Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 8th of January, 1651.
Transactions with Spaine.
THE House proceeded in the Debate, upon the Report from the Council of State, of the Papers delivered into the Council by the Lord Ambassador of the King of Spaine.
The Second Paper was again read:
Resolved, That this Paper be referred to the Consideration of the Council of State, to consider as well of the Satisfaction of the Persons to whom the Letters of Marque were granted, as of the whole Matter; and to report to the Parliament, what they shall think fit to be done therein.
The Third Paper was also read;
Resolved, That this Paper be referred back to the Council of State, to take the same, and all Matters thereupon depending, into Consideration; and to report their Opinions back to the Parliament.
The fourth Paper being likewise read;
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to demand a Sight of the Powers of the Ambassador of the King of Spaine, and report the same to the Parliament; and thereupon the Parliament will consider how to take this Fourth Paper into Consideration.
Resolved, That the Council of State shall have Copies of all the Papers in the Custody of the Clerk of the Parliament, concerning the Low Countries and concerning Spaine. And in case, they shall think it fit to see any of the Originals, that the Clerk of the Parliament do appoint one to attend the said Council therewith, and bring back the Originals.
Resolved, That the Council of State do give order, that the original Papers, which have been referred to the Council of State, from the Parliament, be forthwith sent back to the Clerk of the Parliament, to be kept among the Records of Parliament.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider what Addresses may be permitted, or forbidden, to be made, to Members of the House, or others, by Ambassadors, Agents, and publick Ministers of Foreign States or Princes; or from Foreign States or Princes; and how such Applications as are not fit to be permitted, may be prevented; and to report their Opinion to the House.- Viz. To Colonel Marten, Mr. Bond, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Long, Mr. * Challoner, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Sidney, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Carew, Mr. Scott, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Strickland; or any Five of them:-Are to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber.
Report to be made.
Ordered, That Alderman Pennyngton do make his Report, from the Council of State, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Fee Farm Rents.
Mr. Scott reports an Account from the Trustees for Sale of Fee-Farm Rents, by Way of Estimate, concerning Fee-Farm Rents sold, and to be sold.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, to enable the said Trustees to sell all the rest of the Fee-Farm Rents remaining yet unsold; with such Power for removing Obstructions in the Sale thereof, as shall be necessary: And that Mr. Scott do bring in the said Act accordingly.
Countess of Leicester's Petition.
The humble Petition of Dorothy, Countess of Leicester, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for removing Obstructions, in the Sale of the Lands of the late King, Queen, and Prince, to examine the Business, and to state the Matter of Fact; and to report it to the House for their further Consideration: And that, in the mean Time, the Trustees for Sale of the Goods of the late King, Queen, and Prince, do forbear all Proceedings concerning the Jewel mentioned in the said Petition.