House of Commons Journal Volume 7
21 April 1652

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 21 April 1652', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 123-124. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23986 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Wednesday, the 21st of April, 1652.

Prayers.

Admission of a Member.

THE Question being propounded, That Sir John Dreydon be admitted to sit in the House, as a Member of Parliament;

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

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Sir John Dreydon be admitted to sit in the House, as a Member of Parliament.

Attendance of Members.

Resolved, That the House do, on Friday Fortnight, take into Consideration, how, and in what Manner, the House may be supplied with Members, as may be most for the Advantage of the Commonwealth; the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Ordered, That the several Orders touching that Business be prepared, and had in Readiness, by the Clerk; to be made use of at that time.

Surrender of Gallowey.

A Letter from the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland, from Dublyn, of the 12th of April 1652; with Part of a Letter from Sir Charles Coote, of the 6th of April 1652, to the Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland, touching the Surrender of the Town of Gallowey in Ireland to the Parliament's Forces; And the Articles touching the Citizens of Gallowey, made upon the Surrender of the said Town; And the Articles touching the Officers and Soldiers which were in the said Town, upon the said Surrender of the said Town; And the Resolves made by the Commissioners of the Parliament for the Affairs of Ireland, upon Consideration of the Articles made upon Surrender of the Town of Gallowey; And a Copy of a Letter sent to Sir Charles Coote, about the Articles of the Town of Gallowey; were all this Day read.

Ordered, That all the said Letters, Articles, and Papers, be referred to the Council of State, to consider of them, and to report their Opinion therein to the Parliament.

Ordnance Office.

Ordered, That the Report touching the Office of the Ordnance be made on Friday Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Universities.

An Act for transferring the Powers now in the Committee for regulating the Universities, to several Commissioners, was this Day read the First and Second time.

The Question being propounded, That the Committee for regulating the Universities be dissolved;

And the Question being put, That these Words, "after the First Day of May," be added to the Question;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Question being propounded, That the Committee for regulating the Universities be dissolved;

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Colonel Marten, Tellers for the Yeas: 23.
Sir Arthure Hesilrig, With the Yeas,
Major Gen. Skippon, Tellers for the Noes: 17.
Mr. Holland, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Committee for regulating the Universities be dissolved.

Committee of Indemnity.

The Question being propounded, That the Committee of Indemnity be dissolved:

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Major Gen. Skippon, Tellers for the Noes: 15.
Colonel Marten, With the Noes,
Mr. Raleigh, Tellers for the Yeas: 23.
Colonel Rich, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Committee of Indemnity be dissolved.

Ordered, That the Bill for transferring the Powers which were in the Committee of Indemnity, into the Hands of Commissioners, be brought in on Tuesday Morning next: And that Mr. Stephens do bring in the Bill accordingly.