Wednesday, the 27th of September, 1654.
Recognition of Government.
MR. Lechmere reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill appointing a Recognition of the Governbe subscribed by Members of Parliament, Amendments to
ment, to the said Bill: Which were twice read; and each
Amendment put to the Question; some were agreed, and
some denied; and the Bill re-committed to the same Committee: Who are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the
Clock in the Speaker's Chamber.
Caterlaugh, &c. Election.
Mr. Stephens reports from the Committee of Privileges, That there is a Petition against an Election for the
Counties of Caterlaugh, Wexford, Queen's County, and
Kilkenny, in Ireland; desiring the Direction of the House
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to take into Consideration the Business touching
the Election now reported; and to offer to the House,
for their further Consideration, what the said Committee
shall think fit to be done, for the Determination of that
Settling the Government.
The House, according to former Order, was resolved
into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Government.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins reports from the Committee, Their Desire, That the House would give Leave, that they may
sit To-morrow Morning, on the Government, according
to former Order.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, upon the
Government, according to former Order.
Yarmouth Return amended.
Mr. Nathaniell Ashby, one of the Bailiffs of Yarmouth,
according to the Summons, did this Day appear at the
Bar; where the Clerk of the Commonwealth's Deputy did
attend at the Bar; and, by Command of the House, did
take off the Return made by the said Nathaniell Ashby,
and the Free Burgesses in general, from the Writ: And
the said Nathaniell Ashby did subscribe his Name, and
set his Seal, to the Indenture returned by the other Bailiff, and the Aldermen, Burgesses, and Commonalty, in
Common-Council assembled; whereby William Goff
Esquire, and Thomas Dunne Gentleman, were returned
to serve for the Borough of Great Yarmouth: And the
Clerk of the Commonwealth's Deputy did, by Order of
the House, cancel the other Indenture.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That Major Pochin, a Member of Parliament,
have Leave, for a Month, to go into the Country.