House of Commons Journal Volume 6
18 July 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 18 July 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 442-443. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25949 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Jovis, 18 Julii, 1649.

Prayers.

Grant to Vane.

COLONEL Thompson reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Act for settling Twelve hundred Pounds per Annum upon Sir Henry Vane junior, Knight, and his Heirs, in lieu of his Interest in the Office of Treasurer of the Navy: Which were this Day twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.

Fortifications, &c.

An Act impowering the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to execute the Powers in the Ordinance of 3 Decembris 1644, for raising of Money to pay the Charge of the Fortifications, and Guards, in getting in Arrears collected by virtue of the said former Ordinance, was this Day read the Second time.

And the Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

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

An Act enabling the Committee of the Militia of Westminster to raise Horses, within the said City and Liberties thereof, and Parishes and Places adjacent, for Defence of the Parliament, City, and Parts aforesaid, was this Day read the First and Second time.

And the Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published, together with the former Act for settling the Militia of the City of Westminster and Middlesex.

Provost Marshal.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Person appointed to be Provost Marshal; and what Number of Men are fit to attend him, for the Service of the Parliament; and how the Allowances unto each of them per diem may be paid unto them; and to give Order for settling the said Persons, and for Payment thereof, accordingly.

Removing Delinquents.

The Question being propounded, that all Licences already granted, or which shall be granted, by any Justices of Peace, to any Person or Persons comprised within an Act of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for removing all Papists, and all Officers and Soldiers of Fortune, and divers other Delinquents, from London and Westminster, and confining them within Five Miles of their Dwellings, and for Encouragement of such as discover Priests and Jesuists, their Receivers and Abettors, by Force of any Clause or Proviso within the said Act, giving Liberty to any of the said Persons to come unto the Cities of London and Westminster, or the late Lines of Communication, or within Twenty Miles thereof, be, from and after the Five-and-twentieth of July instant, suspended, and made void; and no other Licence or Licences shall be granted by any Justice of Peace, by virtue of the said Act, or any thing therein contained, for the Coming of any the aforesaid Persons to London, Westminster, or within the late Lines of Communication, or Twenty Miles thereof, until the First of October next: And that all such Persons be enjoined, at or before the said Twenty-fifth of July instant, to depart out of the Limits aforesaid, under the Penalties in the said Act expressed, notwithstanding any such Licences.

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being now put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That all Licences already granted, or which shall be granted, by any Justices of Peace, to any Person or Persons comprised within an Act of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for removing all Papists, and all Officers and Soldiers of Fortune, and divers other Delinquents, from London and Westminster, and confining them within Five Miles of their Dwellings: and for the Encouragement of such as discover Priests and Jesuits, their Receivers and Abettors, by Force of any Clause or Proviso within the said Act, giving Liberty to any of the said Persons to come unto the Cities of London or Westminster, or the late Lines of Communication, or within Twenty Miles thereof; be, from and after the Twenty-fifth of July instant, suspended, and made void; and no other Licence or Licences shall be granted by any Justices of Peace, by virtue of the said Act, or any thing therein contained, for the Coming of any the aforesaid Persons to London, Westminster, or within the late Lines of Communication, or Twenty Miles thereof, until the First of October next: And that all such Persons be enjoined, at or before the said Twenty-fifth of July instant, to depart out of the Limits aforesaid, under the Penalties in the said Act expressed, notwithstanding any such Licences.

Resolved, That this Vote be forthwith printed and published.

Resolved, That this Vote be sent to the several Committees of the Militia for the City of London, Westminster, Southwark, and the Hamlets: Who are required to cause the same forthwith to be published, with Sound of Trumpet.

Issues, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Bond do report the Bill for Issues and Receipts on Tuesday Morning next.

Highways.

Ordered, That the Act for repairing the Highways in London and Middlesex be read on Thursday Morning next.

Thanksgiving Day.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do take care for sending away the Act for the Day of Thanksgiving, this Afternoon, by the Post: And that the Sheriffs of the several Counties be required forthwith to disperse the same to the respective Ministers, within their Counties.

