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 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;"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business to be done.
Grant to Le Hunt.
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.
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.
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.