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 8th of September, 1652.
Sir James Harrington reports from the Council of State, that the Parliament be humbly moved to take into Consideration the Draught of an Act for the Calling Home of all English Seamen, who are in the Service of foreign States and Princes, the Council finding it, (upon the Intelligence which they have received from foreign Parts), that it is of very great Concernment to the Service of the Commonwealth: And the Lord President of the Council is desired to move the Parliament herein, and to present unto them a Copy of the Intelligence received concerning this Business.
Prisoners of War.
Trade from Germany.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider of the Obstructions of Trade from Germany; and present their Opinions therein to the Parliament, how the said Obstructions may be removed.
A further Additional Act, for Sale of the Remainder of the Fee-farm Rents yet unsold, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee to whom the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, is referred: And that the Committee do meet in Mr. Speaker's Chamber, this Afternoon; and report it To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that Mr. Garland take care of it.