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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 29 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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Tuesday, the 29th of June, 1652.

Prayers.

Printing.

ORDERED, That the Act for Printing be read To-morrow Morning.

Embassy from Holland.

Mr. Speaker by Way of Report, acquaints the Parliament, That the Secretary from the Lord Paw, Ambassador Extraordinary from the States General of the United Provinces, delivered unto him a Letter from the said Ambassador, directed to the Parliament, dated 28 Junii/ 8 Julii 1652; Which was this Day read.

The Earl of Pembroke reports, from the Council of State, the Papers given in to the Council from the Lord Paw, 28 Junii/ 8 Julii 1652; and that from the other Three Ambassadors from the United Provinces; and likewise other Papers, which have passed between the Council and the said Lord Paw, since the last Report made to the Parliament: Which were all this Day read.

A Paper sent to Mr. Speaker in Latin, dated the 9th of July 1652, from the Three Extraordinary Ambassadors of the Lords the States General of the United Provinces, was this Day read.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That, upon Consideration of the Desires of the Four Ambassadors Extraordinary from the Lords the States General of the United Provinces, they have Audience in Parliament To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock.

Resolved, That Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, do give notice to the said Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary of this Vote.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take Order touching the usual Civilities to be used towards the Ambassadors Extraordinary of the Lords the States General of the United Provinces, in their Departure, as are used towards Ambassadors Extraordinary.

Resolved, That a Pass be granted for the Ship which brought over the Lord Paw, Ambassador Extraordinary from the Lords the States General of the United Provinces, to transport his Excellency, his Retinue, and Baggage.

Resolved, That a Pass be granted for the Ship of War, whereof is Commander Jaep de Boer, now at Gravesend, for Transportation of the Three Extraordinary Ambassadors of the Lords the States General of the United Provinces.

Resolved, That the Three small Vessels of Dort, now lying near the Tower of London, have Passes granted them to transport the Retinue and Baggage of the said Three Extraordinary Ambassadors.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give Orders, convenient Passes, and Safe-Conducts, accordingly.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the Proceedings of the Council of State, in the Treaty between Them and the Lord Paw, and the other Three Ambassadors Extraordinary of the Lords the States General of the United Provinces.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to prepare Letters re-creditive to the Lords the States General of the United Provinces; and report them to the Parliament.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to cause the several Papers which have passed between them and the Lord Paw, Extraordinary Ambassador from the Lords the States General in the late Treaty, to be put in Order together; and give Order for the Printing of them.

Resolved, That all the Papers, this Day reported from the Council of State, be returned back to the Council.

Resolved, That the Council of State be required to give such further Directions to General Blake, and the rest of the Commanders of the Fleet, as they shall think fit, and the present State of Affairs doth require.

Resolved, That the Lord Grey, Sir Henry Vane senior, Sir John Trevor, and Sir Henry Mildmay, do attend the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the Lords the States General, at their Audience, To-morrow in Parliament.

Embassy from Denmark.

A Letter from the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King of Denmark, of the 29th of June 1652, was this Day read.

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

Lord Mounson, Mr. Solicitor, and Mr. Ralegh, are appointed to attend the said Lords Ambassadors, at their Audience on Thursday Morning next.

Ordered, That Sir Oliver Flemyng, Master of the Ceremonies, do give Notice of the said Vote to the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King of Denmark.

Hamilton's Claims.

Mr. Scott reports, from the Council of State, the Matter of Fact of Mrs. Hamilton's Case; both in respect to the Service done by her late Husband to this Commonwealth, and his Sufferings for the same; as also the Debts which are owing to him from the Parliament, as followeth; viz.

"That, over and above the Sum of 2,490 £. 2s. 6d. yet due to Mr. Archibold Hamilton, deceased, for which Mr. Frost, lately deceased, and his Executors, stand engaged, and which is claimed by Alexander Finlaw, and Robert English, Assignees of James Boswall, of Edinburgh, Creditors of the said Hamilton, who have Mr. Frost's Bond therefore, in their Custody, there appears to be due to the said Hamilton, the several Sums of 662£. 2s. 6d. and 809£. 2s. 6d. for Provisions by him delivered in his Lifetime, in the Year 1642, in Ireland; for the Relief of the Regiments of Sir Robert and Sir Wm. Stewart, in the North Parts of Ulster; and 72£. in Herrings and Corn for Sir Charles Coote's Men, at the Beginning of the Siege of Londonderry by the Scotts; in all amounting to the Sum of 1,543£. 5s. 0d: Which Monies are claimed by the said Mrs. Hamilton, for herself and Children; and no other appears to have any Title thereto.

