Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 23th of October, 1651.
THE House, according to former Order, was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill for setting a certain Time to the Sitting of this Parliament, and for Calling a new Parliament.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Ellis took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Ellis reports, from the Grand Committee, That it is the Desire of the said Grand Committee that the House will give Leave, that that Committee may sit on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand Committee on Tuesday next, to sit upon the Bill for setting a Time certain for the Sitting of this Parliament, and for Calling a new Parliament.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, from the Council of State, a Declaration * * * * which was this Day read the First time at large; and was after read by Parts; and the first Part, being put to the Question, was assented unto.
The second Clause being read, and some Amendments made;
Resolved, That the House do first proceed on the Four Particulars, before they go on with this Clause.
The first Particular being read, was, upon the Question, assented unto.
The first Clause of the second Particular being read, was, upon the Question, assented unto.
The rest of the Clause of the second Particular, being read, was, upon the Question, after some Amendment, assented unto.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker take the Chair at Eleven of Clock on Tuesday next; and that this Debate be then resumed.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
That the Council, having taken into Consideration the Order of Parliament of the 26th of September last, referring it to them to consider of some fit Persons to be sent Commissioners into Scotland, do, in pursuance of the said Order, humbly offer it to the Parliament, That the Lord Chief Justice St. John, Sir Henry Vane junior, Major Richard Salwey, Colonel George Fenwick, Major General Lambert, Major General Deane, and Alderman Robert Tichburne, be sent Commissioners into Scotland, if the Parliament shall so think fit.
Resolved, That the Lord Chief Justice St. John be one of the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
Resolved, That Sir Henry Vane the younger be one of the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
Resolved, That Richard Salwey Esq; be one of the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
Resolved, That Colonel George Fenwick Esq; be another of the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
Resolved, That Major General Lambert Esq; be another of the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
Resolved, That Major General Deane be another of the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
Resolved, That Robert Tichburne, Alderman of the City of London, be one other of the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
Resolved, That Lieutenant General Munck be another of the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland.
Lord Mayor of London.
The House being informed, That the Lord Mayor Elect was at the Door, according to the Order of the House, by Command of the House he was called in, and presented by the Recorder of London, attended with divers Aldermen of the City; and Mr. Recorder, having made an eloquent Oration, declared, That the City have chosen Mr. Alderman John Kenrick to be Lord Mayor for the Year now next ensuing; with a large Testimonial of the Fidelity, Integrity, and Abilities of the said Alderman, and his Qualifications for that great Office and Trust: And, desiring the Approbation of this House to their said Election: And being all withdrawn; It was
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the Election of Alderman John Kenrick, to be Lord Mayor of the City of London for the Year now next ensuing; and that he be sworn accordingly.
The Lord Mayor Elect, Recorder, and Aldermen, being again called in, and being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave this Answer.
My Lord Mayor Elect,
YOU have been presented to the Parliament of England, by Mr. Recorder, for their Approbation: The Parliament hath commanded me, in their names, to declare unto you, That they do approve and confirm the Choice of you to be Lord Mayor of the City of London for the Year ensuing. And, out of their Experience of your great Service and Fidelity to this Commonwealth and Parliament, and the Confidence they have of your Abilities for the Discharge of so high a Trust, they are well pleased, that such an Eminent Stamp of Authority is so fitly placed; and they have ordered, that you shall be sworn, accordingly.
Reducing the Forces.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take Notice of the Reducement of the Forces, both in Field and Garison, in England and Scotland, and the Votes of Parliament touching the same; and to give Order for Payment, accordingly.
The humble Petition of John Saer, late of Namptwich, Innholder, and now a poor sentenced Prisoner in Chester, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the House adjourn itself till Eight of Clock on Tuesday Morning next.
And the House adjourned itself accordingly.