Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 5th of August, 1653.
Colonel Hewson reports from the Council of State, The humble Petition of Colonel John Gifford, and the rest of the Munster Officers, who declared for the Parliament's Interest at Cork and Youghal, presented unto the Council: Which was this Day read.
Chancery Court abolished.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee to consider how the Causes now depending in Chancery may be determined; and likewise a Provision for the determining, for the future, Matters of Equity, and putting in Order other Matters of Law, which are within the Jurisdiction of that Court; and forthwith to bring in a Bill for that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy to consider of some Provision to be made for the Wives and Children of the Captains slain in this Service; and report their Opinion therein to the House.