House of Commons Journal Volume 7
4 October 1654

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 4 October 1654', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 372. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24360 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Wednesday, the 4th of October, 1654.

Prayers.

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 the Desire of the said Committee, That the House would give Leave that they may sit again To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, upon the Government, according to former Order.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Colonel Russell, a Member of Parliament, being sick, have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight.

Poole, &c. Writs.

Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper being chosen to serve for the County of Wiltes, for the Town and County of Poole, and for the Borough of Tewksbury, chooseth to serve for the County of Wiltes, and waves the Town and County of Poole, and the Borough of Tewksbury.

Ordered, That a Warrant issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, for a new Writ for electing of another Burgess to serve for the Town and County of Poole, in the Room and Stead of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, who waved his Election for the said Town and County of Poole.

Ordered, That a Warrant issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, for the Issuing forth of a new Writ for Electing of another Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Tewksbury, in the County of * in the Room and Stead of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, who waved his Election for the Borough.

Somerset, &c. Writs.

General Disbrow, chosen to serve for Cambridgeshire, Somersetshire, and the Town of Totnes in the County of Devon, chooseth to serve for Cambridgeshire, and waves his Election for Somersetshire.

Ordered, That a Warrant issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, for the Issuing forth of a new Writ for Electing of another Knight to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Somerset, in the Room and Stead of General Disbrow, who waved his Election for the said County.

Ordered, That a Warrant issue forth under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, for the Issuing forth of a new Writ for Electing of another Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Totnes in the County of Devon, in the Room and Stead of General Disbrow, who waved his Election for the said Town.

Isle of Wight Writ.

Colonel Sidenham, chosen to serve for the County of Dorset and the Isle of Wight, chooseth to serve for the County of Dorset, and waves his Election for the Isle of Wight.

Ordered, That a Warrant issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, for the Issuing forth of a new Writ for Electing of another Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Isle of Wight, in the County of Hants, in the Room and Stead of Colonel Sidenham, who waved his Election for the said Isle of Wight.

Other Business.

The Question being propounded, That the Speaker do take the Chair Two Days in every Week, upon other Business:

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Negative.