Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 13th of April, 1652.
Incorporations of Scotland.
THE Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Members of the Parliament of the Council of State, an Act for the Incorporating of Scotland into one Commonwealth and free State with England; and for abolishing the Kingly Office in Scotland: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Marten, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Colonel Thompson, Mr. James Ash, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Strickland, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Robinson, Lord General, Colonel Morley, Mr. Westrow, Mr. Scott, Mr. Bond, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Holland, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir Henry Vane, senior, Lord Whitelock, Colonel Fenwick, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir Thomas Wroth, LieutenantGeneral Fleetwood, Mr. Ralegh, Colonel Rich, Colonel Bennet, Lord Grey, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Say, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Darley, Mr. Leman, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Hodges; and all that come to have Voices: And this Committee are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock: And the Lord Commissioner Whitelock and Lord Commissioner Lisle, or one of them, are to take care of it.
Grant to Patteson.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, and that they be authorized and required, to issue Warrants to the Treasurers of the Receipts of Haberdashers-hall, to pay, out of the Treasury there, the Residue of the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, formerly ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, to be paid unto Mary Patteson, the Widow of Captain Robert Patteson, of Brookdish, in the County of Norfolk, slain in the Parliament's Service, out of Haberdashershall, by the Treasurers there, for the Relief and Advantage of her and her Two Children, not yet paid and satisfied: And that the Treasurers of that Receipt do forthwith make Payment thereof to the said Mary Patteson, or her Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Mary Patteson, to the said Treasurers, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment thereof, accordingly.
Correspondence with Denmark.
Colonel Morley reports, from the Council of State, the Draught of a Letter, prepared to be sent to the King of Denmark: Which was this Day read; first in Latin, and after in English: and, upon the Question, assented unto: And,
Ordered, That this Letter be sent to the King of Denmark: And that the same be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.
Correspondence with Hans Towns.
Colonel Morley also reports from the Council of State, several Letters to be sent to the Hans Towns, and Hamburgh: Which were this Day read; first in Latin, and after in English; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And,
Ordered, That the said Letters, in Latin, be sent to the Hans Towns, and to Hamburgh, according to the Direction of them: And that they be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.
Colonel Morley also reports, from the Council of State, That Complaints have formerly been made, by the Senate of Hamburgh, of the Abuses which are in the Making of the English Cloths; and do now again complain thereof, by their Agent sent hither: Which the Council humbly offer to the Parliament's Consideration, that such Order may be given for the Redress thereof, as they shall think fit.
Resolved, That on To-morrow Three Weeks, the House do take into Debate the Business concerning the Trade of Clothing, and the Defects and Abuses therein; and the Transporting Wool, and Fullers Earth; the first Business, and nothing to intervene: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to send for the Papers which were prepared by the Committee of Trade, touching the Trade of Clothing, and such as were by them reported to the Council of State; and to report them to the House on To-morrow Three Weeks: Viz. Mr. Thomas Chaloner, Sir Henry Vane, and Mr. Boone, or one of them.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Persons appointed, by Order of Parliament, to consider of the Inconveniences &c. in the Laws, That they take a View and make an Abstract of all the Laws in Force concerning Clothing; and report it to the Committee of Parliament appointed to receive their Reports, by This-day Three Weeks; to be presented to the House on To-morrow Three Weeks, for their further Consideration.
Ordered, That the Business of the Navy be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The humble Petition of John Gell was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. John Gell be discharged of his Imprisonment: And that the Lieutenant of the Tower do take Notice hereof, and release him accordingly.
The humble Petition of Thomas Wogan, a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance, of the Rebels Lands in Ireland, belonging to the Commonwealth of England, of the yearly Value of Three hundred Pounds, according as Lands were worth in the Year 1640, be settled upon Thomas Wogan Esquire, and his Heirs, in Satisfaction of all Arrears due to the said Colonel Thomas Wogan: And that an Act be brought in to that Purpose; and that Sir Henry Mildmay do bring in the Act.
Lady Gorges' Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lady Gorges be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, after the Business of the Navy.
Lord Lovelace's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lord Lovelace be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, after the Petition of the Lady Gorges.
Lord Huntingdon's Estate.
Ordered, That the Act touching the Lord of Huntingdon, to enable him to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, be read To-morrow, next after the Lord Lovelace his Business.
Ordered, That the Business touching the University of Cambridge be taken into Consideration on Thursday, next after the public Business.
Resolved, That, for Fourteen Sitting-Days, from this Day, the House do only take into Consideration publick Business, and no private Businesses.
Payment to Lewis.
Ordered, That Twenty Pounds be forthwith paid, by the Treasurers at Haberdashers-Hall, unto George Lewis, or his Assigns, in Satisfaction of the Hundred Pounds formerly ordered to him.