Tuesday, the 25th
of October, 1653.
Union with Scotland.
THE House was this Day in a Grand Committee,
upon Debate of the Bill for Uniting and Incorporating Scotland into one Free State and Commonwealth
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Broughton was called to the Chair.
Mr. Rous was again called to the Chair for a Month.
Mr. Broughton reports from the Grand Committee,
That it is the Desire of the Grand Committee, that the
House would give Leave, that the Grand Committee do
sit on Friday next, on this Bill.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on Friday next, upon the Bill for the Uniting
of Scotland and England: And that Mr. Speaker do then
forbear to take the Chair.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That Mr. Cator have Leave to go into the
Petition from London.
The House being informed, that there were divers Citizens of London at the Door; they were called in: And,
being come to the Bar, Alderman Underwood presented a
Petition, in the Name of the Aldermen and Commons of
the City of London in Common-Council assembled.
Resolved, That this Petition be committed viz. to-
The Question being put, That it be referred to the
Council of State;
It passed in the Negative.-
Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Colonel West, Colonel Rows,
Mr. Barton, Mr. Cust, Mr. Anlaby, Colonel Bennett, Colonel Jones, Colonel Mountague, Colonel Blount, Colonel
Danvers, Mr. Highland, Mr. Strickland, Alderman Warner, Captain Stone, Mr. Spence, Colonel Hewson, Colonel
Clerk, Colonel James, Mr. Squib, Mr. Carew, Mr. Dickenson, Mr. Hollestree, or any Five of them: And Mr. Spence
and Captain Cust to have care of it; with Power to send
for Persons, Papers, Records, Witnesses; and to examine
on Oath: And the Committee are to sit this Afternoon,
at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so
Day by Day; and to report with Speed.
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by the Command of the House gave them Answer: That
the House hath read their Petition; and hath referred
the same to be examined by a special Committee of this
House: Who are to sit this Afternoon; and to make a
speedy Report thereof.