House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 21 January 1657

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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 21st of January, 1656.

Throckmorton's Petition.

A PETITION was tendered on the Behalf of George Throckmorton.

Resolved, That this Petition shall be read.

The said Petition was read accordingly; and was intituled, "The most humble Petition of the most afflicted George Throckmorton."

Conspiracy against the Protector.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That he had received (as sent from the Council) Copies of the Examinations of John Cecill and John Toope, read in this House the Nineteenth of January instant; and also a printed Book, intituled, "A true Account of the late bloody and inhuman Conspiracy against his Highness the Lord Protector, and this Commonwealth."

Ordered, That the said Copies of the said Examinations do remain on Record in Parliament; and that the said Book do remain in this House.

Levant Company.

Resolved, That the Petition of the Levant Company be received into this House on Tuesday Morning next.

Irish Rebels.

According to former Order, the Bill, intituled, An Act for Attainder of the Rebels in Ireland, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Wednesday Morning next.

Conspiracy against the Protector.

The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, That the Committee appointed to wait upon his Highness the Lord Protector, to appoint a Time when this House may attend on his Highness, to congratulate with him for the late great Mercy and Deliverance, That his Highness is pleased to give the Parliament a Meeting on Friday next, at Eleven a Clock in the Morning, in Whitehall.


The House, according to former Order, resumed the Debate adjourned Yesterday, upon the Bill for Continuing and Assessing of a Tax for Maintaining of the Militia Forces.

During this Debate, Exceptions were taken against Words spoken by Mr. Cromwell, as charging some Major-Generals to have acted unjustly, and against Law: It was desired, That they might be named: But it was put off, until the main Debate ended; that it might not interrupt the same.

Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned until Tomorrow Morning; and nothing to intervene.