Die Jovis, 20 Martii, 1650.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee, for regulating the Treasuries; and to take into Consideration the
Bills touching Issues and Receipt.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Robinson took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Robinson reports from the Grand Committee for
regulating the Treasuries, &c. "That the said Grand
Committee may have the Leave of this House to fit again
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee on This-day-sevennight,
with the same Powers as formerly.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State;
That, in pursuance of the Order of the Parliament
of 18 Martii 1650, Lieutenant General Fleetwood be
offered to the Parliament, to take care of the Safety of
Resolved, That Lieutenant General Fleetwood do take
care of these Parts, and of the Parliament, in the Absence
of Major General Harrison; and of the Forces remaining
in these Parts, which were under the Command of the
said Major General Harrison.
Proceedings against Cooke.
Mr. Say reports, An Act, declaring Thomas Cooke
Esquire a Traitor, unless he come in, and render himself,
in Custody to the Serjeant at Arms, in order to his Tryal,
within Four Days from the Twentieth of March 1650,
with Five hundred Pounds Recompence to the Person
that shall bring him in.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, That this Act, so amended,
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed. And
It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex be authorized and required forthwith to
proclaim this Act, at the usual Times and Places within
the City of London and County of Middlesex: And that
the respective Sheriffs of the several Counties be likewise
authorized and required to proclaim the same forthwith,
upon Receipt thereof, in the several and respective Cities,
and Market Towns, within the several Counties of this
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Council of State
do take care that the said Acts be sent to the Sheriffs of
the respective Cities and Counties accordingly.
Alderman of Coventry.
Resolved, That Mr. Wm. Jesson be discharged from
being an Alderman of the City of Coventry: And that
the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the said City, do
proceed to an Election of another fit and faithful Person
to be Alderman in his room.