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, 11th of March, 1651.
Correspondence with Sweden.
Regulating the Law.
An additional Act for the Sale of the Remainder of the Fee-farm Rents, &c. yet remaining unsold, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Scott, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Boone, Mr. Nelthrop, Mr. Carew, Colonel Purefoy, Lord Grey, Mr. Love, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Thomas Jervois, Mr. * Ashe, Mr. Holland, Alderman Allein, Mr. Dove, Colonel Birch, Mr. James Challoner, Mr. Garland, Mr. Thomas Challoner, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Dormer; or any Five of them: And this Committee are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and Mr. Dormer and Mr. Brewster is to take care of it: And that the same be brought in the first Business on Tuesday Morning next.
Petition from Dunwich.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Whitehall, to consider what Goods are set aside for the Use of the Commonwealth and Parliament; and to report it to the Parliament: And that Alderman Allein, Mr. Nelthorp, Sir Thomas Jervoice, Mr. Carey, Sir Gilbert Pickering, be added to that Committee.
Merchants of London.
They were called in; and being come to the Bar, Captain Cranley, after a short Preamble, presented a Petition subscribed by * * * : Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of many well-affected Merchants, Owners, Commanders, Shipwrights, Mariners, and others, in the City of London, and Parts adjacent."
Resolved, That the Parliament doth well accept of the said Petition from the Petitioners; and that Mr. Speaker do declare the same to the Petitioners, and return them the Thanks of the Parliament for their good Affections.
And the Petitioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker, by Order of the House, gave them this Answer: "Gentlemen, The Parliament having read and considered of the Petition presented by you, do well accept the same; and have commanded me to declare unto you, their good Acceptance thereof; and to return you the Thanks of the Parliament for your good Affections therein expressed: And, in their Name, I do return you the Thanks of the Parliament, accordingly."
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for removing Obstructions in the Sale of the Lands of the late King, Queen, and Prince, who are enjoined and required to consider of the Business touching the Sale of the House, commonly called The Star Chamber, and the Rooms thereunto belonging; and to peruse the Act; and consider, how the same may be reserved for the Use of the State; and that the Charges and Salary of a Housekeeper may be taken away, for the Ease of the publick Charge; and to report their Opinions to the Parliament: And that, in the mean time, the Trustees, Contractors, and other Officers, for Sale of the Lands of the late King, Queen, and Prince, be enjoined to make Stay of the Sale of the said House and Rooms.