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, 6 Novembris, 1650.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That the Thanks of this House be given to Mr. Nye, for his great Pains taken in his Sermon preached before the Parliament, at Margarett's, Westminster, Yesterday, being the Fifth of November: And that he be desired to print his Sermon: And that he have the like Privilege in Printing, as others in like Cases have usually had.
Mr. Strickland is to give Mr. Nye the Thanks of this House accordingly.
Chair to be taken, &c.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do take the Chair at Eleven of Clock: And that Mr. Bond do then make Report from the Council of State of the Letters from Portugall.
Parliaments and Elections.
The House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Heads of a Bill for future Parliaments, and regulating Elections.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Account of Colonel Wauton's Arrears, amounting to the Sum of Two thousand One hundred thirty-two Pounds and Six Shillings, as the same is stated and drawn up by the Auditors: And do order, That the Committee of the Army do issue forth a Debenture unto the said Colonel Wauton for the same, in pursuance of the Ordinance of Parliament of the Twenty-fourth of December 1647: And that the Trustees appointed by Act of Parliament for Sale of the Honours, Manors, Lands, belonging to the late King, Queen, and Prince, be, and are hereby, authorized and enabled to allow of the said Debenture, so to be made out by the Committee of the Army, upon any Purchase made, or to be made, by the said Colonel Wauton, of any the Lands aforesaid, in such manner as all other the Debentures of the Officers of the Army have been allowed of, and accepted upon that Security.
Mr. Bond reports from the Council of State, A Letter from Colonel Blake, from aboard the George, in the Bay of Cadiz, of 14 Octobris 1650.
Which was this Day read.
And also, A Letter from Richard Badilye, from aboard the H. Entrance, of 2 Novembris 1650, in the Downes.
Which was this Day read.
Captures from Portugall.
He also reports, An Act for the Portugalls Goods and Ships taken.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee of the Navy; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Lords of Liberties.
Ordered, That the Bill, ingrossed, touching Lords of Liberties passing their Accompts in the Exchequer, be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Prisoners in Portugall.
A Letter from Colonel Deane, of the Fifth of November 1650, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take the best Course they can to redeem the Prisoners in Portugall; and to inform themselves how the English Prisoners in Portugall, well affected to this State, are used in Portugall; and to take care that the Portugalls who are Prisoners here be used in the like Manner.
Officers of the Fleet.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, who are hereby impowered to give Allowance of Gratuities to Officers of the Fleet, as well for the Service already done since the Time expired, as also for this Winter Guard, not exceeding the Proportions formerly allowed; and to take Order for Payment thereof accordingly.
An Act for George Manby to prohibit any to make use of his Invention for the Boiling of all Sorts of Liquors, for Fourteen Years, was this Day read the Third time; and the Debate thereupon adjourned until Tuesday next.
Prohibiting Assistance to Scotts.
An Act prohibiting all Persons to assist the Scotts with Victuals, Arms, or Ammunition, against the Commonwealth of England, during the Enmity between the Nations, was this Day read the Second time.
And the Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Bill, being put to the Question, passed: And
It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published:
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Worcester House, to state the Account of Colonel Blake.
Transactions with France.
Sir Henry Mildmay reports from the Council of State, touching the Demands made by the Parliament's Resident in France.
Ordered, That the Debate upon this Report be taken up To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Petition of Colonel John Hutchinson a Member of Parliament, be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.