Die Mercurii, 5 Decembris, 1649.
MR. Stephens reports from the Grand Committee of
the House for Excise, That the said Committee
did adjourn till this Day; and desire Leave of the House,
that the Committee may fit accordingly.
Resolved, That the House be presently resolved into a
Grand Committee, upon the Business of the Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Stephens took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Stephens reports from the Grand Committee, That
that Committee hath adjourned itself till Tuesday Morning
Eight of the Clock; and desire the Leave of the House
to sit accordingly.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee on Tuesday Morning next: And that the
Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
[a] Here is an Entry erased; and, underneath, is written, "This
Vote is vacated by Order of Parliament, made the 26th of March
1659. Jo. Smythe, Clerk of the Parliament, to attend the Commons."
Resolved, That the Bill touching the Assessments be
read To-morrow, the first Business, nothing to intervene.
Resolved, That the Bill touching Sequestration be read
To-morrow, Morning, next after the Bill of Assessments.
Alderman of London.
Resolved, That Mr.Francis Allen, a Member of this
House, be left to his own Election, touching his Acceptance of the Place as Alderman in the City of London, with
this; -That, if he shall accept the same, the House shall
account his Acceptance thereof an acceptable Service to
Ship Sancta Clara.
Resolved, That the Council of State be appointed to
consider not only of the Matter of Fact touching the Ship
Sancta Clara, but what is sit to be done therein; and
report their Opinion therein to the House.