Wednesday, 29th September, 1652.
SIR James Harrington reports, from the Council of
State, that the Council have, in pursuance of the
Order of Parliament of the 14th of this Instant September, taken into Consideration what Place in Westminster
may be most fit for the Commissioners of Parliament to
meet in, with the Deputies, who shall come from Scotland; and thereupon are of Opinion, That the Chamber
in Westminster, commonly called The House of Lords, is
a Place fit for that Purpose; which they have thought fit
to acquaint the Parliament with; for that the said Place
hath been formerly appointed by Parliament, for the
Committee to sit in, to whom the Regulation of the Law
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the
Correspondence with Portugall.
The Translate of the Letter from Rodorico Comes de
Camera, Lord Ambassador Extraordinary from the King
of Portugall, of the 28th of September 1652, was this
The Translate of the Letters of Credence, from the
King of Portugall, to Rodorico Comes de Camera, Lord
Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Portugall,
dated at Lisbone, the 7th of July 1652, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Lord Ambassador Extraordinary
from the King of Portugall have Audience in Parliament,
To-morrow Morning, at Eleven of the Clock.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir John Danvers,
Mr. Neville, do accompany the Lord Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Portugall to the Parliament.
Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of
the Ceremonies, do give Notice of the said Vote to the
said Lord Ambassador Extraordinary.
Relief upon Articles.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill for reviving the former Act for Relief of Persons upon Articles.
A Proviso was tendered to the said Bill, in these Words:
"Provided always, that where any Question shall arise
before the said Commissioners, upon any Articles, whereof
Relief is by this Act intended, which have not been confirmed by Parliament, the said Commissioners shall resort
unto the Parliament for their Resolution touching the said
Articles, before they the said Commissioners shall proceed
therein further than to stay Proceedings at Law against
any Person or Persons concerned in such Articles:"
Which was read the First time.
Resolved, That this Proviso be read the Second Time:
And the said Proviso was read the Second time, accordingly.
Resolved, That these Words, "or Sale of their Estates,"
be added to this Proviso: And the Proviso, so amended,
was, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to be Part
of the Bill.
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these
Words; "Provided always, and be it hereby Enacted
and Declared, That no Real or Personal Estate, which
hath been settled, conveyed, or assured, to any Person
or Persons by virtue of any Act, Ordinance, or Order
of this present Parliament, shall be made null, vacated,
or otherwise determined or disposed of by the Commissioners named in this Act, or by their Authority; but
that, if they shall see Cause of Restitution by virtue of
Articles subjected to their Cognizance, they make Award
not in specie against the particular Person or Persons, upon
whom such Estate or Estates be settled, conveyed, or assured, but in Value to be satisfied by such other Lands or
Revenue as the Parliament shall direct; any thing in this
Act, or the former, which is hereby revived, to the contrary notwithstanding:"
And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read
a Second time;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Proviso be inserted into this Bill:
Viz. "Provided that no Person or Persons shall have the
Benefit of this Act, or any thing therein contained, who
shall not put in his or their Claim to such Articles before
the said Commissioners, within the Times hereafter limited
respectively; that is to say, For any Articles given in
England, before the 1st Day of February 1652; and in all
other Places, before the 1st Day of July 1653." And the
same was inserted into the Bill accordingly: And the Bill,
so amended, with the Proviso, was, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be printed and published.