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 10th of August, 1652.
AN Act for Enabling the Judges of the Northern Circuits to hold an Assize at Duresme, on Friday the Seven-and-twentieth Day of August 1652, was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, That this Act be committed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed: And it is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed and published.
A Paper was presented to the House, setting forth Grounds and Reasons for the setting apart a Day of publick Prayer and Humiliation.
Resolved, That this Paper be now read.
The said Paper was now read accordingly.
Resolved, That a Day be set apart for publick Humiliation.
Resolved, That Wednesday, the Eighth Day of September next, be the Day set apart for publick Humiliation.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Scott, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Gurdon, or any Two of them, do prepare an Act for setting apart Wednesday, the Eighth of September 1652, for a Day of publick Humiliation, with the Grounds and Reasons thereof; and bring it in on Friday Morning next.
Settlement of Ireland.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, a Bill touching the Settlement of Ireland; which was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read again the Second time, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
He also reports Instructions for or any or more of them, appointed Commissioners by the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, for ordering and managing the Affairs of Ireland: Which were this Day read.
He also reports the Form of a Commission, to be given to the Commissioners under the Great Seal: Which was this Day read.
He also reports from the Council of State,
THAT the Parliament would be pleased to order and declare, that any Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Corn, or Grain, of any kind, shall or may be exported by any Person or Persons within this Commonwealth, from England into Ireland, without paying Custom or Excise in England; strict and good Caution and Security being given at the Custom-houses, for the Delivery and Sale thereof in the Parliament's Quarters, or Garisons, in Ireland, and not elsewhere; and to oblige the Parties to bring back good Certificates from Ireland of the Performance thereof.
2. That the Parliament would be pleased to order and declare, That no Persons whatsoever in Ireland, but the Lord General, or Commander in Chief, by his Authority, shall have Power to grant military Commissions in Ireland.
3. That the Parliament be pleased to authorize such Persons as they shall think fit, to send over such Number of able and godly Preachers of the Gospel, and upon such Allowances, as the Persons so to be impowered shall think fit.
4. That the Parliament be humbly moved, speedily to pass the Act, which now lies prepared before them, for satisfying the Adventurers their Proportions, the Soldiers their Arrears, and for Encouragement of Planters.
5. That the Parliament will be pleased to declare their Resolution concerning Ormond's Articles: The Doubts and Questions made thereupon, being only Two, are expressed in a Paper, and Letter heretofore sent over by the Commissioners of Ireland; and are herewith to be presented to the Parliament.
6. That the Parliament will be pleased to approve of the Articles and Agreement made with Colonel FitzPatrick, and his Party.
7. That the Providing of a Great Seal for Ireland, and of such other Seals for the Administration of Justice there, be humbly represented to the Parliament.
Invalid Soldiers, &c. in Ireland.
He also reports A Proposal, delivered in to the Council by Colonel Hewson, and Adjutant-General Allen, that a competent Maintenance might be speedily provided for maimed Soldiers, and the Widows and Orphans of those who died in the Service of Ireland.
Grant to Major Adams.
And also a Report touching Major Adams:
IN pursuance of an Order of the Parliament, to take into Consideration the Condition of Major Adams, and to report what they judge fit to be done for him, the Council, considering of what Importance his timely Discovery, and thorough Prosecution, of the late traiterous Designs of Mr. Love the Minister, and his Complices, hath been to this Commonwealth; the many Dangers and Hazards of his Life, he hath already run through, and is for the future liable unto, by reason of those his Discoveries and Prosecution; the Loss of his Calling, much of his Debts, Friends and Relations; and the Charges he hath been at in attending the said Business; and his Imprisonment, occasioned by the same; and how much the Favour of the State to him may be of Encouragement for others timely to discover such Treasons, if any hereafter shall be against this Commonwealth; are humbly of Opinion, that the Parliament be moved to settle upon him Lands of Inheritance, of Two hundred Pounds per Annum in Ireland: That he be recommended to the Commissioners of Parliament for the Affairs of Ireland, for some fitting Employment there to be conferred upon him, whereby he may be enabled to serve the State, and be under a more particular Protection: And, in regard his present Condition is somewhat low, and it will be some time ere the Two hundred Pounds per Annum, aforesaid, can be so settled upon him, as that he may have Benefit thereby, that One hundred Pounds in Money be given him in way of Advance, for the accommodating his conveying thither himself, and Family: All which they humbly submit to the Consideration of Parliament.