House of Commons Journal Volume 6
7 February 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 7 February 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 531-532. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26063 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Die Veneris, 7 Februarii, 1650.

Prayers.

Council of State.

THE House, according to former Order, proceeded to the Election of Members of the Council of State.

Resolved, That the Door be shut.

Mr. Speaker appointed Sir Michaell Lievesey, Major General Harrison, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Colonel Edward Popham, to tell the Number of the House.

Council of State.

Which is by them reported to Mr. Speaker, and by him published to the House, to be the Number of One hundred and Twelve.

Mr. Holland, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Wallop, and Mr. Strickland, came in after the Report made: Which made One hundred and Sixteen.

The House proceeded first in the Election of the Oneand-twenty, to be continued Members of the Council of State.

The Clerk, having received a Paper from each Member, brought them up, and set them upon the Table.

Mr. Speaker appointed Sir Michael Livesey, Major General Harrison, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Colonel Edward Popham, to count the Papers.

Which being done, they report the Number of the Papers to be One hundred and Sixteen.

And the Four Members opened each Paper; and caused the Clerk to read each Name distinctly; and to write down each Name in a several Column: And, as often as any Name was repeated, the Clerk did set down a Stroke under that Name.

And all the Names being read;

Sir Michaell Livesey reports from the said Four Members, That there are, in the said Papers, these One-andtwenty Persons, who have the greatest Number of Subscriptions; viz. the Lord Chief Justice Rolle, the Lord Chief Justice Saint John, John Bradshaw Serjeant at Law, Lord General Cromwell, Major General Skippon, Sir Wm. Masham, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Sir Arthur Hesilrig; Sir James Harrington, Sir Henry Vane junior, Dennis Bond, Sir Wm. Armyn, Colonel Wauton, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Purefoy, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Scott, Mr. Gurdon, Lord Grey, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Thomas Challener.

Resolved, That the Lord Chief Justice Rolle be of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Chief Justice Saint Johns be of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Mr. Serjeant Bradshaw be of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord General Cromwell be of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Major General Skippon be of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Masham be of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Commissioner Whitelock be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Arthur Hesilrig be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir James Harrington be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Henry Vane the younger be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Dennis Bond be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Armyn be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Colonel Wauton be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Henry Mildmay be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Colonel Purefoy be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Commissioner Lisle be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Mr. Scott be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Mr. John Gurdon be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Grey be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Gilbert Pickering be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Mr. Thomas Challoner be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

The House did likewise proceed to the Electing of Twenty other Persons to be of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Mr. Speaker appointed Sir Henry Vane, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Wm. Armyn, and Mr. Scott, to tell the Number of the House.

Which is by them reported to Mr. Speaker, and by him published to the House, to the Number of One hundred and Twenty-one.

The Clerk having received a Paper from each Member, brought them up; and set them upon the Table.

Mr. Speaker appoints Sir Henry Vane, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Wm. Armyn, and Mr. Scott, to count the Papers.

Which being done;

They report the Number of the Papers to be One hundred and Twenty-one.

The Question being put, That this Business be adjourned until Monday Morning next, Eight of Clock;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That this Business be adjourned until Monday Morning next, Eight of Clock.

Adjournment.

Resolved, That, at the Rising of the House, the House do adjourn itself until Monday Morning next, Eight of Clock.

The House adjourned itself until Monday Morning next, Eight of Clock.