Die Mercurii, 29 Januarii, 1650.
Complaint against Hyde.
ORDERED, That the Complaint of the Governor
and Company of Merchants trading into the Levant
Seas, against Henry Hyde, Merchant, otherwise called Sir
Henry Hyde Knight, be referred to the Council of State,
to consider thereof, and of the Articles against the said
Henry Hyde; and what is sit to be done therein; and to
proceed therein, or give such Order for Proceedings against
the said Henry Hyde, as they shall think fit.
Court of War.
The humble Petition of the Court of War sitting at
Whitehall, was this Day read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take Consideration of the Castle of Dover, whether it
be useful to be continued, or fit to be totally slighted; or
how the Charge may be lessened; and whether the Jurisdiction of the Wardenship of the Cinque Ports is fit
to be resumed, or what is sit to be done in it; and, in
case they shall think it necessary to continue a Garison there, then to present to the Parliament some fit
Person to command there; and in the mean time, to take
care of the Security of that Place and Garrison; and to
make Report thereof to this House for their Approbation and Allowance.
Resolved, That the Committee to whom the Business
concerning Colonel Sidney is referred, do proceed in the
Examination of the whole Business: With Power to examine upon Oath; and to state the Truth of the whole
Business; and make Report thereof to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Garland do report the Amendments
to the Bill for amending the Highways This-day-sevennight, after Mr. Speaker takes the Chair.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Carmen be
Embassy from Portugal.
The Lord Commissioner Whitlock reports, The Answer
to be given to the publick Minister from the King of
Which was this Day read the First time at large; and,
after, was read by Parts; and, every Part being put to the
Question, after some Amendments at the Table, was
Resolved, That this Answer be sent to the publick Minister of the King of Portugall, by Three of the Members
of this House: And that they deliver the same to him:
Viz. by Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Carew, Mr. Bond.
Prisoners in Portugall.
The humble Petition of divers Persons, whose Brothers
and Friends are now Prisoners in the several Parts of the
King of Portugall's Dominions; as also, of Elizabeth
Hargrave, and Jane Crane, on Behalf of themselves,
and divers other Women, whose Husbands are Prisoners
there; was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition be referred to the Council of State; for them to take the same into Consideration
what is fit to be done therein.
A Letter from Joa'o Guimaraes, the publick Minister
of the King of Portugall, of the Sixth of February, Stilo
Novo, Anno 1651, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the House doth adjourn itself to Friday
Morning next, Eight of Clock.