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 5th of August, 1653.
ORDERED, That Colonel Thomlinson, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Courtney, and Major Smyth, be added to the Committee for Scotland.
Colonel Hewson reports from the Council of State, The humble Petition of Colonel John Gifford, and the rest of the Munster Officers, who declared for the Parliament's Interest at Cork and Youghal, presented unto the Council: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs to consider of the said Petition; and report to the House what they think fit to be done therein.
Chancery Court abolished.
The House, this Day, according to former Order, took into Consideration the Business of the Court of Chancery.
Resolved, That the High Court of Chancery of England shall be forthwith taken away: And that a Bill be brought in for that Purpose.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the Law to prepare a Bill for this Purpose; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee to consider how the Causes now depending in Chancery may be determined; and likewise a Provision for the determining, for the future, Matters of Equity, and putting in Order other Matters of Law, which are within the Jurisdiction of that Court; and forthwith to bring in a Bill for that Purpose.
A Letter from General Moncke, dated the Second of August 1653, Eighteen Leagues to the Westward of the Texell, to his Excellency the Lord General Cromwell, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of the Admiralty and Navy to consider of some Provision to be made for the Wives and Children of the Captains slain in this Service; and report their Opinion therein to the House.