Die Veneris, 24 Maii 1650.
AN Act for the more frequent Preaching of the
Gospel, and better Maintenance of a Preaching Minister, in Colchester in the County of Essex, was this Day
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed unto Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Bond, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Holland, Mr. Blagrave, Colonel Bossevile, Mr.
Darley, Sir Wm. Allenson, Colonel Fielder, Aiderman Pennington, Mr. Garland, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Salway, senior, Mr.
Hallows, Mr. Masham, Colonel Wayte, Major Lister, Mr.
Carey, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Harrison, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, Sir Wm. Brereton, Major General Skippon, Mr.
Heveningham, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Hayes, or any Five
of them: And are to sit in the Exchequer Chamber, this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock; and so de die in diem.
Corn and Meal.
Ordered, That the several Acts for the Suppressing of
the Waste of Corn, and touching Corn and Meal, be
reported This-day-sevennight, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Bill for settling the Militia be brought
in on Tuesday, Morning next, the first Business.
Propagating the Gospel.
An Act for the better Propagation of the Gospel, and
Maintenance of Preaching Ministers, in the County of
Yorke, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the
Question, ordered to be read the Second time This-day-fortnight.
Ordered, That the like Act be brought in for the Propagation of the Gospel in the County of Cornwall, on
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to examine the State of the Business
touching the Feoffees for purchasing Impropriations for
the Advancement of the Gospel, and how those Profits
and Revenues are, and have been, employed: And that
they report the same, with Speed, to the House: And
this Committee has Power to secure that Revenue, and all
such Sums of Money as they shall find in the Hands of
any Person or Persons raised out of that Revenue, in such
sort as they shall think fit, for preserving the same: And
likewise to send for Persons, Papers, Records, and
And the special Care hereof is committed to Major
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to bring
in a Bill for setting the Poor on Work throughout the
Nation: Viz. to Mr. Bond, Mr. Holland, Mr. Snelling,
Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Salwey, Colonel Thompson, Mr.
Myles Corbet, Mr. Darley, Mr. Reynolds; or any Two
of them: And all that come, to have Voices.
And Mr. Myles Corbett is to take care of it.
Embassy from Holland.
A Letter from the Lord Gerard Schaep, Commissioner
from the States of Holland and West Friezland, directed
thus; "Mons. Mons. Wm. Lenthall, Orateur au Parlement de la Republique d'Angleterre, a Westminster;"
was this Day read; together with a Translation of his
Letters of Credence.
Resolved, That the Parliament cannot admit of any
Address to be made to them, by any Foreign State or
Prince whatsoever, in any other Manner or Form than
they have already enacted and declared; viz. "To the
Parliament of the Commonwealth of England:" And
therefore do declare, That they do expect, That the Addresses to be made by the Lord Gerard Schaep, Commissioner from the Provincial States of Holland and West
Freisland, on the Behalf of his Superiors, be agreeable to
the Form above mentioned.
Ordered, That Three of the Members of this House
do go to the Lord Gerard Schaep; and acquaint him with
the said Resolution of this House; viz. Sir Henry Vane
senior, Mr. Reynolds, Major General Skippon.
A Member discharged from the Tower.
The humble Petition of Carew Ralegh Esquire, a
Member of this present Parliament, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Carew Ralegh Esquire be, and is hereby, discharged from Imprisonment, and admitted again
into the House: And that the Lieutenant of the Tower
discharge him accordingly.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself until Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.