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 30thof September, 1652.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take into Consideration the Business of Lieutenant Colonel Salmon, and the rest of the Garison of Hull; and to send for him, and confer with him, how Satisfaction may be made to them for their Arrears, either by Bill or otherwise; and to report their Opinion therein to the Parliament on this Day Sevennight.
Westm' land Officers.
Correspondence with Tuscany.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Great Duke of Tuscany, taking notice of his Civilities to the English Merchants: And that it be referred to the Council of State to prepare the Letter: And that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.
Correspondence with Venice.
A Bill disabling several Persons to have any Votes in Election of Officers in Cities or Boroughs, or to bear Offices, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Holland, Alderman Penyngton, Lord Mounson, Mr. Carew, Mr. Say, Colonel Morley, Mr. Nelthorp, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Oldesworth, Major Salwey, Mr. Dove, Mr. Blagrave, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Marten, Colonel Fielder, Mr. Garland, Mr. Hill; or any Five of them: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Gratuity to Mrs. Hamilton.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, "That Mr. Scott be desired humbly to acquaint the Parliament with the remaining Part of the Report from the Council, in the Case of Mrs. Hamilton, for something to be done for her towards her present Subsistence, and for the Maintenance of her many Children, they being left wholly destitute by the Death of her late Husband, who was executed by the Enemy in Scotland for doing Service to the Armies of this Commonwealth."
Embassy from Portugall.
When the Lord Ambassador was come as far as the Bar, the Master of the Ceremonies and the Serjeant attended him, the one on the Right-hand, and the other on the Left, until the Lord Ambassador came to the Chair appointed for that Purpose, which was placed on the North Side of the House, upon a Turkey Carpet, with a Cushion in it, and a Foot-stool before it.
The Ambassador's Name was John Roderick * *: Who, after a few Words, addressed to Mr. Speaker, he presented his Letters Credentials; which were, by the Master of the Ceremonies, delivered to Mr. Speaker; and afterwards declared the Substance of his Embassy, delivering a Copy in English, of what he delivered by Word, in the House.