House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 13 July 1653

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Wednesday, the 13th of July, 1653.

Petition from London.

THE House being informed, That there were at the Door divers Citizens of London; they were, by Command of the House, called in: And, being come to the Bar, Colonel Fenton declared, That he, and these Gentlemen, in Behalf of themselves, and several others, are come to present to the Parliament, a Representation, contained in a Paper: Which, after a Speech made by him, was received in: And, after they were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, The humble Representation of divers well-affected People, Inhabitants in and about the City of London.

Resolved, That the Petition be taken into Consideration on Monday next.

The Persons who presented the Representation, being called in; Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave to them this Answer; That the House had read their Petition; and do render them hearty Thanks for their good Affections therein expressed: And did acquaint them, That some of the Particulars therein are already under their Consideration; and that the House hath also appointed Monday next to take the rest of the Particulars, and their Petition, into further Consideration: And that the House doth desire the Continuance of their Prayers, for the Blessing of God upon their Endeavours, in the Trust they are called to: And thereupon they again withdrew.

Papers concerning Lilburne.

Mr. Strickland tenders to the House, from the Council of State, Several Papers, which are before the Council, concerning Lieutenant-Col. John Lilburne, and his Carriage in foreign Parts.

Petition from Hertford.

The House being informed, there were at the Door divers Petitioners of the County of Hertford; they were called in: And, being come to the Bar, one of them presented a Petition: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read, intituled, The humble Petition of divers, in the County of Hertford, that prosess the Name and Fear of our Lord Jesus.-

Papers concerning Lilburne.

The Papers delivered in by Mr. Strickland, were read, being the Information of Isaac Birkinhead, the Examinations of Captain John Titus, John Bartlett, Richard Foote, and John Staplehill; and a Copy of a Letter from the said Lieutenant-Col. John Lilburne to his Wife.

Petition from Hertford.

The Member of this House; who offered the Petition, did, by Direction of the House, acquaint the Petitioners, That the House had read the Petition; and would take a due Time to take it into Consideration.


The House, this Day, according to former Order, did take into Debate the Business of Tythes: And the Debate was adjourned till To-morrow Eight of the Clock.