the said Guybon Goddard, and Colonel Fielder, to be duly chosen Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the said Borough; and returned them to the Sheriff, accordingly: That it was the Opinion of the Committee, That the Poll, taken in Manner and Form as aforesaid, was not legally taken: And that the Election, for and in Default of a due Poll taken, was void: And that the House should be moved, for Mr. Speaker to grant a Warrant, for the Issuing of a Writ, for the Election of Two Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough aforesaid.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Poll taken in Manner and Form as is contained in the said Report, was not legally taken: And that the said Election, for and in Default of a due Poll taken, is void.
Resolved, &c. That a new Writ be issued, for the Election of Two Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Castle-Riseing in the County of Norfolke; the former Election being adjudged illegal, and void: And that Mr. Speaker do send his Warrant to the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery, for the Issuing of a new Writ, for the Election of Two Burgesses to serve for the said Borough of Castle-Riseing, accordingly.
Leave of Absence.
Privilege-Case of Nevill and Strowde.
Transacting with Other House.
Mr. Attorney-General, Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Trevor, Sir Richard Beake, Mr. Chute, Lord Marquis of Arguile, Mr. Secretary Thurloe, Mr. Morris, Colonel Birch, Mr. Tobias Bridge, Mr. Francis Gerard, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Litton, Colonel Rolle, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Thomas Style, Mr. Terrill, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Hewley, Mr. William James, Mr. Dixwell, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Sadler, Lord Viscount Falkland, Mr. Solicitor-General, Mr. Grove, Colonel Alured, Mr. Bulkeley, Mr. Reading, Sir Charles Coote, Sir Thomas Beamont, Sir John Carter, Mr. Hobarte, Mr. Ralph Bankes, Mr. Hugh Boscawen, Major Beake, Mr. Serjeant Seys, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Howe, Mr. Bodwrda, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Scott, Mr. Henry Nevill, Mr. Drake, Sir Thomas Stanley, Mr. Aston, Lord Lambert, Lord Angier, Mr. Cawley, Major-General Kelsey, Mr. Yonge, Mr. Charleton, Mr. Boughton, Mr. Scawen, the Lord Fairfax, Mr. Jenkinson.
This Committee are to consider of the Manner of transacting with the other House; and to report their Opinion therein: And are to meet about the same, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to make their Report on Friday Morning next.
The Question being propounded, That, in all Messages unto, and Conferences with, the other House, the like Respect, and no other, be observed by the Members of this House, that is observed by the Persons sitting in the other House.
Resolved, &c. That in all Messages unto, and Conferences with, the other House, the like Respect, and no other, be observed by the Members of this House, that is observed by the Persons sitting in the other House.