Die Mercurii, 12 Martii, 1650.
Parliaments and Elections.
THE House was this Day, according to former
Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Heads of a Bill for future Parliaments, and for regulating
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports from the Council of State,
"That, in pursuance of the Order of Parliament, referring it to the Council, to consider what Proportion of
Ammunition will be necessary, and where Money is to
be assigned for it; which they have put into a way to
give the Parliament an Account of it, in a short time;
that, in the mean time, there is a very great Necessity of
speedy setting out this present Fleet; which cannot be
done with that Speed that is requisite, unless Provision of
Ammunition may be carried on by the Committee of the
Navy; and therefore desire the Parliament to give Order,
to the Committee of the Navy, to make this Provision,
to dispatch the Fleet to Sea with all Expedition."
Resolved, That the Committee of the Navy be authorized and required to make Provisions for the Dispatch of
the Fleet to Sea, for this Summer, with all Expedition.
The Question being put, That Leave be given to *
Blackwell, to transport in the Ship *, to the East Indies,
Two thousand Five hundred Pounds of Foreign Coin and
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Major Gen. Skippon,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir John Danvers,
||With the Yeas,
Lord Viscount Lisle,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Wm. Masham,
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Negative.
Sir Wm. Armyn reports from the Council of State,
"That, to the end the Castle of Edinburgh, and the
Town of Leith, may be securely kept, and the greater
Number of Forces go to the Field in Scotland, the Council is of Opinion, That the Regiment of Colonel Fenwick
be made up to Sixteen hundred, by the Addition of Two
new Companies; and by making the Major's Company
One hundred and Sixty, and adding Twenty Men to each
of the private Companies: And that, if the Parliament
shall think fit, that this Regiment be thus increased, that
they will give Order to the Committee for the Army, to
take them on upon the Establishment, and see they be
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Regiment of
Colonel Fenwick be made up Sixteen hundred, by the
Addition of Two new Companies, and by making the
Major's Company One hundred and Sixty, and adding
Twenty Men to each of the private Companies: And
that the Committee of the Army be authorized and required to take them into the Establishment of Berwick;
and take care for the Payment of them accordingly, as
formerly they did.
Propagating the Gospel.
Resolved, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
the better Propagation of the Gospel in the County of
York is referred, be revived: And that they do make it
a General Bill for Propagation of the Gospel throughout
the Nation: And that it be brought in on Friday-nextcome-sevennight: And that Committee is to sit this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem: And all that come to have
And Mr. Robinson and Mr. Carew are added to that
Committee; and to take Care of it.
Late King's Servants.
Resolved, That the additional Act for the Servants of
the late King be brought in on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That the Amendments to the Act for the
Delinquents Estates, be proceeded in on Tuesday next.
The humble Petition of Ralph Porter, together with
the Certificate of the Commissioners for the Militia of the
County of Bucks, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Ralph Porter be reprieved until the next Assizes: And that, in the mean Space, the
Judges do make a Certificate to the Parliament, of the
Matter of Fact: And the Sheriff of the County of Bucks
is hereby authorized and required to forbear Execution
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to view and examine the Accompts of Major
Thomas Smyth, and to allow such Part thereof as they
shall think fit: And that the Committee of Accompts at
Worcester House do, upon such Allowance, pass the said
Accompts: And that the Trustees do allow of the same,
upon the Security of the Army, without Oath; the said
Major Thomas Smyth dying before he was sworn to his
Taking away Honours.
Ordered, That the Bill for taking away the Honours
conferred on Persons at Oxford be read on This-daysevennight.
An Act for purchasing an House for a common Gaol
for the County of Surrey, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr.
Scott, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Smyth, Lord
Mounson, Mr. Carey, Alderman Allen, Colonel Marten,
Mr. Challoner, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Darley, Mr.
Ralegh, Mr. Garland, Sir James Harrington; or any Five
of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the
Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem.
St. Margaret's Poor.
The humble Petition of the Church-wardens, and Overseers of the Poor, and others, Inhabitants of the Parish of
St. Margarett's Westminster, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Compounding at
Goldsmiths Hall do take care, that the Fine imposed upon
Abraham Reynoldson be speedily levied: And that the
same be distributed and paid proportionably, according
to the former Order, for a Stock for the Poor.
Resolved, That the House, at the Rising, do adjourn
until Friday Morning next, Eight of Clock.
The House did adjourn accordingly.