House of Commons Journal Volume 7
15 August 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 15 August 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 1. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23839 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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Friday, the 15th of August, 1651.

Prayers.

Resolved, by the Parliament,

Peterburgh Minster.

THAT the Minster of Peterburgh shall be employed for a Place for the publick Worship of God, for the Inhabitants of the said Town of Peterburgh; they repairing and maintaining it: And that a Bill be brought in to that Purpose: And the Lord ChiefJustice St. John is to bring in the same, accordingly.

House to sit.

The Question being put, That the House do sit Tomorrow and Monday next, at the usual Hours, notwithstanding the Order for Adjournment; and this not to alter that Order for the Time after;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth:

Sir John Bourchier, Tellers for the Yeas: 35.
Col. Purefoy, With the Yeas,
Sir John Trevor, Tellers for the Noes, 13.
Col. Marten, With the Noes,

So it was resolved by the Parliament, That the House do sit To-morrow and Monday next, at the usual Hours, notwithstanding the Order for Adjournment; and this not to alter that Order for the Time after.

Letters read.

A Letter from Major General Harrison, of the 11th of August 1651, with divers intercepted Letters therein inclosed, were this Day read.

Alderman of Chester.

Sir Wm. Brereton reports, from the Council of State, That Jonathan Ridge be appointed Alderman of the City of Chester, in the Place of Alderman Wright.

Resolved, That Jonathan Ridge be, and is hereby nominated and appointed Alderman of the City of Chester, in the Place and Stead of Alderman Wright; without Prejudice, nevertheless, to the Charter of the said Town for the future.

London Militia.

Mr. Robert Goodwyn reports an Act authorizing several Persons to put in Execution several Ordinances and Acts of Parliament for settling the Militia of the City of London, and for raising Horses within the said City; which was this Day read the first and second Time.

Resolved, That this Act shall continue, and be in Force, until the first Day of December 1651, and no longer.

The Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Act, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.

Letter read.

A Letter from the Lord Mayor and Recorder of London, dated at Justice Hall, 13 Augusti 1651, was this Day read.

Exemptions to Volunteers.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare and order, That all such Persons as have, by virtue of any Commission from the Parliament, or Council of State, voluntarily listed themselves in the Service of the Parliament, and do now stand listed in any Regiment, Troop, or Company of Horse or Foot, shall be, and are, freed, indemnified, and discharged of and from any Fine, Mulct, or other Punishment, which may be inflicted upon them for their not appearing, or not serving, in the TrainedBands of the City of London, and within the late Lines of Communication, during such Time as the said Persons respectively shall continue and be in the Service of the Parliament, in any Regiment, Troop, or Company voluntarily raised, as aforesaid.

Resolved, That this Vote be printed and published, together with the Act impowering the Militia of the City of London to raise Horse.

Debate deferred.

Ordered, That the Debate touching Mr. Love, Mr. Potter, and Mr. Gibbon, be taken up To-morrow Morning, the first Business, and nothing to intervene.