House of Commons Journal Volume 6
28 January 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 28 January 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 528-529. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26057 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 28 Januarii, 1650.

Prayers.

Militia.

SIR William Massham reports from the Council of State, An Act for Continuance of an Act, intituled,

An Act for settling the Militia of the Commonwealth of England, until the first Day of May 1651.

Which was this Day read the First and Second time.

The Question being propounded, That the said Act be continued until the First Day of May 1651;

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 said Act be continued until the First Day of May 1651.

The Question being put, That the said Act, so amended, be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed: And

It . . Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to consider of the Grievances and Inconveniences in managing the Business of the Militia of the Commonwealth; and to prepare and consider of sit Remedies for preventing and redressing the said Inconveniences for the future; and to bring in a Bill for that Purpose; and report it to the House forthwith: Viz. to Mr. Lechmere, Sir Thomas Wroth, Lord Grey, Colonel Marten, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Hill, Mr. Long, Mr. Hussey, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Holland, Mr. Love, Major Smyth, Mr. Say, Mr. Hodges, Sir Arthure Hesilrige, Major General Harrison, Major Salwey, Mr. Darley, Colonel Fielder, Alderman Allen, Alderman Atkin, Mr. Ash, Alderman Pennyngton, Sir Wm. Masham, Lord Lisle, or any Five of them: And all that come to have Voices: And are to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock; and so de die in diem.

Council of State.

Ordered, That the Parliament do, This-day-sevennight, take into Consideration the Election of the Council of State, the first Business: nothing to intervene: and that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.

Fee-farm Rents.

An additional Act for the Sale of the Fee-farm Rents, and for Doubling of Monies thereupon, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of Obstructions: And that Mr. John Corbett take care of it, and bring it in forthwith.

Embassy to Holland.

The humble Petition of Oliver Saint John, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, was this Day read.

The Question being put, That this House doth adhere to their former Vote touching the Lord Saint Johns to go Ambassador to the United Provinces;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Yeas, 42.
Lord Grey, With the Yeas,
Sir Wm. Masham, Tellers for the Noes: 29.
Colonel Fielder, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That this House doth adhere to their former Vote touching the Lord Saint Johns to go Ambassador to the United Provinces.

Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, An Accompt concerning the Charge of the Embassage now to be sent to the United Provinces.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider how the Gentlemen appointed to go Ambassadors to the United Provinces, may be accommodated with all things necessary for that Service, with due Respect to the Honour of this Commonwealth, and to give Order for the same, and for the Payment of the Money for that Purpose, as they shall think sit.

Court of War.

The House, according to former Order, did proceed on the Debate of the humble Petition of the Court of War, at Whitehall (fn. [a]) .

Which was now again read.

Persons attend.

Major Audley, Captain Cannon, and Captain Wilson, did this Day, according to the Order of this House, make their Appearance upon the Summons.

Whereof Mr. Speaker informed the House: and their Appearance was ordered to be recorded.

Footnotes

[a] In the Margin are these Words, "This Petition was withdrawn by Leave of the House."