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 Martis, 7 Januarii, 1650.
A LETTER from the Commissioners for the Assessments in the County of York, of the Second Day of January 1650, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter be referred to the Committee of the Army, calling to them the Gentlemen of Yorkshire; to examine, and to settle, the Business.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Richard Leveson be read To-morrow Morning, after Mr. Speaker takes the Chair, and the publick Business is dispatched.
Embassy form Portugall.
A Letter from the publick Minister of the King of Portugall, from his House, of the Thirteenth Day of January 1650, Stilo Novo; was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth adhere to their former Resolutions concerning the Manner of giving Audience to the publick Minister from the King of Portugall.
Resolved, That this Vote be signified to the publick Minister from the King of Portugall, by Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of the Ceremonies.
Correspondence with Spaine.
Mr. Marten reports from the Committee appointed for that Purpose, The Draught of an Answer to be given to the Spanish Ambassador; with a Letter to be sent to the King of Spaine.
Which were this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Answer and Letter be re-committed, upon the whole Debate. And
Ordered, That Major General Harrison, Major Salwey, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Major General Skippon, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Holland, Colonel Phil. Jones, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Carey, Sir Henry Mildmay, be added to that Committee; and to meet at Two of Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Sir Henry Mildmay reports from the Council of State.
Ordered, That the said Reports be proceeded in Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, A Letter from Edinburgh, of 31 Decembris 1650: And, A Letter from the Lord General Cromwell, from Edinburgh, of the Day of Another Letter from the Lord General, from Edinburgh, of the One-and-thirtieth Day of December 1650.
Which were all this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Letter of the One-and-thirtieth of December 1650, from the Lord General, be referred to the Council of State, to consider thereof; and what is fit to be done therein; and report their Opinion therein to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do take the Chair Tomorrow Morning at Eight of Clock.