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, 5 Februarii, 1650.
Council of State.
Resolved, That each Member of the House do present, in one Paper, the Number of One-and-twenty only of the present Members of the Council of State to be continued of that Council: And that the same Paper be put by each Member into one Glass, to be borne by the Clerk for that Purpose.
Resolved, That, at the same time, each Member of the House do likewise present, in one other Paper, the Number of Twenty other Persons not being now of the Council of State, to be of that Council for the Year ensuing: And that the same be put into another Glass by themselves.
Lord General's Guard.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, "That they conceive it very much for the Advantage of the Publick Service in Scotland, that there may be added Forty Men more, to the Twenty Men already allowed to attend upon the Person of the Lord General, in the Nature of a Life Guard: And that they may have the same Allowance made unto them as was allowed to the other Twenty: And that they may all be put upon the Establishment and Pay of the Army."
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the Council of State, That Forty more be added to the Twenty Men already allowed to attend upon the Person of the Lord General, in the Nature of a Life Guard: And that they be made up a Troop of Sixty, with such Officers as the Lord General shall appoint over them: And that they have the same Allowance made unto them as was allowed to the other Twenty: And that they be put all upon the Establishment and Pay of the Army: And that the Committee of the Army do give Order for Payment of them accordingly.
Aldermen of Hull.
Colonel Purefoy reports from the Council of State, "That this Council is informed, that there are now void in Hull, Two or Three Aldermens Places; which if they might be supplied by a Choice made by the Parliament, of some Persons of that Town who are well affected, it is the Opinion of this Council, That it would be a good means for the Preserving of that Place in Peace and Safety: And do therefore tender it to the Consideration of the Parliament."
Resolved, That John Barnard be and is disabled and discharged from bearing the Office of Alderman of the Town of Hull: And that Launcelott Roper, be, and is hereby, nominated and appointed an Alderman of the said Town of Hull, in his place: And
Late King's Arms.
Ordered, That the late King's Arms be taken down in all publick Places, in all Cities, Boroughs, and Market Towns, throughout the Commonwealth of England: And that the Commonwealth's Arms be set up in all such Places instead thereof: And that the Charge be defrayed out of the Parish Rates: And the several Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, Constables, Churchwardeus, and other Officers and Ministers, be, and are hereby, authorized and required to see this Order duly executed; and give an Account thereof to the Council of State.
East India Company.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates, be taken up Tomorrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.