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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 5 August 1652

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Thursday, the 5th of August, 1652.

Prayers.

Letters read.

MR Scott reports from the Council of State, a Letter from General Blake, from aboard the Resolution, the 30th Day of July 1652, Seventeen Leagues off the Red-head: Which was this Day read.

Another Letter, from General Blake, to Sir George Aiscue, of the * Day of July 1652, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred back to the Council of State, upon the whole Debate, to take into Consideration this Business; and give such Directions, both in reference to Van Trump's Fleet, or otherwise, as they shall judge most advantageous for the Commonwealth.

Victualling.

A Letter from aboard the Antelope, of the 5th of August 1652, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Council of State, to make a full Examination of this Business, and of other Informations of the like Nature, touching the Victuals and Provisions; and state the Matter of Fact; and give a Particular Account of it to the House, forthwith, with their Opinion therein.

Adventurers for Ireland.

An Act for the speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the Arrears due to the Soldiery; and for the Encouragement of Protestants, to plant and inhabit in Ireland, was this Day read the First Time; and ordered to be read the Second time, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.