Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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onday, the 20th of December, 1652.
Preservation of Timber.
ORDERED, That Colonel Marten be added to the Committee for Preservation of the Timber and Woods in Forests, Parks, and Chaces.
Correspondence with Spaine.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Papers delivered in by the Lord Ambassador from the King of Spaine, upon his last Audience, touching his Appeal from the Admiralty-Court to the Parliament, concerning the Goods aboard the Ships the Sampson, the Salvado, and the St. George:
An Order of the Council of State, of the 6th of December 1652; whereby the Council leave it to the Judges of the Admiralty to proceed with the abovesaid Ships, according to Law and Justice.
And Three Acts of the Court of Admiralty, of the First of December 1652, were this Day read.
An Act of the Court of Admiralty, of the 8th of December 1652, was this Day read.
The Affidavit of Otto George, of the 12th of November 1652, was this Day read.
Otto George his Specification was this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That it be referred to the Court of Admiralty to proceed in the Determination of this Business, according to Law and Justice;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Court of Admiralty to proceed in the Determination of this Business, according to Law and Justice.
Ordered, That these Papers, presented to the Parliament by the Spanish Ambassador, be referred to the Council of State, to prepare an Answer to be given to the Spanish Ambassador; and to report it to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Ordinances of War, Encouragements for Seamen, and Provisions for the Navy, be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.