Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 10th of March, 1651.
Ambassadors from Holland.
MR Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the House with a Paper in Latin, sent unto him from the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the High and Mighty the Lords the States General of the United Provinces: Which was superscribed, "Parliamento Reipublicæ Angliæ," and signed by the Three Ambassadors; together with a Translate thereof in English, exhibited the 20/10 of March, 1652/1: Both which were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to increase the Number of the Ships for this Summer's Guard; if they shall think fit.
Ambassadors from Holland.
Ordered, That Liberty be, and is hereby, granted to the Lords Ambassadors from the States General of the United Provinces, to transport Twelve Horses, Customfree.
Embassy from Denmark.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the House, That he had received Copies of Letters of Credence from the King of Denmark, directed, "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England," dated the 19th of December 1651: Which were this Day read.
Ordered, That the publick Agent from the King of Denmark have Audience in the House, late the Lords House, on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, according to the Rule.
Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleming, the Master of the Ceremonies, do give notice of the said Order to the said publick Minister from the King of Denmark.
Petition from Wales.
The House being informed, that divers Petitioners from South Wales were at the Door;
They were called in; and Colonel Freeman, being come to the Bar, after a short Preamble, presented a Petition: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read, and was intituled, "The humble Petition of several of the Inhabitants of the Six Counties of South Wales, and the County of Monmouth, well-affected to the Parliament and present Government, on the Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Inhabitants there."
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of Plundered Ministers to examine this Business, and to state the Matter of Fact, and report their Opinion therein to the House: With Power to the same Committee to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
Resolved, That the same Committee have Power to examine upon Oath, and to authorize such Commissioners in the Country as they shall think fit, to examine Witnesses upon Oath touching any the Matters contained in the Petition; and to return those Examinations to the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Act for the Sale of the Remainder of the Fee-farm Rents be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
An Act giving several Powers to the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy for ordering and managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Navy; and that all that will come have Voices, as to this Business: And that this Committee do meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon; with Power to adjourn from time to time, as they shall think fit.