Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Wednesday, the 26th of May, 1652.
Sitting of this Parliament.
ACCORDING to former Order, the House was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Act for setting a certain Time for the Sitting of this present Parliament, and providing for future Parliaments.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the Act for transporting Butter be reported To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That the Lord Chief Justice St. John be dispensed with, as to his Sitting in the Courts the next Term, and his Going the Circuits the Vacation following: And that he have Liberty to go and make use of the Waters at Turnbridge, and other Means, for Recovery of his Health.
The Bill for raising by the Month for Six Months; viz. from the 24th of June to the 25th of December next; towards the Maintenance of the Armies in England, Ireland, and Scotland, raised, by Authority of Parliament, for the Service of the Parliament; was this Day read the First time.
Embassy from Denmark.
The House being informed, by the Serjeant, That the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King of Denmark were ready, and did attend, to present themselves to the Parliament;
The Serjeant with his Mace went to attend the said Lords Ambassadors to the House.
So soon as the Lords Ambassadors were entered, they uncovered themselves: And Mr. Speaker, and all the Members, stood up bare.
When the Lords Ambassadors were come as far as the Bar, the Master of the Ceremonies and the Serjeant attended them, the one on the Right-hand, and the other on the Left, until the Lords Ambassadors came to the Chairs appointed for that Purpose; which were placed on the North Side of the House, upon a Turky Carpet.
The Ambassadors Names were, Erick Rosen-Crantz, and Peter Reetz; who, after a few Words addressed to Mr. Speaker by the said Peter Reetz, he presented their Letters Credential; which were, by the Master of the Ceremonies, delivered to Mr. Speaker: The said Erick Rosen-Crantz afterwards declared the Substance of their Embassy;
Delivering likewise a Copy in Latin, with a Translate in English, of what he delivered by Word in the House.
Mr. Speaker informed the Lords Ambassadors, by the Master of the Ceremonies, that he would acquaint the Parliament herewith.
And then the Lords Ambassadors, with the Master of the Ceremonies, and the Serjeant at Arms attending them, withdrew.
After the Lords Ambassadors were withdrawn, their Letters Credential were read; first in Latin, and after Englished.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the Parliament with what was delivered by the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary, and presented the Paper, and the Translate therof in English: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Business be taken into Consideration the first Business on Friday Morning next.