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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 30 June 1652

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Wednesday, the 30th of June, 1652.

Prayers.

Popish Recusants.

ORDERED, That it be referred to a Committee, upon the Debate of the House, to consider what is fit to be done in reference to Popish Recusants that shall conform; and to present an Act, or Heads for an Act, to that Purpose, to the House: Viz. to Mr. Robinson, Lord Grey, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Garland, Sir John Bourchier, Lord Monson, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Raleigh, Colonel Morley, Mr. Oldesworth, Mr. Love, Sir Thomas Jervoice, Alderman Allein, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Bond, Mr. Scott, Colonel Marten, Mr. Carew, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Solicitor General, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Arthington, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. John Stephens, Doctor Wm. Stephens; or any Five of them: And are to meet, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem: And all that come, to have Voices.

Nat. Bill.

Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act for Naturalization be reported on Wednesday next, the first Business.

Embassy from Holland.

Ordered, That Sir John Hippisley do go, in the Stead of Sir John Trevor, to attend on the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the Lords the States General of the United Provinces.

Catholic Petition.

The Question being put, That the humble Petition of the Roman Catholicks be now read;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Vane senior, Tellers for the Noes: 28.
Sir Michael Livesey, With the Noes,
Lord Grey, Tellers for the Yeas: 33.
Mr. Marten, With the Yeas,

So it was Resolved, That the said Petition be now read: And the Petition was accordingly read.

The Question being put, That this Petition be committed;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Petition be rejected.

Embassy from Denmark.

Resolved, That the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King of Denmark have Audience in Parliament, on Friday next, at Eleven of the Clock.

Resolved, That Sir Oliver Flemyng Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, do give Notice hereof to the said Lords Ambassadors.

Resolved, That the former Order for their Audience on Thursday next, and the Attendance of Members of Parliament upon them, be annulled.

Embassy from Venice.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give Order touching the Presenting the Letters from the State of Venice to the Parliament, in such Way as they shall think fit.

Forfeited Estates.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the additional Bill for Sale of Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason.

Embassy from Holland.

The House being informed, That the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the States General of the United Provinces were ready to attend the Parliament, in order to their taking their Leave;

The Serjeant, by the Command of the House, went, with his Mace, to attend them from the Court of Wards.

And, when the Lords Ambassadors were entered within the House, they uncovered their Heads: Mr. Speaker, and the Members of the House, being likewise uncovered, stood up.

And, from the Bar, the Master of the Ceremonies, and the Serjeant at Arms, attended them, the one on the Right-hand, the other on the Left, to Four Chairs with Elbows, placed on the North Side of the House:

Where being set, the Lord Paw made a Latin Oration: Which he presented in Writing, in Latin, by the Master of the Ceremonies, together with a Petition of the Merchants of the Intercourse.

And, after the usual Civilities performed mutually, the Four Ambassadors departed out of the House; and were attended by the Master of the Ceremonies, and Serjeant at Arms, to the Court of Wards.

The Oration, made by the said Lord Paw, was read, and Englished, by the Clerk.

Resolved, That the Petition of the Merchants of the Intercourse be now read.

The said Petition was now read, accordingly; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Merchants of the Intercourse."

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of this Petition; and state the Matter of Fact; and report it to the House.

Resolved, That the Lord Grey, Sir Henry Vane, Sir Henry Mildmay, and Sir John Hippisley, do attend the said Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary to the TowerWharf.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Desire of the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary, touching another Ship for their Transportation: And to do therein as they shall think fit.

Relief on Articles.

Resolved, That the Act touching the Relief on Articles be read the Third time, on Friday Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.