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 4th of September, 1651.
Act of Navigation.
THE House this Day, according to former Order, was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill for Increase of Shipping, and the Encouragement of the Navigation of this Nation.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Love took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The Lord Commissioner Lyle reports, from the Council of State, a Letter from Major Salway, of the Second of September 1651, from the Camp near Worcester: Which was this Day read.
And a Letter from Lieutenant-general Fleetwood, from Upton, of the Second Day of September 1651: Which was this Day read.
Sir Henry Vane reports, from the Council of State, a List of Gratuities to be given to Officers in the State's Ships; which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give such Gratuities to the Officers mentioned in the said List, as serve in the State's Ships, both for the Winter and Summers Guard, not exceeding the Sums contained in that List; and that the Committee of the Navy be required to give Order for Payment thereof, accordingly.
The Lord Commissioner Lysle reports, from the Council of State, a traiterous and seditious Paper, intituled, By the King's Most Excellent Majesty, A General Summons to the Kingdom to rise, for the King and Laws; and also, An Act prohibiting the keeping and publishing of the said Paper, and such other traiterous and seditious Papers: Which was this Day read the first time.
Resolved, That the said Act be now read the second time.
The said Act was now read the second time, accordingly.
Resolved, That this Act be committed unto Sir Henry Mildmay, Col. Marten, Sir Henry Vane, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Garland, Alderman Atkins, Alderman Pennyngton, Mr. Dormer, Mr. James Challoner, Mr. Attorney-general, or any Five of them: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock in the Exchequer-Chamber; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning. Mr. Attorney-general and Mr. Garland are to take Care of it.