Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 15th of February, 1658.
Petition from London.
THE House being informed, That those Gentlemen of good Affections to the Commonwealth, who formerly attended to deliver a Petition to this House, were without at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Samuel Moyer, in the Name of the rest, presented to the House their Petition: And afterwards the Petitioners withdrew.
The Petition was read; and was directed, To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England; and was intituled, The humble Petition of divers Citizens and Inhabitants, in and about the City of London.
The Answer to be given by the House, to the Petitioners, being propounded in these Words; viz.
"That the House hath read their Petition; and doth take notice of their good Affections: That some of the Particulars mentioned in their Petition, the House hath already taken into Consideration: And that such others, as are fit for the Consideration of this House, they will, in due time, consider of them: And do expect, that the Petitioners should acquiesce therein, according to their own Expressions;"
The Question was put, That these Words, "and doth take notice of their good Affections," shall stand, and be Part of the Answer:
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Thomas Style||Tellers for the Yea:||110.|
|Major-General Packer,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Annesley,||Tellers for the Noe:||202.|
|Mr. James Herbert,||With the Noe,|
So the Question passed with the Negative.
And the main Question being put; It is
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to be given to the Petitioners shall be, "That the House hath read their Petition: That some of the Particulars mentioned in their Petition, the House hath already taken into Consideration: And that such others, as are fit for the Consideration of this House, they will, in due time, consider of them: And do expect, that the Petitioners should acquiesce therein, according to their own Expressions."
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker gave them the Answer of the House to their Petition, accordingly.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Lenthall have Leave to go into the Country, to attend his own Occasions, for Eight Days.
Recognizing Protector's Title.
Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into Consideration such additional Clauses, to be Part of the Bill, intituled, An Act of Recognition, &c. as are mentioned in the Vote passed Yesterday, the first Business To-morrow Morning; and that nothing else do then intervene.