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 Martii, 1649.
Representation and Elections.
ACCORDING to former Order, the House 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 Grand Committee have adjourned until Thisday-sevennight; and desire Leave of the House to sit then accordingly.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand Committee on This-day-sevennight; to sit upon the Heads of a Bill touching an equal Representative, and Regulating of Elections.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Pardon of Cuthbert Robson, late of Baumlon in the County of Northumberland, Labourer; Allen Hedlee, late of Sill in the County of Northumberland aforesaid, Labourer; John Lumley, late of Staindrop in the County of Duresme, Labourer; Thomas Teasdale, late of Sleley in the County of Northumberland aforesaid, Yeoman; Roger Howell, late of Wakefield in the County of York, Labourer; Joshua Hinscliff, late of Kirkburton in the County of York aforesaid, Labourer; John Coates, late of Newton Kine in the County of York aforesaid, Labourer; Edward Smith, late of Clint in the County of York aforesaid, Labourer; Wm. Whitton, late of Ayton in the County of York aforesaid, Labourer; and Stephen Scott, late of Horsforth in the County of York aforesaid; and to each of them: A Draught of which Pardon, subscribed by the Judges of Assize and Gaol Delivery for the Northern Circuit, was now read. And
It is Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Mr. Stephens reports a Bill, authorizing a Committee for Advance of Money, late sitting at Haberdashers Hall, to compound for such Estates, real and personal, of concealed Delinquents, not being sequestered, as shall be discovered.
Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the former Committee: Who are to sit this Afternoon; and so de die in diem; and to bring it in on Saturday next.
An Act for the Assizes to be kept for the County of Lancaster was this Day read; and, upon the Question, the Word "Lancaster," being inserted instead of the Word. "Preston," in several Places; and the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Resolved, That, in the Order made the Twenty-seventh of February last, touching the Interest of such Part of the Seventy thousand Pounds, therein mentioned, as hath not been borrowed, or taken up, from Credit of the Order of the First of February 1647, these Words, "from the Date of the said Order," be inserted, instead of these Words, "from the Time the said Seventy thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, became due."
Indemnity of Tenants, &c.
An Act for the Indemnity of Tenants, and others, who have, in the late Wars, expressed their good Affection to the Parliament against the Injuries and Oppressions of their ill-affected Landlords, and other Persons that have adhered to the late King against the Parliament, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read again the Second time, the First Business, on Saturday Morning next.