Die Martis, 12 Decembris, 1648.
THE humble Petition of the Merchant Adventurers
of the Cities of Bristoll, Exon, Towns of Barnstaple, and other the Western Parts, was this Day read.
A Letter from the Lord Admiral, from aboard the St.
George, in the Downes, 9 Decembris 1648, was this Day
read; with a Paper therein inclosed.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do sit this
Afternoon: And that the said Petition of the Merchant
Adventurers of the Cities of Bristoll and Exon, &c. be
referred to the said Committee: And that the Letter of
the Lord Admiral, and the Paper therein inclosed, be
also referred to the said Committee: And that Mr. Sallwey
and Mr. Corbett take special Care of this Business.
The said Committee are likewise to consider of Captain
Crowther; and report the Business to the House forthwith.
Ordered, That Mr. Strickland's Letter, of 8 Novembris
1648, be likewise referred to the Committee of the Navy,
to discharge the Ship called the Heart, coming from St.
Thome, bound for Amsterdam, driven in upon the Coast
in Wales, and staid by Authority of Parliament, if she be
Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds for Dr. Dorislaus
be especially referred to the Committee of the Navy,
to make Payment thereof.
According to former Order, the House did this Day
proceed in reading the Proposals and Desires of his
Excellency the Lord Fairefax, and the General Council
of Officers, of December the Sixth 1648: Which were
this Day read the Second time.
Ordered, That the Committee of Northampton do continue the Two Troops of Horse of Major Butler and
Captain Stirke for one Month.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the Committee of
Northampton, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to acquaint
them with the Pleasure of the House therein.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashe have Leave to transport Two
Horses to Antwerp,
Resolved, &c. * * * * (fn. [a]) .
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Proposals of the
Army be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, the first
Business; nothing to intervene.