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 9th of February, 1652.
Gratuity to Bowen.
ORDERED, That Mrs. Bowen, Widow of Captain Wm. Bowen, have Forty Shillings of the Money in the Serjeant's Hands, collected on the last Day set apart for Humiliation, bestowed on her.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do pay the said Forty Shillings to her, or her Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Mrs. Bowen, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment thereof accordingly.
Gratuity to Peto.
Ordered, That Mrs. Peto have Twenty Shillings of the Money, in the Serjeant's Hands, collected on the last Day set apart for Humiliation, bestowed on her; and that the Serjeant at Arms, attending the Parliament, do pay the same to her, or her Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Mrs. Peto, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment thereof, accordingly.
Gratuity to Ly. Burlace.
Ordered, That all the Remainder of the Money collected on the last Day set apart for Humiliation, be bestowed on the Lady Burlace; and that the Serjeant at Arms do pay the same to her, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Lady Burlace shall be a sufficient Discharge for Payment thereof, accordingly.
Correspondence with Spaine.
A Letter from Don Alonso de Cardenas, Lord Ambassador of the King of Spaine, of the 19/9; of February 16 5/5 3/2, was this Day read.
A Letter from the King of Spaine, in Latin, from Madrid, of the 27th of November 1652, was this Day read.
Mr. Scott reports Amendments to the Act for making Salt-petre: Which were Twice read.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "not paved nor planked," be added in the Seventeenth Line of the First Page, next after the Word "Places."
Resolved, That, in the Fifth Page in the Sixth Line, the Word "Ten" be made "Twelve."
Resolved, That "the First Day of January" be made "the 25th of March 1656."
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "by any Bill, Plaint, or Information," be added in the Line of the Page, next after the Word
Resolved, That the Blank be filled up with the Word "March."
The Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
The said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Information against a Member.
An Information given in against Mr. Blagrave, a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.
The House being informed, That Samuell Oneale was the Door;
Resolved, That Samuel Oneale be called in.
He was called in, accordingly: And, being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker asked him his Name; he answered, Samuell Oneale.
The Information, in Writing, being shewed to the said Samuel Oneale; and he being asked, if the Information given in, was his Hand-writing; he answered, No: But said he knew the same, and had perused it; and said he would justify the same: And thereupon set his Hand to the said Information.
Ordered, That the Serjeant attending the Parliament do give Notice to Mr. Blagrave, That he attend the Parliament To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That Thursday, the 3d of March next, be set apart for a Day of Publick Fasting and Humiliation, to be observed throughout the whole Nation, to seek unto Almighty God for a Blessing upon the Councils of this Commonwealth, and upon their Forces by Sea and Land.
Resolved, That this Vote be printed and published, and Copies thereof sent to the Sheriffs of every County; and that they be required to send the same unto the Ministers of the several Parishes, that Notice thereof may be given in convenient time.
Resolved, That the said Day of Publick Fasting and Humiliation be kept by the Parliament in the House.
Sick and Wounded Seamen.
Sir Henry Vane the Younger reports from the Council of State at Whitehall, That the Letter written from the Commissioners of the Navy to the Commissioners for the Admiralty, dated the 8th Instant, desiring Four hundred Pounds to be advanced to the Clerks of the Cheque of the Fleet, for the Use of sick and wounded Men at Sea, be humbly presented to the Parliament; and that they be humbly moved to give Order, if they shall think fit, that the said Four hundred Pounds may be paid out of the Treasury for the Navy, it being very necessary for the Accommodating of the Fleet now to set Sail.