Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 31 Januarii, 1649.
Writs of Error.
East India Company.
Resolved, That the East India Company have Leave, and be and are hereby authorized, to transport Twenty thousand Pounds in Foreign Coin and Bullion for this Voyage, in the Ships called the East India Merchant, the Advice, the Bonnetto, and the Lyonesse, ready to set Sail to the East Indies: And that the Commissioners of the Customs do permit the same to be transported accordingly.
Resolved, That the East India Company do proceed upon the Grounds of the Articles of Agreement made between them, and the Adventurers to Assada, of the One-and-twentieth of November 1649, until the Parliament take further Order.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, to the Purpose of the Ordinance of the Nineteenth of October 1648, for enabling the Company of Merchants, trading to France, to collect the Duty of Five Shillings on every Hundred ...... Value of Goods, and Six pence on every Ton of Wines exported or imported, as well Strangers, as others, towards the Uses contained and expressed in this Ordinance for a longer Continuance, Wines excepted.
Agents to Spaine, &c.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, That the said Council hath appointed Mr. Anthony Ascham to go Agent into Spaine, and Mr. Charles Vane into Portugall; and that they have also appointed Mr. Richard Bradshaw to go Agent to Hamburgh; and to desire the House to give Order, That a Commission may be expedited for him under the great Seal.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal be authorized and required to issue several Commissions, under the Great Seal of England, respectively, unto Mr. Anthony Ascham, to be Agent into Spaine; and to Mr. Charles Vane to be Agent into Portugall; according to the former Votes.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal be authorized and required to issue a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, in common Form, for Mr. Richard Bradshaw to be Agent into Hamburgh.
Norwich, &c. Weavers.
Fee farm Rents.
He was called in: And, being come to the Bar, gave the House an Account of the great Providence of God, in bringing in several Garisons in Munster without Blood, or striking a Stroke; and that the Army is in the present in a good Condition of Health: Whereas there marched but Four hundred in a Regiment, by reason many were left sick in Garisons; they now march Eight or Nine hundred in a Regiment; and the Horse are disposed of into Garisons.