House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 6 July 1652

Pages 149-150

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 6th of July, 1652.


Irish Affairs.

A LETTER from Cork, from the Commissioners of the Parliament for managing the Affairs of Ireland, of the 24th of June 1652; With an Answer to the Letter of the Lord Clanrickard, directed, to the Commissioners of Parliament; And a Copy of the Lieutenant General's Letter to the Commissioners of Parliament, dated 23 Junii 1652; And another Letter from the Commissioners of Parliament, from Cork, of 25 Junii 1652; And Colonel Vennables' Letter to the Scout-Master General, from Pelterbert, June 17th 1652; And a Letter from Colonel Richards to the Commissioners of Parliament, from Clonmell, of the 23th of June 1652; And Major Smythe's Letter to the Commissioners of Parliament, of the 23th of June 1652; were all this Day read.

Ordered, That these Letters be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Letter of Major Smyth; and take Care for Supplies, desired by him, for the Service of the Commonwealth.

Military Commissions in Ireland.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord General, to supply any Detects which may be occasioned by the Vote of the 15th Day of June 1652, concerning military Commissions in Ireland.

Letters read-Sea Fight.

The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State, a Letter from Admiral Blake, from aboard the Resolution, at Sea off Sunderland, of the 29th of June 1652: Which was this Day read.

He also reports a Letter from Sir George Ayscue, on board the Rainebow in the Downes, of the 3d of July 1652: Which was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be specially recommended to the Council of State, to take into their Consideration Captain Wright, and those that were wounded in the Ships in the late Fight, for their Encouragement.

Ordered, That a Letter be written, from the Parliament to Sir George Aiscue; taking Notice, by effectual Expressions, of the special good Service of Sir George Aiscue, now done, and of his other Services; and giving him the Thanks of the Parliament: And that Sir George Aiscue do give Thanks, from the Parliament, to the rest of the Officers with him: And that Colonel Marten do prepare the Letter; and that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.

Cleyton pardoned.

Ordered, That Colonel Randolph Cleyton be pardoned for all Treasons and Delinquencies; and that he be restored to his Lands and Estate in Ireland: And that Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Pardon, to that Purpose, in common Form; and that the Lord Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the same under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.

Transactions with Holland.

The Lord Commissioner Whitelock also reports from the Council of State, a Declaration of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, relating to the Affairs and Proceedings between this Commonwealth, and the States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries; and the present Differences occasioned on the States' Part: Which was this Day read at large.

Resolved, That this Declaration be committed to the Members of the Parliament that are of the Council of State, or any Five of them; and that they sit upon it this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Horse-Chamber in Whitehall: And that the same be brought in again, with all convenient Speed; and that the Lord Commissioner Whitelock do take Care of it.

The House adjourned to Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.