Die Mercurii, 24 Aprilis, 1650.
Representation and Elections.
THE House was this Day, according to former
Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, touching
an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the said Grand Committee, that
the said Grand Committee have adjourned until This-daysevennight; and desire the Leave of this House, that they
may sit then.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on This-day-sevennight, touching an equal
Representative, and for regulating Elections: And that
Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
Ld. Powis' Pension.
Ordered, That the Pension formerly ordered to the
Lord Powis, be continued, and paid to him, together with
the Arrears, since the same was stopped, until Midsummer
next: And that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall,
do give Warrant to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, to
make Payment thereof accordingly.
Lady Ranilaugh, &c.
Ordered, That these Words; viz. "and that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall do give Warrant to the
Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, to make Payment thereof
accordingly;" be added to the several Orders made Yesterday touching the Lady Ranilaugh, the Lady Blany, the
Lady Jane Spotteswood, and Mrs. Chichester.
Grant to Howard.
Resolved, That Mrs. Howard shall have an Allowance
of Twenty Shillings per Week; and that the same be
paid by the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers and Widows,
until the Parliament take further Order.
Resolved, That the weekly Allowance formerly ordered to the Lady Denny, be continued and paid unto her,
together with the Arrears, since the same was stopped,
until Midsummer next, for the better enabling her to transport herself and Family into Ireland: And that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall do give Warrant to the
Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall to make Payment thereof
Refusal to take Engagement.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, to examine the Information, this Day given to the House, touching Mr. Job
Graye's Refusal to take the Engagement: And if they
shall find, that he hath refused to take the same, and hath
not taken it within the Time limited, that then Mr.
Attorney General be authorized and required to prepare a
Patent for granting the Place and Office of Master of the
Hospital of Leicester, in common Form, unto Mr. Richard Lee: And the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal are authorized and required to pass the same under
the Great Seal accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall
do give Warrant unto the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall
for Payment of that Money that was formerly ordered to
Mr. Blakiston, out of several Scquestrations, out of the
Treasury at Goldsmiths Hall.
The House being informed, That divers of the Reformado Officers and Soldiers were at the Door;
They were called in: And, after a Preamble made by
* Thompson, on the Behalf of himself, and divers others,
for whom he was intrusted, he presented a Petition.
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read,
and was intituled, "The humble Petition of many faithful and well-affected reduced Officers of the Commonwealth, whose Names are hereunto annexed, for whose
Satisfaction no Security is yet provided."
Ordered, That the Bill for Discoveries, in Mr. Stephens' Hand, be read on This-day-sevennight.