Monday, the 2d of February, 1656.
MR. Drake reports from the Committee appointed
to attend his Highness the Lord Protector, for his
Consent to the Declaration touching the Thanksgiving,
That, having attended on his Highness with the said
Declaration, his Highness hath given his full and free
Ordered, That the Declaration for a Day of Thanksgiving, on the Twentieth of February Instant, be forthwith printed and published; and that the same be sent
to the Sheriffs of the respective Counties and Shires:
Who are required to take care, That the same be delivered to the Ministers of the respective Parishes and
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Council, and
that they be desired to give Order for the sending abroad
the Declaration for the Thanksgiving through England,
Scotland, and Ireland.
Hayes', &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Colonel John Hayes, and
others, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Trade, to examine the Matters therein contained;
and report the State thereof, with their Opinion, to the
House: And that the Committee be impowered, in case
all Parties do consent, finally to determine this Business
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Markham have Leave to go
The humble Petition of Samuell Vasall Esquire was this
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee,
to examine the Business; and to consider of some Way,
how Satisfaction may be given to the Petitioner; and to
offer their Opinion therein to the House: Viz. to Sir
Christofer Pack, Mr. Robinson, Alderman Foote, Colonel
Mathews, Colonel Hughson, Master of the Rolls, Mr.
Fowell, Mr. Stanley, Mr. Cole, Mr. Bodurda, Mr. Nest,
Dr. Clarges, Mr. Cobb, Mr. Stone, Mr. Stephens, Captain
Hatsell, Lord Chief-Justice Glyn, Captain Blakwell, Mr.
Lloyd, Mr. Bond, Colonel Fitz-James, Mr. Bampfeild,
Mr. John Ash, Mr. Roll, Mr. Pury, Mr. Alsop, Sir John
Hobart, Sir Richard Onsloe, General Disbrow, Colonel
Grosvenor, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Brewster, Sir Tho. Honywood, Colonel Rous, Colonel Purefoy: And are to meet
To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Grant to Gen. Monck.
Mr. Downing reports Amendments to the Bill for
Settling of the Barony of Kaniell, and other Lands in
Scotland, in pursuance of several Orders of Parliament,
on General George Monck: Which were twice read.
The humble Petition of Elizabeth Duchess of Hamilton, Relict of William late Duke of Hamilton, and of the
Ladies Anne, Elizabeth, Mary, and Margarett, their
Four Daughters, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the Amendments now read.
Resolved, That this Bill, with these Amendments, be
The Question being propounded, That the Petition of
Elizabeth Duchess of Hamilton, Relict of William late
Duke of Hamilton, and of the Ladies Anne, Elizabeth,
Mary, and Margaret, their Four Daughters, be referred
to the Committee, to whom this Bill was referred, to examine the Matter contained therein, and to settle an Agreement between the Parties concerned, if they can; if not,
then to make a Report of their Opinion to the House;
And the Question being put, That these Words, "and
the Report shall be made upon this Petition, when the
ingrossed Bill shall be read," be Part of this Question;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Rich. Onsloe,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,|
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Petition of Elizabeth Duchess
Hamilton, Relict of Wm. late Duke of Hamilton, and of
the Ladies Anne, Elizabeth, Mary, and Margarett, their
Four Daughters, be referred to the Committee, to whom
this Bill was referred, to examine the Matter contained
therein, and to settle an Agreement between the Parties
concerned, if they can; if not, then to make a Report
of their Opinion to the House.
Resolved, That the Lord Lambert, Lord Commissioner
Fynes, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Colonel Grosvenor, Mr. Robinson,
Mr. Drake, Colonel Cooper, Sir Rich. Lucy, Colonel
Hewson, Mr. Bodurda, Mr. Bedford, Mr. Lawrence,
Colonel Fitz-James, Mr. Smyth, Master of the Rolls,
Colonel Sidenham, Mr. Nath. Bacon, be added to this
Committee: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Earl of Abbercorne's Petition.
Resolved, That the Petition of James Earl of Abbercorne be read.
The said Petition was read accordingly; and was
intituled, "The humble Petition of James Earl of
Dukes of Hamilton's Creditors.
The humble Petition of many distressed Creditors of
the late Dukes of Hamilton, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Court of Exchequer be required to
forbear any Suspensions, or Discharges of Recusants
Estates, until the Bill concerning Recusants be here taken
into Consideration, and passed.
Ordered, That this House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House, touching Money, To-morrow
Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.