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 29th of March, 1659.
Hertford Return amended.
THE House being informed, That, in pursuance of the Order of this House, of the Twenty-fourth of this Instant March, the Mayor of the Borough of Hertford was without at the Door: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery had, by his Deputy, sent the Indenture, whereby Major-General Packer was returned to serve as a Burgess for the said Borough, in this present Parliament;
They were called in: And Mr. William Turnor, the Mayor of the said Borough, in the Presence of the House, at the Bar, did rase and put out of the said Indenture the Name of William Packer Esquire; and, instead thereof, did insert and put into the said Indenture the Name of James Cooper Esquire: Which being done, the said Mayor, and Deputy to the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery, withdrew.
A Bill for taking away all Laws, Statutes, and Ordinances, concerning the Excise and New Impost, after Years, and concerning Customs, Tonage and Poundage, after Months after the Death of his Highness the Lord Protector, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That Thursday next be the Day for the Reading of this Bill the Second time.