Saturday, the 16th of July, 1653.
MAJOR General Desborow reports from the Council of State, That the House would be pleased to
impower one or more Persons to administer an Oath to
some Persons, whom the Council hath appointed to take
the Accounts of the Nation.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by the
Council of State to take the Accounts, do this Afternoon
attend the Committee of this House for Treasuries, with
their Instructions; and that the Committee do consider
of them, and confer the Powers of that Committee, and of
the said Commissioners; and consider upon the whole
Matter, how the Business may be put into the most effectual Way of Dispatch; and what may be further necessary
to be done for that Purpose; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Roberts, and Captain Botterell,
be added to the Committee touching the Treasuries.
Ordered, That the Council of State do certify to the
Committee of this House, appointed to consider of the
Business touching the Treasuries, what Committees the
Council have heretofore appointed to prepare some things
for the Ease of the House, and Dispatch of the publick
Business: And the Committee have Power to receive an
Account from those Committees of their Proceedings
The House, this Day, resumed the Debate touching
Resolved, That the House do take into Debate the
Property of Tythes in general.
Resolved, That the House do resume the Debate on
Monday Morning next.
Writs of Error.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Taylor, Mr. Sadler,
Colonel West, and Mr. St. Nicholas, or any Two of them,
to prepare an Act for reviving the late Act for Redress of
Delays and Mischiefs arising by Writ of Error, for one
Year; and to report it to the House on Tuesday next.
Committee for Petitions.
Resolved, That the Consideration of the Business touching Petitions to be presented to the House, in such way
as may least interrupt the Business of the House, be referred to the Committee for Committees, to report their
Opinion therein to the House.
The House being informed, That there were divers Petitioners at the Door, they were called in; and presented a
Petition: Which, after they were withdrawn, was read;
and was intituled, The humble Petition of divers well-affected Persons of this Nation, that adhere to the Parliament, and faithful to the Liberties of the Commonwealth.
And the Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker,
by Command of the House, gave them this Answer;
That the House had read their Petition; and had
now under Consideration the Business mentioned in that