House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 7 August 1649

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Martis, 7 Augusti, 1649.



AN Act for Transportation of Pepper, and other Spices and Drugs, out of this Commonwealth, uncleansed and ungarbled, to any the Parts beyond the Seas, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Corbett, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Garland, Sir William Allanson, Mr. Clement, Mr. Hodges, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Scott, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Dove, Mr. Blagrave, Colonel Venne, Mr. Tho. Challener, Mr. Holland, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Bond, Colonel Syddenham, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Smith, Mr. Skynner, Mr. James Ash, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Say, Mr. Browne, Mr. Luke Hodges; or any Five of them: With Power to send for Parties: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two a Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.

The Mace.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to examine the Particulars touching the Charge for making the Mace of this House: And if they find the same was miscast, and that the Sum of Nine Pounds Ten Shillings remaineth yet due and unpaid for the same, that they do forthwith make Payment thereof unto Thomas Mandye.

Conveyances &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Blagrave report the Act touching recording Conveyances and Incumbrances, on Thursdaycome-sevennight.

Ecclesiastical Affairs.

The House this Day proceeded in the Declaration concerning the Maintenance of the Ministry and Church Government.

The Question being put, That the declarative Clause in the Act, touching the Presbyterian Government, be Part of the Declaration;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Purefoy, Tellers for the Yeas: 23.
Mr. Gurdon, With the Yeas,:
Mr. Holland, Tellers for the Noes: 23.
Colonel Harrison, With the Noes,

The Speaker declares his Vote with the Noes.

So it passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, upon the Debate of the House, to take into Consideration the Declaration; and to review the Book and Ordinances for settling Presbytery; and to bring it in, with such Alterations as they shall think fit, with Lenity to tender Consciences: Viz. unto Sir James Harrington, Mr. Rous, Mr. Gourdon; Mr. Robinson, Dr. Palmer, Mr. Millington, Sir William Strickland, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Lister, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Say, Lord Grey, Colonel Ven, Colonel Sidenham, Mr. Dove, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Goodwyn, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Captain Skinner, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Garland, Mr. Marten, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Fell, Mr. Baker; or any Five of them; . . . are to sit this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to bring it in on Friday Morning: And all that come to have Voices.


Ordered, That the Act for Prisoners be reported, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.