Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 2d of March, 1651.
THE humble Petition of Richard Worsley, Administrator of Colonel John Moore deceased, with the Will of the said Colonel annexed, on the Behalf of the Four Children of the said Colonel, and the State of the Accompt of the said Colonel John Moore, were this Day read.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the Accompts of the said Colonel John Moore; and of the Sum of 612l. 18s. 2d. thereupon due.
Resolved, That, in full Satisfaction of the Monies certified by the Committee of Accounts to be due unto Colonel John Moore deceased; and in full of all other Demands of the said Colonel John Moore, and his Administrators; Lands of Inheritance of the clear yearly Value of One hundred and Twenty Pounds, out of the Estates of Delinquents, which shall be exposed to Sale by the additional Act for Sale of Delinquents Estates, be settled upon Edward Moore, Son of the said Colonel John Moore, and his Heirs, for the Use and Performance of the Will of the said Colonel John Moore: And that the Committee to whom that additional Bill is committed, do take care for a Proviso or Clause in the said Bill for the settling thereof, accordingly.
Embassy from Hanse Towns.
The Lord Commissioner Lisle reports from the Committee appointed to give Audience to the Publick Minister from the Burgemasters and Senators of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamborow, and the rest of the Hanse Towns, That the said Publick Agent delivered to the Committee Two Letters Credential, and then expressed himself at large in the Latin Tongue; and delivered to the Committee Two Papers, declaring the same to be the Effect of what he delivered in Words; the one Paper being in Latin, the other in English.
Which Letters were this Day read, first in Latin, and after Englished; and were Letters of Credence, to be given to the renowned Lyon of Aisema, Counsellor of the Hanse Towns, from the Burgemasters and Senators of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamborow, for themselves, and in the Name of the rest of the Hanse Towns; and directed "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England:" And likewise Letters of Credence to the same Person, from the Burgemasters and Senators of Hamborough: Which were likewise read both in Latin and English.
The said Papers, delivered in by the said Publick Minister to the said Committee, were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give Audience from time to time to the said Publick Minister; with Power to receive what he shall offer to them; and to treat with him; and from time to time to present to the House their Proceedings therein.
Transactions with Spaine.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State, the Transactions of the said Council with the Lord Ambassador from the King of Spaine.
1. A Paper, sent to the Spanish Ambassador, in Answer to his, concerning Mr. Aischam's Murder, of the 30th of January 1651.
2. A Paper delivered in by the Spanish Ambassador, 17 Febr. 1651, in Spanish, together with a Translate thereof in English: Which were this Day read.
The Question being put, That it be referred back to the Council of State, to take this Paper into their serious Consideration; and to give such Answer to it, as they, in their Judgment, shall think fit, for the Good of the Publick.
The House was divided:
The Yeas went forth:
|Lord Com. Whitelock,||Tellers for the Yeas:||46.|
|Lord Viscount Lisle,||With the Yeas,|
|Colonel Marten,||Tellers for the Noes:||16.|
|Mr. Scott,||With the Noes,|
So it was Resolved, That it be referred back to the Council of State, to take this Paper into their serious Consideration; and to give such Answer to it, as they, in their Judgment, shall think fit, for the Good of the Publick.
Resolved, That the Council of State be impowered to treat with the Spanish Ambassador.
Ordered, That the Goods in the Ship Kesar of Amsterdam, belonging to Robert Ingram, Ironmonger, and Thomas Ingram, Merchant, be freed and discharged of all Seizure, Forfeiture, and Confiscation, by Force of the Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Increase of Shipping, and Encouragement of Navigation: And that the Goods in the said Ship, belonging to the said Robert Ingram, and Thomas Ingram, be restored to them, freed and discharged of and from any Seizure or Confiscation, by Force of the said Act, as if the same had come in before the First Day of December last: And that all Officers, and other Persons concerned, do take notice thereof, and yield Obedience hereunto, accordingly.
Resolved, That the Ship Keysar of Amsterdam, and the Goods therein, be discharged of and from all Seizure, Forfeiture, and Confiscation, by Force of the Act intituled, An Act for Increase of Shipping, and Encouragement of Navigation; and that the said Ship and Goods be restored to the Owners, freed and discharged of all Seizure, Forfeiture, and Confiscation, by Force of the said Act, as if the same had come in before the First Day of December last: And that all Officers, and other Persons concerned, do take notice hereof, and yield Obedience hereunto, accordingly.
Ordered, That the additional Bill for the Sale of the Fee-farm Rents, be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Council of Officers.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Council of Officers be taken into Consideration on Thursday next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Obstruction to Sale of King's Lands.
Ordered, That Mr. Say do bring in a Bill, To-morrow Morning, for transferring the Powers of the Committees, for Obstructions into the Hands of other sit Persons, not Members of the House: And that the same be read To-morrow Morning, next after the Bill for Fee-farm Rents.