House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 21 March 1659

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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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Monday, the 21th Day of March, 1658.


Mr. Speaker visited.

SIR Anthony Ashley Cooper informed the House, That, on Saturday last in the Afternoon, which was the First Day they could be dispensed with from the Service of the House, the Lord Fairfax, Dr. Bathurst, Mr. Weaver, and himself, in Obedience to the Command and Order of the House, went to visit Mr. Speaker Challenor Chute, at his House in the Country: That they found him very much indisposed in his Health, and very infirm and weak: That he was much troubled that he could not attend the Service of the House: That it was a very great Reviving and Comfort to him, to find the House take him into their Thoughts and Care; and to send some of their Members to visit him; for which he desired his most humble Thanks might be presented to the House; and that they might be acquainted, that he values their Service higher than his own Life: And that, whensoever they shall command him, he will wait on them: And did assure them, that, as soon as ever his Health will permit, and that, by Advice from his Physicians, he may do it with Safety, he will return to the Service of the House: And prayed, that, in the mean time, the House would continue their Favour towards him, and dispense with his Service.

Scotch Members.

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

The Question being propounded, That the Members returned to serve for Scotland shall continue to sit as Members during this present Parliament;

The Question was put, That this Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Noe: 120.
Colonel White, With the Noe,
Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Yea: 211.
Mr. Secretary Thurloe, With the Yea,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

The House was again divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Tellers for the Yea:
Mr. Bulkeley,
Mr. Reynolds, Tellers for the Noe:
Mr. Henry Nevill,

But, the Yeas being withdrawn, the Question was yielded by the Noes.

And the Yeas were called in again: And it was

Resolved, &c. That the Members returned to serve for Scotland shall continue to sit as Members during this present Parliament.