House of Commons Journal Volume 6
11 July 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 11 July 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 439-440. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25945 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 11 Julii, 1650.

Prayers.

Letter read.

A LETTER from the Lord General, of the Twentieth of June 1650, was this Day read.

London Petition.

The House being informed, that divers Aldermen of the City of London were at the Door;

They were ordered to be called in: And, being come to the Bar, Sheriff Pack spake thus:

"Mr. Speaker; Myself, and these Gentlemen, are commanded, by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London, to present unto the Parliament This their humble Petition; and desire the same may be taken into speedy Consideration."

Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled."

Resolved, That the Bill touching Meal, and the Prices of Corn, be read on Tuesday Morning next: And that this Petition be then taken into Consideration.-

Sir H. Vane.

Ordered, That the Report touching Sir Henry Vane be made on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Darby Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition touching Darby be read This-day-sevennight.

London Petition.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do acquaint the Petitioners what the House hath done in this Business.

The Petitioners being again called in, Alderman Eastwick acquainted Mr. Speaker, That the Committee of the Militia of London have levied Six hundred Horse, according to the Order of Parliament; and have proceeded as far as they can in that Affair without Money: They humbly desire the Parliament to take the Business before them, touching that Affair, into Consideration, with what Speed their great Affairs will permit.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the Petitioners, That the House hath appointed the Act for taking down the Prices of Corn to be read on Tuesday next; and then to take this Petition into Consideration.

Ordered, That the Bill touching Repairing of Highways in London and Middlesex be read To-morrow at Eleven of Clock.

Discoveries.

Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act touching Discoveries be read on This-day-sevennight.

Militia.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill touching settling the Militia of the whole Nation.

Resolved, That Liberty be given to speak against the Amendments passed Yesterday, touching the Proportions for raising Horse, Dragoons, and Foot.

Resolved, That the Four hundred Pounds per Annum, in that Clause, be made Two hundred Pounds per Annum.

Ordered, That a Committee do forthwith withdraw, and consider of this Bill upon the Debate of the House; and bring it in forthwith; and bring in a Proviso, That the Bill continue for Six Months; viz. unto Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Weaver Colonel Ludlow, Sir James Harrington, Lord Grey; or any Three of them.

Thanksgiving Day.

Mr. Scott reports, An Act for setting apart a Day of Publick Thanksgiving, to be kept on Friday the Twenty-sixth of this instant July; together with a Declaration and Narrative, expressing the Reasons and Grounds thereof.

Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published; together with the List of the Names of the Officers taken, and the Commission to the Bishop.

Sheriffs Deputies.

The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, Amendments to the Act for the Sheriffs to appoint Deputies to receive the Commands of the Parliament and Council of State, which were read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.

Militia.

Mr. Weaver reports, Amendments to the Act touching the Militia of the whole Nation: Which Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.

Thanksgiving Day.

Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Writ to the Clerk of the Parliament, to transmit into the Chancery the Act for setting apart a Day of Publick Thanksgiving to be kept on Friday the Twenty-sixth of this instant July; together with a Declaration and Narrative, expressing the Reasons and Grounds thereof: And that they do send forth Writs to all Sheriffs, &c. to be proclaimed and dispersed to all the Ministers, accordingly.