Saturday, 4th October, 1656.
Tanturier's, &c. Nat.
A BILL for naturalizing Florentine Tanturier, John
Bex, Mathew Boucherett, Wm. Leonard, Robert
Leonard, Mary Leonard, Wm. Northey, was this Day
read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second
time, on Monday next.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to revise
the Acts and Laws touching Bastardy, Adultery, and
Fornication; and to reduce them into one Law; with
such Alterations and Additions as shall be necessary to
supply the Defects in those Laws: Viz. Mr. Boteler,
Mr. Ash, Mr. Bampfield, Mr. Carey, Colonel Cock, Mr.
Committee for Religion.
Ordered, That Liberty be given to the Members of the
House, to speak against the Vote for the Grand Committee for Religion to sit on Monday.
Resolved, That no Committee shall sit upon Friday in
the Afternoon; which was this Day appointed for the
Committee for Religion to sit.
Committee of Privileges.
Resolved, That the Committee for Privileges do sit
only on Mondays and Saturdays in the Afternoon.
Success of the Fleet.
The Lord Lambert reports from the Committee appointed to attend his Highness the Lord Protector, That
they have attended his Highness with the said Narrative;
who doth give his Consent thereunto, with the Addition
of the Word "us," in the 7th Line of the 6th Folio:
Which Addition was, upon the Question, made: And,
the Narrative, so amended, passed.
Ordered, That this Narrative be printed and published.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lord Mayor
of the City of London, and the Justices of the Peace
within the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey, to give Notice to the several Ministers within the Cities of London
and Westminster, and the late Lines of Communication,
that To-morrow, being the Lord's Day, they do give
Notice of the Day of Thanksgiving, appointed to be on
Wednesday next; and read the Narrative printed by
Order of Parliament.
Security of Protector's Person.
Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee, to
whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for Security of his
Highness the Lord Protector his Person, and Continuance
of the Nation in Peace and Safety, to bring in Names of
Persons to be Commissioners in the several Commissions
to be issued by Force of that Act, in England, Scotland,
Sequestered Parsonages, &c.
A Bill for the quiet Enjoying of sequestered Parsonages
and Vicarages, by the present Incumbent, was this Day
read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Lord Whitlock, Mr. Recorder, Lord Chief
Justice Glyn, Mr. Robinson, Lord Broghill, Mr. Bedford,
Colonel Phil. Jones, Colonel Rous, Mr. Fowell, Major
General Kelsey, Mr. West, Attorney of the Duchy, Mr.
Fleetwood, Lord Cleypoole, Mr. Ash, Sir Wm. Roberts,
Sir John Hobart, Mr. Wm. Lister, Mr. Pury, Major
Burton, Mr. Banks, Mr. Downing, Mr. Bond, Alderman
Foote, Mr. Throckmorton, Captain Blackwell, Sir Sam.
Sleigh, Mr. Bampfeild, Lord Lambert, Mr. Beake, Sir
Gilb. Pickering, Mr. Hampden, Colonel Cock, Colonel
Shuttleworth, Major-General Haines, General Disbrow,
Colonel Crompton, Major-General Whaley, Colonel
Dawkins, Colonel Hacker, Mr. Drake, Major-General
Lilborne, Mr. Collins, Colonel John Jones, Major-General
Boteler, Mr. Hoskins, Major Wagstaff: And are to meet
on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon,
in the Court of Wards.
The Lord Cleypoole, being elected, and returned to serve
as a Knight for the County of Northampton, and also for
the County of Carmarthen, doth make his Election to
serve for the County of Northampton.
Ordered, That a Warrant issue under Mr. Speaker's
Hand, to the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery,
to issue forth a Writ for the New Election of a Person to
be a Knight for the County of Carmarthen, to serve in
this present Parliament.
Members make their Election.
Major-General Kelsey, being returned to serve for the
Port of Dover in Kent, and for Guilford in the County
of Surrey, doth make his Election to serve for the Port of
Dover; and waves his Election for Guilford.
Colonel John Jones being returned to serve for the
Counties of Merioneth and Denbigh, doth make his
Election to serve for the County of Meryoneth; and
waves his Election for Denbigh.
A Bill against customary Oaths, was this Day read the
First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read
the Second time, on Tuesday next.
Prisoners for Treason.
Ordered, That Mr. Searle, Colonel Bethell, Mr. Westlake, Mr. Jenkins, Colonel Coker, Mr. John Dunch, Mr.
Robinson, be added to the Committee to whom it was
referred, to consider of Prisoners for Treason.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Stone of Salisbury, have Leave to
go into the Country for Ten Days.
Corn and Meal.
Mr. Solicitor General reports an Act for repealing of
a Branch in an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act
touching Corn and Meal: Which was this Day read the
Divers having spoken to the casting out of this Bill;
and others for retaining of it; The Question was put, For
the Second Reading: And thereupon, It was
Resolved, That this Bill shall be read the Second time.
Ordered, That the same be read the Second time, on
The House adjourned itself till Monday Morning next,
Eight of Clock.