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 Martis, 21 Januarii, 1650.
Embassy to Holland.
LORD Viscount Lisle reports from the Council of State, as the Opinion of that Council, "That, as the State of Affairs now stands, a Publick Minister be sent from the Parliament to the present Assembly of the United Provinces."
The Question being propounded, That a Publick Minister be sent from the Parliament to the present Assembly of the United Provinces;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That a Publick Minister be sent from the Parliament to the present Assembly of the United Provinces.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of such Person or Persons as they shall think sit to be sent from the Parliament to the present Assembly of the United Provinces; and under what Qualification such Person or Persons shall be sent; and to report the same to the House forthwith.
Resolved, That it be likewise referred to the Council of State, to prepare Instructions, Commissions, and Letters of Credence, for such Person or Persons; and to consider of what else may be necessary for their Dispatch; and report it to the House with all Speed.
Correspondence with Spaine.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Answer appointed to be given to the Spanish Ambassador, together with the Letter to the King of Spaine, be sent to the Ambassador by a Committee of this House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee who brought in that Answer, to peruse the same; and prepare it against To-morrow Morning; and to report it to the House: And the Committee is to meet To-morrow Morning at Eight of the Clock, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber.
And the particular Care thereof is referred to Mr. Marten and Mr. Thomas Challoner.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do come into the Chair Tomorrow Morning at the usual Hour: And that then the House do proceed in the Debate of the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates, the first Business.