Tuesday, the 12th of October, 1652.
Correspondence with Denmark.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the House,
That he had received a Letter from the Lords
Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King of Denmark,
directed to the Parliament of the Commonwealth of
England, dated from London, the 11th Day of October
1652: Which Letter was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Council of State be enjoined, on
Thursday Morning next, to make Report to the Parliament, of the whole Proceedings between them and the
Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary of the King of
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Goodwin and Mr. Henry
Darley, be added to the Committee, who are to meet
with the Deputies come from Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Sey be added to the same Committee.
Ordered, That the Quorum of that Committee be Five,
and that That Committee do meet de die in diem.
Comm rs for Obstructions.
An Act for further impowering the Commissioners for
removing Obstructions, to hear and determine Claims,
was this Day read, the First and Second time.
Resolved, That these Words be added to this Act; viz.
"And be it further Enacted, That all such Reports of
particular Cases, as, by the late Committees of Parliament
for Obstructions, were ordered to be made to the Parliament, together with the Depositions and Papers concerning the same, be transferred to the said Commissioners;
who are hereby authorized and impowered to hear and
determine the same; as also to hear and determine all such
Cases, as, by the said Commissioners, have been ordered,
or as are appointed, to be reported to the Parliament."
And the Act, so amended, was, upon the Question
passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
A Bill for allowing of the Claims of Copyholders and
Leaseholders of several Lands and Estates forfeited to
the Commonwealth for Treason, was this Day read the
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto
Mr. Say, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Long, Major-General Harrison, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Ellis, Sir Tho. Witherington,
Major Salwey, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Holland, Colonel
Harvey, Mr. Scott, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Cawley,
Mr. Carew, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Garland, Colonel Bossevile, or any Five of them: And all that
come to have Voices: And are to meet this Afternoon,
in the Speaker's Chamber, and so de die in diem.
Ly. Wallop's Estate.
Mr. Hussey reports Amendments to the Act for makeing void the Jointure of the Lady Ann Wallop, now Wife
of Robert Wallop Esquire, and Settling other Lands on
her, in lieu of the same: Which were twice read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto.
And the Question being put, That this Act, so
amended, be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
An Act for the further Providing for, and Setting on
Work, the Poor in this Commonwealth, was this Day read
the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee for the Poor: And that Sir
Thomas Widdrington, and Mr. Ellis, do take care of it.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do, at the Rising of the
House, adjourn the House until Thursday Morning next,
at Eight of Clock.
Royalties of Westminster.
Ordered, That the Royalties of Westminster, heretofore
belonging to the late Dean and Chapter at Westminster,
and all Rents, Profits, and Advantages arising, or which
shall or may arise, out of the same, be from henceforth
employed and applied for a Stock, for setting on
Work the Poor of Margarett's Westminster, and for
carrying on of that Work, to be paid to such Person or
Persons, and to be disbursed by them, in such sort, as
the Justices of Peace for the said City, and the Liberties
thereof, or any Five of them, shall, from time to time,
direct and order, until the Parliament shall take further
And that the Governors of the School and Alms-house
of Westminster be impowered to appoint and displace,
from time to time, all and every the Officers belonging to
the said Royalties, in such sort, as the late Dean and
Chapter, or their Steward, might do; and to make them
such fitting Allowances for Execution of the said Places,
as they shall think fit; the said Officer and Officers paying the Overplus, as aforesaid; and to call such Officer
and Officers to an Account for the said Profits, from
time to time; and to cause the same, upon Complaint
made of any Default therein, to be paid and employed
according to the Order of the said Justices, for the setting the said Poor on Work, and defraying the Charges
Charges against Seabright.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Charge of
Delinquency, and likewise the Charge of Bribery, against
Sir Edward Seabright, be referred to the Commissioners
for Compounding; who are hereby authorized to hear
and determine the same; and all further Proceedings
against him, in the mean time, are stayed.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself
to Thursday Morning next, Eight of Clock.