House of Commons Journal Volume 6
14 February 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 14 February 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 365. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25844 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 14 Februarii, 1649.

Prayers.

Richmond Park.

THE Question being propounded, That the Parliament doth declare, That it was the Intention of the Parliament, in passing the Act for settling the new Park at Richmond on the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London, that the same should be preserved as a Park still, without Destruction; and to remain as an Ornament to the City, and a Mark of Favour from the Parliament unto the said City;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being now put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Parliament doth declare, That it was the Intention of the Parliament in passing the Act for settling the new Park at Richmond on the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London, that the same should be preserved as a Park still, without Destruction; and to remain as an Ornament to the City, and a Mark of Favour from the Parliament unto the said City.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Alderman Penington and Colonel Ven do acquaint the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, with this Vote.

Relief of Creditors.

Resolved, That the Bill for Relief of Creditors be reported on Monday next.

Fee Farms.

Ordered, That the Act for the Fee Farms be brought in on Saturday Morning next.

Council of State.

Mr. Reynolds reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the best Way for electing Four Persons more to be of the Council of State, for the Year ensuing, by a Balloting Box, or otherwise, the Votes of that Committee; viz.

Resolved, That the best Way of electing Four Persons more to be of the Council of State, for the Year ensuing, is by a Balloting Box.

Resolved, &c. That a Box be prepared, after the Form of a Balloting Box, with Two Drawers, having the Inscription of "Yea" over one Drawer, and "Noe" over the other; the same to be placed upon the Table in the House.

That Four hundred Balls be provided; and that each Member present come to the Table, and receive but one, and shew it to the House; and put it into the said Box, expressing thereby his Opinion in the Affirmative or Negative: And that the Members sitting on the Right-hand the Speaker, upon the Bench next the Chair, do rise first, one by one, beginning at the End next the Door, and so in Order as they sit, and after them the Members on the other Hand, the Speaker observing the like Order: And that every Member, so delivering in his Ball, be returned to his Place, before he that sits next him rise up: And that Four Members be nominated and appointed by the Speaker, to see all duly performed, as aforesaid; who shall first put in their Balls, as they are named; and, having made the Scrutiny, shall declare to the Speaker, and the Speaker to the House, Whether most be for the Affirmative, or the Negative.

The Question being put, That the best Way of electing Four Persons more to be of the Council of State, for the Year ensuing, is by a Balloting Box;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Ludlow, Tellers for the Yeas: 24.
Mr. Reynolds, With the Yeas,
Sir Arthur Heslerige, Tellers for the Noes: 61.
Sir John Danvers, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That it be re-commited to the same Committee, to consider of the best Way and Manner of electing Four Persons more to be of the Council of State, for the Year ensuing: And the said Committee are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

And the Care hereof is referred to Mr. Challener.