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 18th of October, 1653.
Union with Scotland.
THE House was this Day, according to former Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Debate of the Bill for the Uniting and Incorporating Scotland into one Free State and Commonwealth with England.
Mr. Broughton was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Broughton reports from the Grand Committee, That that Committee have adjourned their Debate on the Bill for Union of Scotland with England to this Day Sevennight: And desire the Leave of the House to sit then.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on this Day Sevennight, to take into further Consideration this Bill: And that the Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
L. Huntington's Estate.
The Question being put, That the Business of my Lord of Huntington, concerning the selling his Lands to pay his Creditors, be taken into Consideration, on Saturday Morning next;
It passed in the Negative.
A Letter from the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland, dated at Dublin, October 5th, 1653, with some Resolutions by the Commissioners of the Parliament of the Commonwealth for Management of the Affairs of Ireland, with a Council of Officers of the Army in Ireland, and several Judges, who were called to advise how the late Instructions for Transplantation of the Irish into Connaught and Clare might be put into effectual Execution, was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Letter and Resolutions be referred to the Council of State.
Colonel Sidenham reports from the Council of State, The humble Petition of John Grace:
THAT the Petition of John Grace, of Courts-Town in the County of Kilkennie in Ireland, be humbly reported to the Parliament, by Colonel Sydenham: And that he be desired humbly to move the Parliament thereupon, that Power may be given to such as they shall think fit, to dispense with the late Act, injoining the transplanting of those of the Irish Nation, in Ireland, from the Places of their present Abodes, into Connaught, in certain particular Cases where it shall be found necessary to dispense with the said Act.
Resolved, That this Business be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs, to consider what is fit to be done therein; and report their Opinion to the House.