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, 24 Julii, 1650.
Representation and Elections.
THE House, according to former Order, 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 Grand Committee, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections, That the said Grand Committee hath adjourned itself until This-day sevennight; and desire the Leave of the House to sit then.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections, on This-day-sevennight: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
Late King's Children.
Sir Henry Mildmay reports from the Council of State, "That the Council is of Opinion, That, in regard of the many Designs now on Foot, if any Stirrings or Insurrections should happen, the Publick Peace would be much the more endangered, by occasion of the late King's Children, who are here remaining, who may be made use of to the Prejudice of the Publick: Which is left to the Consideration of the Parliament, to provide such Remedy therein, as to their Wisdom shall seem meet."
The Question being propounded, That Henry Stuart, Third Son of the late King, and the Lady Elizabeth, Daughter of the said late King, be removed forthwith beyond the Seas, out of the Limits of this Commonwealth;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Henry Stuart, Third Son of the late King, and the Lady Elizabeth Daughter of the said late King, be removed forthwith beyond the Seas, out of the Limits of this Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of a fit Place, whither the said Children of the late King may be removed; and the Manner of sending them thither; and of a fit Maintenance for them there, during the Pleasure of the Parliament, and report it to the House.