House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 10 October 1650

Pages 481-482

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, 10 Octobris, 1650.


Bills to be proceeded in.

RESOLVED, &c. That the House do every Morning, the first Business, proceed without Intermission, with the respective Bills for Doubling upon Deans and Chapters Lands; with the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates; and with the Bill for raising Four hundred thousand Pounds upon Security of the Fee-farm Rents; successively one after another, until the said several Bills be passed; and nothing to intervene.

Sale of Manors, &c.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Act for Sale of the Manors of Rectories and Glebe Lands, late belonging to Archbishops, Bishops, Deans and Chapters. Which Amendments, being put to the Question, were assented unto.

Resolved, That the Door be shut till Twelve a Clock.

Ordered, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed; and brought in on Tuesday Morning next.

Lord Mayor Elect.

The House being informed that the Lord Mayor Elect was at the Door, according to the Order of the House;

By Command of the House, he was called in; and presented by the Recorder of London, attended with divers Aldermen of the City: And Mr. Recorder made an eloquent and learned Oration; setting forth the Happiness of their City, in their Privilege to present their chief Magistrate to the Parliament for their Approbation; enjoying good Laws under the Parliament; the Hopes of a pious and prudent future Magistracy in that City; declaring, that the City have chosen Mr. Alderman Thomas Andrewes to be Lord Mayor for the Year now next ensuing; with a large Testimonial of the Fidelity, Integrity, and Abilities of the said Alderman, and his Qualifications for that great Office and Trust; and desiring the Approbation of this House to their said Election.

And being all withdrawn;

It was Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Election of Alderman Thomas Andrewes to be Lord Mayor of the City of London for the Year now next ensuing: And that he be sworn accordingly.

The Lord Mayor Elect, Recorder, and Aldermen, being again called in; and being come to the Bar; Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave this Answer;

"My Lord Mayor Elect,

"You have been presented to the Parliament of England, by Mr. Recorder for their Approbation. The Parliament hath commanded me, in their Names, to declare unto you, That they do approve and confirm the Choice of you to be Lord Mayor of the City of London for the Year ensuing: And, out of their Experience of your great Service and Fidelity to this Commonwealth and Parliament, and the Confidence they have of your Abilities for the Discharge of so high a Trust, they are well pleased that such an eminent Stamp of Authority is so fitly placed: And they have ordered, That you shall be sworn accordingly."

Oaths, &c. before Exchequer.

Mr. Hill reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Bill for Discharging of all Lords of Liberties, and their Bailiffs, from taking any Oath, passing any Account, or suing out any Quietus est, in any Office in the Court of Exchequer: Which were Twice read; and, upon the Question, assented to.

And the Bill, so amended, was ordered to be ingrossed.

Navy Victualling.

Major Salwey reports a Proposal for the better and cheaper Victualing of the Navy.

Resolved, That the said Proposition be referred to the Committee of the Navy; to consider thereof; and also, how they may proceed on with Contracts for Provisions for the Navy; and present their Opinions therein to the Parliament forthwith: And that Colonel Thompson do take care of it.

The Question being propounded, That Mr. Richard Hutchinson be appointed Treasurer for the Navy, upon the Vote of the Sixteenth of July 1650, from the Thirtieth of December next;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Noes: 18.
Colonel Sidney, With the Noes,
Major General Harrison, Tellers for the Yeas: 27.
Major Salwey, With the Yeas:

And the main Question being now put;

It was Resolved, That Mr. Richard Hutchinson be Treasurer of the Navy, upon the Contract by the Vote of the Sixteenth of July 1650, from the Thirtieth of December next.

Resolved, That Mr. Attorney General be authorized and required to prepare a Patent for the said Mr. Richard Hutchinson to be Treasurer of the Navy, according to the several Votes aforesaid, in English, until the Parliament shall take other Order: And the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England are authorized and required to pass the same under the Great Seal, accordingly.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, to take Security from Mr. Richard Hutchinson, as Treasurer of the Navy, for making his Account.


Ordered, That the Act for Repair of the Highways about the Hamlets, Tower Hill, and Parts adjacent, be read To-morrow Morning, next after the Act for Sale of Delinquents Estates.