House of Commons Journal Volume 7
6 October 1654

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 6 October 1654', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 374. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24362 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Friday, the 6th of October, 1654.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

RESOLVED, That Mr. Harrington, a Member of the House, have Leave, upon his urgent Occasions, to go into the Country for Six Weeks.

Army and Navy.

The Letter received by Mr. Speaker, from his Highness, and read Yesterday, with the Schedule therein inclosed, was this Day again read.

Resolved, That his Highness the Lord Protector, and the Council, be desired to give Order for issuing out of Monies for the Supply of the Army and Navy, until further Order be taken by the Parliament.

Settling the Government.

The House this Day resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Government, according to former Order.

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 the Committee may sit again To-morrow.

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

Wiltes Writ.

Colonel Popham, returned for the County of Wiltes, and for the Town of Bath, chooseth to serve for the Town of Bathe, and waveth his Election for the County of Wiltes.

Ordered, That a Warrant do issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, to issue forth a new Writ for electing of another Knight, to serve for the County of Wiltes, in the Room and Stead of Colonel Popham, who waved his Election there.

Warwick Writ.

Colonel Purefoy, chosen to serve for the County of Warwick, and for the City of Coventry, chooseth to serve for the City of Coventry, and waveth his Election for the County of Warwick.

Ordered, That a Warrant do issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, to issue forth a new Writ for electing of another Knight, to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Warwick, in the Room and Stead of Colonel Puresoy, who waved his Election there.

Warwick Borough Writ.

Mr. Richard Lucy, returned for the County of Warwick, and for the Town of Warwick, chooseth to serve for the County, and waves his Election for the Town.

Ordered, That a Warrant do issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, to issue forth a new Writ for the electing another Bargess, to serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Warwick, in the Room and Stead of Mr. Richard Lucy, who waved his Election for the said Town.

Corn Trade.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider how an Encouragement may be given for transporting of Corn; and what Customs are fit to be paid for the same: And also to consider of the Statutes against Ingrossers; and what may be fit to be done for the Transportation of Butter and Cheese; and to report their Opinion to the House.

Captain Hatsell, Colonel Purefoy, Alderman Avery, Colonel Harvey, Lord Rich. Cromwell, Lord Lambert, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Whitway, Colonel John Birch, Colonel Baines, Colonel Fitz James, Colonel Fynes, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Colonel Zanchy, Mr. Minors, Mr. Bence, Mr. York, Mr. Disbrow, Colonel Chadwick, Mr. Edward Jones, Alderman Dickenson, Mr. Thistlethwaite, Mr. Charles Lloyd, Mr. Martin Lister, Mr. Riccards, Mr. Bond, Alderman Foot, Colonel Clerk, Mr. Thomson, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Jones, Mr. Strickland, Major Saunders, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Thomas Rous, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Moody, Mr. Brasey, Colonel Ireland, Sir Rich. Everard, Mr. Bainton, Colonel Norton, Colonel Bridges, Mr. Pateshall, Mr. Williams, Major-General Skippon, Alderman Gibbes, Colonel Bright, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. John Clark, Colonel Goff, Mr. Parker, Mr. Boys, Mr. Edward Tucker, Mr. Southby, Mr. Badger, Mr. Dunch, Colonel Hill, Lieutenant Colonel Worsley, Mr. Charles Walley: And this Committee are to meet at Two of the Clock To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.