Die Jovis, 10 Octobris, 1650.
Bills to be proceeded in.
RESOLVED, &c. That the House do every Morning, the first Business, proceed without Intermission,
with the respective Bills for Doubling upon Deans and
Chapters Lands; with the Bill for Sale of Delinquents
Estates; and with the Bill for raising Four hundred thousand Pounds upon Security of the Fee-farm Rents; successively one after another, until the said several Bills be
passed; and nothing to intervene.
Sale of Manors, &c.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the
Amendments to the Act for Sale of the Manors of Rectories and Glebe Lands, late belonging to Archbishops,
Bishops, Deans and Chapters. Which Amendments, being put to the Question, were assented unto.
Resolved, That the Door be shut till Twelve a Clock.
Ordered, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed;
and brought in on Tuesday Morning next.
Lord Mayor Elect.
The House being informed that the Lord Mayor Elect
was at the Door, according to the Order of the House;
By Command of the House, he was called in; and presented by the Recorder of London, attended with divers
Aldermen of the City: And Mr. Recorder made an eloquent and learned Oration; setting forth the Happiness
of their City, in their Privilege to present their chief Magistrate to the Parliament for their Approbation; enjoying good Laws under the Parliament; the Hopes of a
pious and prudent future Magistracy in that City; declaring, that the City have chosen Mr. Alderman Thomas
Andrewes to be Lord Mayor for the Year now next ensuing; with a large Testimonial of the Fidelity, Integrity,
and Abilities of the said Alderman, and his Qualifications
for that great Office and Trust; and desiring the Approbation of this House to their said Election.
And being all withdrawn;
It was Resolved, That this House doth approve of the
Election of Alderman Thomas Andrewes to be Lord Mayor
of the City of London for the Year now next ensuing:
And that he be sworn accordingly.
The Lord Mayor Elect, Recorder, and Aldermen, being again called in; and being come to the Bar; Mr.
Speaker, by Command of the House, gave this Answer;
"My Lord Mayor Elect,
"You have been presented to the Parliament of England,
by Mr. Recorder for their Approbation. The Parliament
hath commanded me, in their Names, to declare unto you,
That they do approve and confirm the Choice of you to
be Lord Mayor of the City of London for the Year ensuing: And, out of their Experience of your great Service
and Fidelity to this Commonwealth and Parliament, and
the Confidence they have of your Abilities for the Discharge of so high a Trust, they are well pleased that
such an eminent Stamp of Authority is so fitly placed:
And they have ordered, That you shall be sworn accordingly."
Oaths, &c. before Exchequer.
Mr. Hill reports from the Committee, Amendments
to the Bill for Discharging of all Lords of Liberties, and
their Bailiffs, from taking any Oath, passing any Account,
or suing out any Quietus est, in any Office in the Court
of Exchequer: Which were Twice read; and, upon
the Question, assented to.
And the Bill, so amended, was ordered to be ingrossed.
Major Salwey reports a Proposal for the better and
cheaper Victualing of the Navy.
Resolved, That the said Proposition be referred to the
Committee of the Navy; to consider thereof; and also,
how they may proceed on with Contracts for Provisions
for the Navy; and present their Opinions therein to the
Parliament forthwith: And that Colonel Thompson do
take care of it.
The Question being propounded, That Mr. Richard
Hutchinson be appointed Treasurer for the Navy, upon
the Vote of the Sixteenth of July 1650, from the Thirtieth of December next;
The Question being put, That that Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir Henry Vane,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
Major General Harrison,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas:
And the main Question being now put;
It was Resolved, That Mr. Richard Hutchinson be Treasurer of the Navy, upon the Contract by the Vote of the
Sixteenth of July 1650, from the Thirtieth of December
Resolved, That Mr. Attorney General be authorized
and required to prepare a Patent for the said Mr. Richard
Hutchinson to be Treasurer of the Navy, according to the
several Votes aforesaid, in English, until the Parliament
shall take other Order: And the Lords Commissioners
for the Great Seal of England are authorized and required
to pass the same under the Great Seal, accordingly.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, to take Security from Mr. Richard Hutchinson,
as Treasurer of the Navy, for making his Account.
Ordered, That the Act for Repair of the Highways
about the Hamlets, Tower Hill, and Parts adjacent, be
read To-morrow Morning, next after the Act for Sale of