Tuesday, the 29th of April, 1651.
Room to be cleared, &c.
RESOLVED, That the outer Room be cleared;
and the Door be shut till Twelve of Clock.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, A
Letter from Colonel Blake, from aboard the Phenix, off
New Grimsby, of the Twentieth of April 1651.
Which was this Day read.
Transactions with Holland.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, Three
several Letters, sent by the Council of State to the
Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary to the States General
of the United Provinces: With a Letter from the said
Lords Ambassadors to the Council of State; with several
Transactions between the Lords Ambassadors and the
Lords the States General of the United Provinces: With
another Letter from the Lords Ambassadors, of the
Three-and-twentieth of April 1651, to the Council of
Which were all this Day read.
He also reports, a Paper, delivered in from Mynheer
Schape, the publick Minister from the Provinces of
Holland and Frizland to the Council of State.
Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That these several Papers and Transactions
be delivered back again to Mr. Scott.
The House being informed, That Mr. Thurlow, Secretary to the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary to the States
General of the United Provinces, was at the Door;
He was called in: And, being come to the Bar, he
made a Relation of the State of Affairs there; and of the
Proceedings of the said Lords Ambassadors; and of their
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the
Orders and Directions the Council of State have given
to the Ambassadors Extraordinary to the States General
of the United Provinces, in pursuance of the Reference
to the said Council from the Parliament; and also of
what the Ambassadors have done, in pursuance of the
Directions of the said Council.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to give Order to the Ambassadors Extraordinary to the
States General, to continue there for such a limited Time
as they shall think sit, for the Expediting of the Treaty:
And that they do proceed, according to their former
Powers, to give them further private and particular Instructions, as they shall judge most conducing to the
Good of the Commonwealth, and according to the Debates and Informations now given unto, and had by, the
Resolved, That it be likewise referred to the Council of
State, to consider, in Answer to the Paper delivered unto
them by the Commissioner from the States of Holland,
what just Satisfaction is fit to be demanded concerning the
Affronts and Indignities offered to the Ambassadors and
their Retinue, by Edward Prince Palatine, and Apsley and
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
take into their Consideration the Business now in Debate
in the House concerning Langar Fort; and to examine
the same; and to do therein as they shall think fit.
Resolutions to be secret.
Resolved, That the Resolutions of the Parliament this
Day, touching the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary
sent to the Lords the States General of the United Provinces; and the Directions of the Council of State, sent
on Saturday last, to the said Lords Ambassadors, be under
Secrecy for Twenty Days: And that they be forborn to
be entered in the Day Book by the Clerk in the mean