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 1st Day of March, 1658.
Serjeant at Arms.
THE House being acquainted, That Mr. Serjeant Birkhead was fallen sick; and that by reason of his Indisposition he could not, for the present, give his Attendance on the House; and that Mr. Serjeant Middleton, who had formerly, upon a like Occasion, supplied the Place, if the House should so think fit, was ready to give his Attendance, instead of Mr. Serjeant Birkhead, until his Health should be recovered;
It is Resolved, &c. That Mr. Serjeant Middleton do supply the Place of Serjeant at Arms, during the Sickness and Indisposition of Mr. Serjeant Birkhead: And that Mr. Serjeant Middleton be called in to give his Attendance on the House accordingly.
And he was called in by the Clerk-Assistant; and gave his Attendance in the said Place.
Members to make their Elections.
Resolved, &c. That such of the Members of this House as are returned to serve for several Places, for none of which Places their Elections have been as yet questioned, do make their Elections respectively, for what Place they will chuse to serve, by this Day Sevennight: And if they should not make their Election by That Day, that then the House do appoint for what Place such Members shall serve.
Yarmouth (I. of Wight) Election.
The House being informed, that the Indenture of the Election of the Members chosen to serve for Yarmouth, in the Isle of Wight within the County of Southampton, remained in the Hands of the Sheriff of the said County, and not yet filed of Record: And that although no Return of that Election had been certified to this House, a Member chosen for that Place did sit in the House;
It is Resolved, &c. That the Sheriff of the County of Southampton do deliver in the Indenture remaining in his Hands, concerning the Election for Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight, to the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery, to be filed of Record there: And that the Clerk of Commonwealth in Chancery do receive and file the same, accordingly.
Member makes his Election.
Dr. Stane being chosen to serve as a Member of this present Parliament, for the Sheriffdoms of Arguile, Dunbarton, and Bute in Scotland, and for the Borough of Thetford in the County of Norffolke, declared, That he made Choice to serve for Thetford; and waved his Election for those Sheriffdoms in Scotland.
Respecting the Other House.
The House, according to the Order made Yesterday, proceeded in the Debate then adjourned, concerning the Bounds and Powers of another House.
Clerk in Chancery to attend.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery, do attend at the Bar of this House, To-morrow Morning, with the Writ and Return for the Election of Members to serve in this Parliament for the County of Southampton, and the Boroughs and Places within the said County: And that the Sheriff of the same County, or his Deputy, do likewise attend at the same time with the Indenture for the Election of Burgesses for the Borough of Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight, to amend the Return of his Writ; and affix the Indenture of the Election for Yarmouth to the Writ; and make it Part of the Return.
Respecting the Other House.
The Question being propounded, That it be the Matter of the Debate To-morrow Morning, That this House will transact with the Persons now sitting in the other House, as an House of Parliament;
The Question was put, That this Question be now put:
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Arthur Hesilrige,||Tellers for the Noe:||113.|
|Mr. Henry Nevill,||With the Noe,|
|Sir John Copplestone,||Tellers for the Yea:||177.|
|Mr. James Herbert,||With the Yea,|
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, &c. That it be the Matter of the Debate To-morrow Morning, That this House will transact with the Persons now sitting in the other House, as an House of Parliament.
Ordered, That no other Business do then intervene.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That Colonel Crompton, one of the Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country, to attend his own Occasions for a Month.