House of Commons Journal Volume 7
13 April 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 13 April 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 277-278. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24193 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Wednesday, the 13th of April, 1653.

Prayers.

Probates of Wills, &c.

ORDERED, That the Commissioners appointed for Probate of Wills be, and are hereby impowered and authorized to use the Seal, with this Inscription about the same, viz. "Sigillum Curiæ Prærogativæ," until the House take further Order.

The Seal was then delivered to Mr. Strickland.

Hall's, &c. Petition.

The Humble Petition of John Hall Gentleman, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of Arthure Samuell Esquire, one of the Trustees for the Sale of Delinquents Lands, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the said Petitions be referred to the Committee for examining Abuses of several Officers and Clerks, &c. And that the said Committee have Power to examine upon Oath, in this and other Cases: And Mr. Scott, Mr. Attorney, Col. Morley, and Col. Sidney, are added to that Committee: And all that come to have Voices: And that the said Committee do examine the Business; and report it to the Parliament.

Weaver's &c. Petitions.

Ordered, That the Petitions of Mr. Weaver, and the Lord Mounson, be read To-morrow Morning.

Transporting Horses.

Ordered, That the Lord Ambassador from the King of Spaine have Liberty to transport, from the Port of Dover, Forty Horses into Flanders, for the Use of the King of Spaine.

Ordered, That Liberty be granted to the Publick Minister, from the Count d'Ougnion, to transport three Horses from the Port of Dover, for the Use of the said Count d'Ougnion.

Emery's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Mr. Emery be read To-morrow Morning.

Dissolving Parliament.

The House this Day resumed the Debate, on the Amendments to the Act for appointing a certain Time for the Dissolving of this present Parliament; and for Calling and Settling of future and successive Parliaments.

Resolved, That the Words "discharged or" be added before the Word "suspended," in the Amendments.

The Question being propounded, To agree to this Part of the Clause in the Amendments, in these Words; viz. "and such as are Persons of known Integrity, fearing God, and not scandalous in their Conversation;"

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That the House doth agree to this Part of the Clause in the Amendments, in these Words; viz. "and such as are Persons of known Integrity, fearing God, and not scandalous in their Conversation."

The Question being propounded, To agree to this Clause; viz. "That all and every Vote and Votes, Election and Elections, given or made for any Person or Persons, contrary, or not according, to the Qualifications before expressed;"

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That the House doth agree to the Clause aforesaid.