House of Commons Journal Volume 6
5 February 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 5 February 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 530-531. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26061 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 5 Februarii, 1650.

Prayers.

Council of State.

THE House, according to former Order, did this Day proceed touching the Election of Members of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Number of Persons to be of the Council of State for the next Year ensuing be One-andforty.

The Question being propounded, That in the Choice of the Council of State for the Year ensuing, One-andtwenty shall be chosen of those that are already Members of that Council;

Resolved, That the Word "only" be inserted into this Question next after the Word "ensuing."

Resolved, That in the Choice of the Council of State for the Year ensuing, only One-and-twenty shall be chosen of those that are already Members of that Council.

Resolved, That each Member of the House do present, in one Paper, the Number of One-and-twenty only of the present Members of the Council of State to be continued of that Council: And that the same Paper be put by each Member into one Glass, to be borne by the Clerk for that Purpose.

Resolved, That, at the same time, each Member of the House do likewise present, in one other Paper, the Number of Twenty other Persons not being now of the Council of State, to be of that Council for the Year ensuing: And that the same be put into another Glass by themselves.

Resolved, That Friday next be set apart for the said Election of the Council of State.

Lord General's Guard.

Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, "That they conceive it very much for the Advantage of the Publick Service in Scotland, that there may be added Forty Men more, to the Twenty Men already allowed to attend upon the Person of the Lord General, in the Nature of a Life Guard: And that they may have the same Allowance made unto them as was allowed to the other Twenty: And that they may all be put upon the Establishment and Pay of the Army."

Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the Council of State, That Forty more be added to the Twenty Men already allowed to attend upon the Person of the Lord General, in the Nature of a Life Guard: And that they be made up a Troop of Sixty, with such Officers as the Lord General shall appoint over them: And that they have the same Allowance made unto them as was allowed to the other Twenty: And that they be put all upon the Establishment and Pay of the Army: And that the Committee of the Army do give Order for Payment of them accordingly.

Aldermen of Hull.

Colonel Purefoy reports from the Council of State, "That this Council is informed, that there are now void in Hull, Two or Three Aldermens Places; which if they might be supplied by a Choice made by the Parliament, of some Persons of that Town who are well affected, it is the Opinion of this Council, That it would be a good means for the Preserving of that Place in Peace and Safety: And do therefore tender it to the Consideration of the Parliament."

Resolved, by the Parliament, That John Rogers be, and is hereby, nominated and appointed Alderman of the Town of Hull, in the place of Mr. Alderman Pelham, deceased: And

It is Ordered, That the Town of Hull shall receive no Prejudice hereby in respect of their Charter or Liberties.

Resolved, That Alderman Morton be disabled and discharged from bearing the Office of Alderman of the Town of Hull: And that Richard Wood be an Alderman of the said Town, in his Place: And

It is Ordered, That the Town of Hull shall receive no Prejudice hereby in respect of their Charter or Liberties.

Resolved, That John Barnard be and is disabled and discharged from bearing the Office of Alderman of the Town of Hull: And that Launcelott Roper, be, and is hereby, nominated and appointed an Alderman of the said Town of Hull, in his place: And

It is Ordered, That the Town of Hull shall receive no Prejudice hereby in respect of their Charter or Liberties.

Late King's Arms.

Ordered, That the late King's Arms be taken down in all publick Places, in all Cities, Boroughs, and Market Towns, throughout the Commonwealth of England: And that the Commonwealth's Arms be set up in all such Places instead thereof: And that the Charge be defrayed out of the Parish Rates: And the several Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, Constables, Churchwardeus, and other Officers and Ministers, be, and are hereby, authorized and required to see this Order duly executed; and give an Account thereof to the Council of State.

Ordered, That the Council of State do take care to see the said Order duly executed accordingly.

Gen. Hopton.

Ordered, That, This-day-sevennight, Mr. Trenchard do make the Report in his Hands, touching Adjutant General Hopton.

Highways, &c.

Ordered, That the Act touching the repairing the Highways, and the Report touching the Carmen, be made This-day-fortnight.

East India Company.

Ordered, That the East India Company be, and are hereby, licensed and authorized to transport the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds in Foreign Coin and Bullion.

Delinquents Estates.

Ordered, That the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates, be taken up Tomorrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.