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
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
Ordered, That the Report touching the Ordinances
of War, Encouragements for Seamen, and Provisions
for the Navy, be made To-morrow Morning, the first