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 15th of December, 1652.
Comm rs of Assessment.
Transactions with Portugall.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State, The Transactions between the Council of State and the Lord Ambassador Extraordinary of the King of Portugall, in several Papers: Which were this Day read; viz. Six preliminary Articles to be agreed upon between the Council of State, on the Behalf of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, and the Lord Ambassador Extraordinary of the King of Portugall.
A Paper, delivered in to the Council by the Lord Ambassador Extraordinary, in Answer to the Six preliminary Articles, 8 Decembr. 1652: The original Paper of the said Lord Ambassador Extraordinary, containing his Assent to the Six preliminary Articles: A Paper touching the Sum demanded in the fourth Article, and the Manner of Payment thereof: A Paper, delivered in by the said Lord Ambassador Extraordinary, dated the Ides of December, for a Time to be appointed to begin the Treaty.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane, senior, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Strickland, Earl of Pembroke, Mr. Westrow, Mr. Anlaby, be added to the Committee appointed to meet with the Deputies sent from Scotland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, to whom the Bill for the new Representative is committed, who are to sit this Afternoon, to take Consideration both of the Number of Members of Parliament for Scotland, as well as for England and Ireland; and the Time for their Sitting; and make their Report on Friday next: And Mr. Lechmere is to take care hereof,
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to meet with the Deputies sent from Scotland be authorized and required to proceed with the Business before them, in order to the Settling of that Business with Speed: And Colonel Stapley and Mr. Hussey are added to that Committee.
Treasurers at War.
Sale of Forests.
Examination of Stainer.
Resolved, That Mr. Stainer be bailed; and that the Serjeant attending the Parliament do take Bail of him with Two Sureties, accordingly: And that he be bound in a Bond of One thousand Pounds, and the Two Sureties in Five hundred Pounds apiece.