Tuesday, 28th October, 1656.
ORDERED, That Colonel Carter and Mr. Bodurda, be added to the Committee for Naturalization.
Rinchebech's &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalizing of Henry Rinchebech, and
others, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon
the Question, committed to the Committee to whom the
former Bills for Naturalization was committed.
Ordered, That Mr. Clergis, Mr. Dean, and Colonel
Markham, be added to that Committee.
A Person discharged.
The humble Petition of Samuell Chidley was this Day
Ordered, That Samuell Chidley, upon this Petition, be
released of his Commitment.
Mullard's &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalizing James Mullard, and others, was
this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to the Committee to whom the former Bills
for Naturalization are committed.
Ordered, That Judge Advocate Whaley be added to the
Committee for Scottish Affairs.
The House being acquainted, That the Bailiff of Middlesex, who arrested Mr. Throckmorton, was at the Door,
he was brought in to the Bar:
And Mr. Speaker demanded of him, What his Name
was: Said, His Name was * Raby, one of the Bailiffs
of the Sheriff's of Middlesex: Being asked, Whether he
did arrest Mr. Throckmorton; he saith, Yea; and that he
did it by Order of one George Hill, an Attorney belonging to Cliffords-Inn: Did not know he was a Parliamentman: It was a Fortnight before the Parliament sat, being
the 2d of September: And that he told him, after he was
arrested, That he was returned to serve in Parliament:
Saith, Mr. Hill, being acquainted with it, said, If any
Damage came, it must fall on him.
Resolved, That George Hill of Clifford's-Inn, be sent
for, as a Delinquent; and brought to the Bar To-morrow
Morning: And that * Raby do remain in Custody of
the Serjeant, in the mean time.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he hath received, from the
Ambassador Extraordinary of the Lords the States General
of the United Provinces, The humble Petition of Albert
Lemmerman, Abraham Ampen, and Company, Owners of
the Ship and Goods, and of Aerent Marrenson, Master
of the Ship, The Jacob of Amsterdam: Which was this
. . . read.
Ordered, That the Matter of this Petition touching
the bad Usage of the Petitioners, and the Spoil and Loss
of the Ship and Goods, be referred to a Committee; to
examine the Matter of Fact; and to report the State
thereof to the House; with Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Laws touching Wreck, and the Use,
and the Abuses therein, be taken into Consideration, by
that Committee: And if they shall find these Laws
defective, that they have Power to bring in a Bill for
preventing the Evils in this Business: Viz. to Lord
Commissioner Whitelock, Major Burton, Lord Broghill,
Mr. Pury, Mr. Shapcott, Major-General Lilborne, MajorGeneral Packer, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Searle, Mr. Fowell,
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Waring, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Stapley,
Mr. Throckmorton, Major-General Whaley, Sir John
Reynolds, Colonel Edwards, Colonel Cock, Colonel Jones,
Mr. Bodurda, Sir Charles Wolsley, Colonel Rous, Mr.
Secretary, Captain Lilborne, Major-General Skippon,
Lord Strickland, Sir Wm. Strickland, Major Owen; and
all the Members that serve for Port-Towns: And all the
Members of the House that come to this Committee
are to have Voices: And this Committee is to meet
this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Inner DuchyChamber.
Resolved, That the House do now rise.