Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 30th of March, 1659.
THE House being informed, That, in pursuance of the Order of this House, of the Two-and-twentieth of this Instant March, the Indenture, whereby John FitzJames, and Samuel Bond, Esquires, were returned to serve as Members in this present Parliament for the Town and County of Poole, was taken off the File and withdrawn; And that the Indenture, whereby Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, and the said Samuel Bond, were elected to serve for the said Town and County, was returned, and received, and filed, by the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery.
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper declared, That he was likewise chosen to serve in this present Parliament for one of the Knights for the County of Wilts: And that he made his Choice to serve for the County of Wilts: and waved his Election for the Town and County of Poole.
Resolved, &c. That a new Writ be issued, for the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Town and County of Poole, in the Place of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, doubly elected and returned: And that Mr. Speaker do send his Warrant unto the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery, for the Issuing of a new Writ for the Election of a Burgess to serve for the said Town and County of Poole accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That a Day be set apart for publick Fasting and Humiliation throughout the Three Nations of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be named, to prepare a Declaration to set forth the Grounds and Reasons of appointing of a Day of Fasting and publick Humiliation through the Three Nations.
Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Grove, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Morris, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Nathaniel Bacon, Mr. Dixwell, Colonel Clarke, Mr. Godfrey, Colonel Birch, Mr. Knightley, Lord Marquis of Arguile, Major Beake, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Cary Raleigh, are appointed to be the Committee for drawing up the said Declaration: And they, or any Three of them, are to meet about the same, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Person ordered into Custody.
Resolved, &c. That, upon the Information given this Day to this House, by divers Members of the House, of several great Offences committed by one Rowland Thomas; that the said Rowland Thomas be forthwith taken into safe Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House: And that Mr. Speaker do sign a Warrant, accordingly.