Tuesday, the 12th of July, 1653.
RESOLVED, That a Committee be appointed to
consider of the State of all the Treasuries; and how
a Cheque may be put upon them; and how the same may
be managed with the least Charge and Expence; viz. to
Mr. Squib, Col. Bennett, Mr. Draper, Mr. Kenrick, Col.
James, Col. Blunt, Mr. Taylor, Major Woolmer, Sir
James Hope, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Jacob Caley, Mr. Cunliff, Mr. Birkenhead, Sir Wm. Brownlow, Major-General
Harrison, or any Five of them: And are to meet Tomorrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Court of Wards: And this Committee have likewise
Power to consider how the Monies coming into the seral Treasuries of the Commonwealth, may be brought into
one Treasury: And a constant Account may be had
thereof: And how all Persons, who have received any of
the Treasure or Monies of the Commonwealth may be
called to Account: And to confer with any Persons
whom they shall think fit; and consider of any other
Matter, which may conduce to the Advancement, and best
Managing, of the Treasure of the Commonwealth: With
Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records; and to
consider of the Multitude of Officers, and their Salaries.
Resolved, That the Bill touching Serjeant Hitchaine's
Gift to the Parishes of Framlingham, &c. be
ready on Friday Morning next.
Resolved, That Thursday next be appointed to take
into a general Consideration, the Law, and the Grievances thereof.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Gentlemen, who
were heretofore appointed to consider of the Grievances
and Inconveniences in the Proceedings of the Law, to
peruse what Acts were by them prepared to be offered
to the Parliament, as well which were not printed, as those
which were printed: And that there be so many Copies
thereof printed as there be Members of this House; to
be delivered to each of them one: And that those Gentlemen do supervise the Impression: And that the same
being printed, they be brought to the House for the
Members of the House.
Alderman Titchborne reports from the Committee
appointed to consider of the Use of the Mace, the
Opinion of that Committee, That the Mace should be
made use of, as formerly.
Resolved, That the Mace shall be used in the House,
as formerly: And that the Serjeant do also attend the
Speaker for the Time being, from time to time, from
the House to the Entrance into the Old or New Palace;
and there again receive him, and bring him to the House.
Ordered, That the Mace be brought in: Which was
Bible for the House.
Ordered, That a Bible be provided for the Service of
God's Blessing on Parliament.
Sir Charles Wolseley reports from the Committee appointed to draw up a Declaration, to invite the People
of this Commonwealth to seek unto the Lord, for a Blessing on the Counsels and Proceedings of this House. A
Declaration for that Purpose: Which was now read; and
afterwards read in Parts.
The Question being put, That the Word "Churches,"
be inserted in the last Line, save one, of the Second Page;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Robert King,
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Charles Wolseley,
||With the Noes,
So it passed in the Negative.
And the whole Declaration, after some Omissions and
Amendments, being put to the Question, was passed; and
ordered to be forthwith printed and published: And that
the same be sent to the Sheriffs of the several Counties;
who are enjoined to disperse the same: And that the
Council of State do take care for the sending of them to
the Sheriffs, accordingly.