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, 30 Januarii, 1649.
Representation and Elections.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Heads of the Bill for an equal Representative, and the regulating Elections.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker, according to former Order, at Eleven of the Clock, resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the Grand Committee for an equal Representative, and regulating Elections, That the said Committee have adjourned till This-day-sevennight; and desire the Leave of the House, that the said Committee may then sit accordingly.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on This-day-sevennight, upon the Heads of the Bill touching an equal Representative, and regulating the Elections: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
Stile in Negotiations.
The House, according to former Order, proceeded in the Debate upon the Report from the Council of State, touching the Stile to be used in Foreign Transactions.
Resolved, That, in all Transactions and Negotiations with Foreign Princes and States, the Stile or Title to be used shall be Parliamentum Reipublicæ Anglia.
Resolved, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to pass, under the Great Seal of England, several Commissions in common Form, mutatis mutandis, to the Two Agents appointed by the Council of State to be employed to Spaine and Portugall.
Resolved, That the Stile and Title, wherein any Address shall be made to the Parliament from Foreign Princes and States, shall be the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England; and no other Stile or Title whatsoever.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care for the speedy Dispatch of the Fleet to Sea, and the several Agents now appointed to be sent to Foreign States.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to examine the Business touching the Children of Captain Arthur Beckwith, deceased, which are endeavoured to be conveyed away beyond Sea, by the Wife of the said Captain Beckwith, (she being a Papist); and to give such Order and Direction therein, as they shall think sit.
The humble Petition of Oliver Neve, in the Behalf of Francis Neve, of Great Witchingham in the County of Norfolk, was this Day read.