Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, 8 Novembris, 1647.
Conference agreed to.
Violence to Parliament.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business after the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall, the House do resume the Debate of the Declaration concerning the late Forces upon the Houses, formerly reported by Mr. Nathaniell Fienis.
Ordered, by the and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Foreign Affairs, or any Five of them, do consider of the State and Condition of the Trade of this Kingdom, in relation to Wool Cloathing, and all Manufactures of Wool, and of the Causes of the Decay of the Vent of those Manufactures in foreign Parts. They are likewise to consider of the State of the Trade of Irish, and all Foreign Wool; and by what Way and Means they may be made most useful to advantage the Manufacture of Wool, and Increase of the Trade of this Kingdom, and other his Majesty's Dominions: For which Purpose, this Committee have Power to treat and confer with the Ministers of Foreign Princes and States; and likewise, for the Removing of all Obstructions in that Trade of Wool, and Woollen Manufactures, by Occasion of Impositions and Taxes laid upon the Manufactures of this Kingdom, within any of their Dominions: And they have Power to employ such Person or Persons as they shall think fit, to any Foreign Prince or State, for that Purpose; reporting to the Houses the Persons they nominate to employ, and the Instructions they give them, for their Allowance and Approbation.