Thursday, the 18th
of September, 1651.
Act of Navigation.
THE House, according to former Order, was resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Bill for
Increase of Shipping, and Encouragement of the Navigation of this Nation.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Love took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Love reports from the grand Committee, upon
that Bill, that the Committee have several times met,
and are agreed upon the Amendments; and desire the
Leave of the House, that the same may be reported on
this Day Seven-night.
Resolved, That Mr. Love do report the Amendments
To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Agent from Genoua.
Resolved, That the Order for the Time of giving
Audience to the Agent from Genoua, be amended and
made on Thursday Seven-night.
Sufferers at Worcester.
Resolved, That the Committee to whom the Business
touching those in Worcester and Worcestershire have suffered by the War there, have Power to give Order to
the Commissioners for Sequestrations in that County,
and such of the Committee of the Militia as they shall
think sit, to examine Witnesses touching such Persons;
and that the Referrees have Power to examine upon
Oath; and to return the same to the Committee.
Arms of the State.
Resolved, That the Arms of the State be provided to
be set up in the House: And the Surveyor General is to
provide the same accordingly.
Resolved, That the Engagement be set up in a fair
Table, fair-written; with the Names of those Members
of Parliament who have subscribed the same.
Government of Scotland.
Resolved, That the Committee that are to consider
how the Government of Scotland may be settled, do meet
this Afternoon, and so de die in diem; and report to the
House on this Day Sevennight: And Sir Henry Mildmay
is to take Care thereof.
Ordered, That the Narrative and the Act for setting
apart Thursday the Second of October 1651, for a Day
of publick Thanksgiving, be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning the first Business.
The Lord Commissioner Lisle reports an Act of Parliament for celebrating the Third of September yearly for
ever, as a Day of publick Thanksgiving for the Lord's
gracious Mercies vouchsafed to this Commonwealth on
that Day: Which was this Day read the first time.
Arms of the State.
Ordered, That the Council of State do take Care for
Payment of such Monies as shall be expended in setting
up the Arms of this Commonwealth in the Tower of
London, and upon the Vanes about the said Tower.