Die Mercurii, 26 Martii, 1651.
Parliaments and Elections.
THE House was this Day, according to former
Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Heads of a Bill for future Parliaments, and for regulating
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Henry Mildmay reports from the Council of State;
"That the Council find great Difficulty to get Recruits for Ireland, of which the Regiments there hath
great Need; and therefore offer it to the Consideration of
the Parliament, that Fifteen hundred Recruits may be
raised by way of Press, within the County of Cornwall;
from whence the Council conceives, they may be sent
much cheaper, and more conveniently, than from other
Resolved, by the Parliament, That there be a Press of
Men for the Service of Ireland.
The Question being propounded, That the Number of
Men to be pressed for Soldiers for Ireland be Two
And the Question being put; That that Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Number
of Men to be pressed for Soldiers for Ireland be Two
Resolved, by the Parliament, That these Two thousand
Men be pressed out of the Counties of Cornwall, Devon,
Somerset, and Dorset.
Resolved, That an Act be brought in upon these
And Mr. Dormer is appointed to bring it in.
Late King's Property.
Resolved, That the additional Act for Sale of the late
King's Goods, and the List, be brought in on This-daysevennight.