Die Jovis, 16 Januarii, 1650.
Correspondence with Spaine.
COLONEL Marten reports Amendments to the
Letter to be sent to the King of Spaine: Which were
read; and, after some Amendments at the Table, were
And the said Letter so amended, being put to the
Question, was assented unto.
Ordered, That the same Title be given to the King of
Spaine as formerly was given to him.
Ordered, That Mr. Love do prepare a Model of a Seal,
to be presented to the Parliament, for to be the Seal of
Ordered, That the Inscription of the said Seal be, viz.
"The Seal of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of
Ordered, That Colonel Marten do take care, that the
Letters and Duplicates, to be delivered to the Spanish
Ambassador, be prepared to be delivered to Mr. Speaker,
when the Ambassador shall receive his Answer.
Ordered, That Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven of the
Clock, be appointed for the Lord Ambassador of the King
of Spaine to receive his Answer from the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Master of the Ceremonies do acquaint the Ambassador from the King of Spaine herewith:
And that the Council of State do consider of the Manner
of his Reception; and give Order therein as they shall
think sit: And that the Court of Wards be provided for
Transactions with Portugall.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the
Council of State, A Copy of the Instructions to the Generals at Sea, relating to Matter of Fact touching the
Transactions between the King of Portugall, and the Generals of the Parliament's Fleet; and Translates of several
Letters from the Publick Minister of Portugall in Holland
to Prince Rupert.
Which were this Day read.
The humble Petition of divers poor Mariners Wives,
in and about the City of London, whose Husbands were
taken Prisoners by Prince Rupert in the Ship called the
Roebuck of London, was this Day read.
Embassy from Portugall.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that
gave Audience to the Publick Minister of Portugall, or
any Five of them, upon the Debate in the House, to draw
up an Answer to be given to the said Publick Minister from
Portugall; and present the same to the House: And that
Colonel Thompson be added to that Committee: And all
that come, to have Voices: And the said Committee are
to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
And the especial Care hereof is committed to the Lord