House of Commons Journal Volume 6
10 July 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 10 July 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 439. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25944 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 10 Julii, 1650.

Prayers.

Representation and Elections.

THE House according to former Order, was this Day, 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 Grand Committee, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections, That the said Committee have adjourned until This-day-sevennight; and desire the Leave of the House, that they sit then.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on This-day-sevennight; to sit upon the Heads of a Bill for an equal Representative, and regulating their Elections: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.

Box's Petition.

The humble Petition of Henry Box, Citizen and Grocer of London, was this Day read.

The Question being put, That this Petition be committed;

The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.

Earl of Pembroke, Tellers for the Yeas: 29.
Sir Michael Livesey, With the Yeas,
Sir Wm. Armyn, Tellers for the Noes: 31.
Mr. Holland, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Petitions to be read.

Ordered, That the Petitions of the Lady Fairfax, the Countess of Exeter, Mr. Smithby, and Sir Gerard Lowther, be read on Friday next, at Eleven of Clock.

Militia.

Mr. Weaver reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Act for the Militia: Which were twice read.

The Question being propounded, That the Proportions in this Act shall be, not under Four hundred Pounds per Annum for a Horse, Two hundred Pounds per Annum for a Dragoon, and Forty Pounds per Annum for a Foot Soldier;

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

The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.

Sir Wm. Armyn, Tellers for the Noes: 17.
Colonel Purefoy, With the Noes,
Sir John Bourchier, Tellers for the Yeas: 32.
Mr. Ash, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That the Proportions in this Act shall be, not under Four hundred Pounds per Annum for a Horse, Two hundred Pounds per Annum for a Dragoon, and Forty Pounds per Annum for a Foot Soldier.

Resolved, That this Act be re-committed, upon the whole Debate, to the former Committee: Who are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.

Trade.

Ordered, That the Debate upon the Bill concerning Trade be adjourned till This-day-sevennight, at Eleven of the Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.