Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 22d of April, 1651.
A LETTER from Kilkenny in Ireland, of the Day of from the Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland, was this Day read; together with an Estimate of the Monthly Charge of the Forces in Munster and Lemster:
And also an Estimate of the Monthly Charge of the Forces in Ulster, and a Letter of Intelligence from Lymrick, all inclosed, were this Day read.
Mr. Say reports from the Council of State, A Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland from Kilkenny, of the Four-and-twentieth of March 1650; with a Paper of Qualifications, humbly offered by the Council of State, to the Consideration of the Parliament; and also a Letter from William King, from Loughguier, the Four-and-twentieth of March 1650; and an Abstract of Colonel Plunkett's Letter to the Archbishop of Dublin, dated at Brussell, 3 Januarii 1650; and a Copy of Clanrickard's Letter to Castlehaven, of the Second of March 1650; and a Letter from Sol. Richards, from Cockanpill, near Bristoll, March the Fourth 1650; and a Copy of a Letter, subscribed, "A Monsieur Monsieur Tirell, Doctor en Theologie, Superieur des Hibernois, au l'Abby de Aras," from Thomas Cashell, from Limrick, the last of January 1650; and also the Information concerning Major Poole.
Which were all this Day read.
Resolved, That the said Propositions, or Paper of Qualifications, be taken into Consideration, on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Council of State, to see the Bonds of Major Poole, and his Sureties, put in Suit: And that Punishment be inflicted upon him according to his Demerits.
Mr. Say reports from the Council of State;
"That, there being appointed Money out of the Sale of Delinquents Lands, for the carrying on of the Servica of Ireland, and for the Furnishing of the Scores, which at present are exhausted, and are in need of considerable Supplies; and that these Services cannot bear a longer Delay; and there being no other Publick Monies that can be applied to that Purpose, as being all otherwise appointed; and therefore to desire the Parliament to appoint a short Time to consider and pass that Bill, if the Parliament shall so think fit.
Chair to be taken.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do take the Chair Tomorrow Morning at Eight of Clock: And that the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates be resumed To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene: And that the House do proceed thereupon, de die in diem, until the Bill be passed.
Transactions with Portugall.
Mr. Bond reports from the Council of State, The Answer of the King of Portugall his Minister, to the last Demands of the Parliament; together with one Paper by him directed to the Parliament; and another to the Council of State.
Which were this Day read.
And the said Answers to each Article were severally read.
And the Answer to the First Article being read;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That this Answer to the First Article is satisfactory:
And the Answer to the Second Article being read;
Resolved, That this Answer to the Second Article is satisfactory.
The Answer to . . . . Third Article being read;
Resolved, That this Answer to the Third Article is satisfactory.
The Answer to the Fourth Article being read;
Resolved, That the Answer to the Fourth Article is satisfactory.
The Answer to the Fifth Article being read;
Resolved, That this Answer to the Fifth Article is satisfactory.
The Answer to the Sixth Article being read;
Resolved, That this Answer to the Sixth Article is satisfactory.
The last Clause, in the said Paper of Answers from the said publick Minister, being read.
It was Resolved, That the Answer of the said publick Minister of the King of Portugall, as to the Resolution of the Parliament (transmitted to the Council of State, to be sent to him, with the other Resolutions) which concerns the Time for the Cessation to begin, and the Manner of Performance of the Six Preliminary Articles, is not satisfactory.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to demand a positive Answer, from the said publick Minister, to the said Resolution, to be given in to them within Three Days after such Demand, and to report the same to the Parliament.