House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 18 March 1650

Pages 383-384

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Lunæ, 18 Martii, 1649.


Vote to be drawn up.

RESOLVED, by the Parliament, That Lord Commissioner Whitlock, Major Salwey, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Goodwyn, Colonel Rich, Mr. Say, or any Three of them, do presently withdraw; and, upon the Debate of the House, pen a Vote for the House's Resolution; and forthwith present the same to the House.

Surrender of Ballishamon.

A Letter from Colonel Hewson, Governor of Doublin, dated 3 Martii 1649, was this Day read; together with several Summons for surrendering the Garison of Ballishamon, and the Answers thereunto, and Propositions made; which were rejected; and also the Articles on which the Garison of Ballishamon was surrendered; subscribed by Colonel Hewson and Donnogh Kelly, the First of March 1649: Which were also read.

The Question being propounded, That the Concernment of Articles of War, as it hath Relation to the Act lately passed, intituled, An Act for removing Delinquents, &c. be referred to the Consideration of the Commissioners for Articles, to do therein according to Justice;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Thomas Wroth, Tellers for the Noes: 20.
Mr. Gurdon, With the Noes,
Sir Wm. Armyn, Tellers for the Yeas: 24.
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Tellers for the Yeas: 23.
Colonel Jones, With the Yeas,
Sir Thomas Wroth, Tellers for the Noes: 24.
Mr. Gurdon, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Letter read.

A Letter from Mr. Hugh Peters, from Milford, the Fourth of March 1649, was this Day read.

Indemnity of Tenants, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Act for indemnifying Tenants against Delinquent Landlords do meet this Afternoon; and make Report thereof To-morrow Morning.

Comm rs from Holland.

Sir Gilbert Pickering reports from the Council of State, touching the Reception of a Commissioner from Holland, and other Ministers of State;

"That so much of Mr. Strickland's Letter as concerns the coming over of a Commissioner from Holland, be reported to the House by Sir Gilbert Pickering; who is desired to make that Report which is now in his Hands, relating to the Reception of Foreign Ministers."


"That, in pursuance of their Order, referring it unto the Council to consider of what is fit to be done for the Reception of Ambassadors, they have taken into their Consideration, and do find, that, besides the Preparation of Barges and Watermen for their Passage by Water, which is already made, there are, at present, wanting Coaches and Horses, with a settled Provision for the Maintenance of them; and also an Allowance for the Buying of Liveries: Which must bear the Badges of this Commonwealth; and a constant Pay for those who are to wear those Liveries: Which Things the Council finds are used by other States for the Reception of Ambassadors; of which if the House will approve, the Council desires they would refer the Providing of these Things unto such as they shall think fit."

Resolved, by the Parliament, That this House doth agree with the Council of State herein.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to see the Particulars aforesaid provided for the said Service, as they shall think fit.