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 26th of October, 1653.
Writs of Error.
AN Act, intituled, An Act for Reviving of an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Redress of Delays and Mischiefs arising by Writs of Error, in several Cases, was this Day read the First and Second time.
Ld. St. John.
Sale of Forests.
The Bill, intituled, An Act for the De-afforestation, Sale, and Improvement of the Forests, and the Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments within the usual Limits and Perambulations of the same, heretofore belonging to the late King, Queen, and Prince, was this Day read the Second time.
Sir Wm. Roberts reports from the Committee for bringing in the Bill for Sale of Forests Lands, as the Opinion of that Committee, That the Lady Leech be admitted to double the Sum of Two thousand Pounds upon the Act for Sale of Forest-Lands; and that the Lady Leech's Two thousand Pounds, charged on the Forest of Deane, be, on the Doubling of the aforesaid Sum, admitted as Publick Faith.
Resolved, That this Bill be committed to the Members of this House, that are of the Committee that brought in the Bill; and that Mr. St. Nicholas, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Crofts, Mr. Carew, Colonel West, Mr. Anlaby, be added to that Committee for this Purpose: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records; and to advise with any Persons they shall think fit, for the better managing of this Business: And the Committee are to meet at Whitehall, at the Committee of Inspections, at Two of Clock this Afternoon.
Embassy from Sweden.
Ordered, That Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Blount, Captain Cust, Colonel Cromwell, Mr. Highland, Colonel Jones, Alderman Titchborne, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Major-General Desborow, Mr. Sadler, be a Committee to receive and give Audience to the said Lord Lagerfeldt, upon his taking his Leave.
Soliciting for Offices.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought it, to make those Persons incapable of Places, who shall solicit for them: And that Mr. Wingfield do bring in the same; together with a Bill for the Regulating of Fees, in Courts of Justice.
Embassy from Sweden.
Mr. Strickland reports from the Committee appointed to receive and give Audience to the Lord Legerfeldt, Public Minister of the Queen of Sweden, that the said Lord Lacherfeldt did make a Discourse unto them, in Latin; a Copy whereof he delivered both in Latin and English, together with a Letter from the Queen of Sweden, directed thus: Parliamento Reipublicæ Angliæ.