Saturday, the 29th of November, 1656.
A BILL enabling the Patrons and Vicars of Plymouth for the Time being, to lease certain Houses,
Parcel of the Vicarage there, at Rack-Rents, was this
Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered
to be read the Second time on Tuesday Morning next.
A Bill for Discovering, Convicting, and Suppressing of
Popish Recusants, was this Day read the First time; and,
upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time
on Wednesday Morning next.
A Bill for the better Suppressing of Thefts upon the
Borders of England and Scotland, and securing the good
and honest People against all Felonies, and other Misdemeanors, was this Day read the First time; and, upon
the Question, ordered to be read the Second time upon
Thursday Morning next.
A Bill, declaring the Jurisdiction of the Court of
Admiralty in Foreign Contracts, and to be of Record,
was this Day read the First time.
The Question being put, That this Bill be rejected;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir John Hobart,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,|
|Sir Charles Wolsley,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it was resolved, That this Bill be rejected.
Union with Ireland.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for Uniting
Ireland into one Commonwealth with England, on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock.
Isle of Eley.
Resolved, That Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr.
Pedley, be added to the Committee for the Bill for the Isle
Resolved, That the Bill for Creditors and Prisoners be
read on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That Colonel Cooper be added to the Committee for Ireland.
Resolved, That the Bill for repairing Highways be
brought in on Thursday next.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, upon the Bill for Confirmation of Sales, on
Resolved, That the Bill for the Hospital of Leicester
be read on Tuesday next, the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill for Liberty to transport Fish
in Foreign Bottoms be read on Saturday next.
Resolved, That the Bill concerning Deane Forest be
read on Saturday next.
The House being informed, that William Morgan, who
caused Mr. Aston to be served with a Subpæna, was at
He was called in; and, being asked, Whether he
directed a Subpæna to be taken out against Mr. Aston, he
saith, He did; but did endeavour to learn whether there
were any Privilege in that Case; and could not learn,
since the Self-denying Ordinance, there was any; but
gave Order, that he, who served it, should do it in a civil
Manner; and that no Process of Contempt should go
forth: If he hath done any thing against the Privilege of
the Parliament, whereof he was tender as his Life, he
doth submit to Mercy.
Resolved, That, upon the humble Acknowledgment
made at the Bar, and desire of Mercy, he be discharged.
Resolved, That Wm. Chitmill, who served the Subpæna, be discharged.
Resolved, That these Persons be discharged, on paying