House of Commons Journal Volume 6
7 April 1649

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 7 April 1649', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 181-182. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25630 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 7 Aprilis, 1649.

Prayers.

Prices of Victuals.

ORDERED, That the Act for abating the Prices of Victuals be reported on Monday next, the first Business.

Proclaiming abolition of Monarchy.

Ordered, That the Order of the Three-and-twentieth Day of March last, for the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of London to proclaim the Act for abolishing Kingship, be revived to the now Lord Mayor and Sheriff of London, to proclaim the Act for abolishing Kingship: And that the Aldermen of the City of London do also attend the Lord Mayor and Sheriff at the proclaiming the said Act.

Alderman Penington is to give them Notice of this Order.

Justices.

Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal do, on Tuesday next, present to this House, Names of fit Persons to be Justices, for filling up all the void Places of the Justices of the several Benches and Courts in Westminster.

Aldermen of London.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John Gayer Knight, Alderman of the City of London, be disabled and discharged from being an Alderman of the said City of London: And that the City do proceed to elect another Alderman, in his stead, according to usual Course.

Resolved, &c. That Thomas Adams, Alderman of the City of London, be disabled and discharged from being an Alderman of the said City of London: And that the City do proceed to elect another Alderman, in his stead, according to usual Course.

Resolved, &c. That John Langham, Alderman of the City of London, be disabled and discharged from being an Alderman of the said City of London: And that the City do proceed to elect another Alderman, in his stead, according to usual Course.

Resolved, &c. That James Bunce, Alderman of the City of London, be disabled and discharged from being an Alderman of the said City of London: And that the City do proceed to elect another Alderman, in his stead, according to the usual Course.

Resolved, &c. That Abraham Reynaldson; Alderman of the City of London, be disabled and discharged from being an Alderman of the said City of London: And that the City do proceed to elect another Alderman, in his stead, according to usual Course.

Informations against a Member.

Ordered, That it be referred unto Colonel Harvey, Mr. Hill, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Moore, Mr. Edwards, Major General Skippon, Mr. Say, Mr. Challener, Mr. Carey, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Wauton, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Pury, Mr. Weaver, Alderman Wilson, Mr. Leman, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Cawley, Lord Mounson, Sir Thomas Wrath, Mr. Garland, or any Three of them, with Power to receive the Informations given against Sheriff Browne, a Member of this House, and Examinations, touching his engaging with the Scotts, and with the Earl of Holland; and other Misdemeanors wherewith he is charged: With further Power also, to take the Informations and Examinations against the rest of the Members of this House, who are imprisoned, or under Restraint: And the said Committee are to meet on Monday in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: And the especial Care hereof is more particularly referred to Mr. Edmund Harvey and Mr. Hill.

Hamlets Militia.

Ordered, That the Act for the Militia of the Hamlets be read on Wednesday next.

Rutland Rate.

The Question being propounded, That there be any Alteration of the Rate set on the County of Rutland;

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

It passed with the Negative.

Army Assessments.

Resolved, &c. That the Name of John White be put out of the Act for Assessments for the Army.

An Act for Raising of Ninety thousand Pounds per mensem, for the Maintenance of the Forces raised by Authority of Parliament, for the Service of England, and Ireland, for Six Months, from the Twenty-fifth of March 1649, to the Twenty-ninth of September 1649, was this Day read the Third Time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Free Quarters.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to bring in an Act, with Rules, How to take off Free Quarter, Quarter, Free Billet, and all other Charges, from the People, saving the Assessment of Ninety thousand Pounds per mensem; and also to confer with the General and Officers, How the same may be done; and bring it in on Tuesday Morning.