Thursday, the 27th of November, 1656.
MR. Drake reports, That the Committee appointed
for that Purpose, did, Yesterday, attend his Highness, according to the Order, to desire his Highness to
appoint a Time for the House to present unto him some
Bills which have passed this House: And that his Highness hath appointed this Morning, about Ten of the
Clock, for that Purpose, to be in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That Colonel White do take care, that the
Painted Chamber, and the Passage thither, be cleared;
and no Person to come in but the Members of the House,
except such as his Highness brings with him.
Lawrence's, &c. Nat.
An Act for Naturalizing William Lawrence, Martha
Lawrence, Theodora Lawrence, Stephen Tracy, Nathaniel
Tracy, Abraham Stock, John Kirk, Mary Kirk, Richard
Bogan, Peter Silvester, Constant Silvester, Gidon Harvey,
Jacob Lowrvan Slodt, Theodore Haak and Elizabeth his
Wife, and Katherine Genne her Daughter, Francis Pardini, and John Pardini, was this Day read the Third time:
And the Question being put, That the Name of Francis Pardini, do stand in the Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Name of John
Pardini do stand in the Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That these Words, in the * Line of the
Bill; viz. "and Daughter;" be put out.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That his Highness' Consent be desired to this
Passing Bills not to determine Session.
A Bill That his Highness' Assent to the Passing of
any Bills now tendered to him, shall not determine this
Session of Parliament, was read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be now read the Second time.
And the same was read the Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed to Lord Commissioner Whitelock,
Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pedley,
Colonel Mathews, Attorney-General, Mr. Bampfield,
Master of the Rolls: To withdraw presently.
An Act for altering the Leather-Market at Leadenhall
from Monday to Tuesday, was this Day read the Third
time: And, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That his Highness' Consent be desired to
Mr. Solicitor-General reports, Amendments to an
Act, That his Highness' Passing Bills shall not be any
Determination of this Session of Parliament: Which
were twice read: And, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Ordered, That this Act be ingrossed.
An Act, That the Passing of Bills shall not determine
this present Session of Parliament, was this Day read
the Third time.
Resolved, That instead of the Word "Assent," in the
* Line of this Bill, the Word "Consent" be inserted.
And so the Bill was, upon the Question, passed.
Resolved, That the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.
Resolved, That this Bill be first presented to his Highness, for his Consent.
The Serjeant brings Word That Serjeant Dendy was
at the Door, with a Message from his Highness;
And thereupon he was called in.
And, having made two Obeisances to the House, when
he came into the Middle of the House, with his Mace in
his Hand, he declared to Mr. Speaker, That he is commanded by his Highness the Lord Protector, to let this
House know, that his Highness is in the Painted Chamber; and desires to speak with this honourable House.
And thereupon withdrew.
Which being done, Mr. Speaker attended with the
whole House, the Clerk with the Bills in his Hand, and
the Serjeant with his Mace going next and immediately
before him, went up to the Painted Chamber: Where
his Highness, attended with the Lord President and the
rest of the Council, the Lords Commissioners of the Great
Seal, the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, the Lord
Chief Justice of the Upper Bench, the Master of the
Rolls, the Lord Chief Justice of the Common-Pleas, and
the rest of the Judges, was expecting.
The Serjeant carried his Mace, upon his Shoulder, up
to the Table; where was a Chair set for the Speaker,
and a Form for the Clerk.
The Speaker addressed himself to his Highness, and
gave an Account of the Employment of the House during
their sitting: And that many Bills for the Publick Good
were upon the Anvil; some were completed, whereof
some Publick; of which he made a particular Relation.
The First he stiled, A Bill for the Parliament's Preservation. The Second, A Bill for quieting the Possession of
the Government. The Third, A Bill of Security to his
Highness; and, in him, to every Person in the Nation.
The Fourth, An Act of Manumission. And, the Fifth,
An Act of * * * *.
Other Bills there were, of private Concernment to
After which, the Clerk read the Title of the First Bill,
which was presented, being intituled, An Act, That the
Passing of Bills shall not determine this present Session
of Parliament: Which Bill his Highness caused to be
read: And, upon reading thereof, declared to the Clerk
his Consent to the same, in these Words, "We do consent." And thereupon the Clerk made an Entry thereof
on the Bill, in these Words, "The Lord Protector doth
consent:" And read the same.
Then the Clerk read the Title of the next Bill; which
was, An Act for renouncing and disannulling the pretended Title of Charles Stuart, &c.: Which Bill his
Highness commanded to be read: Which was done accordingly: And his Highness' Consent thereunto declared, entered, and published as before.
The Titles of the rest of the Publick Bills first, and
then the Private Bills, were read: And to each of them,
his Highness' Consent declared, entered, and published,
The Serjeant at Arms attending his Highness, and
likewise the Serjeant attending the Parliament, stood all
this time with their Maces on their Shoulders: And his
Highness having made a short Speech, the Speaker, with
the rest of the Members, departed, in the like Order as
they came thither, to the Parliament House.
The Speaker made Report to the House of the Substance of his Highness' Speech, upon the Passing of the
Bills now presented: The Titles of which Bills were as
1. An Act That Passing of Bills shall not determine
this present Session of Parliament.
2. An Act for renouncing and disannulling the Pretended Title of Charles Stuart, &c.
3. An Act for the Security of his Highness the Lord
Protector his Person; and Continuance of the Nation
in Peace and Safety.
4. An Act for taking away the Court of Wards and
5. An Act for Exportation of several Commodities, of
the Breed, Growth, and Manufacture of this Commonwealth.
1. An Act enabling Robert Peyton Esquire, and Algernon Peyton his Brother, to sell Part of their Lands,
for Payment of their Debts.
2. An Act for raising Portions, and making Provision,
for the younger Children of William Masham Esquire,
3. An Act for the Pardon, and Restitution in Blood,
of John Deane, William Wake, Christopher Haviland,
Edmond Mack, Henry Lawrence, John Fryer, and
4. An Act for Naturalizing of Florentine Tanturier,
Mathew Boucherett, Wm. Leonard, Robert Leonard and
Mary Leonard, William Northey, Mary Russell, Peter
Vashon, Thomas Whitston, Katherine Whitston, and Levina Whitston, Frederick Losse, Andrew Wanley, Valentine Wanley, David Collivaux, Philip Jego alias Jegau,
Thomas Mitchell, John George Sedascue, Claudius Gilbert,
Frederick Shloer, Harman Barnes, Lodowick de Bourgougne alias Lambermont, and Theodore Hoff.
5. An Act for Naturalizing of William Lawrence,
Martha Lawrence, Theodora Lawrence, Stephen Tracy,
Nathaniell Tracy, Abraham Stock, John Kirk, Mary
Kirk, Richard Bogan, Peter Silvester, Constant Silvester,
Gidon Harvey, Jacob Lowrxan Slodt, Theodore Haak and
Elizabeth his Wife, and Katherine Genne her Daughter.
6. An Act for altering the Leather-Market at Leadenhall, from Monday to Tuesday in every Week.
Resolved, That these Publick Bills be forthwith
printed and published.
Resolved, That his Highness the Lord Protector be
desired to issue a Warrant to the Lords Commissioners of
the Great Seal, for sending forth Writs for proclaiming
these Five Acts of Parliament in all the Counties, Cities,
Boroughs, and Towns of England, Scotland, and Ireland,
and Town of Berwick upon Tweed.
Union with Scotland.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, upon the Bill for Uniting Scotland into one
Commonwealth with England, on Tuesday next.