Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 30th of January, 1656.
ORDERED, That the Petition and Appeal of Marmaduke Gresham and John Holmden Esquires, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Petition of Henry Robinson be read To-morrow Morning.
Reflections by a Member.
The House, according to former Order, did take into Consideration the Business of the Exceptions to some Reflections in the late Debate.
The Words contained in a Paper: Which was read.
Mr. James Ash, standing up in his Place, did, by Leave of the House, explain himself upon Part of the Paper denying the Words to have been spoken by him, as they are there expressed; but repeated the Words by him spoken.
Upon the other Parts of the Paper he did also explain himself, at several times.
The Member of the House, who took the Exceptions, declaring to the House, That what had been now said by Mr. Ash, he took for Satisfaction; and the House being thereupon satisfied; the same rested.
War with Spaine.
Resolved, That the Sum of Four hundred thousand Pounds shall be raised for carrying on the War with Spaine, and other Affairs of the Commonwealth: And that it be referred to a Committee of the whole House to consider of the Way how the same may be most speedily and effectually raised.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning, to consider how the said Four hundred thousand Pounds may be most speedily and effectually raised.
Resolved, That the Declaration touching the Thanksgiving be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.