Tuesday, the 23d of September, 1656.
ORDERED, That a Committee be appointed for
Scottish Affairs; viz. Lord Broghill, Mr. Secretary
Thurloe, Earl of Tweddale, Colonel Howard, Lord Lambert,
Major Saunders, Mr. Ch. George Cock, Sir Edward Rhodes,
Mr. Downing, Major-General Lilborne, Major-General
Kelsey, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Carey, Colonel Phil. Jones,
Lord Commissioner Lisle, Major-General Whalley, Lord
Commissioner Fienes, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Bond, Mr.
Sam. Disbrow, Sir John Coppleston, Colonel John Jones,
Major Aston, Mr. Solicitor-General, Colonel Berkeley,
* Carr, Mr. Whalley, Colonel Fitch, all the Gentlemen
of the Long Robe, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Swinton, all
the Merchants of the House, Major-General Bridge, Lord
Strickland, Lord Provost of Edenburgh, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Whetham, Lord Whitelock, Lord Chief Justice Glyn,
Mr. Wm. Fenwick, Mr. Robert Fenwick, Colonel Clerk,
Captain Thomas Lilborne, Mr. Godfrey Rhodes, Sir John
Mackdowell, Colonel Rogers, Captain Charles Lister,
Alderman Drewry, Colonel Berkley, Lord Richard
Cromwell: And this Committee are to meet in the
Court of Wards, this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed for Irish
Affairs; viz. Colonel John Clerk, Mr. Ash, Colonel Fowke,
Major Morgan, Colonel John Jones, Mr. King, MajorGeneral Whalley, Major Beake, Major Owen, Lord Lambert, Major-General Boteler, Captain Wagstaff, Lord
Deputy of Ireland, Lord Broghill, Mr. Bedford, Colonel
Braine, Mr. Gooking, Major Blake, Mr. Downing, Mr.
West, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Colonel Markham, Colonel
Howard, Mr. Collyns, Captain Blackwell, Colonel Whetham, Mr. Geo. Cock, Mr. King, Colonel Jones, Master of
the Rolls, Sir Christofer Pack, Major Burton, Major
Beake, Mr. Whitgreave, Mr. Young, Colonel White,
Colonel Brett, Mr. Owen, Lord Commissioner Whitelock,
Major-General Parker, Colonel Fitz-James, Mr. Secretary Thurloe, Mr. Aston, Colonel Twisleton, Colonel
Chadwick, Mr. Tye, Mr. Hatsell, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr.
Blaney, Sir Ch. Wolsley, Major Saunders, Mr. Bond, Lord
Commissioner Fienes, Major-General Jephson, Lord
Evers, Major Audley, Colonel Rogers, Colonel Gorges,
Sir Theophilus Jones, Major-General Goff, Captain Mason,
Colonel Norton, Major-General Haines, Colonel Cox,
all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And this Committee are to meet in the Queen's Court, at Two of the
Clock this Afternoon.
Renouncing Right of Car. II.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That the Bill for
Renouncing and Disannulling the pretended Title of
Charles Stewart, is ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Members of that Committee, to
whom that Bill was committed, be enjoined to meet this
Afternoon; and to examine the Bill ingrossed, with the
Paper Bill; and Amendments: And that this Bill be read
on Friday Morning next.
The Lord Broghill reports, That the Committee appointed Yesterday did attend his Highness, with the
Declaration for the Fast; that his Highness hath assented
thereunto, save only that his Highness, in respect the
Day appointed is the Day wherein the Lord Mayor of
London, is to be sworn, his Highness moved, that the
Day may be put off to Thursday the 30th of October;
and doth assent to it, so amended.
Resolved, That the Day for the Solemn Fast for the
Three Nations be on Thursday the 30th of October next:
And that the Declaration be so amended at the Table.
And the Declaration was so amended accordingly.
Security of Protector's Person.
A Bill, intituled, An Act for the Security of his Highness the Lord Protector his Person, and Continuance of
the Nation in Peace and Safety, was this Day read the
First time; and ordered to be read the Second time, on
Court of Wards.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for taking away the
Court of Wards and Liveries, and Knight Service Tenures: And that Mr. Solicitor-General, Master of the
Rolls, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Young, and
Mr. Barnard, be a Committee to prepare the Bill.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to prepare another Bill for taking care of Orphans, and
Preservation of their Estates and Descents: And Mr.
Attorney-General, and the Lord Chief Justice Glyn,
are added to that Committee.
Wardships in Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to bring in a Bill for taking away Wardships and like
Tenures in Ireland.
Wardships in Scotland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee to
prepare a Bill for taking away Wardships and Tenures in
Scotland: And that Mr. Swynton, Mr. George Smyth, Sir
James Mackdowell, Major Aston, Colonel Jephson, Mr.
Carey, Sir Alexander Wedderburne, Mr. Pedley, Earl of
Tweddaile, be added to the said Committee.
Ordered, That it be likewise referred to the same
Committee, to bring in a Bill touching Care of Idiots
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal be added to this Committee.
Probate of Wills.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for the Probate of
Wills in the North, and in other Parts of England: And
that it be referred to Mr. Wm. Lister, and Mr. Carey,
to prepare the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Declaration for the Fast be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That a convenient Number of the said Declarations be printed, to be sent down unto all the Sheriffs
of England; and likewise into Ireland and Scotland: And
that it be referred to the Council to give Order for the
sending abroad and dispersing the said Declarations.
A Bill for settling Registers in every County, was this
Day read the First time; and ordered to be read again,
the Second time, on this Day Fortnight.
The Question being propounded, That no private
Petitions be read in the House for One Month;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That no private Petitions be read in the
House for one Month.
Resolved, That no private Petition, to be directed to
the Parliament, be printed before the same be read in
The House adjourned itself to Thursday Morning,
Eight of Clock.