Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, 3 Aprilis, 1650.
Representation and Elections.
THE House was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the said Grand Committee, That the said Committee have adjourned until This-day-sevennight; and desire the Leave of the House, that the said Committee may then sit accordingly.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the equal Representative, and for regulating Elections, on This-day-sevennight: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
Indictments against Adherents to Parliament.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England be required and injoined to take care, that all Indictments, Outlawries, and other Acts, against any Person or Persons whatsoever, for their Adhering to the Parliament, remaining upon Record in any Place in this Nation, be searched out, and taken from off the File, and cancelled, and burnt, as things scandalous and void.
Titles of Honour.
Ordered, That all Patents for creating or granting any Titles of Honour to any Person or Persons whatsoever, after the carrying away the Great Seal to Oxford, be annulled, and made void: And that no Person presume to give them the said Title of Honour, nor the said Person or Persons to whom such Title of Honour is so granted, to take the said Title upon him: And that an Act be brought in to that Purpose: And that the Lords Commissioners do prepare, and bring in, an Act to that Purpose accordingly.
Agent for Hamborough.
Ordered, That Warrants be granted to the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, to seal the Commission granted to the Agent for Hamborough: And that Mr. Speaker do sign the same accordingly.
Address from London.
The House being informed, that divers Aldermen of the City of London were at the Door;
They were called in: And, after a short Preamble made by Alderman Fowke, he did, in the Name of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, present a Writing, intituled, "The humble and thankful Acknowledgment of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled."
Which (after they were withdrawn) was read.
And, the said Aldermen being again called in, Mr. Speaker, in the Name of the House, returned them this Answer:
"Mr. Alderman, and the rest of you Aldermen and Gentlemen,
"The House has read this your humble and thankful Acknowledgment for the Favours received from them: and do, with much Contentment, kindly accept of it: And they have also discerned therein an Engagement to this Parliament, and therein to the Commonwealth in general; that you are resolved, through God's Assistance, with the Hazards of your Lives and Estates, to stand and sall with this Parliament, against all wicked Practices, and opposite pretended Powers whatsoever: Which they take Notice of, and of the Seasonableness of it; and have commanded me to give you Thanks: And, in their Names, I do give you Thanks accordingly."