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 28th of December, 1652.
Correspondence with Holland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to receive such Propositions as shall be offered for Discovery of forged Debentures; and for preventing Deceit by Debentures, for the future.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care for suppressing the weekly Pamphlets, or any other Books, that go out to the Dishonour of the Parliament, and Prejudice of the Commonwealth; And also to examine the Authors, Printers, and Publishers of the Books called Mercurius Britannicus, and the Scout, or any other Books of that Nature: And that they have Power to imprison the Offenders, and to inflict such other Punishment on them as they shall think fit: And Mr. Scott is to take especial Care hereof.
Prohibiting Correspondence with Holland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider what Proportion of Hemp they can take off yearly for the Provision of the Shipping of the State; and at what Prices; and likewise what Encouragement is fit to be given to the Sowing of Hemp; and of some Declaration to be made to encourage that Manufacture in this Nation; and report their Opinions therein to the Parliament.
Sale of late King's Property.
|Sir James Harrington,||Tellers for the Yeas:||28.|
|Lord Com. Whitelock,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Bond,||Tellers for the Noes:||31.|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||With the Noes,|
Ordered, That the Committee to whom this Bill was referred, do consider of a Clause to be inserted into this Bill, for Sale of Reversions and Remainders vested and remaining in the Crown: And that the Lord Chief Baron Wilde do prepare, and bring in, the said Clause, accordingly, To-morrow Morning.
Embassy from France.
|Lord Com. Whitelock,||Tellers for the Yeas:||17.|
|Sir John Danvers,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Wauton,||Tellers for the Noes:||22.|
|Mr. Strickland,||With the Noes,|