Thursday, the 10th of March, 1652.
Sir S. Crow, a Prisoner.
RESOLVED, by the Parliament, That, upon a Warrant from Mr. Speaker, the Lieutenant of the Tower
of London do deliver over Sir Sackvile Crow Baronet, now
Prisoner in the Tower, into the Custody of the Serjeant at
Arms attending the Parliament.
Resolved, That the said Sir Sackvile Crow, upon giving
Bail to the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament,
to render himself Prisoner to the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament within Ten Days after he shall
be required by the Parliament, shall have his Liberty:
And that the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament
be authorized to take Bail, accordingly.
Resolved, That the Bail to be taken, as aforesaid, shall
be in Two thousand Pounds for the said Sir Sackvile Crow,
and One Thousand Pounds apiece by each of his Two
Sir Henry Mildmay reports, from the Council of State;
UPON reading the Petition of the Levant Merchants,
presented to this Council, setting forth, That the Sampson, and several other of their Ships, returning from Turkey, were, by the Dutch Men of War, in the Mediterranean Sea, necessitated, for their Security, to put into
Harbour, upon the Coast of Italy; and to land all their
Silks and fine Goods: And that the Ships are now taken
into the Service of the State; whereby, and in regard of
the present Dangerousness of those Seas, by the Dutch,
they cannot import them, as usually; and therefore pray,
that they, bringing them over Land to Dunquerque, may
have Liberty to import them from thence to this Commonwealth, without any Seizure or Penalty imposed by
the Act of Parliament for Encouragement of Navigation;
It is thereupon ordered, That it be humbly reported to
the Parliament, that the Necessity of landing the said
Goods hath been represented to the Council, by Mr.
Charles Longland, their Agent at Livorno: And that the
Council having taken into their serious Consideration the
State of the Affairs of the Commonwealth, and the Condition of the State's Ships of War, in the Mediterranean
Sea, they thought fit to give Order to the said Mr. Longland
to take up the said Ships, and others there, into the Service
of the State, as Men of War: And for that Purpose sent
to him several blank Commissions, for Commanders and
Officers for them; whereby the Vessels, in which the said
Goods should have been brought home, are diverted from
that Employment, to serve the Publick; to supply the
Want whereof, by procuring other English Ships in those
Parts, to lade those Goods aboard, will be extreme difficult, in regard most of them are already laden, or entertained into the Service of the State likewise: Upon Consideration whereof they have thought fit, humbly to represent the said Case unto the Parliament, that such Order may be given therein, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Council of State have Power to give
Order touching the bringing in of the Goods which were
brought into the Streights, in the Ship Sampson, and other
Ships, which have been, by their Order, taken into the
Service of the State, as Men of War, without being liable
to Confiscation by the Act for Encouragement of Shipping and Navigation: And that the Council of State do
take care, that, under Colour thereof, there be no Fraud
used in bringing in other Goods, to the Prejudice of the
State, in Breach of that Act; and to give such Order for
preventing the said Fraud, as they shall think fit.
Regulating the Laws.
Resolved, That Thursday in every Week be appointed
for taking into Consideration the Business of the Law.
Transactions with Holland.
The House, according to former Order, did this Day
resume the Debate of the Business what is further fit to
be done in reference to the Affairs between this Commonwealth and the United Provinces.
The Question being propounded, That this Debate be
adjourned till To-morrow Morning;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put, That this Debate
be adjourned till To-morrow Morning;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Henry Vane,
||With the Yeas,
|Sir Arthure Hesilrig,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it was Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.