Excise.

The Question being propounded, That the House do now proceed in the Business of Excise;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.

Sir Henry Mildmay, Tellers for the Noes: 41.
Sir John Trevor, With the Noes,
Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Yeas: 34.
Colonel Wauton, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.

The Question being propounded, That the House do adjourn till Two of the Clock; and then proceed to the Business of the Excise;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.

Major General Harrison, Tellers for the Yeas: 41.
Major General Skippon, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Mildmay, Tellers for the Noes: 35.
Sir John Hippisley, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the Main Question being put, That the House do adjourn till Two of the Clock; and then meet, and proceed in the Business of the Excise;

The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.

Major Gen. Skippon, Tellers for the Yeas: 41.
Major Gen. Harrison, With the Yeas,
Sir John Hippisley, Tellers for the Noes: 35.
Sir Henry Mildmay, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, by the Parliament, That the House do adjourn till Two of the Clock; and then meet, and proceed in the Business of the Excise.

Post Meridiem.

Chancellor, &c. of Lancaster.

A BILL for Continuing of John Bradshawe, Serjeant at Law, and Lord President of the Council of State, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Bartholomew Hall Esquire, Attorney General of the Duchy, was this Day read.

Resolved, That this Act do continue Twelve Months, and no longer.

The said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Chancellor of Chester.

Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do hold and execute the Office of Chancellor of the County Palatine of Chester, by himself alone, until the Parliament take further Order.

Comm" of Excise.

The humble Petition of the Commissioners of Excise, was this Day read.

Mr. Speaker appointed Sir Henry Vane, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir John Danvers, and Mr. Bond, to tell the Number of the House: Which is by them reported to Mr. Speaker, and by him published to the House, to the Number of Seventy-eight.

The Clerk, having received a Paper from each Member, brought them up, and set them upon the Table.

Mr. Speaker appoints Sir Henry Vane, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir John Danvers, and Mr. Bond, to count the Papers: Which being done, they report the Number of the Papers to be Seventy-eight.

And these Four Members opened each Paper, and cansed the Clerk to read each Name distinctly; and to write down each Name in a several Column: And, as often as any Name was repeated, the Clerk did write down a Figure under that Name.

And, all the Names being read, Sir John Danvers reports from the said Four Members, That there are in the said Papers these Persons, who have the greatest Number of Subscriptions; viz.

George Snelling 40 Maurice Thompson 23
Thomas Bulstrod 35 Richard Downes 22
Thomas Foote 34 Alderman Atkin 21
Dr. Wm. Parker, 26 Edward Bushell 19
James Nelthorp 26 Edward Cressett 18
Major Salwey 24 Colonel Owen Roe 18

The Question being put, That any Member of this House shall be a Commissioner of the Excise;

The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Masham, Tellers for the Yeas: 42.
Sir Tho. Jervoice, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Noes: 23.
Sir John Danvers, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, That there shall be but one Member of the House a Commissioner for the Excise.

The Question being propounded, That Mr. George Snelling be one of the Commissioners for the Excise;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. George Snelling be one of the Commissioners for the Excise.

The Question being propounded, That Mr. Thomas Bulstrode be one of the Commissioners for the Excise;

And the Question being put, That that Question be how put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. Thomas Bulstrode be one of the Commissioners for the Excise.

The Question being propounded, That Mr. Thomas Foote, Lord Mayor of the City of London, be one of the Commissioners for the Excise;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Thomas Foote, Lord Mayor of the City of London, be one of the Commissioners for the Excise.

The Question being propounded, That Dr. Wm. Parker be one of the Commissioners for the Excise;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Dr. Wm. Parker be one of the Commissioners for the Excise.

The Question being propounded, That Mr. Maurice Thompson be one of the Commissioners for the Excise;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. Maurice Thompson be one of the Commissioners for the Excise.

The Question being propounded, That Mr. Richard Downes be one of the Commissioners for the Excise;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. Richard Downes be one of the Commissioners for the Excise.