Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 19th of May, 1651.
Sitting of this Parliament.
THE House was this Day, according to former Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Act for setting a certain Time for the Sitting of this present Parliament, and providing for successive Parliaments.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Embassy from Denmark.
The House being informed, That Two Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary are come from the King of Denmark;
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take Care touching the Reception and Entertainment of the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King of Denmark.
Mr. Speaker, by Way of Report, acquaints the House, That he had received a Letter from Count Daugnion.
Letters from Le Daugnion directed, "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England," dated at Brouage, the 24th Day of April 1652, were this Day read in French, and after, Englished.
Ordered, That the said Letters be referred to the Council of State, to consider thereof, and to do therein, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee touching the Adventurers for Ireland, to consider how, and in what manner, English Protestants may be encouraged to go and plant Ireland; with further Power to receive such Proposals, as shall be tendered to them to that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee, to supervise the several Acts of Parliament touching the Adventurers for Ireland; and to consider what is fit to be done thereupon: And to prepare a Bill, and present the same to the Parliament, for the Settling of the said Business.
The House, according to former Order, did resume the Debate touching Ireland.
The Question being put, That the Lieutenancy of Ireland be continued any longer than the Time already limited;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went forth:
|Lord Com. Whitelock,||Tellers for the Yeas:||37.|
|Major Gen. Harrison,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Arthure Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Noes:||39.|
|Colonel Marten,||With the Noes,|
So it passed with the Negative.