Wednesday, 2 Julii, 1651.
Pardon of Kyrle.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That Mr. Attorney
General be, and he is hereby, required and authorized to prepare a Bill, containing a Pardon unto Colonel
Robert Kyrle, of Walford in the County of Hereford,
Esquire, for all and all manner of Treasons and Offences
committed by him since the Twentieth Day of May 1642,
in relation to the War; together with a Grant and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands,
Tenements, and Hereditaments, Goods, and Chattels (except Advowsons), and all Mesne Profits thereof, forfeited
or incurred by reason of the Offences aforesaid, and not
levied, or already disposed, to or for the Use of the Parliament, according to an Ordinance of Parliament of the
Eighteenth of March 1646, in common Form, as hath
been usually granted to Delinquents: And the Lords
Commissioners for the Great Seal of England are hereby
required and authorized to pass the said Pardon under the
Great Seal of England.
Transactions with Holland.
The Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary, sent from the
Parliament to the Netherlands, attended in the House:
And, sitting in their Places as Members, the Lord Ambassador St John, the Lord Ambassador Strickland standing by him, gave an Account of their Negotiation in the
Ambassage to the General Assembly of the States General
of the United Provinces, beginning with the Particulars
of their Reception there; and presenting the several Papers delivered in on either Side in the Business of the
Treaty: Which, being in Number Twenty-two, were
read, as they were in Order delivered in by the Lords
Ambassadors; who declared the Occasions of them, and
several Passages and Occurrences during that time of the
Treaty: And likewise a Letter from Arthur Arscott to
Sir Walter Vane, touching the Letter intercepted from
him to Sir Gilbert Gerard: Which Letter was read:
And likewise several other Papers which passed between
the Assembly of the States and the Lords Ambassadors:
Which were read: And also the Letters Re-credentials
from the said Assembly, in French, and directed thus;
"Au Parlement de la Republique d'Angleterre:" Which
were first read in French, and afterwards Englished.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of all the
Proceedings of the Lords Ambassadors in this Negotiation: And that they have the Thanks of the House for
their great and faithful Service therein.
And Mr. Speaker did accordingly give the Thanks of
the House to the said Lords Ambassadors.
The House being acquainted, that there were at the
Door divers Gentlemen that attended the Lords Ambassadors in the Netherlands;
It was Resolved, That the Gentlemen who attended
the said Lords Ambassadors into the Netherlands, be called
in to the Bar; and have the Thanks of this House for
their Service to the Parliament, and Respect done to
And, being come to the Bar, Mr. Speaker did give
them, in their own Names, and to all the rest of the
Gentlemen that were in that Service, the Thanks of the
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, to prohibit any
Publick Minister of this Commonwealth, employed to
any Foreign Prince or State, to receive or take any Gratuity, Gift, or Pension, from any such Foreign State or
Prince: And that the Lord Commissioner Whitelock,
Lord Commissioner Lisle, Lord Chief Baron, do bring in
an Act for that Purpose.
Resolved, That all these Proceedings of this Treaty be
entered into a Book by themselves: And that no Person
(except Members of Parliament) be admitted to see the
same, without Leave of the House.
Ordered, That the whole Matter of this Report, and
the several Papers, be referred to the Council of State;
to consider what is sit to be done therein, for the best
Advantage of this Commonwealth; and to report the
same to the House: And that the Council of State do,
in some convenient time, send back all the said Papers to
the Clerk of the Parliament, to be entered and kept as
Records of Parliament.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to send for the Deputy Governor of the Company of
Merchant Adventurers at Roterdam; and to take Notice
from the Parliament of the good Acceptation and Resentment of the Parliament of the Respects and Civilities
performed by the said Merchants to the Lords Ambassadors from the Parliament to the Assembly of the States
General of the United Provinces: And that they do acquaint the said Deputy Governor therewith; and, by
him, communicate the same to the Company of Merchants Adventurers at Roterdam.
Sir W. Vane.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That, for
any thing appearing to them, notwithstanding the Letter
and Suspicion concerning Sir Walter Vane, he, the said
Sir Walter Vane, may and is at Liberty to resort into
England, as any other Person now beyond the Seas, and
belonging to this Commonwealth, may do.