Saturday, the 6th of December, 1656.
ORDERED, That Sir William Roberts and Colonel Grosvenor be added to the Committee for the
A Bill for Mitigation of the Forest-Laws within the
Forest of Deane, in the County of Gloucester, and for the
Preservation of the Wood and Timber, was this Day read
the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to
the Committee for the Forests, and the Bill for Preservation of Timber: And that Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Bond,
Mr. Wall, Mr. Cole, Mr. White, Mr. Stephens, Mr.
Young, Major Owen, be added to this Committee: And
are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the
Earl of Huntingdon's Estate.
A Bill to confirm the Sale of Lands sold by Ferdinando
late Earl of Huntingdon, whereby he paid several Debts;
and for Sale of some other Lands, for Payment of the
Residue of his Debts; was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to Dr. Clargis,
Alderman Foote, Mr. Pedley, Colonel Shapcott, Colonel
Rous, Colonel Wilton, Major-General Whaley, Mr. Bedford, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Moody, Mr. Ash, Colonel
Carter, Sir Christofer, Pack, Sir Sam. Sleigh, Mr. Quarles,
Mr. Puchin, Mr. Robert Wolsley, Mr. Rolls, Mr. Blaney,
Mr. Margetts, Sir Rich. Lucy, Mr. St. Aubin, Mr. Barington, Colonel Beaumont: To meet at Two of the Clock
this Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Pardon of Periera, &c.
A Bill for the Pardon of Alvaro Guncalvis Periera,
Peter Coeliho, and Sebastian de Olivero, was this Day
read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to
be read the Second time on Tuesday Morning next.
The humble Petition of Colonel Henry Markham was
this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Ireland, to examine the Matter of Fact, and report
the same to the House; and that the Committee have
Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, Records.
Ordered, That the Bill for the Hospitals of Leicester
be read the Second Time on Tuesday Morning next.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the
Report touching James Nayler.
Resolved, That Mr. Bodurda be heard again in this
Resolved, That James Naylor be brought forthwith to
the Bar; and that the Report from the Committee be
read unto him; and that it be then demanded of him,
What he says thereunto, by Confession, or Denial.
He was sent for accordingly; and, being brought to
the Bar, keeping on his Hat, the Serjeant, by the Command of the Speaker, took off his Hat; and, being asked,
Whether his Name were James Nayler, answered, He is
so called: Being asked, How long he hath been called so,
answered, Ever since he can remember.
The Report was read to him; and he was demanded,
to every Particular, Whether that were his Answer to the
Committee; to which he answered particularly, acknowleging them to be so; or to that Effect.
And so withdrew.
Resolved, That James Nayler be called in to the Bar,
and demanded several Questions.
He was accordingly called in; and those Questions
demanded of him.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, in the Report of the Matter of Fact touching
Resolved, That this Debate touching James Nayler,
be adjourned till Monday Morning; and nothing to
Resolved, That the said James Nayler be kept private.