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 Jovis, 20 Martii, 1650.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, for regulating the Treasuries; and to take into Consideration the Bills touching Issues and Receipt.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Robinson took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Robinson reports from the Grand Committee for regulating the Treasuries, &c. "That the said Grand Committee may have the Leave of this House to fit again This-day-sevennight."
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee on This-day-sevennight, with the same Powers as formerly.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State;
That, in pursuance of the Order of the Parliament of 18 Martii 1650, Lieutenant General Fleetwood be offered to the Parliament, to take care of the Safety of these Parts."
Resolved, That Lieutenant General Fleetwood do take care of these Parts, and of the Parliament, in the Absence of Major General Harrison; and of the Forces remaining in these Parts, which were under the Command of the said Major General Harrison.
Proceedings against Cooke.
Mr. Say reports, An Act, declaring Thomas Cooke Esquire a Traitor, unless he come in, and render himself, in Custody to the Serjeant at Arms, in order to his Tryal, within Four Days from the Twentieth of March 1650, with Five hundred Pounds Recompence to the Person that shall bring him in.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, That this Act, so amended, be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed. And
It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex be authorized and required forthwith to proclaim this Act, at the usual Times and Places within the City of London and County of Middlesex: And that the respective Sheriffs of the several Counties be likewise authorized and required to proclaim the same forthwith, upon Receipt thereof, in the several and respective Cities, and Market Towns, within the several Counties of this Commonwealth.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Council of State do take care that the said Acts be sent to the Sheriffs of the respective Cities and Counties accordingly.
Alderman of Coventry.
Resolved, That Mr. Wm. Jesson be discharged from being an Alderman of the City of Coventry: And that the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the said City, do proceed to an Election of another fit and faithful Person to be Alderman in his room.