Die Jovis, 3 Octobris, 1650.
RESOLVED, That the Door be shut till Twelve
Colonel Thompson reports the Amendments to the Act
prohibiting Commerce and Trade to the Barbadas, Antigo,
Virginia, and Bermudas alias Summer's Islands; which
were this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, assented unto,
The Question being put, That the said Act be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
The said Act, so amended, being put to the Question,
It is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed
Ordered, That the several Letters Patents, concerning
the Barbados, Bermudas, Caribee Islands, and Virginia,
be brought and delivered into Parliament, by This-daythree-weeks, to be disposed of as the Parliament shall
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do forthwith summon the several Persons whom
it doth concern to bring in the said Letters Patents
Ordered, That the Council of State be authorized and
required to give Order to the Generals at Sea, That they
take care, in case any Ships shall be found by them, trading to Barbados, Bermudas, Virginia, Antigos, and other
Islands, contrary to the Act prohibiting Trade with those
Parts; that they make Stay of them, until they shall have
given an Account thereof to the Parliament, or Council
of State, and receive further Directions therein.
Mr. Thomas Challenor reports from the Council of State,
That the Council finds it necessary for the Reduction of
the Islands of Barbados, and any other Places which do,
or shall, adhere unto the said Island, and their Proceedings; and for the Prevention of any Trade, which may
be held with them, by any Persons whatsoever, whereby
they may be enabled to persist in their Opposition to the
Government of this Commonwealth; That a Fleet of
Ships should be dispatched away thither, with all possible
Speed: A List whereof, containing the Force of the several Ships to be sent, is hereunto annexed: That the Parliament be moved, That if they shall approve thereof,
that they will give Order to the Committee of the Navy,
to take care that Pay may be provided for such a
Number of Men and Ships, as is mentioned in the said
|Admiral, Six or
|A Merchant Ship
|A Merchant Ship
|A Merchant Ship
|A Vessel of Eighty or
One thousand Snaphance Musquets.
One hundred Carabines.
One hundred Steel Lances.
Two hundred Land Soldiers.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to consider of the List presented, and what Ships
are fit to be employed, and the Number of Men: And
how the same may be provided and paid; and present
their Opinions therein to the Parliament.
Ordered, That what Sum and Sums of Money shall
arise, and be brought in to the Committee of the Navy,
upon the Discovery of the Estate late belonging to the
Archbishop of Canterbury, or any other Discovery of
like Nature, which shall be made unto them, shall
go and be employed towards the setting forth the said
Ships and Men: And that the Committee of the Navy
do, in the mean time, go on to prepare for setting out the
said Ships accordingly.
Letter, &c. referred.
Ordered, That the Letter directed to the Parliament,
delivered to Mr. Speaker, with the Paper inclosed, be
referred to the Council of State; to take Consideration
thereof; and to make Report to the House, as they shall
Ordered, That the Instructions for the Commissioners
for Ireland be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Bill touching raising Four hundred
thousand. . . . . . be reported To-morrow Morning.