Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 11th of June, 1652.
THE House being informed, That divers Gentlemen of Oxford were at the Door;
They were called in: And, being come to the Bar, Doctor Stanton informed the Parliament, That he and the rest were commanded by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and the rest of the Heads of the Colleges, and Proctors, of the University of Oxford, to present a Petition; which he then tendered to the Parliament: Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Vice-chancellor, the Heads of Houses, and Proctors, of the University of Oxford."
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee; viz. unto Lord General, Mr. Robinson, Mr. AttorneyGeneral, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Scott, Sir John Hippisley, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Darley, Mr. Strickland, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Westrow, Sir Henry Vane senior, Sir Henry Vane junior, Alderman Allein, Mr. Masham, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Oldisworth, Mr. Holland, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Lenthall, Mr. Hill, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Rawley, Mr. Bond, Colonel Fenwick, Mr. Love, Lieutenant General Fleetwood, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Garland, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Edwards, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Say, Lord Chief Baron, Colonel Downes, Mr. James Challoner, Mr. Tho. Challoner, Sir John Trevor, Colonel Purefoy; or any Five of them: And Mr. Oldsworth and Mr. Scott are to take care of it: And this Committee are to meet, on Tuesday next in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-Chamber; and so de die in diem; and are to consider of fit Persons for Visitors, and of the Powers to be given them; and report it to the House.
Adventurers for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Act touching the Adventurers for Ireland, be reported on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business.
The humble Petition of many well-affected Doctors, Masters of Art, and Fellows of Colleges, in the University of Cambridg, was this Day read.
The humble Petition and Appeal of Charles Hotham, of Peterhowse in the University of Cambridge, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Universities be revived, as to this particular Purpose; viz. That they state the Matter of Fact, in the Business concerning Mr. Hotham, and the Grounds of their Judgment therein; and report it to the Parliament: And that they meet, on Tuesday next in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-Chamber; and make their Report on this Day Fortnight.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Petition of the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, &c. is referred, do consider of the Negative Voice, used in the Universities and Colleges; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, the Case of Major Adams; representing the good Services of Major Adams to the Commonwealth; as also his Sufferings for the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider what is fit to be done, upon Consideration of the Business of Major Adams; and report the same to the House.
Embassy from Holland.
The House being informed, by the Serjeant, That the Lord Ambassador Extraordinary from the Lords the States General of the United Provinces was ready, and did attend, to present himself to the Parliament;
The Serjeant, with his Mace, went to attend the said Lord Ambassador to the House.
So soon as the Lord Ambassador was entered, he uncovered himself: And Mr. Speaker, and all the Members, stood up bare.
When the Lord Ambassador was come as far as the Bar, the Master of the Ceremonies and the Serjeant attended him, the one on the Right-hand, and the other on the Left, until the Lord Ambassador came to the Chair appointed for that Purpose; which was placed on the North Side of the House upon a Turky Carpet.
The Ambassador's Name was, the Lord Adriean Pawe, Lord of Hemsted; who, after a few Words addressed to Mr. Speaker, presented his Letters Credential; which were, by the Master of the Ceremonies, delivered to Mr. Speaker: The said Lord Ambassador afterwards declared the Substance of his Embassy in Latin;
Delivering likewise a Copy in Latin, with a Translate in English, of what he delivered by Word in the House.
Mr. Speaker informed the Lord Ambassador, by the Master of the Ceremonies, that he would acquaint the Parliament therewith.
And then the Lord Ambassador, with the Master of the Ceremonies, and the Serjeant at Arms attending him, withdrew.
After the Lord Ambassador was withdrawn, his Letters Credential were read; first in French, and after, Englished.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the Parliament with what was delivered by the Lord Pawe, Ambassador Extraordinary from the Lords the States General of the United Provinces, at his Audience this Day; and presented the Paper, and the Translate thereof in English: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That these Papers be referred to the Council of State: And that it be likewise referred to the said Council, to hear what the said Lord Ambassador Extraordinary hath further to say; and to treat with him; they holding close to the former Answers and Declarations the Parliament hath made; and report it to the Parliament with all Speed.