Friday, the 30th of January, 1656.
ORDERED, That the Petition and Appeal of
Marmaduke Gresham and John Holmden Esquires,
be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Petition of Henry Robinson be read
Reflections by a Member.
The House, according to former Order, did take into
Consideration the Business of the Exceptions to some
Reflections in the late Debate.
The Words contained in a Paper: Which was read.
Mr. James Ash, standing up in his Place, did, by Leave
of the House, explain himself upon Part of the Paper
denying the Words to have been spoken by him, as they
are there expressed; but repeated the Words by him
Upon the other Parts of the Paper he did also explain
himself, at several times.
The Member of the House, who took the Exceptions,
declaring to the House, That what had been now said
by Mr. Ash, he took for Satisfaction; and the House
being thereupon satisfied; the same rested.
War with Spaine.
Resolved, That the Sum of Four hundred thousand
Pounds shall be raised for carrying on the War with
Spaine, and other Affairs of the Commonwealth: And
that it be referred to a Committee of the whole House to
consider of the Way how the same may be most speedily
and effectually raised.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning, to
consider how the said Four hundred thousand Pounds
may be most speedily and effectually raised.
Resolved, That the Declaration touching the Thanksgiving be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.