Die Martis, 28 Januarii, 1650.
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
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
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.
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,
||With the Yeas,
Sir Wm. Masham,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||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.
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.