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 1st of March, 1652.
ORDERED, That the former Order for Relief of maimed Soldiers be continued, until the Bill for Relief of maimed Soldiers be settled: And that the former Treasurers be continued, as formerly in the mean time.
The humble Petition of the poor distressed Soldiers, under Cure in the Savoy Hospital, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to bring in the Bill for Maintenance of sick and wounded Soldiers, to examine the Business; and if they find it fit and just, to settle the House and Garden adjoining to the Savoy Hospital, in the said Petition mentioned, so as there may be Lodgings and Conveniencies for the wounded and maimed Soldiers there.
Ordered, That the Act for Relief of sick and maimed Soldiers, be reported on this Day Sevennight.
A Letter from the Three Admirals, from aboard the Triumph, of the 27th of February 1652, in Stoake's Bay, was this Day read.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Generals, with the Thanks of the Parliament to them, and the Commanders of the Fleet; taking notice of the Parliament's Resentment of their great and faithful Service in the Engagement against the Dutch Fleet: And that Mr. Love do draw the Letter: And that Mr. Speaker do sign it.
Ordered, That Twenty Pounds be bestowed on the Messenger Henry Symball, that brought up this Letter: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see the same forthwith paid and satisfied to him, or his Assigns, accordingly.
Invalids at Bristoll.
A Letter from Bristoll declaring the great Care of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Bristoll, in providing for, and relieving, the maimed and sick Soldiers and Seamen, was this Day read.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Bristoll, taking Notice of this and several other of their Expressions of their good Affection to the Parliament, and giving them the Thanks of the Parliament, for their great Care of, and Charity towards, the sick and wounded Soldiers and Seamen in this late Expedition: And that Mr. Aldworth do prepare a Letter to that Purpose: And that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.
Sale of Vaux-Hall.
Ordered, That the Trustees at Worcester-House be authorized and required to make Sale of the House called Vaux-Hall, with the Appurtenances (at Ten Years Purchase, according to the Value set by the Survey) to John Trenchard Esquire; he laying down ready Money for the same, and having undertaken to set up a Manufacture there for the Advantage of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take into Consideration the Act intituled, An Act for calling home Seamen and Mariners, and inhibiting such to serve abroad without Licence; and how the same may be put in Execution, according to Law and Justice, against the English, Scotts, and Irish, taken in this late Fight; and to see the same done, accordingly.
Col. Sidney reported from the Council of State, The Paper of Seignior De Burdeaux, desiring Licence to transport Thirty Horses out of England into France, for the Use of the King his Master, in these Words: viz.
"The King of France, my Master, hath commanded me to ask you the Liberty, to bring forth out of England Thirty Horses: He will receive the Civility, whom, I hope, you shall use in that, as an Effect of your Goodwill in his Behalf."
Ordered, That Licence be given to Seignior De Bourdeaux, to transport, for the Use of the King of France, Horses or Geldings, to the Number of Thirty, to be transported from the Port of Dover: And that Mr. Speaker do give a Warrant, accordingly.
Probates of Wills, &c.
The Question being propounded, That the Amendments to the Act for Wills and Administrations, be taken into Debate on this Day Sevennight;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That the Amendments to the Act for Wills and Administrations, be taken into Debate on this Day Sevennight, the first Business.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Report made on Thursday last, by Mr. Allein, from the Commissioners for inspecting the Treasuries.
Mr. Allein also reports, A further additional Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Lechmer, Col. Marten, Mr. Allein, Mr. Long, Attorney-General, Mr. Trenchard, Col. Lister, Mr. Ralegh, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Booney, Mr. Scott, Mr. Garland, Mr. Hussey, Mr. Holland, Mr. Hallowes, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Cawley, Sir Henry Mildmay, Col. Bennett, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Weaver, Col. Downes, Col. Fielder, Mr. Westrow, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Love, Mr. Leman, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Nelthorp; or any Five of them: And that Mr. Lechmer and Mr. Lister take care of it: And that the Committee meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers, and so de die in diem: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business.
Correspondence with Switzerland.
Ordered, That the Council of State do bring in the Letter, in Answer to the Letter sent from the Switzers, on Friday Morning next.