House of Commons Journal Volume 6
11 December 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 11 December 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 507. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26030 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 11 Decembris, 1650.

Prayers.

Parliaments and Elections.

THE House this Day, according to former Order, was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Heads of a Bill for the future Parliaments, and Regulating of Elections.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Say took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Stamford Charter, &c.

The humble Petition of the Aldermen, Com-Burgesses, and Common Council of the Borough of Stamford in the County of Lincoln, with their humble Desires annexed, concerning the Renewing of their Charter, were this Day read.

Resolved, That Fifteen hundred Pounds be given to the Town of Stamford, out of such Discoveries of concealed Delinquents Estates as they shall make to the Commissioners for Compounding; to be employed towards the making Welland River navigable: and that it be referred to the Council of Trade, to take Security, that the same be employed to that Purpose: And that the said River be made navigable to the Town of Stamford, accordingly, with that Money.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding: Who are hereby authorized and required, to receive such Discoveries: And, after Security given, as aforesaid, that the said Commissioners do give Warrant for Payment of the said Fifteen hundred Pounds, out of the Monies arising by such Discoveries, to such Persons as the Aldermen and Com-burgesses of the said Town shall appoint: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Persons shall be their sufficient Discharge in that behalf.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for Corporations to consider of the rest of the Particulars in the said Petition, and Desires annexed; what is sit to be granted, and what are not sit to be granted: and how those things that are sit to be granted may be so settled as may consist with the Advantage and Good of this Commonwealth, and not prejudicial to the Publick Good thereof; and to report their Opinions therein to the Parliament, for their further Consideration and Resolution.

Trade.

Resolved, That Mr. Ashe do make the Reports in his Hand, from the Council of Trade, on Tuesday Morning next.

Irish Commissioners.

A Bill, giving several Powers to the General, Deputy General, and Commissioners for the Parliament of England, was this Day read the First and Second time.

The Question being put, That the Blank in the Bill be filled up with a certain Sum;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the Question being put, That the Sum be not exceeding Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem;

It passed with the Negative.

The Question being propounded, That the Sum be not exceeding Fifty thousand Pounds per mensem;

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

It passed with the Negative.

And the Question being propounded, That the Sum be not exceeding Thirty thousand Pounds per mensem;

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, That the Sum be not exceeding Thirty thousand Pounds per mensem.

And the said Bill was, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Challenor, Alderman Pennington, Sir James Harrington, Major Salwey, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Robinson, Major Lister, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Garland, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Goodwin, or any Five of them: And all that come to have Voices: And the said Committee are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem.