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 12th of May, 1652.
Sitting of this Parliament.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee upon the Bill for setting a certain Time to the Sitting of this Parliament, and providing for successive Parliaments.
Ordered, That the Order for the Grand Committee upon the Bill for setting a certain Time to the Sitting of this Parliament, and providing for successive Parliaments, be revived: And that the said Grand Committee do sit every Wednesday; and that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
Mr. John Corbett reports, from the Council of State, "That this Council, having taken into Consideration the Necessity of a constant Attendance upon the Affairs in Ireland, to which Mr. Herbert and Colonel Potter are commissionated and instructed, do think fit to offer to the Parliament, as their Opinion, the said Mr. Herbert and Colonel Potter being at present in England, That Captain John Vernon, late Secretary to the late Lord Deputy, be joined in Commission with the said Mr. Herbert and Colonel Potter, for the Execution of such Instructions, as either have or shall be given unto them; and that he have the same Allowance for himself and Clerk, as the said other Two Commissioners have: And, if the Parliament shall approve thereof, that they give Direction to the Committee for the Army to pay the same, as they shall from time to time be desired by the said Captain Vernon, out of any Monies assigned, or to be assigned, for the Use of the Army in Ireland.