House of Commons Journal Volume 7
30 March 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 30 March 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 273. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24186 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Wednesday, the 30th of March, 1653.

Prayers.

Deputies from Scotland.

RESOLVED, That the Committee appointed to meet with the Deputies from Scotland, do proceed with them, according to the former Order of this House.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Inspecting the Treasuries, to take into speedy Consideration how the Allowance, formerly ordered to be paid to the Deputies from Scotland, may be paid out of some of the Treasuries of this Commonwealth; and how the same may be repaid out of the Revenue of Scotland.

Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to hear what the Deputies from Scotland shall offer, touching Commissions in Scotland; and report their Opinions to the Parliament.

Dissolving Parliament.

The House, according to former Order, did this Day resume the Debate, upon the Amendments to the Act appointing a certain Time for Dissolving of this present Parliament, and for the Calling and Settling of future and successive Parliaments.

Resolved, That, instead of the Word "Sterling," these Words; viz. "of lawful Money of England," be inserted.

An Amendment in the 10th Leaf of the Amendments, in these Words; viz. "That all Persons seised of an Estate in Freehold of Lands, Tenements, or other Profits, of the clear yearly Value of Forty Shillings; all Tenants in ancient Demesne; customary Tenants; and all Copyholders of any Estate of Inheritance, in Possession, of the clear yearly Value of Five Pounds; all Tenants for Life of ancient Demesne, in Possession; and all Copyhold and Customary Tenants for Life, in Possession, of the clear yearly Value of Five Pounds; all Tenants, in actual Possession, for the Term of One-and-twenty Years or more, in Being, upon any Lease granted, determinable upon Life or Lives, of the clear yearly Value of Twenty Pounds, over and above the Rent reserved or chargeable thereupon; and all Tenants for the Term of One-and-twenty Years, or more, in Being, in Possession, of the clear yearly Value of Twenty Pounds, over and above any Rent reserved or chargeable thereupon; shall be capable to elect Members to serve in Parliament for Counties;" was read.

And the Question being put, To agree with the Committee;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being propounded, That all Persons seised or possessed, to his own Use, of any Estate, Real or Personal, to the Value of, shall be capable to elect Members to serve in Parliament for Counties;

And the Question being propounded, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be added to this Question;

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Noes: 15.
Mr. Bond, With the Noes,
Sir Arthure Hesilrig, Tellers for the Yeas: 22.
Col. Morley, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put, That Two hundred Pounds be added to this Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthure Hesilrig, Tellers for the Yeas: 21.
Colonel Morley, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Noes: 17.
Mr. Bond, With the Noes,

Resolved, That all Persons seised or possessed, to his own Use, of any Estate, Real or Personal, to the Value of Two hundred Pounds, shall be capable to elect Members to serve in Parliament for Counties.

Embassy to Sweden.

Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, Letters of Credence for Philip Sidney Lord Viscount Lisle, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Queen of Sweden: Which were this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Resolved, That the said Letters Credential be prepared by the Council of State, and be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.

Letters read.

Mr. Scott also reports from the Council of State, Letters from Ligorne, Which were this Day read.