Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 4th of May 1652.
Embassy from Sweden.
MR. Speaker, by way of Report, acquainted the House, That he had received Letters from the Agent from the Queen of Sweden.
A Letter from Horaldus Appleboone, Agent for the Queen of Sweden, of the 3d of May 1652, was this Day read.
And also Letters of Credence, from the Queen of Sweden, directed, "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England," from Christiana, Queen of Sweden, were first read in Latin, and after in English.
Ordered, That the Public Agent from the Queen of Sweden have Audience, according to the Rule as to other Public Ministers, by a Committee of the Parliament, in the House called The Lords House, on Thursday Morning next, at Ten of Clock: And that Sir Oliver Flemyng Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, do give him Notice hereof.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament is to see the late Court of Wards, and the said House, called the Lords House, sitted and furnished for the Receiving of the said Publick Minister, accordingly.
Prince of Condy.
Mr. Speaker also, by way of Report, acquaints the House, That he had received Letters from Louis of Bourbon, Prince of Condy; which were read, first in French, and after in English; directed "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England," from Paris, of the 14th of April 1652.
Resolved, That this Letter be referred to the Council of State; and that they be impowered to hear what Monsieur de Barrier shall propound; and to debate the same; and present the Matter of Fact to the Parliament.
An additional Act for the Sale of the Fee-farm Rents was this Day read the Third time.
The Question being put, That this Proviso, viz. "Provided, and be it further Enacted and Declared, by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every Person and Persons whatsoever, that have or shall hereafter purchase any Fee-farm Rents, or other Rents, saleable by this or any the afore-mentioned Act or Acts made for Sale thereof, shall, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, have the same Privileges, Power, Ways and Means, for the Receiving, Levying, and Recovering, of the said Rents, as any King of England ever had and enjoyed, by way of Entry, Distress, and Sale of Goods; without any Replevin to be awarded against any such Distress or Distresses taken of Goods liable thereunto; but to be left to the same Proceedings, as have been heretofore usual in the Court of Exchequer, in like Cases;" do stand in this Bill;
It passed with the Negative.