Die Martis, 11 Junii, 1650.
Probate of Wills.
MR. Stephens reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill for Probate of Wills was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which were twice
read; and, upon the Question, re-committed: And
Ordered, That the Committee be revived; and that
they meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber;
and so de die in diem: And all that come to have Voices:
And that it be brought in This-day-fortnight.
Mr. Bond reports from the Council of State * * * *
Ordered, * * * *
Ordered, That the Debate upon this Report be adjourned until To-morrow Morning Nine of Clock: And
that Mr. Speaker do then take the Chair, notwithstanding
the former Order.
Resolved, That all the Members of the House, now
present, be, and are, required and injoined to give their
Attendance here, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock.
Resolved, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland do make
a Relation of the Business of Ireland, and the State of
Accordingly the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, standing
in his Place, made a Narrative of the State of the Garisons and Forces of the Enemy in Ireland, and their Interest there; and likewise of the Forces of the Parliament
in Garison, and in the Field, and the Condition of
them, and in what Employment they are, and under what
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care of sending such speedy Supplies of Monies
for Ireland, as shall be necessary for the Carrying on of
that Work; and to see what Monies that are in present
View may be made effectual for that Service; and
how the Obstructions in bringing in the same may be
removed; and to take into their Consideration by what
Ways and Means the Reduction and Settlement of Ireland may be perfected to the best Advantage, and future
Ease of the Charge, of this Commonwealth.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
/?/e of Delinquents Lands is committed be injoined to
fit this Afternoon at Two of Clock: And Mr. Attorney
General be required to take care of it: And that the
Amendments be reported on Thursday-sevennight.
Resolved, That the Report for removing Obstructions
in taking the Accompts of the Commonwealth, be made
Embassy from Holland.
Mr. Speaker, (being informed by the Serjeant) acquainted the House, That the Lord Gerard Schaeph, Commissioner from the States of Holland and West Friezland,
was ready, and did attend, to present himself to the
The Serjeant, with his Mace, went to attend him to
So soon as he was entered within the Doors, as far as
the Bar, the Master of the Ceremonies, and the Serjeant,
attended him, one at his Right Hand, the other at his
Left, until he came to the Chair; which was placed on
the North Side of the House, upon a Turkey Carpet, with
a Cushion, and one long Cushion in it, and a Foot Stool
The Commissioner sitting (having presented his Credentials to Mr. Speaker, by the Hands of the Master of the
Ceremonies), did deliver his Desires, in French, by Word
Mr. Speaker declared to him, That he would make
Report thereof to the House: And then the Commissioner, with the Master of the Ceremonies, and the
Serjeant at Arms, attending him, withdrew.
After the Commissioner was withdrawn his Letters of
Credence were read.
Resolved, That a Report be made, by Mr. Speaker,
of what hath been said by the Commissioner from the
States of Holland and West Friezland, on Friday Morning