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 Veneris, 11 Aprilis, 1651.
Council of Trade.
|Sir Thomas Widdrington,||Tellers for the Yeas:||20.|
|Mr. Holland,||With the Yeas,|
|Lord Grey,||Tellers for the Noes:||18.|
|Sir John Trevor.||With the Noes:|
The Sheriffs of London were called in accordingly: And, after they were come to the Bar, Sheriff Titchborne after a short Preamble, shewing, That himself, and the rest of the Gentlemen, were commanded, by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to tender their humble Petition to this honourable House: And thereupon presented their Petition, accordingly.
Room to be cleared.
Embassy to Holland.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State, Seven Papers concerning the Ambassadors Extraordinary to the General Assembly of the States General of the United Provinces; with Two intercepted Letters: Which were all read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Lieutenant John Allen, of Grantham in the County of Lincoln, be, and is hereby, reprieved, until the Eleventh of May 1651: And that, in the mean time, the Judges certify the State of the Case to the Parliament, for their further Order therein: And that the Sheriff of the said County be, and is hereby, authorized and required to forbear to do Execution accordingly.
Embassy to Holland.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, upon the Debate now had in the House, on this Report, to give such Order and Directions, as they shall think sit, for the Honour of this Commonwealth, and Safety of the Ambassadors.
Proceedings to be kept secret.
Resolved, That the Debates had in the House this Day, and the Votes thereupon, be not made known to any: And that the Members of the House, and the Officers thereof, be enjoined Secrecy therein, for Twenty-one Days.
Papers, &c. returnad.
Treaty with Portugail.
'That it be offered to the Consideration of the Parliament, whether they will not, by a Vote of their own, express a Sense of such Persons in Portugall as have suffered thereby for their eminent Affections to the Parliament; and of such others as have shewed contrary Affections.'
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, and the Parliament doth declare, That, if the Demands and Propositions now resolved on, by the Parliament, to be given in to the publick Minister of Portugall, be not by him consented unto, within the Six Days before limited, they, or any of them, are not to be obligatory on the Part of the Parliament.
Resolved, That the abovesaid Votes of Parliament be Instructions to the Council of State, in their giving in to the publick Minister of Portugall the final Resolution of the Parliament, upon the Treaty that hath hitherto passed between them and the said publick Minister; and of demanding from him his Answer to the several Resolutions of Parliament above mentioned, within the Time limited by Parliament: Which they are hereby authorized and required to do; and to report their Proceedings therein to the Parliament.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That such Englishmen as have eminently suffered in Portugall, in their Persons or Estates, for their good Affections to the Parliament, be taken into particular Consideration, by the Parliament, for a further Reparation to be given to them, out of the Estates of such other English which are or shall be in the Power of the Parliament, as have there adhered unto, or assisted, Rupert, or his Party, over-andabove the Provisions made for them in the Articles betwixt this Commonwealth and the publick Minister of that King.