House of Commons Journal Volume 7
23 February 1657

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 23 February 1657', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 496. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24574 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Monday, the 23d of February, 1656.

Totnes Ministers.

A BILL for the Promoting and more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and Maintenance of a Godly Ministry, in the Town of Totnes in the County of Devon, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee appointed for the Bill for the Ministers of Exeter.

Prisoners.

The Question being put, That the Bill for Prisoners shall be read;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Barkley, Tellers for the Noes: 83.
Sir John Reynolds, With the Noes,
General Disborow, Tellers for the Yeas: 62.
Major-General Berry, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.

Remonstrance.

Sir Christofer Pack presented a Paper to the House, declaring, It was somewhat come to his Hand, tending to the Settlement of the Nation, and of Liberty and of Property; and prayed it might be received, and read: And it being much controverted, Whether the same should be read, without further Opening thereof;

The Question being propounded, That this Paper, offered by Sir Christofer Pack, be further opened by him, before it be read.

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being propounded, That this Paper, offered by Sir Christofer Pack, be now read;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Colonel Sidenham, Tellers for the Noes: 54.
Mr. Robinson, With the Noes,
Sir Charles Wolsley, Tellers for the Yeas: 144.
Colonel Fitz-James, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That this Paper, offered by Sir Christofer Pack, be now read.

The said Paper was read, accordingly; and was intituled, "The humble Address and Remonstrance of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, now assembled in the Parliament of this Commonwealth."

Resolved, That a Candle be brought in.

The Question being propounded, That the Debate upon this Paper be resumed To-morrow Morning.

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That the Debate upon this Paper be resumed To-morrow Morning.