Die Mercurii, 10 Aprilis, 1650.
Representation and Elections.
THE House this Day was, according to former Order,
resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Heads
of the Bill for an equal Representative, and regulating
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the Grand Committee touching
an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections,
That the said Committee hath adjourned itself until Thisday-sevennight: And desire the Leave of this House that
the said Committee may then sit.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee on Wednesday next, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections.
Army Pay, &c.
Colonel Ven reports from the Committee of the Army,
with a Vote of the Committee; viz.
"Resolved, That the House be acquainted with the
Inconveniences attending the Return of the Army to
quarter in private Houses, and the present Alteration of
Pay: And that it be offered to the Consideration of the
Parliament (if they think fit), That the Pay of the Army
may be continued for the next Six Weeks, as formerly:
And that, upon present Conference to be had with the
General, it be considered how the said Billet, and additional Pay, may be taken off, either in Part, or in Whole,
without Prejudice to the Commonwealth."
"Ordered, That Colonel Ven be desired to acquaint
the House therewith accordingly."
Resolved, That the Committee of the Army be authorized and required to make out their Warrants for the
Pay of the Soldiers, for the next Six Weeks, in such sort
as they did for the last Three Months.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, upon Conference with the General, to consider
how the Billet, and additional Pay to the Army, may for
the future be taken off, in respect of the great Charge that
lies upon the Commonwealth; and to report their Opinion
to the House.
Colonel Wauton did propose to the House, That the
Contractors for Sale of the late King's Lands, &c. shall
not grant an Order for a Particular, or suffer any Man to
purchase any of the said Lands within the original Creditors Time of Pre-emption, till he that desireth the same
make it appear, by Letters of Attorney, or otherwise,
for whom he desireth to purchase the same; and that their
Arrears will extend to pay for the said Lands: And that
no other Debentures, but those Mens, being original Bills,
shall pass in Payment for the Lands so to be purchased:
And that none of them are to be assigned, or pre-contracted for.
The Question being propounded, That it be referred
to the Committee of Obstructions for Sale of the Crown
Lands, to consider with the Contractors and Trustees for
Sale of the Crown Lands, what was offered by Colonel
Wauton; and thereupon report their Opinions to the
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Negative.