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, 16 Januarii, 1650.
Correspondence with Spaine.
Ordered, That Colonel Marten do take care, that the Letters and Duplicates, to be delivered to the Spanish Ambassador, be prepared to be delivered to Mr. Speaker, when the Ambassador shall receive his Answer.
Ordered, That the Master of the Ceremonies do acquaint the Ambassador from the King of Spaine herewith: And that the Council of State do consider of the Manner of his Reception; and give Order therein as they shall think sit: And that the Court of Wards be provided for that Purpose.
Transactions with Portugall.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State, A Copy of the Instructions to the Generals at Sea, relating to Matter of Fact touching the Transactions between the King of Portugall, and the Generals of the Parliament's Fleet; and Translates of several Letters from the Publick Minister of Portugall in Holland to Prince Rupert.
Embassy from Portugall.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that gave Audience to the Publick Minister of Portugall, or any Five of them, upon the Debate in the House, to draw up an Answer to be given to the said Publick Minister from Portugall; and present the same to the House: And that Colonel Thompson be added to that Committee: And all that come, to have Voices: And the said Committee are to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.