House of Commons Journal Volume 7
25 September 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 25 September 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 20. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23869 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Thursday, the 25th of September, 1651.

Prayers,

Agent from Genova.

ORDERED, by the Parliament, That the Time for giving Audience to the Agent from the States of Genova, be put off until Tuesday next in the Afternoon: And that, on Tuesday next, the House do appoint a Committee to give him Audience accordingly.

High Court of Justice.

An Act for continuing the High Court of Justice, was this Day read the first and second time.

Resolved, That the Time of continuing of the High Court of Justice be until the last Day of December next.

The Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and was ordered to be printed and published.

Representatives in Parliament.

The House, according to former Order, did this Day resume the Debate touching future Representatives in Parliament.

The Question being propounded, That a Bill be brought in, for setting a Time certain for the Sitting of this Parliament, and for calling a new Parliament, with such fit Rules, Qualifications, Proportions, and other Circumstances, as this Parliament shall think fit, and shall be for the Good and Safety of this Commonwealth;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth:

Lord General, Tellers for the Yeas: 33.
Mr. Scot, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Mildmay, Tellers for the Noes: 26.
Sir James Harrington, With the Noes,

Sitting of this Parliament.

So it was Resolved, by the Parliament, That a Bill be brought in, for setting a Time certain for the Sitting of this Parliament, and for calling a new Parliament, with such fit Rules, Qualifications, Proportions, and other Circumstances, as this Parliament shall think fit, and shall be for the Good and Safety of this Commonwealth.

Lord Chief Justice St. John, Mr. Say, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Attorney General, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Long, Mr. Carew, Mr. Hill, Colonel Downes, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Nevill, Mr. James Challoner, or any Three of them, are to prepare this Bill: And that they bring it in on Wednesday next.