House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 26 February 1651

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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, 26 Februarii, 1650.


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 for Regulating Elections.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Say took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Wye Navigation.

An Act for making the River of Wye navigable, from Guildford to the River of Thames, was this Day read the Second time.

The humble Petition of Sir George Ayscough Knight, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of Sir George Ayscough Knight, was this Day read.

Resolved, That this Bill be committed: And that both the said Petitions of Sir George Ayscough be referred to the said Committee; viz. unto Colonel Marten, Mr. * Challoner, Major General Harrison, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Garland, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Robinson, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir John Danvers, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. John Goodwyn, Sir Thomas Gervois, Mr. West, Mr. Dove, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Say, Mr. Edwards; or any Five of them: And are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of Clock this Afternoon; and so de die in diem: And all that come to have Voices: With Power to receive Propositions touching making the River of Wye in Herefordshire, and of the Rivers of Darwent and of Owse in the County of York, and other Rivers, navigable; and to bring in Bills accordingly.

Mr. Dormer is to take Care of it.

Letter to be reported.

Ordered, That the Letter from the Lord General, in Mr. Trenchard's Hands, be reported on This-daysevennight.

Records of Parliament.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliament shall have the Use and Custody of the Rooms over the Parliament House, and of the Presses and Tables there, for laying up the Records of this House, And that the Keys of the said Rooms be delivered unto the Clerk of the Parliament, accordingly.

Army and Navy Supplies.

Colonel Fielder represents from the Council of State,

"That, in pursuance of the Order of Parliament of the One-and-Twentieth Instant, referring it to the Council to take care of the Supply of the Magazine, both for Land and Sea Service, they have taken the same into Consideration; and do thereupon find, that Ammunition, and other Necessaries, will be wanting, for the Setting to Sea this Summer's Fleet: Which Provisions the Council are ready to contract for; but find, that there is no Money left to be disposed of by them for the Payment of the said Contracts: That it be therefore reported to the Parliament, as the Opinion of this Council, that a Sum of Money may be considered of, and appointed, for the Satisfying of such Contracts as shall be made by them for the Supplying of the publick Stores."

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider what Ammunition, and other Things, are necessary to be provided for the next Summer's Fleet; and what Treasury is open, out of which the same may be supplied; together with a full and clear Account of the State of the whole Treasury of the Commonwealth, as well for defraying the Charge of the Army as Navy, and other publick Business; and to report it to the House on Tuesday next."

Removing Delinquents.

The Lord Grey represents from the Council of State, their Opinion, That the Act for Removal and Consinement of Delinquents, and Papists, should be continued for such Time longer as the Parliament, in their Wisdoms, shall think fit.

The Question being propounded, That an Act be brought in for Removing of Delinquents and Papists from this Town, and consining them to their own Habitations for Six Months;

The Question was put, That these Words, "according to the Substance of the former Act" be Part of this Question;

And it passed with the Affirmative.

And so it was Resolved, That a Bill be brought in for removing all Delinquents and Papists from London, and consining them to their own Houses, according to the Substance of the former Act, for Six Months.

And the Lord Commissioner Lisle is to bring in the Act To-morrow.