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 14th of July, 1659.
Embassy from Portugall.
Tower Hamlets Militia.
Resolved, That the Words "or Ammunition" be inserted in this Bill, next after the Word "Arms," in the One hundred and Third Line; and that the Word "or," before the said Word "Arms," be omitted; and that the Words "or Ammunition" be inserted after the Word "Arms," in the One hundred and Sixth, One hundred and Eighth, One hundred and Ninth, and One hundred and Eleventh Lines.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Hill, Colonel White, Mr. Garland, Mr. Say, and Colonel Lister, or any Three of them, do withdraw; and bring in a Bill touching the Powers to be given to the Commissioners for the Militia in Westminster.
Resolved, That, after the Word "Arms," in the One hundred and Tenth Line, these Words, "or Ammunition," be added; and in the One hundred and Twelfth, One hundred and Fifteenth, One hundred and Sixteenth, and One hundred and Seventeenth Lines.
Ordered, That Mr. Dormer and Mr. Leman be added to the Committee touching Second Moieties: And that the said Committee have further Power to receive any Propositions that shall be offered to them, touching raising Monies for the Service of the Commonwealth.
The Names of Commissioners for the Militias in the several Counties were reported; and read; And the Names of Persons to be Commissioners for the Militia of the County of Berks were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
|Sir Henry Vane,||Tellers for the Yeas:||20.|
|Mr. Nevill,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir John Bourchier,||Tellers for the Noes:||40.|
|Colonel White,||With the Noes,|
Probate of Wills.
Colonel Morley reports from the Council of State, That, for Prevention of all Inconveniences for want of due Process and Proceedings, in such Causes as are depending, and Matters to be executed, in the Court of Admiralty, and Probate of Wills; to restore the said Courts, as formerly, for some time.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, for Settling of the Court of Admiralty, and the former Powers of the said Court, as formerly, for some time: And that the Commissioners for the Admiralty, Members of this House, do bring in the said Act.
Ordered, That another Act be prepared and brought in, for settling the Probate of Wills, and Granting of Administrations, in the several Cities and Counties of this Commonwealth: And that it be referred unto Sir Tho. Widdrington, Colonel Lister, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Darley, Sir John Bourchier, Colonel Morley, Mr. Wild, Sir Tho. Wroth, Mr. Christofer Martin, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Dormer, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Love, Colonel White, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Rich, Mr. Hay, Mr. Garland, Mr. Holdsworth, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Fagg, or any Three of them, to bring in the said Bill: To meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
They were called in: And, coming to the Clerk's Table, in usual Manner, Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust the Parliament reposed in them; and that the Parliament did expect Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth of England: And thereupon delivered to them their Commissions; viz.
Embassy from Portugall.
Sir Henry Mildmay reports from the Committee appointed to accompany the Lord Ambassador from the King of Portugall, That they have accompanied him to the Court of Wards; and that he was ready, and did attend, to present himself to the House.
When the Ambassador was come as far as the Bar, the Master of the Ceremonies and the Serjeant attending him, the one at the Right Hand, the other at the Left, until the Ambassador came to the Chair, which was placed, on the North Side of the House, upon a Turkey Carpet, with Two Cushions in it;
The Ambassador began his Speech in the Portugall Tongue; and, when the Members were covered, he proceeded in his Speech; and, as he named the Commonwealth of England, or the King his Master, he was uncovered, and the Members likewise.
After the Ambassador had had Audience, he delivered his Letters Credential in the Portugall Tongue, and a Copy of his Speech in Portugall and in English; and afterwards, making Obeisance several times, went out of the House: Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Scot, and Mr. Ralegh, attended him out of the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to hear what the said Lord Ambassador from the King of Portugall hath to propound; and to treat with him; and report their Proceedings therein to this House, as they shall see Cause, from time to time.