Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 8th of May, 1657.
Protector to be attended.
LORD Whitelock reports from the Committee appointed to attend his Highness the Lord Protector upon the Petition and Advice;
That the Committee did Yesterday attend his Highness: Who excused himself that he had made them stay so long; and desired the Committee to give him another Meeting this Morning: Which they did, accordingly: And his Highness did desire the Committee to acquaint the House, he will give them a Meeting this Morning presently, in the Banquetting House.
The House being informed, that divers Officers of the Army were at the Door, with a Petition to be presented to the House;
Resolved, That these Petitioners shall be called in.
The Petitioners were called in, accordingly: And being come to the Bar, Colonel Mason did declare, That, he with the rest present, were come to present to the House a Petition from divers Officers of the Army: And therewith presented the said Petition: Which was taken in. And after, they withdrew.
Resolved, That the House be adjourned from hence to the Banquetting-House; and so from thence, till Tomorrow Morning, to this Place.
The House adjourned itself, accordingly.