Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 13th of May, 1651.
AN Act for Transporting of Sixty Prisoners out of the Gaol of Newgate into Ireland, and English Plantations, was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put to agree, That these Words in the said Act, "or hereafter to be attainted or convicted," do stand in this Act;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the said Act be committed unto Mr. Hill, Alderman Pennyngton, Mr. Holland, Mr. Millington, Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Oldsworth, Alderman Allen, Lord Grey, Mr. Edwards, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Moyle, Alderman Atkins, Colonel Popham; or any Three of them: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber this Afternoon; and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That the Business of the Navy and Admiralty be taken up on Thursday Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Sir A. Williams.
The humble Petition of Sir Abraham Williams Knight, was this Day read.
A Letter from aboard the State's Ship Fairefax, in Cadize Bay, the Twenty-sixth of March 1651, from Wm. Penn; with a List of the Ships and Vessels seized by the Squadron of the State-ships, under the Command of Captain Penn; were this Day read.
A Letter from aboard the President Frigate, of Newcastle, May the Seventh 1651, from Anthony Younge; and another Letter from Sea, near Newcastle, May the Seventh, 1651, from Theodore Jennings; were this Day read.
A Letter from Edenburgh, of the Sixth of May 1651, from George Downing, was this Day read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Colonel Pen's Letter, together with the List therein inclosed, be referred to the Committee of the Navy; to take the same into Consideration.
Embassy from Portugall.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, The last Paper sent from the said Council to the Publick Minister of Portugall, dated the Seventh of May 1651; together with Two Papers sent from him, in Answer thereunto.
Which were all this Day read.
The Question being put, That the said Papers of the Publick Minister of Portugall, or either of them, are satisfactory;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Council of State, to communicate to the Publick Minister of Portugall this Vote upon his last Papers.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State;
"That, in pursuance of the Order of Parliament, of the * of April last, this Council conceiving Lieutenant Colonel Kelsey to be a fit Man to take Charge of the Castle of Dover, as Governor, have given Order to him to go down to take the Charge and Care of the same."
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Lieutenant Colonel Kelsey be sent down, to take the Charge and Care of the Castle of Dover, as Governor: And that the Council of State be impowered to give him a Commission, accordingly.