Friday, the 19th of September, 1656.
ORDERED, That Mr. Nye, by reason of his
Indisposition of Body, be excused from assisting in
carrying on the Work on Wednesday next, being appointed
a Day for Fasting and Humiliation by this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Jenkins be desired to be assisting in
carrying on the Work of the Day of public Fasting and
Humiliation, appointed to be kept by this House, in the
Church of Margarett's, Westminster, upon Wednesday
next: And that Major Beak be desired to give him
Renouncing Right of Car. II.
According to the Order Yesterday, the Bill, intituled,
An Act for Renouncing and Disannulling the pretended
Title of Charles Stuart to the Crown of England, &c.
was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed to Lord Broghill, Mr. Recorder of
London, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Bampfeild,
Sir Charles Wolsley, Colonel John Jones, Major General
Berry, Lord Commissioner Fienes, Mr. Bond, Mr. Buller,
Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Tho. Barnardiston, Mr. Crook,
Major Beak, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Francis Rous,
Sir Wm. Strickland, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel
Rous, Colonel Philip Jones, Mr. Arthur Upton, General
Disbrow, Colonel Cock, Major Aston, Lord Lambert, Earl
of Tweddale, Sir John Coppleston; all the Gentlemen of
the Long Robe that are of the House: And are to meet
in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock this
The Serjeant acquainting the House, That the Deputy
to the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery did
attend at the Door, with the Returns, according to the
Order made Yesterday, he was called in;
And being come to the Bar, by Order of the House,
Mr. Speaker demanded of him, Where the Clerk of the
Commonwealth is. Answered, He was at his House out
of Town, when the Warrant came: He expected him
this Morning; and so did not send for him: But he came
not. Being demanded, Whether he hath all the Indentures here for England and Wales; Answered, Yea. By
Command of Mr. Speaker, produced the Indenture for
the Elections in Norfolk; and read it; in which was
returned Sir Ralph Hare. Being asked, Why He was
not returned to the Parliament; Saith, because he was
not approved. And gives the like Answer, as to Sir
Wm. Doyly, Philip Woodhowse, John Buxton, Thomas
Sotherton, Esquires. Being commanded to produce the
Indenture for the County of Hertford; Read therein returned, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Richard Lucy
Knight and Baronet, Sir John Wittrong, Sir John Gore,
Roland Litton. Being demanded, whether these were
returned into the House; Answered, No. And being
demanded the Reason; Answereth, the same as before.
By Command of Mr. Speaker, he produced the Indenture
for the Elections in the County of Wiltes: And having
read all the Names of the Knights elected, was demanded,
Whether all of them were returned to the House. He
answered, No: Viz. Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper Baronet,
Sir Alexander Popham, John Bulkley, Henry Hungerford,
were not returned to the House, because he had no Certificate of Approbation for them.
The like Answer he gave for the several Persons:
Which, upon reading the several Indentures, appeared to
have been thereby returned for the several Counties and
Places hereafter mentioned; viz.
||Samuel Moore, Andrew Lloyd.
||Henry Mildmay of Graces, Oliver Raymond, Edward Turner, Sir Thomas Bowes, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Bart.
William James, Sir Thomas Style, Baronet, John Boys, Lambard Godfrey, Richard Beale, John Selleard, Daniel Shatterden.
John Bulkley, Edward Hooper.
|City of Norwich.
Henry North, Edmond Harvey, Edw. Wyneive, John Sicklemore, William Bloyse, William Gibbes.
Thomas Lister, William Wolley, William Savile, Wm. Welbey, Charles Hussey, Charles Hall.
||Sir Anthony Irby.
||Sir Arthur Hesilrige.
||Sir John Northcott, William Morrice, John Hale, Sir John Young, John Doddridge.
|York E. Riding.
Richard Darley, Henry Darley.
Francis Thorpe Serjeant at Law, Henry Tempest, Henry Arthington, John Stanhope.
Francis Thorp Serjeant at Law.
||Colonel George Fenwick.
Thomas Gewen Esquire.
|Town of Shrewsbury.
|Borough of Rigate.
John Buckland, Alexander Popham, Robert Long.
John Southby, Wm. Hide.
|Malden in Essex.
||Colonel Joachim Mathewes.
Whereupon the Deputy Clerk of the Commonwealth,
was commanded to withdraw.
Which being done, Mr. Speaker acquaints the House,
That he had called over all the Places for whom any Person was chosen, whose Name was subscribed to the Letter,
and finds them all to have been returned in the Indentures.
While he was at the Bar, it was taken Notice, that some
Members of the House did walk up and down the House,
out of their Places, and speak one to another: And
thereupon it was moved, and agreed for a Rule, That
while any Stranger is in the House, no Member ought to
stir out of his Place, nor speak unto another.
The House being acquainted, by the Serjeant, That the
Clerk of the Commonwealth was himself at the Door;
He was called in; and, by Order of the House, Mr.
Speaker acquainted him, That, upon the Perusal of Indentures, it appears, divers Persons are elected, which are
not returned to the House: And he was demanded, By
what Order it was done. He returns this Answer: That
he received an Order, from his Highness' Council, that
he should deliver Tickets to all such Persons, and such
only, as, being returned to serve in Parliament, should
be certified unto him, from the Council, as Persons by
them approved: And that he did receive several Orders
of Approbation for several Persons; and so he made out
the Tickets. Being demanded, Whether he had the Order
itself; Answered, He knew not whether it were at the
Door. But being withdrawn; and again brought in by
the Serjeant; he delivered in the Order, subscribed by
Mr. Jessop, Clerk of the Council: Which after he was
withdrawn, was read.
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till Tomorrow-Morning, Eight of the Clock.