Die Mercurii, 3 Julii, 1650.
Representation and Elections.
THIS Day the House, according to former Order,
was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon Heads
of a 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, That that
Committee hath adjourned till This-day-sevennight; and
desire the Leave of the House to sit then.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on This-day-sevennight; on the Heads of
a Bill for an equal Representative, and regulating their
Elections: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to
take the Chair.
Resolved, That the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall
do give Warrant to the Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall
to pay unto Mrs. Margaret Ven, late Wife of Colonel
Ven, deceased, or her Assigns, the Sum of Six hundred
Ninety-and-seven Pounds One Shilling, brought into the
Treasury of that Receipt of Haberdashers Hall, upon the
Prosecution of the said Colonel Ven: And that the Treasurers do make Payment thereof accordingly: And the
Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mrs. Ven, or
her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said
Treasurers for the same.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to consider how the Monies that have been disbursed, and are due to Colonel Ven, and formerly ordered
by the Parliament, may be speedily paid and satisfied unto
Mrs. Ven, his Widow: And Mr. Alderman Allen, Mr.
Pury, and Mr. Lechmere, are added to that Committee.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to consider of some Recompence to be given for the
faithful Service of Colonel John Ven, deceased; and to
present the same to the House.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall
be authorized and required to give their Warrant to the
Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall, to pay, unto Colonel
Godfrey Bossevile, the Money payable to him out of the
Monies brought in, or to be brought in, to that Receipt,
upon Discovery made by him: And that the said Treasurers be required to make Payment thereof accordingly:
And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Colonel
Godfrey Bossevile shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said
Treasurers for the same.
Goldsmiths Hall Commissioners.
An Act, giving Power to the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, and for Advance of Money, touching Discoveries, was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Purefoy,
Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Peter Temple, Mr. Lechmere,
Mr. John Ashe, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Leman, Colonel
Bossevile, Major Lister, Sir John Bourchier, Colonel
J. Temple, Lord Grey, Mr. Pury, Mr. Clement, Mr. Edward Ash, Mr. Garland, Mr. Holland, Mr. Wilde, Mr.
Oldesworth, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Salwey,
Colonel Wayte, Colonel Rich, Colonel * Jones, Sir Wm.
Strickland, Mr. Say, Sir Richard Lucy, Sir John Danvers,
or any Five of them: To meet this Afternoon at Two of
the Clock, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber.
Persons to be tried.
Mr. Thomas Challoner reports from the Council of State,
"That, in pursuance of their Order of the Twenty-eighth
Day of June, referring it to the Council to think of some
Names of Persons to be offered to the Parliament, who
are fit to be brought to their Tryal in the High Court of
Justice, . . . have pitched upon these Men following;
viz. Sir John Winter, now Prisoner in the Tower; Wm.
Davenant, called Sir Wm. Davenant; Colonel Legge, Prisoner in Exeter; Colonel Gerard, now Prisoner in Carnarvon Castle, hath been in Arms against the Parliament,
and in the Rebellion of Ireland; Captain John Randolph,
taken in the Insurrection of the Earl of Holland; Henry
Stanley, for endeavouring to carry away a Frigate belonging to the Commonwealth."
Resolved, That Colonel Gerard, now Prisoner in Carnarvon Castle, be one of the Six Persons to be tried by
the High Court of Justice.
The Question being put, That Wm. Davenant, now
called Sir Wm. Davenant, be one of the Six Persons to
be tried by the High Court of Justice;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Earl of Pembroke,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Henry Mildmay,
||With the Yeas,
Sir Wm. Masham,
||Tellers for the Noes,
||With the Noes,
Mr. Speaker declared himself to be a No: So it passed
with the Negative.
The Question being put, That Henry Stanley be one of
those Six Persons;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That it be re-committed to the Council of
State, to consider of and present the Name of one other
Person, to make up the Number of Six, to be tried by
the High Court of Justice; and to make Report thereof
Lieutenant of Ordnance.
Resolved, That Major General Harrison be appointed
Lieutenant of the Ordnance during the Pleasure of the
Parliament, in the Room of Sir Walter Earle: And that
Mr. Say do bring in an Act to that Purpose: And that
Major General Harrison do execute the same Place of
Lieutenant of the Ordnance, in the mean time.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Act concerning
Trade be adjourned until This-day-sevennight.
Ordered, That the several Businesses, appointed to be
taken into Consideration this Day, be taken into Consideration This-day-sevennight.