House of Commons Journal Volume 7
3 June 1659

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 3 June 1659', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 671. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24778 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Friday, June 3d, 1659.

Privilege.

MR. Speaker acquainted the House, that the Justices of the Court of Common-Pleas had informed him, That a Record in that Court is adjourned to the Parliament for Difficulty; and desired, That the Parliament might be moved to appoint some time for them to attend the Parliament with the said Record, that the House might be possessed thereof.

Ordered, That the Justices of the Court of Common-Pleas do bring the said Record, adjourned by that Court to the Parliament for Difficulty, into this House, To-morrow Morning.

Great Seal.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports, from the Council of State, the Names of Persons to be Commissioners to have the Custody of the Great Seal; viz. Serjeant Bradshawe, Mr. * Terryll, Josiah Barners, Mr. Serjeant Fountaine.

Resolved, That the Commissioners to have the Custody of the Great Seal be Three; and that the Quorum be any Two of them.

Resolved, That John Bradshaw Serjeant at Law be one of the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal.

Resolved, That Thomas Terryll Esquire be one of the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal.

The Question being propounded, that John Fountaine Serjeant at Law be one of the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Tellers for the Yeas: 43.
Mr. Reynolds, With the Yeas,
Colonel Walton, Tellers for the Noes: 15.
Mr. Cawley, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That John Fountaine Serjeant at Law be one of the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal.

The Question being propounded, That the said Commissioners shall continue Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal, until the Twentieth of October 1659;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That the said Commissioners shall continue Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal, until the Twentieth of October 1659.

Ordered, That Mr. Love do acquaint the said Commissioners with these Votes; and desire them to attend this House to receive the Great Seal into their Custody, accordingly, To-morrow Morning.