Die Veneris, 11 Aprilis, 1651.
Council of Trade.
RESOLVED, That Doctor Geurdain, Master of
the Mint, be one of the Council of Trade: And that
he be impowered to fit and act, accordingly.
Resolved, That such of the Council of Trade, as have
not taken the Engagement, do take the Engagement before they fit or act again as of that Council.
Resolved, That Captain Limbrey be one of the Council
of Trade: And that he be impowered to fit and act
The Question being put, That the Sheriffs of London
be now called in, with their Petition;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Thomas Widdrington,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir John Trevor.
||With the Noes:
So it was Resolved, That the Sheriffs of London be now
The Sheriffs of London were called in accordingly:
And, after they were come to the Bar, Sheriff Titchborne
after a short Preamble, shewing, That himself, and the
rest of the Gentlemen, were commanded, by the Lord
Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London,
in Common Council assembled, to tender their humble
Petition to this honourable House: And thereupon presented their Petition, accordingly.
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read,
and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled."
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the said Petition be
referred to the Consideration of the Council of State:
And they are to present their Opinion to the House, for
their Order therein.
Ordered, That Colonel Gill's Business be reported on
Thursday Morning next.
Room to be cleared.
Resolved, That the outer Room be cleared; and
that the Door be shut; and that the Members do forbear
to go out of the House, without Leave of this House.
Embassy to Holland.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the
Council of State, Seven Papers concerning the Ambassadors Extraordinary to the General Assembly of the States
General of the United Provinces; with Two intercepted
Letters: Which were all read.
Resolved, That the Amendments to the Bill for the
Assessments be reported on Tuesday Morning, the first
Business; and nothing to intervene: And Mr. Speaker
is to put the House in mind of it.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Lieutenant John
Allen, of Grantham in the County of Lincoln, be, and
is hereby, reprieved, until the Eleventh of May 1651:
And that, in the mean time, the Judges certify the State
of the Case to the Parliament, for their further Order
therein: And that the Sheriff of the said County be, and
is hereby, authorized and required to forbear to do Execution accordingly.
Embassy to Holland.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of what
the Ambassadors Extraordinary to the General Assembly
of the States of the United Provinces have done upon
the Affronts to them.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the
Direction given by the Council of State, to the Ambassadors Extraordinary, touching their Return.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
upon the Debate now had in the House, on this Report,
to give such Order and Directions, as they shall think sit,
for the Honour of this Commonwealth, and Safety of the
Proceedings to be kept secret.
Resolved, That the Debates had in the House this Day,
and the Votes thereupon, be not made known to any:
And that the Members of the House, and the Officers
thereof, be enjoined Secrecy therein, for Twenty-one Days.
Papers, &c. returnad.
Resolved, That the Papers and Letters now reported,
be sent back again to the Council of State.
And they were delivered back to the Lord Commissioner Whitelock accordingly.
Treaty with Portugail.
Mr. Marten reports from the Committee, Several
Amendments to the Resolves of the Parliament, touching
the Treaty with the publick Minister of Portugall: Viz.
"Added to the Resolve concerning the Fourth Demand, 'In which net Sum is comprehended the Sixth
Part, for the Mariners Shares, not to be put upon the Accompt of the Portugall.'
"In the Resolve upon the Fifth Demand, for 'carried
away,' change 'carried thence;' after 'for ourselves,
'In the last Page but one, omit 'the Two first Articles
'And that it be reported to the Parliament, as the
Opinion of this Committee;'
'That it be offered to the Consideration of the Parliament, whether they will not, by a Vote of their own,
express a Sense of such Persons in Portugall as have
suffered thereby for their eminent Affections to the Parliament; and of such others as have shewed contrary
Which were read; and severally put to the Question;
and resolved upon by the Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, and
the Parliament doth declare, That, if the Demands and
Propositions now resolved on, by the Parliament, to be
given in to the publick Minister of Portugall, be not by
him consented unto, within the Six Days before limited,
they, or any of them, are not to be obligatory on the
Part of the Parliament.
Resolved, That the abovesaid Votes of Parliament be
Instructions to the Council of State, in their giving in to
the publick Minister of Portugall the final Resolution of
the Parliament, upon the Treaty that hath hitherto passed between them and the said publick Minister; and of
demanding from him his Answer to the several Resolutions of Parliament above mentioned, within the Time
limited by Parliament: Which they are hereby authorized and required to do; and to report their Proceedings
therein to the Parliament.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That such
Englishmen as have eminently suffered in Portugall, in their
Persons or Estates, for their good Affections to the Parliament, be taken into particular Consideration, by the
Parliament, for a further Reparation to be given to them,
out of the Estates of such other English which are or
shall be in the Power of the Parliament, as have there
adhered unto, or assisted, Rupert, or his Party, over-andabove the Provisions made for them in the Articles
betwixt this Commonwealth and the publick Minister of
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.