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 Sabbati, 13 Aprilis, 1650.
Merchants Ships, &c.
COLONEL Wauton reports Amendments to the Bill for preventing Wrongs and Abuses done to Merchants at Sea, and prohibiting Mariners from serving Foreign Princes or States, without Licence: Which were this Day read the First and Second time.
The Question being put, to agree to this Amendment, in the . . . Line in the First Folio; viz. "as the Case shall require;"
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That that Clause in the Bill do stand as before.
The Question being put, to agree to this Amendment, in the Eighteenth Line of the Third Folio, in adding these Words, viz. "from and:" and in the Nineteenth Line of the said Folio, in adding the Word "voluntary;" and in adding, in the same Line, these Words; viz. "of any Foreign Prince or State, not in Amity with the Commonwealth of England;"
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill, in that Part, do stand as before.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill; viz. "Provided that the Penalties in this Act contained, prohibiting Mariners to be entertained in the Service of Foreign Princes, shall not extend to Mariners serving in English Ships under English Commanders, entertained in the Service of such Foreign States, in the way of Merchandize, as are in Amity with this Commonwealth:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to be Part of the Bill.
The Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;
It passed in the Negative.
And the Title to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "An Act for preventing Injuries and Wrongs done to Merchants at Sea, in their Persons, Ships, or Goods, and prohibiting Mariners from serving under Foreign Princes, or States, without Licence:" being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto, and ordered to be the Title of the said Bill.
And the said Bill, so amended, upon the Question, passed.
Commissions of Mart.
An Act for General Commissions of Mart was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee of the Navy: And all that come to have Voices, as to this Purpose.
Earl of Salisbury.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Earl of Salisbury be made on Monday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Act prohibiting the Transportation of Coin and Bullion be read the Second time, on Tuesday Morning next.
Surrender of Kilkenny.
A Letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from Carrick, of the Second Day of April 1650, with several Papers touching the Transactions about the Surrender of Kilkenny, therein inclosed, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland be required to come over, with all Speed, to attend his Service in Parliament.
Resolved, That Mr. Scott do prepare a Letter to him for that Purpose: And that Mr. Speaker be required and authorized to sign the same.
Business to be done.
Ordered, That no Business, but only touching Matters of Money, be taken up in the House for Fourteen Days after the Expiration of the former Fourteen Days appointed for that Purpose.
Grant to Le Hunt.
Ordered, That Fifty Pounds be given unto Richard Le Hunt, that brought the News from Ireland: And that the Council of State take care that the said Fifty Pounds be forthwith paid to him accordingly.
Papers to be printed.
Ordered, That the Letter of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and the several Papers and Transactions therein inclosed, be forthwith printed and published: And that the Consideration of the said Letter be referred to the Council of State.
Ordered, That the Act for raising Monies for Building of Ships, be read the Second time, on Tuesday Morning next.
Grant to Morley.
Ordered, That Ten Pounds be bestowed on Thomas Morley, Messenger in ordinary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: And that the Council of State do take Order, that the same be forthwith paid unto him accordingly.
The House being informed, That the Sheriffs of London, and divers Aldermen and Citizens, were at the Door;
They were called in; and presented an humble Petition.
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read, and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, and Court of Aldermen, of the City of London."
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee; to consider thereof, and what may be fit to be offered to the House for Redress therein: And they have Power to call before them, and hear all Parties concerned therein; and present their Opinions to the House with all Speed: Viz. unto Sir Peter Wentworth, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Love, Sir Henry Vane, Colonel Marten, Mr. Say, Mr. Salwey, Major Lister, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Edwards, Alderman Allen, Colonel Ven, Mr. Ash, Lord Grey, Mr. Gold, Mr. Pury, Alderman Atkins, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Clement, Mr. Darley, Sir Wm. Armyn, Lord Howard, or any Five of them: And they are to meet on Monday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.