House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 20 August 1652

Pages 166-167

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 20th of August, 1652.


Engagement with Dutch.

THE Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Council of State, what Intelligence they have received touching an Engagement between the Fleet under Sir George Ayskue and the Dutch, begun on Monday last, about Three of the Clock.

Forfeited Estates.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Additional Bill for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth, for Treason: Which Amendments were twice read; and several of them, upon the Question, agreed.

The Question being propounded, to agree to the Proviso in the Amendments, for cutting off all Reversions and Remainders upon Estates-Tails, which the Traitors, in this Bill named, could have docqued by Fine or Recovery;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Yeas: 23.
Sir Henry Mildmay, With the Yeas,
Colonel Marten, Tellers for the Noes: 15.
Mr. Strickland, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

The next Proviso, in the Fourth Page of the First Sheet, was, upon the Question, agreed.

Resolved, That the Clause in the Amendments, touching the Proviso for forfeiting Powers of Revocation, be recommitted to the same Committee: And that they sit this Afternoon, and so de die in diem; with Power to send for, and confer with, any Persons, for their Information in and about this Bill: And that it be brought in on Tuesday Morning next.


Ordered, That the Act for Articles be read on Thursday Morning next.

Army Accompts.

Ordered, That the Instructions and Act for stating the Accompts of the Officers in Ireland, be reported on Tuesday Morning next, the First Business; nothing to intervene.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.