Besides which Debts, the said Archibold had a Ship and Goods taken from him in Dunbarton Frith, by the Scotts, when the Lord General was in Scotland, alleged to be of the Value of Six or Seven hundred Pounds: And was deprived of his Life by the Enemy, notwithstanding all Endeavours and Interpositions of the Lord General Cromwell on his Behalf; being hanged by the Scotts at Sterling, for his Services and Affections to this Commonwealth.

It is also affirmed, by the said Mrs. Hamilton, That, upon her Marriage with the said Hamilton, she brought him near 3,000£. Estate, which Alford, her former Husband, left her and her Children; and that she hath nothing to maintain herself and Children, but a poor Remainder of her Goods at her House in Londonderry; which a Servant of hers, which keeps her Six Children there, doth sell, for their Maintenance; she having been now above Six Months in England attending this Business."

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider, first, the Debt in the Report mentioned, and take Care the same be truly stated; and also to consider, how the same may be satisfied; and report the same to the House.

Resolved, That it be likewise referred to the Council of State, to consider, how some Reparations may be made to Mrs. Hamilton and her Children, for the Loss of her Husband, out of the Estate of the Lord Eglington, or other Estates in Scotland, for Maintenance of her and her Children; and report the same to the House.

Worcester.

Ordered, That the Report touching Worcester Business be made on Friday Morning next, the first Business.

Army Accompts.

Ordered, That the Report touching the Soldiers Accompts be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Grant to Ascham's Sisters.

The humble Petition of John Ascham, only Brother of Mr. Anthony Ascham, late Agent for this Commonwealth; with a Report touching him from the Council of State; were this Day read.

Ordered, That Three hundred Pounds apiece be given to the Sisters of Mr. Anthony Ascham, deceased: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see the same paid to them, or their Assigns, accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider how the said John Ascham may be preferred to some Place of Employment befitting his Condition and Abilities.

Lloyd's forfeited Estate.

Resolved, That the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to give their Warrant to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths-Hall, to pay the Debts and Engagements of Wm. Lloyd Esquire, late High Sheriff of the County of Carnarvon, not exceeding the Sum of One thousand Pounds; according to the Act for admitting the Six Counties in North Wales to a general Composition out of the Rents, Fines, or Compositions not pardoned by that Act; notwithstanding the former Resraint.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding to take effectual Course for bringing in the Remainder of the Monies due for the Compositions, by virtue of the Act for admitting the Six Counties in North Wales to a general Composition; and to proceed, according to the Powers in the Act; to sequester the Estates of such as are behind with their Compositions.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, in case the Remainder of the said Composition be not brought in by the first Day of August next, that then this Order be effectually prosecuted; and to give Directions to the Commissioners for Compounding therein.

Lord Petre's sequestered Estate.

A Petition being presented to the House, on the Behalf of Wm. Lord Petre;

Resolved, That the Petition of Wm. Lord Petre be now read.

The said Petition was now read, accordingly; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of Wm. Lord Petre."

The Certificate of John Kendrick, Lord Mayor of the City of London, annexed to the said Petition, was also read; and was as followeth; viz.

THESE are to certify all whom it may concern, That the Day of the Date hereof, Wm. Lord Petre, of Writtle, personally appeared before me John Kendrick, Lord Mayor of the City of London; and then, and there, took the Oath of Abjuration, contained in an Ordinance of Parliament, touching Sequestration of Deliquents Estates, made the 19th of August, in the Year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred Forty-and-three. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this 4th Day of May, in the Year of our Lord 1652.

John Kendrick, Mayor.

The Question being propounded, That the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to take off the Sequestration of the Estate of the Lord Petre;

And the Question being put, That That Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to take off the Sequestration of the Estate of the Lord Petre.