House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 17 March 1659

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 17 March 1659', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660, (London, 1802), pp. 615. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/p615 [accessed 22 June 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 17 March 1659", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660, (London, 1802) 615. British History Online, accessed June 22, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/p615.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 17 March 1659", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660, (London, 1802). 615. British History Online. Web. 22 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/p615.

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Thursday, the 17th of March, 1658.

Prayers.

St. Jermyns Writ.

MR. Seynt Awbyn, being chosen to serve in this present Parliament, as well for the Borough of St. Ives, as for the Borough of St. Jermyns, in the County of Cornewall, declared, That he made his Choice to serve for the Borough of St. Ives; and waved his Election for the Borough of St. Jermyns.

Ordered, That a new Writ be issued, for the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of St. Jermyns in the County of Cornewall, in the place of John St. Awbyn Esquire, doubly elected: And that Mr. Speaker do send his Warrant to the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery, for the Issuing of a new Writ, for the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of St. Jermyns, accordingly.

Milborne Port Writ.

The House being informed, that Robert Hunt Esquire, who, by Order of this House, had Leave to go into the Country, and was now absent, was chosen to serve as a Member in this present Parliament, as well for the County of Somerset, as for the Borough of Milborne Port, in the same County; and that, by the Order of this House, of the First of this Instant March, such of the Members, as are returned for several Places, for none of which their Elections were then questioned, should make their Elections, respectively, for what Place they would chuse to serve, by that Day Sevennight; and, in Default thereof, that the House would appoint for what Place such Members should serve; which the said Mr. Hunt, being in the Country, had not done, nor could do; It is thereupon

Resolved, &c. That Robert Hunt Esquire, chosen to serve as a Member in this present Parliament for the County of Somerset, and also for the Borough of Milborne-Port in the same County, being, by Leave from the House, now absent; and having not declared himself, whether he will serve for the said County, or for the said Borough of Milborne-Port, be appointed to serve for the said County: And that a new Writ be issued, for the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Milborne-Port, in the place of the said Robert Hunt Esquire, doubly elected and returned: And that Mr. Speaker do send his Warrant to the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery, for the Issuing of a new Writ, for the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Milborne-Port, accordingly.

Members to visit Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax, Sir Anthony Ashly Cooper, Dr. Bathurst, and Mr. John Weaver, Four of the Members of this House, do, from this House, go unto and visit Mr. Speaker Chalenor Chute, who, for the present, is, by reason of his Sickness and Indisposition of Health, detained from attending the Service of the Parliament.

Scotch Members.

According to the Order made Yesterday, the House resumed, and proceeded in, the Debate concerning the Sitting of the Members returned for Scotland.

Resolved, &c. That this Debate be adjourned until Two of the Clock this Afternoon: And be then proceeded in; and that nothing else do then intervene.

This House adjourns itself until Two of the Clock this Afternoon.

Thursday, the 17th of March, 1658; In the Afternoon

Scotch Members.

THE House, according to the Order made at the Adjournment, proceeded in the Debate concerning the Sitting of the Members returned for Scotland.

The House being informed, That the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery was without at the Door; and that, by Direction given him at the Desire of some of the Members of this House, he had brought with him some of the original Writs issued for the Election of Members to serve, as well in the Parliaments holden in the Year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred Fiftyfour, and in the Year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred Fifty-six, as in this present Parliament; By the Command of the House;

The Writs were sent for: And the Clerk went from the Table, and brought them into the House.

Three of the original Writs, issued for the Election of Members to serve in the Parliament holden in the Year of our Lord 1654; namely, the Writ directed to the Sheriff of the County of Carmarthen; the Writ directed to the Sheriff of the Sheriffdom of Forfarr; and the Writ directed to the Sheriff of the Cities of Waterford and Clonmell; were read.

The original Writ, issued for the Election of Members to serve in the Parliament held in the Year 1656, and directed to the Sheriff of the County of Glamorgan, was also read.

Three other original Writs issued for the Election of Members to serve in this present Parliament; namely, the Writ directed to the Sheriff of the County of Berks; the Writ directed to the Sheriff of the Sheriffdom of Rosse; and the Writ directed to the Sheriff of the Counties of Cavnan, Farmannagh, and Monoghan; were likewise read.

And, after the Rising of the House, were all of them delivered back to the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery.