Monday, April 4,1659. (fn. 1)
Mr. Scot reported from the Committee of Privileges and
Elections, that, notwithstanding any thing to them appearing
to the contrary, upon the whole matter, Sir William Wyndham and Colonel Thomas Gorges, are duly elected, and duly
returned to sit and serve as members in this present Parliament, for the borough of Taunton. (fn. 2)
Resolved, that this House doth agree with the Committee.
The humble petition of Hugh Gunston, Mayor of the town
of Taunton, in the county of Somerset, was presented to the
House, to be read.
And the question being propounded, that this petition be
The House was divided. The Yeas went forth.
Yeas 94. Sir William Wyndham and Mr. Wise, Tellers.
Noes 62. Colonel Gorges and Colonel Grosvenor, Tellers.
So it was resolved, upon the question, that this petition be
Resolved, that the petitioner, Hugh Gunston, be left to
take his remedy at law, for the matters complained of by him,
in this petition.
In pursuance of the order made on Saturday last, the
House resumed the debate then adjourned, upon the Declaration for a Public Fast.
Resolved, that this Declaration, ingrossed, be read tomorrow morning, the first business; and that nothing else do